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SMi Group is proud to announce the third annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference will be held in Rome from the 30th-31st January 2018. 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.

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Rear Admiral Anthony Rix

Rear Admiral Anthony Rix, Former Flag Officer Sea Training , Royal Navy

9:10 Keynote - Increasing Safety and Security of Mediterranean Waters: How the Italian Navy is Optimising Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance through Technology

Vice Admiral Donato Marzano

Vice Admiral Donato Marzano, Command in Chief of the Italian Navy Fleet and the Command of European Maritime Force, Italian Navy

 

·         Current capability, strength and focus of the Italian Navy
·         Key maritime challenges facing the Italian and international community in the Mediterranean
·         Recent examples of the Italian Navy exercises and operations: key technologies used and how success can be measured 
·         The need for greater use of unmanned systems autonomy for maritime surveillance
·         Collaboration with NATO and international maritime forces to ensure complete success
·         Prospects for future technology capability development and key interests of the Italian Navy

9:50 Keynote – Utilising intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platforms as force multiplier in NATO MARCOM operations

Vice Admiral Clive Johnstone

Vice Admiral Clive Johnstone, Commander of MARCOM, NATO

 

·         Facilitating interoperability with multi-platform ISR activity
·         Combining airborne and shipborne ISR capabilities to maintain maritime situational awareness and deter criminal activity
·         Enhancing space-based maritime surveillance to maximise the effectiveness of naval interdiction tasks
·         Preserving economic security in the Mediterranean with the use of airborne ISR platforms
·         Exploiting maritime intelligence to better adapt to the changing security environment in European waters

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Improving Canada’s Maritime Domain Awareness Through Enhanced Space-Based AIS Capabilities

Lieutenant Commander Chad Kabatoff

Lieutenant Commander Chad Kabatoff, Project Director Polar Epsilon 2, DG Space , Canadian Armed Forces

 

 

·         The benefits of using space-based technology to improve maritime domain awareness
·         How the Maritime Monitoring and Messaging Microsatellite (M3MSAT) optimizes Canadian maritime traffic monitoring capabilities through its improved AIS capabilities
·         Building onto RADARSAT-2: enhancing Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery collection and analysis with old and new generation technology
·         How the Low Data Rate Service facilitates surveillance and intelligence gathering continuity
·         Future development and prospects of satellite systems for maritime ISR

11:40 Introducing Space-Based Reconnaissance to Italian Navy Operations

 Rear Admiral Valter Zappellini

Rear Admiral Valter Zappellini, Head of C4 and Security Department, Italian Navy

 

·         What benefits present themselves to the Italian Navy In using space-based technologies for surveillance missions
·         Focussing efforts on cooperation between different maritime agencies to manage and distribute intelligence gathered by space-based reconnaissance
·         How reaction times and accuracy can be enhanced through the use of imagery and signal tracking

12:20 Networking Lunch

13:20 Enhancing Italian Naval Operations and Addressing the Migrant Crisis in the Mediterranean Theatre

Rear Admiral Gianfranco Annunziata

Rear Admiral Gianfranco Annunziata, 3rd Dept, Plans, Operations & Maritime Strategy, Italian Navy

 

·         Maximising airborne ISR to enhance Mediterranean maritime domain awareness
·         Integrating aerial capabilities in naval operations and maritime surveillance
·         Addressing the challenges in the Mediterranean with surface, air, and naval capabilities
·         Enhancing surveillance and reconnaissance and maximising interagency information sharing

14:00 Developing European Maritime ISR capabilities to Maximise Interoperability

Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino

Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino, EU NavFor Med Operation Commander, EU Naval Force

 

·         An overview of the challenges facing the EU Naval Forces in the Maritime Domain
·         Challenges of C4ISR integration in multilateral coalitions
·         Bridging Capability gaps through joint C4ISR systems and the implications on maritime domain awareness
·         Successes of intelligence, reconnaissance, and surveillance operations in the Mediterranean
·         Future prospects for future ISR integration among EU Naval Forces

 

14:40 Afternoon Tea

15:10 Optimising French Naval Surveillance and Reconnaissance Capabilities Through the Introduction of Advance Technologies

Captain Sacha  Bailly

Captain Sacha Bailly, Officer in Charge Protection and Safeguarding Capability Plans and Programs, French Navy

 

·         A look at what is currently accessible to the French Navy for Maritime Awareness
·         Creating the link between these assets through an effective C2 system
·         Integrating future platforms for a greater recognized maritime picture

15:50 Enhancing NATO’s maritime domain awareness, reducing risk, and maximising security

Mr. Emanuel Ferreiro-Coelho

Mr. Emanuel Ferreiro-Coelho, Programme Manager, NATO STO-CMRE

 

·         Technologies at use to conduct operational oceanography
·         Optimising the use of space-based systems to maximise maritime domain awareness and enhance maritime security
·         Challenges of integrating UMST with manned fleets in NATO operations and how to remedy them
·         Harvesting maritime surveillance to support naval deployments and gain significant strategic advantages in critical situations
·         Future prospects and developments in NATO’s maritime reconnaissance and surveillance capabilities.
 

16:30 Afternoon tea

17:00 Optimising Unmanned Mine Countermeasure (MCM) Systems to Enhance the Belgian Navy’s Maritime Security

Commander Frederick Van de Kerckhove

Commander Frederick Van de Kerckhove, Staff Officer Requirements, Belgian Navy

 

·         Improving maritime domain awareness and reconnaissance capabilities in the North Sea
·         Effectively enhancing unmanned MCM technology and optimizing automatic target reconnaissance (ART) and seafloor classification modules
·         Facilitating unmanned MCM operations in rough seas
·         Future prospects of further unmanned maritime technology integration into manned operation within Belgian Naval activities in Europe.

17:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

Rear Admiral Anthony Rix

Rear Admiral Anthony Rix, Former Flag Officer Sea Training , Royal Navy

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Rear Admiral Anthony Rix

Rear Admiral Anthony Rix, Former Flag Officer Sea Training , Royal Navy

9:10 Keynote – Incorporating Unmanned ISR capabilities into the Italian Coast Guard (subject to final confirmation)

Rear Admiral Nicola Carlone

Rear Admiral Nicola Carlone, Head of Plans and Operations, Italian Coast Guard

 

·         Incorporating air and surface platforms into ISR missions to build an effective picture of unfolding events
·         What type of cooperation is there between the Coast Guard and unmanned platform operators in both the Navy and Air Force
·         The benefit of using cost effective unmanned systems to expand operational reach
 

9:50 Keynote - Optimising Cooperation and Intelligence Sharing Amongst US Maritime Agencies through the Acquisition of Advanced Airborne ISR Platforms

Rear Admiral Michael Ryan

Rear Admiral Michael Ryan, Assistant Commandant for Capability, US Coast Guard

 

·         Enhancing Tactical Airborne ISR Capabilities
·         Extending the eyes and ears of the US Coast Guards National Security Cutters (NSC): needs and benefits of utilising unmanned aerial vehicles off the coast of the US
·         Improving surveillance, detection, and identification for all NSC missions through bridging aerial reconnaissance and surveillance coverage gap in the USCG
·         Acquiring comprehensive maritime domain awareness: complementing shipborne ISR platforms with UAV Technology

 

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Information Communication Technologies and Maritime Monitoring Information Systems for Coast Guard Functions

Rear Admiral Piero Pelizzari

Rear Admiral Piero Pelizzari, Head of ICT an Monitoring Systems, Italian Coast Guard Headquarters

 

·         Ensuring maritime security and safety through maritime monitoring and surveillance technologies
·         Optimising information-sharing and cooperation with national and international partners
·         Future prospects and objectives for the Italian Coast guard

11:40 Enhancing intelligence gathering and acquire maximal maritime domain awareness

Captain Stefano Calvetti

Captain Stefano Calvetti, Head of the Intelligence Office, Italian Navy

 

·         Successes and challenges to gathering naval intelligence
·         Relying on space-based OSINT to support naval operations
·         Acquiring maritime domain awareness with airborne ISR platforms
·         Intelligence sharing amongst Italian navy agencies

12:20 Networking Lunch

13:20 Optimising International Cooperation to Achieve Comprehensive Space-Based Global Maritime Domain Awareness

Mr. Guy Thomas

Mr. Guy Thomas, President, C-SIGMA, Multinational Maritime Security Centre of Excellence

 

·          The need for space-based surveillance technology to facilitate maritime traffic and support the defense industry
·         Relevance of international cooperation in gathering and share space-based maritime intelligence to achieve maritime domain awareness
·         How space-based AIS drives space-based earth observation systems
·         How enhancing space-based maritime situational awareness brings lawlessness under control while maximising maritime ecosystem preservation
·         Maximising terrestrial maritime observation system effectiveness with space-based AIS systems and spatial open-source intelligence
·         The future prospects of this rapidly growing industry and the challenge of cyber threats

14:00 Maximising Italian Surveillance and Reconnaissance Capabilities through Enhanced ISR

Captain Onofrio Marco Frumusa

Captain Onofrio Marco Frumusa, Future Programs office, Italian Navy

 

·         Optimising radar systems to maximise Maritime Domain Awareness
·         Utilising air capabilities to perform SAR and patrolling operations
·         How airborne ISR facilitates patrolling operations in the Mediterranean
·         Information-sharing amongst Italian maritime and air agencies

14:40 Afternoon Tea

15:10 Maximising Danish Surveillance and reconnaissance Capabilities through Enhanced ISR

Colonel Henrik  Kanstrup

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

 

·         Optimising radar systems to maximise Maritime Domain Awareness
·         Utilising airborne ISR platform to perform SAR and patrolling operations
·         How helicopter-based ISR facilitates patrolling operations off the Danish Coast
·         Information-sharing amongst Danish maritime and air agencies

15:50 Enhancing Maritime Security in the Sub-Saharan Theatre

Dr. Dirk  Siebels

Dr. Dirk Siebels, PhD Researcher, Greenwich Maritime Institute

 

·         Maritime security needs and developments in sub-Saharan Africa
·         Maritime security in sub-Saharan Africa: challenges and developments
·         Developing reconnaissance and surveillance technologies to protect and support economic activity

 

16:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

Rear Admiral Anthony Rix

Rear Admiral Anthony Rix, Former Flag Officer Sea Training , Royal Navy

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FEATURED SPEAKERS

 Rear Admiral Valter Zappellini

Rear Admiral Valter Zappellini

Head of C4 and Security Department, Italian Navy
Rear Admiral Michael Ryan

Rear Admiral Michael Ryan

Assistant Commandant for Capability, US Coast Guard
Rear Admiral Nicola Carlone

Rear Admiral Nicola Carlone

Head of Plans and Operations, Italian Coast Guard
Vice Admiral Clive Johnstone

Vice Admiral Clive Johnstone

Commander of MARCOM, NATO
Vice Admiral Donato Marzano

Vice Admiral Donato Marzano

Command in Chief of the Italian Navy Fleet and the Command of European Maritime Force, Italian Navy

Rear Admiral Valter Zappellini

Head of C4 and Security Department, Italian Navy
 Rear Admiral Valter Zappellini

Captain Onofrio Marco Frumusa

Future Programs office, Italian Navy
Captain Onofrio Marco Frumusa

Captain Sacha Bailly

Officer in Charge Protection and Safeguarding Capability Plans and Programs, French Navy
Captain Sacha  Bailly

Captain Stefano Calvetti

Head of the Intelligence Office, Italian Navy
Captain Stefano Calvetti

Colonel Henrik Kanstrup

Helicopter Wing Karup , Royal Danish Air Force
Colonel Henrik  Kanstrup

Commander Frederick Van de Kerckhove

Staff Officer Requirements, Belgian Navy
Commander Frederick Van de Kerckhove

Dirk Siebels

PhD Candidate, Greenwich Maritime Institute
Dirk  Siebels

Lieutenant Commander Chad Kabatoff

Project Director Polar Epsilon 2, DG Space , Canadian Armed Forces
Lieutenant Commander Chad Kabatoff

Mr. Emanuel Ferreiro-Coelho

Programme Manager, NATO STO-CMRE
Mr. Emanuel Ferreiro-Coelho

Mr. Guy Thomas

President, C-SIGMA, Multinational Maritime Security Centre of Excellence
Mr. Guy Thomas

Rear Admiral Anthony Rix

Former Flag Officer Sea Training , Royal Navy
Rear Admiral Anthony Rix

Rear Admiral Gianfranco Annunziata

3rd Dept, Plans, Operations & Maritime Strategy, Italian Navy
Rear Admiral Gianfranco Annunziata

Rear Admiral Michael Ryan

Assistant Commandant for Capability, US Coast Guard
Rear Admiral Michael Ryan

Rear Admiral Nicola Carlone

Head of Plans and Operations, Italian Coast Guard
Rear Admiral Nicola Carlone

Rear Admiral Piero Pelizzari

Head of ICT an Monitoring Systems, Italian Coast Guard Headquarters
Rear Admiral Piero Pelizzari

Vice Admiral Clive Johnstone

Commander of MARCOM, NATO
Vice Admiral Clive Johnstone

Vice Admiral Donato Marzano

Command in Chief of the Italian Navy Fleet and the Command of European Maritime Force, Italian Navy
Vice Admiral Donato Marzano

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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.

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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