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SMi is proud to present the 5th annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference to be held in Rome.

With rapid technological advances changing the way maritime forces need to utilise and manage ISR capabilities across domains, Maritime and Littoral Reconnaissance and Surveillance systems and platforms have become a critical component of naval capability.

As the only  Maritime ISR meeting in Italy with a specific focus on Maritime Space Domain Awareness, the conference will bring together the widest range of expert nations ever to discuss key operational and technological challenges facing navies and other maritime organisations, as they resolve to monitor the sea and protect their borders

This year the conference has an increased focus on space based maritime reconnaissance and the addition of the relation between the Littoral and Maritime Domains and ISR capabilities that occur here. The aim is to assist the advancement and engagement of Naval practitioners and Programme Managers through briefings, panel sessions and focused discussion groups on topics including Unmanned ISR platforms, Space-based Maritime Reconnaissance, Littoral-Maritime ISR capabilities and Fleet Air Arm ISR capabilities.

Platforms and topics discussed include: Space based ISR, Airborne Platforms & Operations, C4ISTAR, Unmanned Maritime Systems, Hydrographic platforms and many more.. 
 

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:


1. Military Briefings from Italy, the UK, Denmark, Sweden, NATO, Australia, Spain, the Netherlands and many
others

2. A diverse range of topics including unmanned maritime systems, airborne ISR platforms, C4ISR and satellite
reconnaissance
and surveillance systems
 

3. Real solutions presented and offered within the exhibition area of Maritime reconnaissance and surveillance technology


4. Don’t miss the chance to meet with industry leaders in maritime reconnaissance and surveillance at the conference and in the exhibition area

 

5. A  New Perspective from the Integration of Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology  across the Littoral and Maritime Domains

 

6. Holistic coverage of Maritime ISR Platforms and Systems from NATO Nations Including Representation from:

  • Naval Commanders
  • Fleet Air Arms
  • Programme Managers
  • ISR/ISTAR Specialists
  • NATO Centre of Excellence

 

7. Updates on the Newest Programmes and Platforms across NATO

8. Emphasis on Space-Based Technology as an effective ISR Tool and how Militaries can take Advantage of this Quickly  Developing Capability while Integrated Conventional ISR Systems and Platforms
 

 

 

NATO STO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE) ; Aerodata AG; Agency for Defence- Korea; Army Material Department; Belgian Navy ; CLS; CS; DSTL Porton Down; Ecuadorian Navy; Embassy of Finland; Embassy of Ukraine in Italy ; EMSA; European Defence Agency; European Maritime Safety Agency; FMV; FN Herstal; German Embassy Rome; German Navy; GXP International Solutions Group; Hisdesat; ICEYE Oy; Imagesat International NV; Italian Air Force - AIr Staff; Italian Ministry of Defence; Jane's Navy International Magazine Correspondent; Kleos Space SA; Leonardo; Maritime and Coastguard Agency; MDA Systems Limited; National Maritime Information Centre; National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office; NATO MARCOM; NATO STO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation; NATO STO-CMRE - Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation; Ocean 4Future; Ocean Matrix Ltd; Optimare; Orbital Micro Systems; Portuguese Navy; Portuguese Navy Staff; Raytheon UK; Royal Danish Air Force; Royal Navy; Sirius Constellation; Spanish Ministry of Defence; UAE GHQ; US Embassy Rome; Windward; Zeusch Aviation BV;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Vice Admiral (Ret'd) Duncan Potts CB

Vice Admiral (Ret'd) Duncan Potts CB, Former Director General Joint Force Development, Joint Forces Command

9:10 Optimising the Collection and Impact of Hydrographic Data for Both the Commercial and Defence Sectors

Rear Admiral Luigi Sinapi

Rear Admiral Luigi Sinapi, Director of the Italian Hydrographic Institute, Italian Navy

  • Integrating a range of platforms and systems to create a full maritime picture and improve situational awareness
  • Defining the relationship between the Hydrographic Institute, the commercial sector and defence organisations including NATO
  • The strategic picture for improving future Hydrographic capabilities that trickle down into greater military situational awareness
  • The future of hydrographic platforms and systems 
  • 9:50 How to improve Maritime Domain Awareness with Enhanced ISR & Space Technology

    Brigadier General Carlos de Salas

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

  • Recent innovations in ISR & space systems to support surveillance and security at sea 
  • Benefits of using spaced-based technology to improve Maritime domain awareness 
  • How satellites optimize naval traffic monitoring through improved AIS 
  • Mitigating the limitations of line-of-sight communications and conventional ISR Capabilities 
  • The future developments and prospects for Space-based ISR and the push towards interoperability
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Session Reserved for Orbital Micro Systems

    Mr William Hosack

    Mr William Hosack, Chief Executive Officer, Orbital Micro Systems

    11:40 Anticipating the next Decade’s Operational Requirements and Optimising Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Capabilities to Meet These

    Commodore Tom Guy

    Commodore Tom Guy, Deputy Director, Combined Joint Operations from the Sea Centre of Excellence, NATO

  • Current capabilities, priorities and concepts
  • The impacts of:
  • Unmanned Technologies

  • Greater AIS abilities

  • Space-Based ISR

  • Speculating on future exercises and operation as a way to guide future priorities
  • Likely future requirements and how each of the above will be used to improve capabilities
  • The importance of collaboration with NATO organisations and ISR international interoperability

     

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    13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 Managing Maritime Borders through an Emphasis on Situational Awareness and Prevention of Transnational Crime

    Commander (GS) Jukka Hollstroem

    Commander (GS) Jukka Hollstroem, Deputy Head of Operations / Head of Field Office Mogadishu, EUCAP Somalia

  • The role of EUCAP Somalia in managing the maritime domain around the Horn of Africa 
  • The importance of the maritime domain economically and strategically 
  • Improving the methods of gaining greater situational awareness through both conventional and non-conventional means 
  • The future of counter-piracy and how successful are todays methods 
  • The role of space-based ISR and how this compares to the use of other platforms and methods 
  • The future of EUCAP’s policies towards maintaining situational awareness in the area
  • 14:40 Session Reserved For Maxar

    15:20 The Future of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in the Royal Australian Navy

    Captain Timothy Byles

    Captain Timothy Byles, Australian Defence Attache for Southern Europe, Royal Australian Navy

  • Why the RAN is transitioning unmanned aviation from the RAN Naval Unmanned Aircraft Systems Unit (NUASU) to an operational squadron of the Fleet Air Arm
  • Providing high-quality video and still imagery in near real-time to significantly improve battlespace awareness
  • Comparing the abilities of the fixed-wing Insitu ScanEagle and rotary-wing Schiebel Camcopter S-100 and how they are improving Australian ISR capabilities
  • The future of the Unmanned Aircraft System unit in the Fleet Air Arm
  • 16:00 Afternoon Tea

    16:30 Air-Maritime Coordination: An Operational Perspective of AEW & ISR Platforms in the Mediterranean

    Lieutenant Colonel Nikolaos Oikonomakis

    Lieutenant Colonel Nikolaos Oikonomakis, Staff Officer General Staff - Manpower Planning and Development Directorate, Hellenic Air Force

  • Assessing the role of AEW ISR platforms in Maritime Operations (pros and cons)
  • The future of Command & Control in Air-Maritime Coordination
  • The benefits of using aerial platforms in conjunction with other systems to build a thorough Maritime Domain picture 
  • How sharing technological development can further shape the direction of future Platforms and Aviation Strategy
  • 17:10 Developing Maritime Aerial Capabilities with Respect to Reconnaissance and Surveillance Operability

    Colonel Henrik  Kanstrup

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

  • Improving relevant navy and air interoperability in the north sea with regard to Reconnaissance and Surveillance
  • Approach to the 5th generation of warfare and utilising digital networks to further situational awareness
  • The role of the Danish Navy in the Arctic area of operations
  • Engaging with the political dimension of international competition in the Arctic and how ISR contributes to this
     

     

  • 17:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Vice Admiral (Ret'd) Duncan Potts CB

    Vice Admiral (Ret'd) Duncan Potts CB, Former Director General Joint Force Development, Joint Forces Command

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Vice Admiral (Ret'd) Duncan Potts CB

    Vice Admiral (Ret'd) Duncan Potts CB, Former Director General Joint Force Development, Joint Forces Command

    9:10 Session Reserved For Italian Navy - Integration of Satellite Technology into current ISR Platforms for a complete Maritime Domain Awareness

    9:50 RN Maritime Intelligence and Reconnaissance (ISR) tactical development of commercial space based multi-spectral data for improved situational awareness and counter surveillance tactics

    Commander Graeme Smith

    Commander Graeme Smith, Maritime Warfare Centre Information Warfare Commander, Royal Navy

  • Royal Navy's Project MOONRAKER
  • Using military and civilian satellite data to identify and track targets
  • Using signatures to seek out threats or ships attempting to be ‘dark targets’
  • Future Maritime Warfare developments in space-based ISR
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 An Operational Perspective of Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft for the UK Coastguard

    Mr Phillip Hanson

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

    • Delivering and developing the role of these platforms in Maritime Surveillance for the UK Coastguard and other government departments
    • Optimising the performance of fixed wing platforms in a SAR supporting role
    • The benefits of the using aerial platforms in conjunction with other systems to build a thorough Maritime Domain picture
    • How sharing technological development can further shape the direction of future Platforms and Aviation Strategy
     

    11:40 Emphasising Multi-Domain Operations in Response to Increased Tension in the Arctic

    Lieutenant Commander Stefan Lundqvist PhD

    Lieutenant Commander Stefan Lundqvist PhD, Military Lecturer and Researcher, Department of Military Studies, Swedish Defence University

  • The new strategic landscape along NATO´s Northern Flank and in the Arctic – interests and risks
  • Western strategies aimed at managing the consequences of great power geopolitical and geo-economic competition in the Arctic – back to the future or breaking new ice?
  • The importance of Communications, Surveillance and Reconnaissance in Multi-Domain Operations and the role of Space Capabilities
  • NATO Multi-Domain Operations in the Arctic – prospects and challenges 

     

  • 12:20 Use of Maritime Unmanned Systems in Confined and Shallow Waters

    Lieutenant Commander Antonio Junior Belfiore

    Lieutenant Commander Antonio Junior Belfiore, Naval Mine Warfare Staff Officer, NATO Centre of Excellence for operations in Confined and Shallow Waters

  • Improving autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV’s) to increase mine-countermeasure efficiency
  • Providing greater levels of reconnaissance against the mine threat
  • Mitigating risk to personnel while fulfilling operational objectives
  • Sustaining data streams between AUV’s and other platforms and systems taking part in an amphibious operation

     

  • 13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 Strengthening Safety at Sea through Increased Monitoring of the Maritime Domain

    Mrs Maja Markovcic Kostelac

    Mrs Maja Markovcic Kostelac, Executive Director, EMSA

  • The importance of data exchange for building the most comprehensive maritime picture 
  • Gathering imagery from space-based ISR platforms and including them in the intelligence sharing process
  • Current and future steps to improve maritime domain awareness using industries technological advancements while minimizing the costs to nations and organizations
  • 14:40 Session Reserved For Sponsor

    15:20 A Maritime Situational Awareness perspective on Maritime ISR

    Ms Francesca  de Rosa

    Ms Francesca de Rosa , Data Knowledge and Operational Environment Scientist, NATO STO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE)

  • Developing sophisticated multi-source data fusion approaches to fully exploit ISR 
  • Building the best maritime picture through IRS: towards a coherent assessment
  • The importance of collaboration to ensure ISR interoperability by design
  • 16:00 Afternoon Tea

    16:30 Developing Maritime Aerial Capabilities with Respect to Reconnaissance and Surveillance Operability

  • Why current capabilities mean that navies need to have the ability to react quickly to potential threats to maritime security
  • The importance of constantly being able to detect these threats
  • Improving integration between reconnaissance systems and ship defences
  • Why Artificial Intelligence is necessary to the future of reconnaissance and surveillance systems
  • Mr Vito Pesare

    Mr Vito Pesare , E.W. Expert, Former Italian Navy Warrant Officer, Italian Navy

    Mr Vito D'Amicis

    Mr Vito D'Amicis, Former Italian Navy Lieutenant, Specialist in EW, C4ISR, Intelligence & Communications, Italian Navy

    17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Vice Admiral (Ret'd) Duncan Potts CB

    Vice Admiral (Ret'd) Duncan Potts CB, Former Director General Joint Force Development, Joint Forces Command

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Brigadier General Carlos de Salas

    Brigadier General Carlos de Salas

    Head C4ISR & Space Programs, Spanish Ministry of Defence
    Commander (GS) Jukka Hollstroem

    Commander (GS) Jukka Hollstroem

    Deputy Head of Operations / Head of Field Office Mogadishu, EUCAP Somalia
    Commodore Tom Guy

    Commodore Tom Guy

    Deputy Director, Combined Joint Operations from the Sea Centre of Excellence, NATO
    Lieutenant Commander Stefan Lundqvist PhD

    Lieutenant Commander Stefan Lundqvist PhD

    Military Lecturer and Researcher, Department of Military Studies, Swedish Defence University
    Rear Admiral Luigi Sinapi

    Rear Admiral Luigi Sinapi

    Director of the Italian Hydrographic Institute, Italian Navy
    Vice Admiral (Ret'd) Duncan Potts CB

    Vice Admiral (Ret'd) Duncan Potts CB

    Former Director General Joint Force Development, Joint Forces Command

    Brigadier General Carlos de Salas

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

    Captain Timothy Byles

    Australian Defence Attache for Southern Europe, Royal Australian Navy
    Captain Timothy Byles

    Colonel Henrik Kanstrup

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

    Commander (GS) Jukka Hollstroem

    Deputy Head of Operations / Head of Field Office Mogadishu, EUCAP Somalia
    Commander (GS) Jukka Hollstroem

    Commander Graeme Smith

    Maritime Warfare Centre Information Warfare Commander, Royal Navy
    Commander Graeme Smith

    Commander Thomas Smith

    Chief, Joint ISR & Targeting, Joint Intelligence & Security Division, NATO
    Commander Thomas Smith

    Commodore Tom Guy

    Deputy Director, Combined Joint Operations from the Sea Centre of Excellence, NATO
    Commodore Tom Guy

    Guy Thomas

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

    Lieutenant Colonel Nikolaos Oikonomakis

    Staff Officer General Staff - Manpower Planning and Development Directorate, Hellenic Air Force
    Lieutenant Colonel Nikolaos Oikonomakis

    Lieutenant Commander Antonio Junior Belfiore

    Naval Mine Warfare Staff Officer, NATO Centre of Excellence for operations in Confined and Shallow Waters
    Lieutenant Commander Antonio Junior Belfiore

    Lieutenant Commander Stefan Lundqvist PhD

    Military Lecturer and Researcher, Department of Military Studies, Swedish Defence University
    Lieutenant Commander Stefan Lundqvist PhD

    Mr Phillip Hanson

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

    Mr Vito D'Amicis

    Former Italian Navy Lieutenant, Specialist in EW, C4ISR, Intelligence & Communications, Italian Navy
    Mr Vito D'Amicis

    Mr Vito Pesare

    E.W. Expert, Former Italian Navy Warrant Officer, Italian Navy
    Mr Vito Pesare

    Mr William Hosack

    Chief Executive Officer, Orbital Micro Systems
    Mr William Hosack

    Mrs Maja Markovcic Kostelac

    Executive Director, EMSA
    Mrs Maja Markovcic Kostelac

    Ms Francesca de Rosa

    Data Knowledge and Operational Environment Scientist, NATO STO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE)
    Ms Francesca  de Rosa

    Rear Admiral Luigi Sinapi

    Director of the Italian Hydrographic Institute, Italian Navy
    Rear Admiral Luigi Sinapi

    Vice Admiral (Ret'd) Duncan Potts CB

    Former Director General Joint Force Development, Joint Forces Command
    Vice Admiral (Ret'd) Duncan Potts CB

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    Satellite-AIS and C-SIGMA, continuing to evolve as Cornerstones of Maritime Security

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    Crowne Plaza Rome St. Peter's Hotel & Spa

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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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