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Search and Rescue, Military and Law Enforcement agencies need to be able to monitor their coastlines and economic exclusive zones effectively in order to keep their borders and those who use the seas legitimately, safe. Many nations are currently seeking to upgrade and develop those platforms that serve them in the Maritime Domain, from Patrol Planes and Helicopters to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Satellites. They are also seeking to develop excellent working environments with fellow countries aiming to achieve the same goals. 

Maritime Surveillance and Reconnaissance Technology 2016 will be held in Rome from the 15th-16th February. Its aim is to provide, industry leaders, Maritime Surveillance and Reconnaissance project managers and end users the knowledge and contacts they need to further develop their capabilities in Maritime Domain Awareness. This will be achieved through panel discussion and briefings based on topics from acquisition projects to operational experiences and lessons learnt. We strive to provide effective learning experiences and knowledge by providing expertly chosen speakers recommended from in depth research and consultation.

You may also be interested in our Border Security event9th annual Border Security conference, taking place at the same venue in Rome, on the 17th and 18th February 2016.

 

• Features high ranking military officials and those directly enhancing their maritime surveillance capabilities
• Focused discussion groups solving the challenges faced by maritime Surveillance and Reconnaissance programme managers
• Informal networking time to talk to peers and colleagues also shaping and influencing Maritime ISR programs today
• Learn how other nations are developing their maritime surveillance and reconnaissance provision from past experience and cutting edge research and development
• Get to the heart of challenges faced by modern navies such as capability gaps and what requirements they now have
 

   

 

Military and civilian personnel, Chief Executive Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Managing Directors, Vice Presidents, Director, Partners, Heads and Managers working in:

• C4ISR
• C4ISTAR
• NATO
• National Air Forces
• National Navies
• National Coast Guards
• Command, Control, Communications and Computers
• Hybrid Air Vehicles
• Naval Aviation
• UAVs
• UASs
• Space Surveillance
 

Conference programme

8:00 Conference Registration and Informal Introduction

8:45 Chairman's Opening Address

Rear Admiral (ret.) Nick Lambert

Rear Admiral (ret.) Nick Lambert, Former UK National Hydrographer, UK Hydrographic Office

9:00 Reviewing the Italian Coastguard’s Experience in Maritime SAR and Border Control

Captain Vittorio Pagotto

Captain Vittorio Pagotto, Head of Operations Office 3rd Department – Plans and Operations , Italian Coast Guard

  • An overview of the Italian Coast Guard’s strategy to counter illegal immigration in the Mediterranean
  • Discussing the need for better cooperation between Pan-European Agencies to prevent the exhaustion of limited resources
  • Exploring the best platforms to be used to help monitor the Mediterranean and save lives
  • 9:30 The Swedish Coast Guard and Enforcing Law and Protecting the Environment Out At Sea

    Rear Admiral Dan Thorell

    Rear Admiral Dan Thorell, Director, Response and Law Enforcement Department, The Swedish Coast Guard

  • How Sweden effectively detects and responds to environmental and humanitarian emergencies
  • Discussing current technologies available to the SCG to monitor and track suspicious activities
  • Exploring what future requirements the SCG will have to protect Swedish territorial waters
  • 10:00 Finding Tomorrow's Threat Today – Bringing the Power of Activity-Based Intelligence to the Maritime Domain

    Alon Podhurst

    Alon Podhurst, VP of Sales, Windward

  • Ship activity is constant and borderless and ships originating anywhere – and the cargoes they hold – may pose a threat.
  • To keep up with ever evolving threats, we must shift from a focus on individual, known targets to analyzing all ships, globally, in real time to identify suspicious behaviors and patterns.
  • Activity-Based Intelligence is critical to addressing this challenge.
  • In the maritime domain, with its massive and opaque data, that means leveraging technology to make sense of the data and transform it into actionable intelligence on tomorrow's threats.
  • This talk will focus on how ABI can help address current European intelligence challenges.
  • 10:30 How the Royal Navy is Optimising their Information and Sensor Technology to Maximise Situational Awareness at Sea

    Commander Bow Wheaton

    Commander Bow Wheaton, Maritime Capability Aviation, Royal Navy

  • Ensuring information superiority on the Maritime Battlefield
  • Discussing emerging maritime intelligence and surveillance technologies in the Royal Navy
  • Future surveillance and reconnaissance requirements of the Royal Navy post 2020
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee and Networking Exhibition Area

    11:30 Comparing the Use of Manned and Unmanned Platforms to Determine Effectiveness in the Maritime Surveillance and Reconnaissance role

    Rear Admiral (ret.) Nick Lambert

    Rear Admiral (ret.) Nick Lambert, Former UK National Hydrographer, UK Hydrographic Office

    Rear Admiral Dan Thorell

    Rear Admiral Dan Thorell, Director, Response and Law Enforcement Department, The Swedish Coast Guard

    Commander Bow Wheaton

    Commander Bow Wheaton, Maritime Capability Aviation, Royal Navy

    Captain Vittorio Pagotto

    Captain Vittorio Pagotto, Head of Operations Office 3rd Department – Plans and Operations , Italian Coast Guard

  • Discussing the advantages and disadvantages of multiple ISR platforms such as:
  • UAVs
  • MPAs
  • Satellites
  • Lighter-Than-Air Vehicles
  • Helicopters
  • Surface and Sub-surface ships
  • Improving multi-platform operations To boost Maritime ISR capability
  • Strengthening ties globally to reduce risk from a lack of capability world wide
  • 12:00 Data Fusion and Analysis/Decision Making

    KERSTANSKI PAUL

    KERSTANSKI PAUL, VP maritime solutions, PAE

  • Understanding the entire cyclical process from the identification of your sensor data, to its fusion, and advanced analytics.
  • Discuss the challenges to integrating this kind of system and how they can be overcome.
  • 12:30 The Italian Air Force’s Support to Joint ISR

    Colonel Luca Comini

    Colonel Luca Comini, Deputy Chief of the Intelligence and Awareness Policy Branch, Italian Air Force

    13:00 Lunch

    14:00 Maximising the US Navy’s Global Maritime Domain Awareness

    Captain Bryan Durkee

    Captain Bryan Durkee, Commander CTF-67, US Navy

  • How the MQ-4 Triton UAV is extending the Navy’s information dominance
  • Exploring the integration of multiple platforms for an efficient intelligence picture at sea
  • Further developments in American ISR technology to ensure security of the coasts

     

  • 14:30 SEnSE – Your New Hub to Maritime Surveillance

    Maria Angelucci

    Maria Angelucci, Maritime Product Manager, e-Geos

  • Operational Maritime Surveillance Services
  • Use Case Scenarios
  • SEnSE: Smart Eyes on the Seas
  • Focus on Innovation
  • 15:00 Afternoon Coffee and Networkng in Exhibition Area

    15:30 SIGINT's Role In Maritime ISR-Horizon Technologies

    John  Beckner

    John Beckner, Managing Director, Horizon Technologies

     

    ·         Background on Organic NATO Airborne SIGINT Capabilities
     
    ·         Roles, Missions, and Targets
     
    ·         Cooperative Sensors
     
    ·         Success Stories:  Counter-Piracy and Refugee Rescue

    16:00 Research and Development into Passive Maritime Surveillance Systems

    Jonathan Locke

    Jonathan Locke, Senior Scientist, Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation, NATO

  • The benefits of passive systems to detect ships without AIS
  • Case Study: Project PERSEUS and its believed effect on the detection of anomalous maritime traffic
  • Maximising the use of Robot systems to provide persistence over-watch of the Maritime Domain
  • 16:30 The Statistical Anomoly Detection Visualisation Module: Enhancing the Swedish Coast Guard's Surveillance Systems

    Peter Ryman

    Peter Ryman, Project Manager Strategic Unit, The Swedish Coast Guard

  • Minimizing risk of groundings
  • Avoiding common dangers related to intensive traffic at sea
  • To detect unpredicted meetings between vessels, which can an indicator of illegal activity
  • 17:00 End of Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology Day One

    8:30 Day Two Conference Registration

    9:15 Chairman's Opening Address

    Rear Admiral (ret.) Nick Lambert

    Rear Admiral (ret.) Nick Lambert, Former UK National Hydrographer, UK Hydrographic Office

    9:30 A Look at the Italian Navy’s Surface Ship Requirements as a Seaborne ISR Platform

    Rear Admiral Antonio Natale

    Rear Admiral Antonio Natale, Head of the Ship Department of the General Staff, Italian Navy

  • The ISR role and capabilities of the future Pattugliatori Polivalenti d’Altura (PPA) Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs)
  • A case study of the FREMM and Horizon-Class Frigates and how they defend Italian Maritime and Sea Space
  • Exploring the future ISR needs of the Italian Navy
  • 10:00 Challenges and Trends on Maritime Surveillance and Reconnaissance: an Industrial Perspective

    Guerino Giancola

    Guerino Giancola , Head of Marketing for Land & Battlefield Systems within Finmeccanica Land & Naval Defence Electronics , Finmeccanica

  • The need for a collaborative and coordinated management of operations
  • The advantages that may be achieved by exploiting state-of-the-art technologies in surveillance and reconnaissance, including ISR assets on airborne platforms, long–range surveillance from the coastline, detection and identification of threats with covert and eco-friendly sensors
  • The benefits of integrating space assets with terrestrial infrastructures for improved control & surveillance of the sea.
  • 10:30 NATO’s Vision For The Development Maritime Surveillance And Reconnaissance Over The Next Five Years

    Rear Admiral Giorgio Lazio

    Rear Admiral Giorgio Lazio, Chief of Staff, NATO MARCOM

  • Renewed NATO focus on Maritime Situational Awareness as an enabler for maritime operations
  • MARCOM Roles:
  •  Doctrinal
  • Operational
  • Technical
  • Searching for the "Needle in the Haystack" - from platform to network base operations

     

  • 11:00 Morning Coffee and Networking in Exhibition Area

    11:30 ISR & Space capabilities: SP MoD roadmap to enhanced ISR from the Space in the Maritime domain

    Brigadier General Carlos de Salas

    Brigadier General Carlos de Salas, Head C4ISR & Space Programs, Spanish Ministry of Defence

  • An overview of the present, and near future, SP MoD capabilities for Maritime Surveillance and Reconnaissance.
  • Current ISR Space-based capabilities and our approach to the future of space technologies in securing the use of ocean territories for the Spanish MoD.
  • Is there room to increase European Maritime Security through Joint ISR & Space initiatives and research?.
  • 12:00 Satellite AIS: The Future, Today

    George Best

    George Best, Director of AIS Sales, EMEA and APAC, Orbcomm

  • The recent successful launch of ORBCOMM's addition 11 OG2 satellites, all equipped with AIS receivers
  • ORBCOMM's improved capabilities and lower latencies/refresh rates
  • Maritime authorities and agencies can enjoy near real time date allowing for quick identification of illegal fishing operations or potential security concerns
  • 12:30 Turkish Navy's Integrated Maritime Surveillance System

    Captain Mustafa Civelek

    Captain Mustafa Civelek, Head of Research and Development and Programme Management, Turkish Navy H Q

  • System architecture and evolution
  • Building and disseminating the RMP
  • Future projections
  • 13:00 Lunch

    14:00 Canadian Maritime Domain Awareness from Space

    Colonel Jeff Dooling

    Colonel Jeff Dooling, Director of Space Requirements, Canadian Armed Forces

    14:30 The Need For Better International Information Sharing And Pan-Nation Communication For Improved Maritime Surveillance Capability Worldwide.

    Guy Thomas

    Guy Thomas, Director, C-SIGMA

    Rear Admiral (ret.) Nick Lambert

    Rear Admiral (ret.) Nick Lambert, Former UK National Hydrographer, UK Hydrographic Office

    Rear Admiral Giorgio Lazio

    Rear Admiral Giorgio Lazio, Chief of Staff, NATO MARCOM

    Rear Admiral Antonio Natale

    Rear Admiral Antonio Natale, Head of the Ship Department of the General Staff, Italian Navy

    15:00 Current and Future Challenges to Maritime Security and How They Can be CovercomeThrough Advanced Maritime ISR Technologies

    Rear Admiral (ret.) Nick Lambert

    Rear Admiral (ret.) Nick Lambert, Former UK National Hydrographer, UK Hydrographic Office

    15:30 Afternoon Coffee and Networking in Exhibition Area

    16:00 The Irish Coast Guard’s Approach to Maritime Surveillance and Reconnaissance for Search and Rescue Missions

    Gerard O'Flynn

    Gerard O'Flynn, National SAR Operations Manager, Irish Coast Guard

    16:30 The Need for Maritime ISR Cooperation on the High Seas

    Guy Thomas

    Guy Thomas, Director, C-SIGMA

  • Assisting in dealing with Mass Migration Crises around the world
  • Refusing the use of the oceans by illegal organisations such as pirates and terrorists
  • Keeping world resources safe and undamaged

     

  • 17:00 End of Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology Day Two

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Brigadier General Carlos de Salas

    Brigadier General Carlos de Salas

    Head C4ISR & Space Programs, Spanish Ministry of Defence
    Rear Admiral Antonio Natale

    Rear Admiral Antonio Natale

    Head of the Ship Department of the General Staff, Italian Navy
    Rear Admiral Dan Thorell

    Rear Admiral Dan Thorell

    Director, Response and Law Enforcement Department, The Swedish Coast Guard

    Alon Podhurst

    VP of Sales, Windward
    Alon Podhurst

    Brigadier General Carlos de Salas

    Head C4ISR & Space Programs, Spanish Ministry of Defence
    Brigadier General Carlos de Salas

    Captain Bryan Durkee

    Commander CTF-67, US Navy
    Captain Bryan Durkee

    Captain Mustafa Civelek

    Head of Research and Development and Programme Management, Turkish Navy H Q
    Captain Mustafa Civelek

    Captain Vittorio Pagotto

    Head of Operations Office 3rd Department – Plans and Operations , Italian Coast Guard
    Captain Vittorio Pagotto

    Colonel Jeff Dooling

    Director of Space Requirements, Canadian Armed Forces
    Colonel Jeff Dooling

    Colonel Luca Comini

    Deputy Chief of the Intelligence and Awareness Policy Branch, Italian Air Force
    Colonel Luca Comini

    Commander Bow Wheaton

    Maritime Capability Aviation, Royal Navy
    Commander Bow Wheaton

    George Best

    Director of AIS Sales, EMEA and APAC, Orbcomm
    George Best

    Gerard O'Flynn

    National SAR Operations Manager, Irish Coast Guard
    Gerard O'Flynn

    Guerino Giancola

    Head of Marketing for Land & Battlefield Systems within Finmeccanica Land & Naval Defence Electronics , Finmeccanica
    Guerino Giancola

    Guy Thomas

    Director, C-SIGMA
    Guy Thomas

    John Beckner

    Managing Director, Horizon Technologies
    John  Beckner

    Jonathan Locke

    Senior Scientist, Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation, NATO
    Jonathan Locke

    KERSTANSKI PAUL

    VP maritime solutions, PAE
    KERSTANSKI PAUL

    Maria Angelucci

    Maritime Product Manager, e-Geos
    Maria Angelucci

    Peter Ryman

    Project Manager Strategic Unit, The Swedish Coast Guard
    Peter Ryman

    Rear Admiral (ret.) Nick Lambert

    Former UK National Hydrographer, UK Hydrographic Office
    Rear Admiral (ret.) Nick Lambert

    Rear Admiral Antonio Natale

    Head of the Ship Department of the General Staff, Italian Navy
    Rear Admiral Antonio Natale

    Rear Admiral Dan Thorell

    Director, Response and Law Enforcement Department, The Swedish Coast Guard
    Rear Admiral Dan Thorell

    Rear Admiral Giorgio Lazio

    Chief of Staff, NATO MARCOM
    Rear Admiral Giorgio Lazio

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    ASTER is an independent Italian engineering and consulting firm that specializes in Technological Infrastructure and Complex Systems Engineering. ASTER offers specialist consulting, design and integrated engineering services based on excellence of domain competences in complex systems, maritime surveillance, decision support systems and technological infrastructures for the defence & security, aerospace and transports markets. Human resources are the main and most important elements in creating ASTER's value. The continuous development strategy of our staff skills and reliability, along with partnerships with the academic and industrial world, and the access to the international network of ASSYSTEM Group, allow us to provide our customers with updated qualifications that comply with the highest professional and technical standards.


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    Windward is a maritime data and analytics company, bringing unprecedented visibility to the maritime domain. MARINT, Windward’s maritime intelligence solution, is in wide use by Maritime Forces, Intelligence organizations and Law Enforcement agencies worldwide. The first to bring Activity-Based Intelligence to the maritime domain, MARINT allows users to go well beyond known targets, discovering previously unknown threats with little or no prior information. MARINT reveals hidden behavior patterns, vessel networks and suspicious activities, empowering users to tackle their most critical and time-sensitive maritime challenges. Powered by the Windward Mind, the world's first maritime data platform, MARINT is delivered via a user friendly SAAS platform and supported by Windward’s analyst team.

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    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

    GLOBAL CPD

    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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