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The SMi Group is pleased to announce the 3rd annual Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology conference which will be held in London on the 8th and 9th May 2019.

As technology and innovation continue to push the boundaries of operational capabilities in Naval warfare, Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology 2019 is a crucial forum for the discussion of current and future projects and programmes delivering unmanned and autonomous technology for modern Navies.

Bringing together key planners and decision makers from across the NATO-aligned world, this is the only event providing holistic coverage of unmanned systems across the full maritime domain, including undersea, surface, and aerial environments.

Key topics will include:

  • Anti-submarine warfare
  • Aerial unmanned maritime systems
  • Autonomy in mine countermeasure operations
  • Developing joint interoperability across unmanned systems
  • Updates on key unmanned platform programmes
  • The future of unmanned capabilities

 

 

  • Hear the very latest from senior naval officers on the latest advancements in unmanned and autonomous technology
  • Listen to comprehensive briefings on anti-submarine warfare, mine countermeasures, fixed wing and rotary aerial unmanned systems, unmanned platform updates, and technological innovation in the Naval sphere
  • Learn about the latest developments within unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and unmanned surface vehicles (USVs)
  • Explore the ways in which interoperability between nations and departments will maximise asset development within maritime forces going forward
  • Meet and network with military and industry  decision makers in unmanned systems

International Ocean Science & Technology Industry Association (IOSTIA); Atlas Elektronik Gmbh; Atlas Elektronik UK; ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK Ltd; BAE SYSTEMS; BAE Systems Surface Ships Ltd; Canadian High Commission; Current Scientific Corporation; Defence Equipment & Support, Ministry of Defence; Defence Equipment and Support; Deutsches Zentrum Fur Luft Und Raumfahrt E V; Dstl ; Elbit Systems; Elbit Systems UK; European Union Operation HQ; Finnish Defence Research Agency; FMV; Fr. Fassmer GmbH & Co. KG; German Navy; Imperial College Of Science And Medicine; Inmarsat; Intrepid Minds Ltd; Leonardo; National Oceanography Centre; NATO MARCOM; NATO MCM Centre of Excellence; Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation; Northrop Grumman; Ocean Matrix Ltd; ONR Global; Optics11; OSI Maritime Systems; RADLEY CONSULTING; RNLN; Rolls Royce Naval; Royal Australian Navy; Royal Navy; Royal Netherlands Navy; SEA Ltd; Seastema; SeeByte Ltd; Shephard Media; Sirehna; Southampton University; Spanish Navy; STX France; Teledyne Gavia; Thales UK; The Boeing Company; The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office; UAE GHQ; Ultra Electronics Command & Sonar Systems; Ultra Electronics Ltd T/A CIS; United Kingdom Hydrographic Office; United States Embassy; University of Sheffield; US Navy;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix

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

9:00 Unmanned and Autonomous Systems and the Future of Royal Navy Capabilities and Power Projection

Commodore Mike Knott

Commodore Mike Knott, Assistant Chief of Staff Maritime Capability, Royal Navy UK

  • Evolving with the changing nature of naval warfare, addressing complex new threats and developing effective technology and strategies to counter these threats
  • Autonomy as a force multiplier: Extending the Royal Navy’s global reach and operational capacity
  • Integrating unmanned systems into the surface fleet, and increasing the use of unmanned systems in traditional naval operations
  • The role of autonomous systems in the carrier strike group, and the potential for UAVs to revolutionise carrier operations
  • Maintaining Royal Navy thought leadership in an increasingly information and technology driven world
  • 9:40 Delivering the Next Generation of Royal Navy Assets to Enable Effective Operational Capability into the 21st Century

    Commander Sean Trevethan

    Commander Sean Trevethan, Fleet Robotics Officer, Royal Navy

  • Future plans for robotic and autonomous development after the Royal Navy’s Unmanned Warrior exercises
  • Identifying operational shortfalls in order to plan effectively for future unmanned capabilities
  • Key trends in unmanned technology – considering the design, functions and capabilities of autonomous systems to ensure they meet the mission demands of the future
  • Maximising operational effectiveness by integrating unmanned surface vehicles, unmanned underwater vehicles, and UAV’s into one network
  • 10:20 Session Reserved for Leonardo

    11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:30 Driving Royal Canadian Navy ISTAR Capabilities through Holistic New Unmanned and Autonomous Capabilities

    Commander Roman Antoniewicz

    Commander Roman Antoniewicz, Director of Maritime Domain Awareness and C4ISR, Canadian Forces

  • Outlining the RCN’s plans for integrated unmanned and autonomous ISTAR capabilities
  • Assessing unmanned requirements across the aerial, surface, and underwater environments
  • Current and future platforms to provide greater domain awareness in littoral and deep-water environments
  • Regulatory and operational challenges in developing autonomous ISTAR capacity
  • 12:10 An Update on the Transformation of German Naval ISR Capabilities Through Rotary Unmanned Aerial Systems in the Maritime Sphere

    Commander Andreas Muller

    Commander Andreas Muller, Chief Planning Officer, Naval Air Arm, German Navy

  • Meeting future requirements for the German Navy by embracing unmanned systems
  • Establishing greater maritime domain awareness through autonomous rotary wing ISR platforms
  • Acquiring effective modular rotary wing platforms, for multi-mission purposes
  • Embedding electronic and infrared sensors into unmanned systems, and benefitting from increased sensory fusion
  • Challenges in delivering unmanned capabilities, including payload size challenges
  • 12:50 Networking Lunch

    13:50 Session Reserved for Aselsan

    14:30 S&T Challenges and Opportunities in Transitioning Unmanned Maritime Systems to Naval Operations

    Dr. John R. Potter

    Dr. John R. Potter, Former Principal Strategic Development Officer, NATO CMRE

    • Next-wave developments in unmanned and autonomous
    systems for use in naval operations
    • Reinventing the testing, evaluation and procurement cycle to enable agile design and testing by navies, researchers, and industry to exploit unmanned systems' potential
    • Emerging AI and other technologies that support next-generation, truly autonomous systems

    15:10 Self-Organising Robotic Networks for Ocean Monitoring

    Dr. Andrea Munafo

    Dr. Andrea Munafo, Senior Robotic Systems and Software Engineer, National Oceanography Centre

  • Building autonomous networks for ocean monitoring and data gathering
  • Using networks to build greater domain awareness
  • Challenges in developing self-organising networks
  • Command and control implications
  • 15:50 Afternoon Tea

    16:20 Utilising Unmanned Underwater Assets for Communication and Domain Awareness

    Mr Alexander Gabrielse

    Mr Alexander Gabrielse, Senior Scientist Underwater Technology, Defence Material Organisation

  • The potential for sensor fusion through unmanned and autonomous underwater platforms 
  • Assessing current and future sensor payloads available for underwater assets, combining multiple sensors and communication nodes
  • Challenges in using underwater sensors to aide communication and communication for submarines and other underwater vehicles
  • 17:00 Closing Panel Discussion: Integrating Unmanned and Autonomous Systems into Traditional Naval Operations

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix

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

    Commander Sean Trevethan

    Commander Sean Trevethan, Fleet Robotics Officer, Royal Navy

    Commander Roman Antoniewicz

    Commander Roman Antoniewicz, Director of Maritime Domain Awareness and C4ISR, Canadian Forces

    Commander Yvo Jaenen

    Commander Yvo Jaenen, Deputy Commander Belgian Navy MCM service and Operational Commander North Sea Unmanned MCM and Communications Trials 2016-2017, Belgian Navy

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

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix

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

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    9:00 Integrating Unmanned and Autonomous Systems for More Effective Hydrography in Support of Royal Navy Activities

    Captain Gary Hesling

    Captain Gary Hesling, Captain HM/Hydrographer of the Navy, Royal Navy

  • The growing role of unmanned systems in hydrographic missions, contributing geospatial data in support of RN operations
  • Leveraging unmanned surface vehicles and autonomous underwater vehicles transform mapping, surveying, and other hydrographic activities
  • Harnessing data and sensor fusion to aid ship navigation and increasing RN operational effectiveness
  • 9:40 Research and Development on Biomimetic Underwater Vehicles

    Captain Piotr Szymak

    Captain Piotr Szymak, Director of Institute of Electrical Engineering and Automatics, Polish Naval Academy

  • Looking at new and future unmanned vehicles based on living organisms, and their potential military use
  • Current national and combined projects aimed at producing effective biomimetic unmanned vehicles (BUVs)
  • Enhancing propulsion and range through ‘biomimicking’
  • Increasing covert ISR capabilities through BUVs
  • 10:20 Session Reserved for Sponsor

    11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:30 Incorporating Emerging Unmanned Technologies to Meet US Navy Operational Demands

    Head of International Programmes, PEO Unmanned & Small Combatants (Subject to Final Confirmation)

    Head of International Programmes, PEO Unmanned & Small Combatants (Subject to Final Confirmation), , US Navy

  • The role of PEO Unmanned and Small Combatants in shaping future US Navy technologies and to be used in diverse environments
  • The future vision for unmanned capabilities for the US Navy, using autonomous systems for greater ISR, anti-submarine warfare, hydrography, and kinetic weapon delivery
  • Current programmes delivering unmanned platforms into service such as the Knifefish UUV
  • Developing effective Naval open systems architecture combining multiple platforms and systems
  • 12:10 Evolving Approaches to Belgian and Dutch Mine Countermeasure (MCM) Operations in the Age of Autonomy

    Commander Yvo Jaenen

    Commander Yvo Jaenen, Deputy Commander Belgian Navy MCM service and Operational Commander North Sea Unmanned MCM and Communications Trials 2016-2017, Belgian Navy

  • How unmanned maritime systems are changing the traditional conduct of MCM operations
  • Pairing autonomous and human operated systems for a hybrid approach to MCM operations
  • Reducing threat to sailors and operators, enhancing safety whilst increasing efficiency in mine hunting, sweeping and clearing
  • Cooperating with the Netherlands Navy to enhance current MCM capacities
  • Belgian initiatives for Maritime Autonomous Systems for MCM under the PESCO project
  • 12:50 Session Reserved for Portuguese Navy Unmanned Vehicles Operational Experimentation Unit (Details TBC)

    Lieutenant Tiago Lanca

    Lieutenant Tiago Lanca, Commanding Officer Unmanned Vehicles Operational Experimentation Unit, Portuguese Navy

    13:30 Networking Lunch

    14:30 Panel Discussion: Developing Unmanned and Autonomous Systems that Meet Naval Mission Requirements

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix

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

    Captain Piotr Szymak

    Captain Piotr Szymak, Director of Institute of Electrical Engineering and Automatics, Polish Naval Academy

    Dr. Andrea Munafo

    Dr. Andrea Munafo, Senior Robotic Systems and Software Engineer, National Oceanography Centre

    Dr. John R. Potter

    Dr. John R. Potter, Former Principal Strategic Development Officer, NATO CMRE

    15:10 Developments in Autonomous Navigation for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

    Professor Nabil Aouf

    Professor Nabil Aouf, Professor of Robotics and Autonomous Systems, City, University of London

    15:50 Afternoon Tea

    16:30 A Training and Simulation Perspective on Unmanned and Autonomous Systems in the Maritime Domain

    Mr. Andy Fawkes

    Mr. Andy Fawkes, Director, Thinke Company Ltd

  • Developing new training methods to ensure effective use of unmanned systems in the maritime environment
  • Preparing sailors to work with advanced autonomous systems in traditional naval operations
  • Leveraging unmanned systems to also enhance training methods
  • 17:10 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of 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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    Captain Gary Hesling

    Captain Gary Hesling

    Captain HM/Hydrographer of the Navy, Royal Navy
    Captain Piotr Szymak

    Captain Piotr Szymak

    Director of Institute of Electrical Engineering and Automatics, Polish Naval Academy
    Commander Sean Trevethan

    Commander Sean Trevethan

    Fleet Robotics Officer, Royal Navy
    Commander Yvo Jaenen

    Commander Yvo Jaenen

    Deputy Commander Belgian Navy MCM service and Operational Commander North Sea Unmanned MCM and Communications Trials 2016-2017, Belgian Navy
    Commodore Mike Knott

    Commodore Mike Knott

    Assistant Chief of Staff Maritime Capability, Royal Navy UK
    Dr. John R. Potter

    Dr. John R. Potter

    Former Principal Strategic Development Officer, NATO CMRE
    Mr Alexander Gabrielse

    Mr Alexander Gabrielse

    Senior Scientist Underwater Technology, Defence Material Organisation

    Andy Fawkes

    Director, Thinke Company Ltd
    Andy Fawkes

    Captain Gary Hesling

    Captain HM/Hydrographer of the Navy, Royal Navy
    Captain Gary Hesling

    Captain Piotr Szymak

    Director of Institute of Electrical Engineering and Automatics, Polish Naval Academy
    Captain Piotr Szymak

    Commander Andreas Muller

    Chief Planning Officer, Naval Air Arm, German Navy
    Commander Andreas Muller

    Commander Roman Antoniewicz

    Director of Maritime Domain Awareness and C4ISR, Canadian Forces
    Commander Roman Antoniewicz

    Commander Sean Trevethan

    Fleet Robotics Officer, Royal Navy
    Commander Sean Trevethan

    Commander Yvo Jaenen

    Deputy Commander Belgian Navy MCM service and Operational Commander North Sea Unmanned MCM and Communications Trials 2016-2017, Belgian Navy
    Commander Yvo Jaenen

    Commodore Mike Knott

    Assistant Chief of Staff Maritime Capability, Royal Navy UK
    Commodore Mike Knott

    Dr. Andrea Munafo

    Senior Robotic Systems and Software Engineer, National Oceanography Centre
    Dr. Andrea Munafo

    Dr. John R. Potter

    Former Principal Strategic Development Officer, NATO CMRE
    Dr. John R. Potter

    Lieutenant Tiago Lanca

    Commanding Officer Unmanned Vehicles Operational Experimentation Unit, Portuguese Navy
    Lieutenant Tiago Lanca

    Mr Alexander Gabrielse

    Senior Scientist Underwater Technology, Defence Material Organisation
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    Nabil Aouf

    Professor of Robotics and Autonomous Systems, City, University of London
    Nabil Aouf

    Piotr Szymak

    Director of Institute of Electrical Engineering and Automatics, Polish Naval Academy
    Piotr  Szymak

    Professor Nabil Aouf

    Professor of Robotics and Autonomous Systems, City, University of London
    Professor Nabil Aouf

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix

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

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    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

     

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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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