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Since 2016 the myriad of threats facing maritime nations has not abated, mass migration and terrorist infiltration has plagued nations across the globe and is particularly poignant in the Mediterranean and Asia-Pacific Region where maritime traffic is particularly heavy. Therefore militaries, law enforcement and civil agencies must be able to monitor traffic all the while protecting their maritime assets from external risks and this is accomplished by utilizing advanced technologies from platform sensors to unmanned systems and space-based assets which are constantly going through upgrades and advances in sophistication. There is also a greater need to better analyze and disseminate data between partner agencies and nations to respond quickly and effectively to maritime threats.

Therefore SMi Group is proud to announce the second annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference will be held in Rome from the 30th-31st January. Based on the success of the 2016 conference, which included presentations from senior host nation officers including Rear Admiral Natale, Head of Ships Department, Italian Navy General Staff and senior representatives from the Italian Coast Guard and Air Force; we aim to replicate and improve by providing a more regional focus, not just on the Mediterranean, but other areas of interest including the Black Sea and further beyond in the Asia Pacific region. All of which have keen collective interest on ensuring the safety and security of legitimate maritime activities.

  • Wider regional focus outside of the Mediterranean where challenges are also persistent
  • Features high ranking military officials involved with the enhancement of maritime surveillance platforms and systems
  • A running theme on the importance of information sharing as operations are increasingly conducted on the international level
  • 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 maritime forces 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:
• C4ISTAR
• Maritime Security
• Space-based Surveillance
• Counter Piracy
• AIS
• Maritime Traffic Monitoring
• Port and Coastal Security
• National Air Forces
• National Navies
• National Coast Guards
 

406 Maritime Operational Training Squadron; African Maritime Safety and Security Agency; Airbus Defence & Space; Aster S.p.a; Canadian Armed Forces; Capita Secure Information Solutions Ltd; Civitanavi Systems s.r.l.; Combined Joint Operations from the Sea Centre of Excellence; CSTARS - University of Miami; Defence Command Denmark Air Staff; Direção de Tecnologias de Informação e Comunicações; Dynamic Aviation; Ecuadorian Navy; e-GEOS; Elmfield Tech; Embassy of the Republic of Turkey; Embassy of Ukraine in Italy ; ENEA; European Commission Joint Research Centre; Finmeccanica ; French Navy; Frequentis AG; GMV Aerospace and Defence S.A.U.; Horizon Technologies; Imagesat International NV; Irish Coast Guard; Italian Air Force; Italian Air Force Staff; Italian Coast Guard; Italian Defence; Italian Navy; MDA Corporation ; Mittler-Report Verlag; Momentum Aviation Group; Multinational Maritime Security Centre of Excellence; NAISS; NATO; NATO MARCOM; NSWU-2/ US Navy; Operation Gallant Phoenix; ORBCOMM; PAE; Royal Navy; Selene Avocats; SES GLOBAL; Spanish Embassy; Spanish Ministry of Defence; Swedish Space Corporation ; Tallinn Technical University; Thales; The Swedish Coast Guard; Thuraya; Turkish Navy H Q; US Navy; Windward; XTAR;

Conference programme

8:00 Conference Registration and Informal Introductions

8:45 Chairman's Opening Address

Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix

Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix, Former Flag Officer Sea Training, Royal Navy

9:00 Enhancing Ship-Based C4I Capabilities on Future Platforms

Rear Admiral Giovanbattista Raimondi

Rear Admiral Giovanbattista Raimondi , Head of C4 and Security Department, Italian Navy

  • Creating better connectivity and information analysis on board surface vessels such as PPA Patrol Vessels and FREMM Frigates
  • The future Aircraft Carrier Trieste: a sea-base for carrier group situational awareness capabilities?
  • Operational experience in effective management of information during deployments
  • 9:30 How the US Navy Utilizes ISR Technology to Assist Naval Forces Around Europe

    Commodore William Ellis

    Commodore William Ellis, Commander CTF-67, US Naval Forces Europe

  • Providing command and control and intelligence capabilities for allied nations to use
  • Integrating ISR platforms in multi-national task forces against piracy and human trafficking
  • The future of solidarity with European nations to ensure peace and security in the region
     
  • 10:00 Optimising Maritime Reconnaissance Technologies to Combat Illegal Immigration in the Mediterranean Area of Operations

    Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino

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

  • Monitoring suspicious activity through various sensors
  • Creating a mechanism for information sharing among various national assets in theatre
  • The future of Operation Sofia with deployments off the coast of Libya

     

  • 10:30 Morning Coffee and Networking in the Exhibition Area

    11:00 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics – Major Event Information Sharing

    PAUL KERSTANSKI

    PAUL KERSTANSKI, VP maritime solutions, PAE

    11:30 How the Italian Air Force Is Supporting Interagency Maritime Security Activities

    Colonel Sergio Cavuoti

    Colonel Sergio Cavuoti, Director of Personnel, Italian Air Force

  • Recent maritime patrol activity in the Mediterranean to deter human trafficking
  • Case Study: the recent success of modern surveillance platforms in monitoring Italian coastal regions 
  • Integrating Air Force information into a greater, joint force maritime intelligence picture
  • 12:00 Reintroducing the Maritime Patrol Aircraft Capability in to the British Armed Forces’ Maritime Surveillance Arsenal

    Wing Commander Richard Berry

    Wing Commander Richard Berry, P-8 Poseidon Programme Manager, Royal Air Force

  • The acquisition plan for 9 P-8s into the aerial ISTAR fleet
  • Incorporating British systems on board the American platform; plans and challenges
  • Integrating the P-8 into a wider maritime surveillance picture - sharing information for a joint force response to enemy maritime activity
     
  • 12:30 Networking Lunch in Exhibition Area

    13:30 Panel Discussion: Increasing Collaboration in Maritime Information Sharing During Joint Operations in Southern Europe

     

     

  • What can be done to increase cooperation at the regional level
  • Designing systems to allow outside nations and agencies access to data when deployed in the region
  • Future collaborative projects for maritime security
  • Lessons learned from recent operations such as OP SOFIA
  • Rear Admiral Nicola Carlone

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

    Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino

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

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix, Former Flag Officer Sea Training, Royal Navy

    Captain Jan De Beurme

    Captain Jan De Beurme, Chief of Staff, Belgian Navy

    Joachim Beckh

    Joachim Beckh, Chair/National Expert in, Coordination, Security,and Technical Working Groups

    14:00 Session Resrved for exactEarth

    14:30 Operational Concept of an Integrated Battle Ship

    Commander Michael Sela

    Commander Michael Sela, Former Head of C4I Branch R&D Department, Israeli Navy

  • CMS, is it a system or an ongoing concept of systems?
  • Layers of integration concepts to support an upgraded battle ship (Generic consoles, DRP Backbone Architecture etc)
  • Integrating legacy systems to new projects from difference industries while maintaining the operational flow onboard
  • Automated defence process and threat evaluation concept of an integrated combat ship
  • 15:00 Afternoon Tea and Networking in the Exhibition Area

    15:30 EU CISE (common information sharing environment) from a Finnish Perspective

    Commander Pasi Staff

    Commander Pasi Staff, Chief of Surveillance, Finnish Navy

  • Background of CISE
  • How it benefits Finnish Maritime Security
  • Developing technology to analyse and disseminate CISE information to regional actors
     
  • 16:00 Advances in German Naval Surveillance and Reconnaissance Equipment and Technologies from 2016 Onwards

    Commander Hannes Schroeder-Lanz

    Commander Hannes Schroeder-Lanz, Command Support/C4I - Missions & Operations, German Navy

  • Optimising surface warship maritime surveillance radar technology on the new F125 Frigates
  • Enabling effective national maritime protection through multinational integrated networks
  • Upgrades in the German MPA Fleet
  • Exploring the future of German Naval C4ISR requirements

     

     

  • 16:30 Enabling Greater Space-Based Maritime Surveillance Through C-SIGMA

    Guy Thomas

    Guy Thomas, President, C-SIGMA

  • Recent success for C-SIGMA
  • How nations and organisations can get involved
  • Future plans for space surveillance technologies
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and end of MRST Day One

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix, Former Flag Officer Sea Training, Royal Navy

    8:00 Conference Registration and Coffee

    8:45 Chairman's Opening Address

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix, Former Flag Officer Sea Training, Royal Navy

    9:00 An Update On the Fight Against Illegal Immigration off the Italian Coastline

    Rear Admiral Nicola Carlone

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

  • Recent successes against people smugglers in the Mediterranean
  • Pushing for greater information sharing amongst Italian Maritime Agencies
  • Introducing new technologies to better monitor illegal traffic near Italian shores
  • 9:30 The Evolving Role of Maritime Surveillance in the Blue Water Environment’

    Vice Admiral (Ret'd) Peter Hudson

    Vice Admiral (Ret'd) Peter Hudson, Commander NATO Maritime Command, NATO MARCOM

    10:00 Optimising French Naval Surveillance and Reconnaissance Capabilities Through the Introduction of Advance Technologies

    Commander Sacha  Bailly

    Commander 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
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee and Networking in the Exhibition Area

    11:00 Belgian Defence Strategic Plans: A Modern Naval Force With Modern ISR Capabilities

    Captain Jan De Beurme

    Captain Jan De Beurme, Chief of Staff, Belgian Navy

  • Current platform requirements for surface combatants in the Belgian Fleet
  • Using operational experience to determine maritime surveillance requirements
  • Sub-sea awareness - advancing minehunting through new platform acquisition

     

  • 11:30 Session Reserved for Event Sponsor

    12:00 Space-Based Maritime Surveillance for the Protection of Canada’s Three Coastlines

    Lieutenant Commander Chad Kabatoff

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

  • Outlining the capabilities of Polar Epsilon 2
  • Feeding big data into recognized maritime picture for all maritime agencies to use
  • Collaborating with industry to maximize data analysis
     
  • 12:30 Networking Lunch in the Exhibition Area

    13:30 Panel Discussion: Debating How to Best Tackle the Immigration Crisis in the Mediterranean

     

  • Enhancing detection and interception of human trafficking vessels
  • Optimising situational awareness through greater C4I assets

  • Maximising collaboration in the development of platofrms and tactics to secure the Mediterranean sea

  • Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix, Former Flag Officer Sea Training, Royal Navy

    Rear Admiral Giovanbattista Raimondi

    Rear Admiral Giovanbattista Raimondi , Head of C4 and Security Department, Italian Navy

    Commander Michael Sela

    Commander Michael Sela, Former Head of C4I Branch R&D Department, Israeli Navy

    Colonel Sergio Cavuoti

    Colonel Sergio Cavuoti, Director of Personnel, Italian Air Force

    14:00 Session Reserved for Event Sponsor

    14:30 Creating a Balanced Navy Through Advanced Intelligence Assets

    Captain Fernando Angelo

    Captain Fernando Angelo, Director, Navy Intelligence Analysis Centre, Portuguese Navy

  • Current Portuguese Navy ISR capabilities
  • Creating a navy to combat a variety of threats
  • How this is done by managing, detecting and surveying in various intensities of conflict
  • Collating ISR information for an effective intelligence picture
     
     
  • 15:00 Afternoon Tea and Networking in the Exhibition Area

    15:30 Technology enabled Maritime Situational Awarenss (MSA)

    Joachim Beckh

    Joachim Beckh, Chair/National Expert in, Coordination, Security,and Technical Working Groups

  • Federated vs Hierarchic Architectures connecting maritime reconnaissance/surveillance capabilities
  • Technologies in support of maritime networking capabilities
  • Challenges for implementation of maritime networking capabilities

     

  • 16:00 Creating the Perfect Model of Space-Based Maritime Surveillance for Europe

    Leendert Bal

    Leendert Bal, Head of Department Coordination and Innovation, EMSA

     

  • Focusing EU efforts on space-based maritime surveillance to promote safety and security at sea
  • Pollution detection and prevention to create better sea environments
  • Advocating space technologies as essential to monitoring ship traffic around EU coastal waters

     

     

  • 16:30 Chairman's Closing Remarks and End of MRST Day Two

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix, Former Flag Officer Sea Training, Royal Navy

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Captain Jan De Beurme

    Captain Jan De Beurme

    Chief of Staff, Belgian Navy
    Commander Hannes Schroeder-Lanz

    Commander Hannes Schroeder-Lanz

    Command Support/C4I - Missions & Operations, German Navy
    Guy Thomas

    Guy Thomas

    President, C-SIGMA
    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix

    Former Flag Officer Sea Training, Royal Navy
    Rear Admiral Nicola Carlone

    Rear Admiral Nicola Carlone

    Head of Plans and Operations, Italian Coast Guard

    Captain Fernando Angelo

    Director, Navy Intelligence Analysis Centre, Portuguese Navy
    Captain Fernando Angelo

    Captain Jan De Beurme

    Chief of Staff, Belgian Navy
    Captain Jan De Beurme

    Colonel Sergio Cavuoti

    Director of Personnel, Italian Air Force
    Colonel Sergio Cavuoti

    Commander Hannes Schroeder-Lanz

    Command Support/C4I - Missions & Operations, German Navy
    Commander Hannes Schroeder-Lanz

    Commander Michael Sela

    Former Head of C4I Branch R&D Department, Israeli Navy
    Commander Michael Sela

    Commander Pasi Staff

    Chief of Surveillance, Finnish Navy
    Commander Pasi Staff

    Commander Sacha Bailly

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

    Commodore William Ellis

    Commander CTF-67, US Naval Forces Europe
    Commodore William Ellis

    Guy Thomas

    President, C-SIGMA
    Guy Thomas

    Joachim Beckh

    Chair/National Expert in, Coordination, Security,and Technical Working Groups
    Joachim Beckh

    Leendert Bal

    Head of Department Coordination and Innovation, EMSA
    Leendert Bal

    Lieutenant Commander Chad Kabatoff

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

    PAUL KERSTANSKI

    VP maritime solutions, PAE
    PAUL KERSTANSKI

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix

    Former Flag Officer Sea Training, Royal Navy
    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix

    Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino

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

    Rear Admiral Giovanbattista Raimondi

    Head of C4 and Security Department, Italian Navy
    Rear Admiral Giovanbattista Raimondi

    Rear Admiral Nicola Carlone

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

    Vice Admiral (Ret'd) Peter Hudson

    Commander NATO Maritime Command, NATO MARCOM
    Vice Admiral (Ret'd) Peter Hudson

    Wing Commander Richard Berry

    P-8 Poseidon Programme Manager, Royal Air Force
    Wing Commander Richard Berry

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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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