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SMi Group is proud to announce the 4th annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference will be held in Rome from the 6th – 7th February 2019 in Rome. Reconnaissance and Surveillance are key to developing clear and accurate maritime situational awareness. In order to maximise their ISR range, Navies and Maritime agencies around the globe are looking beyond the atmosphere to provide new and advanced surveillance capabilities. Space-based surveillance systems are providing users with up-to-date information from both a signal tracking and data imagery point of view, allowing for the monitoring of shipping routes, fishing grounds, environmental issues and illegal activities. However, not all nations can afford to launch and run dedicated surveillance satellite systems and focus on conventional platforms to fulfil their maritime ISR requirements. Therefore, an international approach is needed to allow Maritime authorities and Navies to monitor the world’s oceans and share relevant up-to-date information correctly.


• Attend keynote briefings from senior officers from the key national naval agencies and benefit from a unique focus on space-based surveillance, C4ISR platforms, aerial and maritime airborne technologies and intelligence gathering and sharing
• Benefit from briefings on national updates and new platform acquisitions and manufacturing, space-based technologies supporting MDA, unmanned maritime system technology, unmanned aerial technologies, Mediterranean ISR capabilities to name a few!
• Informal networking time factored in so you can gather insight from peers and colleagues also shaping and influencing intelligence gathering and reconnaissance programmes today
• Focused discussion groups tackling key challenges facing maritime surveillance managers across the transatlantic area
• Do not miss the briefings from Israel, the US, the UK, Germany, Italy, and many others!
 

The audience will include - but not be limited to:
- Space-based ocean surveillance operators
- Navy commanders
- Senior officers and commanders of multilateral naval alliances
- Heads of coastguard agencies
- Heads of naval operations
- Naval aviation officers
- Maritime domain C4ISR programme managers
- C4ISR Operations officers

Airbus Defence & Space - Military Aircraft; Belgian Navy; Belgium Navy; Canadian Armed Forces; CARTE BLANCHE ; CJOS COE; Combined Joint Operations from the Sea Centre of Excellence; Deep Ocean Engineering, Inc; e-GEOS; Embassy of Ecuador; Embassy of Ukraine in Italy ; EMSA; EU Naval Force; exactEarth; French Navy; Fulcrum Maritime Systems Ltd; German Navy; Gichner Systems Group Inc.; Greenpeace International; Horizon Technologies; Israeli Navy; Italian Coast Guard; Italian Defence; Italian Navy; ITALIAN NAVY GENERAL STAFF; Jane’s Navy International magazine correspondent ; Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT); Kongsberg Seatex AS; Korean Air; Leonardo; Leonardo S.p.A; MARITIME WORKERS UNION OF NIGERIA; MDA Corporation ; MDA Systems Ltd; Multinational Maritime Security Centre of Excellence; National Maritime Intelligence Integration Office; NOAA: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration; OHB Italia SpA; ORBCOMM; PAE; Pole Star; Portuguese Navy; Royal Netherlands Air Force; Salamanca Group; Sentient Vision Systems; SES GLOBAL; Sitep Italia Sp A; Telephonics; The Danish Embassy in Rome; Ultra Electronics Sonar Systems; United States Navy; US Embassy Rome; US Navy; Vulcan Aerospace; Vulcan, Inc.; Windward; XTAR, LLC;

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Crowne Plaza Rome St. Peter's Hotel & Spa

Via Aurelia Antica 415, Rome, Italy

Choose the relaxing Crowne Plaza Rome-St. Peter’s hotel, home to a luxurious spa minutes from Rome’s historic city centre. Treat yourself to an in-room dining experience at Crowne Plaza Rome-St. Peter’s and relax on your balcony overlooking the hotel’s outdoor pool, tennis courts or gardens. Come to the St. Peter’s Spa to let off steam in our sauna and Turkish baths, or rest on the loungers around our heated indoor pool.

The hotel is only 20 minutes’ drive from Fiumicino Airport. Checkout the timetable of our scheduled airport shuttle which will allow you to easily reach the hotel at a very special price. Use our scheduled shuttle bus to/from the city centre to discover the beauties of the Eternal City. You’ll find wireless Internet throughout the hotel, allowing you to stay in touch with friends, family and colleagues at any time. Hold your meetings in one of our 13meeting rooms able to host up to 600 delegates. Possibility of organizing dinners and special occasions by the pool, hiring the Roman Bath for private and exclusive use, planning open air team buildings and many more ideas for events out of the ordinary

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ImageSat International

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http://www.imagesatintl.com/

ImageSat International NV (ISI) is an international commercial provider of High Resolution satellite earth-imagery and Analytics, principally for national security, intelligence, HLS, civil and commercial applications worldwide. The company owns and operates EROS B, highly maneuverable Very High-resolution satellite since April 25, 2006 and has accesses for additional 15 Satellites from 3rd party partnerships. ISI has also procured a high-performance microsatellite, the RUNNER, which is scheduled for launch by Q3 of 2019 and which will be able to provide wide swath multi-spectral video and imagery, with a spatial resolution of better than 1-meter, high bandwidth communications, massive-capacity recording, and high throughput onboard processing capability. The RUNNER will feature performance and mission characteristics enabling it to support the establishment of a high-revisit constellation for ISI, which will complement ISI’s newly purchased EROS C: High-performance satellite, Ultra-high resolution, highly maneuverable and has an advanced operational capability that can support diverse applications ISI maritime intelligence application – the ISI KINGFISHER, combines sophisticated AI and human expertise into a multi-layer, multi-sensor maritime intelligence solution. With the ISI KINGFISHER, oceans of data are translated into highly detailed information. Advanced algorithms fuse numerous sensory signals from satellite based sensors such as AIS, SAR, EO, OSINT, VMS and other maritime monitoring sensors to provide coverage of enormous and dispersed surfaces and deliver vessel-specific insights and alerts. Today, ISI has a global customer's base, comprised of governments and international agencies, which use High Resolution satellites imagery primarily for intelligence, homeland security and national development purposes. EROS B imagery is also employed in a wide-range of dual-purpose and civilian applications, including: Mapping, Border Control, Infrastructure Planning, Agricultural Monitoring, fishing rights monitoring, Environmental Monitoring, etc.

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Crowne Plaza Rome St. Peter's Hotel & Spa

Via Aurelia Antica 415
Rome 00165
Italy

Crowne Plaza Rome St. Peter's Hotel & Spa

Choose the relaxing Crowne Plaza Rome-St. Peter’s hotel, home to a luxurious spa minutes from Rome’s historic city centre. Treat yourself to an in-room dining experience at Crowne Plaza Rome-St. Peter’s and relax on your balcony overlooking the hotel’s outdoor pool, tennis courts or gardens. Come to the St. Peter’s Spa to let off steam in our sauna and Turkish baths, or rest on the loungers around our heated indoor pool.

The hotel is only 20 minutes’ drive from Fiumicino Airport. Checkout the timetable of our scheduled airport shuttle which will allow you to easily reach the hotel at a very special price. Use our scheduled shuttle bus to/from the city centre to discover the beauties of the Eternal City. You’ll find wireless Internet throughout the hotel, allowing you to stay in touch with friends, family and colleagues at any time. Hold your meetings in one of our 13meeting rooms able to host up to 600 delegates. Possibility of organizing dinners and special occasions by the pool, hiring the Roman Bath for private and exclusive use, planning open air team buildings and many more ideas for events out of the ordinary

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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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