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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;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Rear Admiral (Retd) Anthony Rix

Rear Admiral (Retd) Anthony Rix, Former Flag Officer Sea Training, the Royal Navy

9:00 The Italian Navy’s Conceptual Approach to Maritime Surveillance and Reconnaissance

Senior Representative

Senior Representative, , Italian Navy

  • The current approach of the Italian Navy to Maritime Surveillance and Reconnaissance
  • Shaping Operations to meet the challenges in the Mediterranean maritime Environment
  • Doctrine developments within the Italian Navy and how it changed in the recent years
  • Prospects for future technology capability development and key interests of the Italian Navy 
  • 9:30 Training for Operations: Maintaining Operational Readiness and Achieving Maritime Domain Awareness in Multi-National Naval Operations

    Rear Admiral William Warrender

    Rear Admiral William Warrender, Flag Officer Sea Training, Royal Navy

  • How  training is essential in creating advanced operators for maritime surveillance
  • Current technologies adopted by the Royal Navy for maritime reconnaissance at sea
  • Future plans and developments for the Royal Navy in optimising maritime situational awareness
  • 10:00 Leveraging Commercial Partnerships for Maritime Safety and Security

    Mr William Hosack

    Mr William Hosack, CEO, Orbital Micro Systems

  • Commercial space-based assets provide global reach and coverage without unrealistic investment
  • Real-time data for weather, wind, and situational awareness – Only when and where it’s needed
  • Secure integration of proprietary data with commercial information empowers enhanced models and views
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Utilising Airborne ISR Platforms as Force Multiplier in NATO MARCOM Operations

    Commodore Andreas Vettos

    Commodore Andreas Vettos, Commander Maritime Air Command, NATO MARCOM

  • Facilitating interoperability with multi-platform airborne ISR activity
  • Supporting NATO naval deployments with rotary wing reconnaissance platforms
  • Combining air- and shipborne ISR capabilities to maintain maritime situational awareness and deter criminal activity
  • Responding to challenges in the Mediterranean with a rapid and versatile air force
  • 11:30 Developing Antisubmarine Warfare and Search and Rescue Operations with the P-8A Poseidon Programme

    Captain Erik Christian Estenson

    Captain Erik Christian Estenson, Multi-Mission Branch Head OPNAV N-98, US Navy

  • Achieving comprehensive maritime domain awareness with the P-8A MPA
  • Engaging sub-surface targets with innovative weapon systems and acoustic sensor systems
  • Maximising Search and tracking effectiveness with mounted APY-10 radar, high-resolution mapping, sonobuoys, and other electronic support measures
  • Additional steps taken towards comprehensive and persistent maritime surveillance
  • 12:00 A “small Nation” Navy and Air Perspective Towards Warfare and Maritime Developments

    Colonel Henrik  Kanstrup

    Colonel Henrik Kanstrup, Acting Commander Helicopter Wing Karup, Royal Danish Air Force

  • Developing relevant navy and air interoperable capabilities in the Far North
  • Approach to the 5th Generation of Warfare and utilising digital networks and virtual combat clouds
  • Information-sharing amongst Danish maritime and air agencies
  • Achieving cross-domain synergy and retaining strategic superiority at sea, on land, and in the air
  • 12:30 Enhancing Aerial Surveillance Within Coast Guard Operations in the UK Maritime Coast Guard Agency (MCGA)

    Mr Phillip Hanson

    Mr Phillip Hanson, MCA Aviation Technical Assurance Manager, Maritime and Coastguard Agency

  • Requirements for an all-weather surveillance capability operating throughout the UK EEZ
  • Developing technology to enable responses to unplanned tasking: Optimising AI and unmanned platform effectiveness
  • Acquiring a system of operation that can detect targets – pollution, illegal activity, etc. – anywhere within the UK EEZ
  • How the Aerial Surveillance procurement process will maximise British ISR operations along its coastlines
  • 13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 Spanish ISR & Space Observation Approach: Spanish MoD Update on SAR PAZ Satellite and Its Performance in Maritime Domain Awareness Support

  • How Spanish SAR PAZ satellite (high-resolution, day and night-time) imagery intelligence supports the MoD and Navy ISR needs.
  • How the data gathered and their fusion into the Maritime Domain Awareness allows a persistent environmental monitoring, an adequate border control, and increase maritime security in the Spanish waters in order to achieve strategic superiority.
  • Some challenges and lesson learned with the new SAR PAZ Satellite since its launch early 2018.
  • Brigadier General Carlos de Salas

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

    Dr. Eng Miguel Angel Garcia-Primo

    Dr. Eng Miguel Angel Garcia-Primo, HISDESAT Chief of Operations, Spanish Ministry of Defence

    14:30 Session Reserved for IMAGESAT International (ISI)

    Dr Natalie Fridman

    Dr Natalie Fridman, Vice President Research and Innovation, Imagesat International

    15:00 Utilising Space Technology to Develop Autonomous and Remote-Controlled Ships

    Mr Jesse Phaler

    Mr Jesse Phaler, Head of Industrial Auditing and Return Division, European Space Agency

  • Analysing and implementing space-enabled services for autonomous and remote-controlled shipping
  • Using space technology to reduce the probability of human error
  • Developing new ship-to-shore integrated land-based and satellite-based systems solutions
  • Timeframe of the development of the relevant space technology to achieve fully autonomously operating ships in Europe
  • International cooperation on the project and foreseeable developments
  • 15:30 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 PANEL DISCUSSION: Optimising A Variety Of Maritime Technology Assets For Greater Situational Awareness At Sea

  • How  technology  is driving innovation for maritime SA 
  • The rise in space based maritime domain awareness
  • Integrating unmanned assets into the network
  • Future requirements to overcome bandwidth challenges
  • Rear Admiral (Retd) Anthony Rix

    Rear Admiral (Retd) Anthony Rix, Former Flag Officer Sea Training, the Royal Navy

    Brigadier General Carlos de Salas

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

    Rear Admiral Ulrich Reineke

    Rear Admiral Ulrich Reineke, Head of the Planning Directorate, German Navy Headquarters

    Commodore Andreas Vettos

    Commodore Andreas Vettos, Commander Maritime Air Command, NATO MARCOM

    Rear Admiral William Warrender

    Rear Admiral William Warrender, Flag Officer Sea Training, Royal Navy

    16:30 Enhancing Swedish Navy Decision Superiority with All-Round Situational Awareness and Cutting-Edge Communications Technology

    Dr. Ulf Gerhardsson

    Dr. Ulf Gerhardsson, Head of Design Naval C41S System, FMV

  • An update on the current Naval C4I Systems development and acquisition programmes in the Swedish Naval Procurement Office
  • Enhancing frequency, ranges, and sensitivity of sensors integrated onto naval platforms and maximising communication and intelligence dissemination
  • How developing user-friendly and robust C4I Systems will achieve Swedish naval decision superiority
  • Protecting systems again cyber and electronic warfare threats at sea
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Rear Admiral (Retd) Anthony Rix

    Rear Admiral (Retd) Anthony Rix, Former Flag Officer Sea Training, the Royal Navy

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Rear Admiral (Retd) Anthony Rix

    Rear Admiral (Retd) Anthony Rix, Former Flag Officer Sea Training, the Royal Navy

    9:00 Maintaining a Versatile Coastal Fleet through Acquisition of Material and Meeting Emerging Requirements

    Senior Representative

    Senior Representative, , Italian Coastguard

  • Managing surface, air, and space-based platforms to gather intelligence off the Italian coast and into the Mediterranean
  • How the development of space-based capabilities is optimising maritime domain awareness in the Mediterranean Sea and addressing the challenges at sea
  • Optimising Search and Rescue capabilities with real-time information sharing and analysis
  • Balancing national security and humanitarian operations while retaining a firm presence off the coast
  • 9:30 Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance to work for NATO MARCOM operations – an end user’s perspective

    Captain Timothy Unrein

    Captain Timothy Unrein, Operations Intelligence, NATO MARCOM

  • Combining space, airborne, seaborne, and undersea sensors to maintain maritime situational awareness 
  • Enhancing space-based maritime surveillance to maximise the effectiveness of naval tasks
  • Fusing maritime intelligence – and visualizing the knowledge it delivers - to better adapt to the changing security environment in European waters
  • Pushing interoperability, connecting stovepipes, and making ISR perform faster and more accurately  - for better operational decision-making
  • 10:00 The National Maritime Information Centre - Achieving cross-government MDA for the UK

    Commander Philip Ponsford

    Commander Philip Ponsford, Deputy Director, National Maritime Information Centre

  • The requirement for a cross government maritime information sharing environment within a coherent national maritime security strategy.
  • Roles and functions of the NMIC.
  • Global priorities and the importance of international information sharing partnerships.
  • The range of maritime security tasks enabled by effective cross government MDA.
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    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Enhancing Portuguese Maritime Domain Awareness with Increased Unmanned Operations

    Commander Antonio Anjinho Mourinha

    Commander Antonio Anjinho Mourinha, Concept, development and experimentation lead, Portuguese Navy

  • Maximising the Portuguese Navy’s flexibility with unmanned platform integration
  • How  unmanned platforms and AI integration into legacy equipment will enhance Portuguese Maritime Domain Awareness and environmental considerations
  • Developing the Maritime Security Cooperative Concept and its significance for future interagency naval cooperation
  • The potential of maritime autonomous platforms in future ASW, demining and environmental monitoring operations
  • 11:30 Building a Credible and Versatile Naval Fleet through Modernising Belgium’s Maritime ISR Technologies

    Captain Jan De Beurme

    Captain Jan De Beurme, Chief of Staff, Belgian Navy

  • Requirements for modernisation and upgrades within Belgian navy equipment
  • Recent modernisation and procurement programmes of above- and sub-surface vessels
  • Belgian-Dutch cooperation - an update on recent capability sharing in ISR operations
  • Meeting required levels of interoperability through sustained training and multi-lateral exercises
  • Safeguarding the North Sea with new platforms and improved inter-agency cooperation
  • 12:00 Session Reserved For Sponsor

    12:30 Maximising Dutch Maritime Domain Awareness with Unmanned Maritime Capabilities

    Commander Eric van Lawick  van Pabst

    Commander Eric van Lawick van Pabst, Head of Underwater Technology Officer, Royal Netherlands Navy

  • Challenges facing the Royal Netherlands Navy at sea and how unmanned maritime platforms could solve them
  • An update on the Netherlands’ AUV fleet and underwater sensor capabilities
  •    o Mine hunting and floor mapping
  • Moving towards capabilities sharing and addressing interoperability requirements with unmanned platforms
  • Ensuring that platforms remain portable and flexible to permit deployment from different vessel types
  • Foreseeable moves towards further autonomy in the Royal Netherlands Navy 
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    13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 Panel Discussion – Available Technologies to Enhance Maritime Domain Awareness and Needs for Innovative Solutions

  • Challenges to effective intelligence gathering and sharing and how to remedy them
  • Emerging requirements for autonomous technologies and enhance AI capabilities
  • Technology integration into legacy equipment
  • Question & Answer Session 
  • Captain Erik Christian Estenson

    Captain Erik Christian Estenson, Multi-Mission Branch Head OPNAV N-98, US Navy

    Commander Eric van Lawick  van Pabst

    Commander Eric van Lawick van Pabst, Head of Underwater Technology Officer, Royal Netherlands Navy

    Brigadier General Carlos de Salas

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

    Dr. Ulf Gerhardsson

    Dr. Ulf Gerhardsson, Head of Design Naval C41S System, FMV

    Rear Admiral (Retd) Anthony Rix

    Rear Admiral (Retd) Anthony Rix, Former Flag Officer Sea Training, the Royal Navy

    14:45 NATO S&T Support to Maritime C4ISR

  • Unmanned maritime systems
  •       Support of RMP (Recognized Maritime Picture) through integration of underwater UUVs systems;
  •       Use of UUVs/Gliders in support of Maritime Operations;
  • C4ISTAR
  •       Innovative techniques to enhance MSA (Maritime Situational Awareness) in support of NATO operations;
  •       Smart Management of Maritime Big Data.
  • Commander Amleto Gabellone

    Commander Amleto Gabellone, Program Manager - Research Development, NATO STO-CMRE - Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation

    Dr. Leonardo Millefiori

    Dr. Leonardo Millefiori, Project Manager, NATO STO-CMRE - Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation

    15:15 Afternoon Tea

    15:45 Harvesting Space Technology to Support Monitoring of the Maritime Domain and Increasing Safety at Sea

    Dr. Leendert Bal

    Dr. Leendert Bal, Head of Department Coordination and Innovation, EMSA

  • Developing systems for maritime data exchanges and establishing a pan-European information network
  •       o SafeSeaNet, CleanSeaNet, LRIT, etc.
  • How intensified intelligence sharing directly supports maritime and trade security in Europe
  • Gathering imagery intelligence from space and delivering real-time optical satellite information
  • Current challenges to maritime security and how space-based maritime domain awareness proves to be the solution
  • 16:15 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Rear Admiral (Retd) Anthony Rix

    Rear Admiral (Retd) Anthony Rix, Former Flag Officer Sea Training, the Royal Navy

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Brigadier General Carlos de Salas

    Brigadier General Carlos de Salas

    Head C4ISR & Space Programs, Spanish Ministry of Defence
    Captain Erik Christian Estenson

    Captain Erik Christian Estenson

    Multi-Mission Branch Head OPNAV N-98, US Navy
    Commander Eric van Lawick  van Pabst

    Commander Eric van Lawick van Pabst

    Head of Underwater Technology Officer, Royal Netherlands Navy
    Dr. Ulf Gerhardsson

    Dr. Ulf Gerhardsson

    Head of Design Naval C41S System, FMV
    Rear Admiral Ulrich Reineke

    Rear Admiral Ulrich Reineke

    Head of the Planning Directorate, German Navy Headquarters
    Rear Admiral William Warrender

    Rear Admiral William Warrender

    Flag Officer Sea Training, Royal Navy

    Brigadier General Carlos de Salas

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

    Captain Erik Christian Estenson

    Multi-Mission Branch Head OPNAV N-98, US Navy
    Captain Erik Christian Estenson

    Captain Jan De Beurme

    Chief of Staff, Belgian Navy
    Captain Jan De Beurme

    Captain Timothy Unrein

    Operations Intelligence, NATO MARCOM
    Captain Timothy Unrein

    Colonel Henrik Kanstrup

    Acting Commander Helicopter Wing Karup, Royal Danish Air Force
    Colonel Henrik  Kanstrup

    Commander Amleto Gabellone

    Program Manager - Research Development, NATO STO-CMRE - Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation
    Commander Amleto Gabellone

    Commander Antonio Anjinho Mourinha

    Concept, development and experimentation lead, Portuguese Navy
    Commander Antonio Anjinho Mourinha

    Commander Eric van Lawick van Pabst

    Head of Underwater Technology Officer, Royal Netherlands Navy
    Commander Eric van Lawick  van Pabst

    Commander Philip Ponsford

    Deputy Director, National Maritime Information Centre
    Commander Philip Ponsford

    Commodore Andreas Vettos

    Commander Maritime Air Command, NATO MARCOM
    Commodore Andreas Vettos

    Dr Natalie Fridman

    Vice President Research and Innovation, Imagesat International
    Dr Natalie Fridman

    Dr. Eng Miguel Angel Garcia-Primo

    HISDESAT Chief of Operations, Spanish Ministry of Defence
    Dr. Eng Miguel Angel Garcia-Primo

    Dr. Leendert Bal

    Head of Department Coordination and Innovation, EMSA
    Dr. Leendert Bal

    Dr. Leonardo Millefiori

    Project Manager, NATO STO-CMRE - Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation
    Dr. Leonardo Millefiori

    Dr. Ulf Gerhardsson

    Head of Design Naval C41S System, FMV
    Dr. Ulf Gerhardsson

    Mr Jesse Phaler

    Head of Industrial Auditing and Return Division, European Space Agency
    Mr Jesse Phaler

    Mr Phillip Hanson

    MCA Aviation Technical Assurance Manager, Maritime and Coastguard Agency
    Mr Phillip Hanson

    Mr William Hosack

    CEO, Orbital Micro Systems
    Mr William Hosack

    Philip Ponsford

    Deputy Director, National Maritime Information Centre
    Philip Ponsford

    Rear Admiral (Retd) Anthony Rix

    Former Flag Officer Sea Training, the Royal Navy
    Rear Admiral (Retd) Anthony Rix

    Rear Admiral Ulrich Reineke

    Head of the Planning Directorate, German Navy Headquarters
    Rear Admiral Ulrich Reineke

    Rear Admiral William Warrender

    Flag Officer Sea Training, Royal Navy
    Rear Admiral William Warrender

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    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.

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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.

    CPD Certificates

    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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