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SMi is proud to present the 6th annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology VIRTUAL CONFERENCE.

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 event with a specific focus on Space-Based Domain Awareness, Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology 2021 follows five very successful predecessors. With the previous events taking place in Rome, the event has brought forward a discussion on the growing need for more comprehensive and sophisticated Joint Maritime ISR capabilities in the Mediterranean and beyond, particularly following the Migrant Crisis that still remains.

This year, with the geographical shift comes a subtle strategic one, providing a renewed focus on some of the strategic threats and technological challenges facing naval and joint forces from across the world. The conference retains an increased focus on space based maritime reconnaissance and 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, Fleet Air Arm ISR capabilities, Sensors at Sea and more.

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

- Keynote briefings from senior officers and military leaders from the UK, USA, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, NATO, and many more

- A unique focus on Unmanned ISR platforms, Space-based Maritime Reconnaissance, Fleet Air Arm ISR capabilities, Sensors at Sea and more

- Maritime equipment exhibition showcasing the latest technology

- Informal networking time factored in so you can gather insight from peers and colleagues also shaping and influencing maritime reconnaissance and surveillance systems today
 

5th Department, Secretary of Defence; ADIT’s The Bulletin; AeroVironment; Agency for Defence- Korea; Australian Government; Capella Space; Centre of Maritime Research and Experimentation; CLS; Combined Joint Operations from the Sea Centre of Excellence, NATO; Embassy of Ecuador; Embassy of Ukraine in Italy ; EMM; ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunications); EUCAP Somalia; Eunavformed Op. Sophia; European Maritime Safety Agency; FLIR Systems Inc; Frontex Unit; General Atomics Aeronautical Systems; Hisdesat Strategic Services, Inc.; IHS Markit; ImageSat International N.V; Inmarsat; IT Navy General Staff; ITAF HQ 3rd Department; Italian Air Force - Maritime Air Inspectorate; Italian Airforce HQ; Italian Hydrographic Institute; Italian Navy; Italian Navy General Staff, 7th Dpt Ship Design & Combat System; Italian Navy HQ; Leonardo; Leonardo Helicopters; Maritime and Coastguard Agency; Maxar; Maxar Technologies; MDA; Ministry of National Defence; Multinational Maritime Security Centre of Excellence; NATO Allied Maritime Command; NATO COE For Operations in Confined & Shallow Waters; NATO STO-CMRE; Ocean 4Future; Orbital Micro Systems Inc; Plans and Maritime Policy Employment of Forces and Maritime Security Department 1st Section – Operations, plans and training; Radley Consulting; Robin Radar Systems BV; Spanish Ministry of Defence; Swedish Defence University; The Royal Navy; U.S. Coast Guard; UAE GHQ; UGAL; United States Coast Guard; United States Navy; ViaSat Communications Inc; Windward; World View Enterprises, Inc;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Rear Admiral (ret'd) Nick Lambert

Rear Admiral (ret'd) Nick Lambert, Former UK National Hydrographer, Royal Navy

9:00 Assessing the Current and Future Contribution of Unmanned Maritime Systems to Royal Navy ISR Operations

Commodore Mike Knott

Commodore Mike Knott, Deputy Director Maritime Capability and Force Development, Royal Navy

• Outlining current unmanned marine system use in the Royal Navy
• Ensuring the continued security of British and allied waters in an era of increasing competition
• Extending the use of unmanned systems to further maritime ISR
• Exploiting developing technologies to fill information gaps
 

9:30 Providing Effective Maritime Situational Awareness in NATOs Contested Eastern Flank

Rear Admiral Krzysztof Jaworski

Rear Admiral Krzysztof Jaworski, Commander of the Maritime Component Command, Polish Navy HQ

• Evaluating the platforms used for ISR operations in the Polish Navy
• The challenges to operating in the Baltic Sea
• Integrating new systems and collaborating with allies for comprehensive maritime domain awareness

10:00 Session Reserved for Gold Sponsor Orbital Micro Systems

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Evaluating Current MARCOM ISR Capabilities and Outlining the Challenges that will be Posed in the Short to Medium Term

Rear Admiral Hans-Jörg Detlefsen

Rear Admiral Hans-Jörg Detlefsen, Commander Maritime Air, NATO MARCOM

  • The challenges to effective maritime operation for the alliance
  • Utilising multiple assets for complete situational awareness
  • The path ahead
  • 11:30 Enhancing Spanish MoD Satellite Coverage for Improved Domain Awareness

    Rear Admiral Alfonso Perez de Nanclares y Perez de Acevedo

    Rear Admiral Alfonso Perez de Nanclares y Perez de Acevedo, Head of Satellite and Cyber Systems Branch, National Armaments Directorate, Spanish MoD

    • Utilising satellite assets for a more accurate and wider maritime domain awareness
    • Overcoming the traditional limitations of conventional ISR platforms
    • Combining military and commercial capabilities for improved cost-efficiency and data gathering
    • The future of space-based ISR for the Spanish Navy and working towards interoperability with allies

    12:00 Spatial-Based NETWORK Enabled Capability

    Lieutenant Colonel Conrado Ávila

    Lieutenant Colonel Conrado Ávila, Satellite And Cyber Defence Systems, Spanish MoD

    • How to improve maritime situational awareness and increase reaction capability with satellite support
    • Earth observation challenges in maritime surveillance
    • Earth observation services
    • Satellite sensors contributing to Network Enabled Capability
     

    12:30 USV for Port, Offshore and Naval Surveillance and Security Applications

    Mr Alfonso Cardona

    Mr Alfonso Cardona, Systems Director, Commercial and Business Development Division, Navantia S.A.

    13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 MQ-9B Improves Multi Domain Joint ISR Collection Capabilities

    Mr Christophe Fontaine

    Mr Christophe Fontaine, GA-ASI Europe Regional Director, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc

  • Maritime domain JISR collection is a challenge
  • Deterrence by airspace occupation
  • New advanced capabilities
     
  • 14:30 Enhancing Maritime Domain Awareness through the Development and Integration of Satellite Technology

    Captain Luigi Ciani

    Captain Luigi Ciani, Chief of the C2, Integration and Maritime Surveillance Systems Office, Italian Navy

    • Challenges to integrating effective satellite-based ISR platforms into existing architectures
    • Assessing the Italian Navy approach and the future of Maritime domain awareness
    • Pooling resources as a force multiplier for greater joint capabilities

    15:00 Session Reserved for Maxar

    Mr Mitchell Free

    Mr Mitchell Free, Senior Director, Global Joint Engagement Team (JET), Maxar

    Mr Stefan Kolendo

    Mr Stefan Kolendo, Senior Solutions Engineer – Joint Engagement Team (JET), Maxar

    15:30 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 Session Reserved for AeroVironment

    16:30 Maximising the Exploitation of Space-Based Technology for Greater Maritime Domain Awareness

    Dr Gurpartap Sandhoo

    Dr Gurpartap Sandhoo, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Robert Heinlein Endowed Astronautics Chair, Aerospace Engineering Department , US Naval Academy

    • Space and Maritime Operations, Past, Present & Future
    • A brief historical context of why Naval forces were the early adopters of space-based capabilities
    • Critical Technologies and associated capabilities
     

    17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Rear Admiral (ret'd) Nick Lambert

    Rear Admiral (ret'd) Nick Lambert, Former UK National Hydrographer, Royal Navy

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Rear Admiral (ret'd) Nick Lambert

    Rear Admiral (ret'd) Nick Lambert, Former UK National Hydrographer, Royal Navy

    9:00 Optimising Training to Maintain Operational Readiness and Achieve Maritime Domain Awareness in Multi-National Naval Operations

    Commodore Andrew Stacey

    Commodore Andrew Stacey, Commander Fleet Operational Sea Training, Royal Navy

  • The importance of training in creating advanced operators for maritime surveillance
  • Developments in technology and the need for training to fully integrate these into Royal Navy capabilities
  • Working with allies to enhance multi-national maritime domain awareness capabilities
  • 9:30 Evaluating Operation EUNAVFORMED IRINI Operational ISR Capabilities

    Rear Admiral Fabio Agostini

    Rear Admiral Fabio Agostini, Operation Commander, EUNAVFORMED Operation IRINI

    • Deploying aerial, naval and satellite assets to actively implement the UN arms embargo off the Libyan coast
    • The Operation IRINI approach to ISTAR operations in the Mediterranean to complete primary and secondary tasks
    • The future of Maritime ISR assets for EUNAVFOR and where enhanced capabilities are required

    10:00 Session Reserved for ISI

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Session Reserved for Robin Radar Systems

    11:30 Integrating New Technologies into the Swedish Navy for Greater Maritime Domain Awareness

    Captain Fredrik Palmquist

    Captain Fredrik Palmquist, Director, Naval Staff, Royal Swedish Navy

  • Evaluating the current ISTAR capabilities of the Swedish Navy
  • The potential for unmanned technology in uplifting capabilities
  • The challenges to operating in Arctic conditions
  • Collaborating with industry for maximum efficiency gains
  • 12:00 Satellite-Based Solutions Towards Maritime Intelligence

    Mrs Esma Mekraoui

    Mrs Esma Mekraoui, Business Development & Sales Manager, Maritime Surveillance, CLS

    12:30 Integrating Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) into the US Navy for Wider ISR Capabilities at Sea

    Captain Eric Soderberg

    Captain Eric Soderberg, Program Manager Multi-Mission Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems UAS, NAVAIR, US Navy

    • Introducing the MQ-8C Fire Scout into Naval operations for superior over-the-horizon targeting capabilities
    • Combining rotary and unmanned capabilities for optimal effectiveness
    • The future of naval ISR through the greater exploitation of unmanned platform potential across the fleet

    13:00 Networking Lunch

    14:00 Session Reserved for Hisdesat

    14:30 Promoting Allied Integration to Enhance Joint ISTAR Capabilities and Assessing the Future Operating Environment

    Commodore Thomas Guy

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

  • The role of the CJOS CoE in optimising interoperability to maximise the uplifts of joint ISTAR capacities
  • Analysing the creation of joint ISTAR capabilities and increasing the use of unmanned systems to enhance the information edge
  • Evaluating the challenges faced in the future operating environment and how increasing allied integration can assist in overcoming these challenges
     
  • 15:00 Enhancing Platforms and Systems to Maximise the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s Operational Effectiveness

    Mr Phillip Hanson

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

  • Outlining MCA responsibilities and operations
  • Combining fixed and rotary-wing platforms for superior capabilities
  • Utilising airborne assets with other systems for more complete coverage
  • 15:30 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 Exploiting Developing Technologies for Superior Maritime Domain Awareness

    Dr Rhett Jefferies

    Dr Rhett Jefferies, Technical Director, Office of Naval Research Global

    • Update on Office of Naval Research Global Initiatives to accelerate transition of New Technologies for Superior Maritime Situational Awareness
    • Innovative technology for greater and more efficient data harvesting
    • Collaborating with international partners to improve joint capabilities
     

    16:30 Space-Based Maritime Awareness

    Mr Guy Thomas

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

  • Dramatically enhancing space-based maritime awareness through innovative technologies
  • The role of AI and machine learning tools in rapidly analysing data from Earth observation satellites and their sensors
  • Drivers and goals of future innovations in the field of space-based maritime awareness
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Rear Admiral (ret'd) Nick Lambert

    Rear Admiral (ret'd) Nick Lambert, Former UK National Hydrographer, Royal Navy

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Captain Eric Soderberg

    Captain Eric Soderberg

    Program Manager Multi-Mission Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems UAS, NAVAIR, US Navy
    Captain Fredrik Palmquist

    Captain Fredrik Palmquist

    Director, Naval Staff, Royal Swedish Navy
    Commodore Andrew Stacey

    Commodore Andrew Stacey

    Commander Fleet Operational Sea Training, Royal Navy
    Commodore Mike Knott

    Commodore Mike Knott

    Deputy Director Maritime Capability and Force Development, Royal Navy
    Commodore Thomas Guy

    Commodore Thomas Guy

    Deputy Director, Combined Joint Operations from the Sea Centre of Excellence
    Rear Admiral (ret'd) Nick Lambert

    Rear Admiral (ret'd) Nick Lambert

    Former UK National Hydrographer, Royal Navy
    Rear Admiral Alfonso Perez de Nanclares y Perez de Acevedo

    Rear Admiral Alfonso Perez de Nanclares y Perez de Acevedo

    Head of Satellite and Cyber Systems Branch, National Armaments Directorate, Spanish MoD
    Rear Admiral Fabio Agostini

    Rear Admiral Fabio Agostini

    Operation Commander, EUNAVFORMED Operation IRINI
    Rear Admiral Hans-Jörg Detlefsen

    Rear Admiral Hans-Jörg Detlefsen

    Commander Maritime Air, NATO MARCOM
    Rear Admiral Krzysztof Jaworski

    Rear Admiral Krzysztof Jaworski

    Commander of the Maritime Component Command, Polish Navy HQ

    Captain Eric Soderberg

    Program Manager Multi-Mission Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems UAS, NAVAIR, US Navy
    Captain Eric Soderberg

    Captain Fredrik Palmquist

    Director, Naval Staff, Royal Swedish Navy
    Captain Fredrik Palmquist

    Commodore Andrew Stacey

    Commander Fleet Operational Sea Training, Royal Navy
    Commodore Andrew Stacey

    Commodore Mike Knott

    Deputy Director Maritime Capability and Force Development, Royal Navy
    Commodore Mike Knott

    Commodore Thomas Guy

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

    Dr Gurpartap Sandhoo

    Distinguished Visiting Professor, Robert Heinlein Endowed Astronautics Chair, Aerospace Engineering Department , US Naval Academy
    Dr Gurpartap Sandhoo

    Dr Rhett Jefferies

    Technical Director, Office of Naval Research Global
    Dr Rhett Jefferies

    Lieutenant Colonel Conrado Ávila

    Satellite And Cyber Defence Systems, Spanish MoD
    Lieutenant Colonel Conrado Ávila

    Mr Alfonso Cardona

    Systems Director, Commercial and Business Development Division, Navantia S.A.
    Mr Alfonso Cardona

    Mr Christophe Fontaine

    GA-ASI Europe Regional Director, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc
    Mr Christophe Fontaine

    Mr Guy Thomas

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

    Mr Mitchell Free

    Senior Director, Global Joint Engagement Team (JET), Maxar
    Mr Mitchell Free

    Mr Phillip Hanson

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

    Mr Stefan Kolendo

    Senior Solutions Engineer – Joint Engagement Team (JET), Maxar
    Mr Stefan Kolendo

    Mrs Esma Mekraoui

    Business Development & Sales Manager, Maritime Surveillance, CLS
    Mrs Esma Mekraoui

    Rear Admiral (ret'd) Nick Lambert

    Former UK National Hydrographer, Royal Navy
    Rear Admiral (ret'd) Nick Lambert

    Rear Admiral Alfonso Perez de Nanclares y Perez de Acevedo

    Head of Satellite and Cyber Systems Branch, National Armaments Directorate, Spanish MoD
    Rear Admiral Alfonso Perez de Nanclares y Perez de Acevedo

    Rear Admiral Fabio Agostini

    Operation Commander, EUNAVFORMED Operation IRINI
    Rear Admiral Fabio Agostini

    Rear Admiral Hans-Jörg Detlefsen

    Commander Maritime Air, NATO MARCOM
    Rear Admiral Hans-Jörg Detlefsen

    Rear Admiral Krzysztof Jaworski

    Commander of the Maritime Component Command, Polish Navy HQ
    Rear Admiral Krzysztof Jaworski

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    AeroVironment

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    http://www.avinc.com

    At AeroVironment, our purpose is to secure lives and advance sustainability through transformative innovation. Our solutions give our customers a fresh vantage point, positioning them to see the world with new eyes and extending their reach beyond the line of sight. That is the power of our breakthrough unmanned aircraft systems, perfected and refined over a half century.

    Whether they are warfighters searching for an enemy, border patrol agents searching for people in need of assistance, our customers choose AeroVironment because our systems generate actionable intelligence reliably, creating a path to goals that would otherwise be unattainable.

    AeroVironment, Inc. designs, develops, produces, supports, and operates a portfolio of products and services for government agencies and businesses. The company offers unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and related services primarily to organizations within the U.S. Department of Defense and to international allied governments. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Simi Valley, California.



    CLS (Collecte Localisation Satellites)

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    CLS (Collecte Localisation Satellites) is a worldwide company and has been a pioneer provider of monitoring and surveillance solutions for the Earth since 1986.Our mission is to provide innovative space-based solutions to understand and protect our planet and to manage its resources sustainably. CLS it’s 30million positions processed each day 7/24/365 operational and a data center with 120 engineers, data scientists, Big Data specialists, maritime analysts.

    With a 30+ years’ expertise in maritime surveillance, CLS tracks daily vessels from more than100 flag administrations and each year, acquired and processed on near real-time more than 15,000 radar & optical images , thanks to its 3 receiving ground stations for Earth Observation.

    CLS is able to provide a complete maritime picture & actionable intelligence from large quantities of data at a glance thanks to state-of-the-art solutions.

    CLS is a recognized and trusted partner of maritime authorities, navies, customs and intelligence agencies worldwide.



    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

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    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a leading designer and manufacturer of proven, reliable Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems, including the Predator®, Reaper® and Gray Eagle UAS programs of record and the Lynx® Multi-mode Radar. Celebrating over 25 years of aviation innovation, GA-ASI provides long-endurance, multi-mission capable aircraft with integrated sensor and data link systems required to deliver persistent flight, enabling situational awareness and rapid strike. The company also produces a variety of ground control stations and sensor control/image analysis software, offers pilot training and support services, and develops meta-material antennas. For more information, visit www.ga-asi.com


    Hisdesat

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    Operator of satellite government services that provides secure satellite communications services to government agencies in different countries and it also offers radar Earth Observation services through the PAZ satellite. Constellations of maritime Satellite Traffic Information Satellites (AIS). Satellite multi-domain hyperconnectivity. -Secure communications: 2 satellites, SpainSAT and XTAR-Eur, covering 2/3 of Earth. New Program SPAINSAT NG (X, Ka-Mil y UHF bands). EO: PAZ (radar) and Ingenio (optical) designed for multiple purposes: border control, intelligence, environmental monitoring, protection of natural resources, military operations, enforcement of international treaties, surface monitoring, city and infrastructure planning, monitoring of natural catastrophes and high-resolution mapping, among many others. -The satellite-based maritime traffic information system receives AIS signals from the vessels that are equipped with this system. It will provide an accurate picture of the world’s maritime traffic in real time.


    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 manoeuvrable 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 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 manoeuvrable 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.



    Maxar

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    https://www.maxar.com/

    Maxar is a trusted partner and innovator in Earth Intelligence and Space Infrastructure. We deliver disruptive value to government and commercial customers to help them monitor, understand and navigate our changing planet; deliver global broadband communications; and explore and advance the use of space. Our unique approach combines decades of deep mission understanding and a proven commercial and defense foundation to deploy solutions and deliver insights with unrivaled speed, scale and cost effectiveness. Maxar’s 4,000 team members in 20 global locations are inspired to harness the potential of space to help our customers create a better world. Maxar trades on the New York Stock Exchange and Toronto Stock Exchange as MAXR. For more information, visit www.maxar.com.


    Navantia

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    https://www.navantia.es/en/

    Spanish state-owned company reference in providing top advanced technology services and products that meet its clients´ needs in the defence sector, mainly in the naval domain. It is an international company that exports to over 20 countries, exporting 10,000 million euros in the last 10 years and successfully developing transfer of technology projects. In addition to their proven engineering designs, Navantia can be proud of having the capability to integrate all kinds of equipment and systems for all types of ships and non-naval units. Our facilities and personnel in the shipyards of Ferrol, Cádiz and Cartagena become key elements for Navantia to provide, for each customer, the best possible global solution tailored to specific requirements and particularities. The Systems division of Navantia has gained extensive experience in the design, development, production and integration of: Combat Management Systems, Gun Fire Control Systems, Integrated Communications Systems, Integrated Navigation and Bridge Systems and Integrated Platform Management Systems for any type of ship: patrol vessels, frigates, submarines, aircraft carriers, amphibious vessels, minehunters, survey vessels and support ships. Navantia also provides other solutions for the Army, like Battlefield Management Systems, Gun Fire Control Systems, Forward Observer Systems and Surveillance systems, intended to provide security for both military and civilian strategic infrastructures such as: military bases, coastlines, ports, harbours and offshore platforms. From the point of view of unmanned vehicles, Navantia holds specific product lines devoted to land and surface, with different solutions in service. Navantia’s unmanned solutions are designed to successfully achieve the mission for which it was conceived.


    Robin Radar Systems

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    https://www.robinradar.com/

    We are Robin Radar Systems. Technology leader in tracking and classification of small objects. At Robin Radar Systems, we’ve specialised in detecting and tracking small objects for 33 years. Birds actually. And even though we started with tracking birds, we validated our data with drones, in order to prove our radar tracking accuracy. So we’re in a unique position, with a wealth of experience, to detect, track, and classify (read separate) birds from drones. Drone detection radar: ELVIRA® covers a full 360 degrees and comes with a standard instrumented range of five kilometres. ELVIRA® provides unlimited coverage by combining multiple radar devices into an integrated sensor network. The output from multiple radars is incorporated into one unambiguous picture, meaning a single drone causes a single alarm. Bird radar: Our range of bird radars track the exact flight paths of both flocks and individual birds up to 10 kilometres. They automatically detect and log hundreds of birds simultaneously, including their size, speed, direction and flight path. With our avian radars, you'll be tracking in real-time, 24/7, all around your airport. You’ll have all the information you need to mitigate bird strikes, and even intervene, when necessary.

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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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