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Exercise Unmanned Warrior has shown the Naval community that drones, both autonomous and remotely controlled, will remain a permanent feature on today’s and tomorrow’s naval theatre of operations. Sailors will be removed from the ‘dull, dirty and dangerous’ roles so that they may focus on more important tasks. Unmanned Surface Vessels, Unmanned Underwater Vehicles and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles will continue to proliferate as they expand the range from which navies can operate, all at a reduced cost and risk to personnel.

Building on the success of our previous maritime events SMi Group proudly presents their first annual Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology conference which will be held in London on the 24th and 25th May 2017. It will bring together leading developers and operators of unmanned maritime systems with the aim of providing a forum to discuss how remotely controlled and autonomous systems will change the nature of naval operations for years to come. This will be achieved through panel discussion and briefings based around individual platform types as well as operational experiences and technological insights. We strive to provide effective learning experiences and knowledge by providing expertly chosen speakers recommended from in depth research and consultation.

  • Hear from senior naval officials on the latest advancements in unmanned technology
  • Learn how UMS are changing the nature of warfare above and below the water
  • Gain access to key military stakeholders all seeking to develop their unmanned capabilities
  • Discuss topics focused around key platforms and capabilities from UUVs for Mine Counter Measures to USVs for Anti-Surface Warfare
  • Informal networking time to talk to peers and colleagues also shaping and influencing Unmanned Maritime System programmes today
  • Unmanned Maritime System Programme Managers
  • Maritime Capability Directors
  • Maritime Systems Trial and Evaluation Team Leaders
  • Platform Acquisition Managers
  • Underwater Warfare Commanders
  • Surface Warfare Commanders
  • Littoral Combat Experts
  • Unmanned System Engineers
  • UMS Marketing and Sales Managers
  • Autonomous System Designers

Airbus; Airbus Military ; Australian Civil Military Centre; Aviation Learn ; Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore; Consultant; Embraer Asia Pacific Pte Ltd; Finmeccanica; Help Logistics ; IFRC; INAEC Aviation Corporation; Inmarsat; International Red Cross; Logistic People (Asia Pacific); MCCE; Movement Coordination Centre Europe; National University Of Singapore; National University Singapore; None; Pacific Disaster Centre Program; Red Cross; Republic Of Singapore Air Force; Royal Australian Air Force; Royal Malaysian Air Force (R M A F); Royal Singapore Airforce; Save the Children; Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd; The Rand Corporation; UK MOD; United Nations-UN; Universität der Bundeswehr München; US Air Force; Volga Dnepr Unique Air Cargo; World Food Programme;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Rear Admiral (Retd.) Nick Lambert

Rear Admiral (Retd.) Nick Lambert, Former UK National Hydrographer, Royal Navy

9:10 Unmanned Warrior: Doing Things Differently

Brigadier Jim  Morris

Brigadier Jim Morris , Assistant Chief of Staff Maritime Capability, Royal Navy UK

9:50 Status and Way Ahead for USVs and UUVs, including Enablers & Technologies

Rear Admiral Chip

Rear Admiral Chip "Bullet" Miller, Head of Air Warfare, US Navy

  • USVs and UUVs, their current uses and future efforts
  • Enabling technologies & systems
  • Current challenges/opportunities for unmanned systems within the US Navy
     
  • 10:20 Morning Coffee

    10:50 Keynote Address: The Importance of Unmanned Maritime Systems for Future Naval Operations

    Admiral Sir George Zambellas

    Admiral Sir George Zambellas, Former First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, Royal Navy UK

  • Key trends in unmanned technology; autonomy, design and mission role
  • The impact of UMS on Naval tactics and strategy
  • How Manned-Unmanned teaming will enhance the navy's ability to complete missions effectively
  • 11:30 The Digital Ocean: the Future of Maritime Surveillance

    Daniel Middleton

    Daniel Middleton, Executive Vice President, Global Sales and Business Development, Liquid Robotics

  • Over the past decade, Unmanned Systems have transitioned from novel technologies to workhorse systems for maritime surveillance.
  • This is based on their value of extending surveillance coverage at lower risks and costs than today’s manned systems.
  • The challenge, today and over the next decade, is to create a seafloor to space network for real-time monitoring and communication of threats. To connect ocean sensors, devices, manned and unmanned vehicles together to form a data and communications network for real-time maritime intelligence.
  • This is Liquid Robotics’ vision to help create the Digital Ocean: a critical enabler to the future of Maritime Surveillance and superiority.
     
  • 12:00 The Polish Approach to Mine Warfare with Unmanned Systems

    Captain Zbigniew Gorniak

    Captain Zbigniew Gorniak, Deputy Chief of Staff Plans, Maritime Operations Centre, Polish Navy

  • Integrating Polish capabilities into the multinational BURMIN project
  • Delivering strategic, operational and tactical freedom of manoeuvre for Polish and Allied forces in the Baltic
  • Choosing the right vessel types and designs to provide MCM support
  • Developments in detection and disposal technology to keep naval assets safe in shallow and open water
     
  • 12:30 Networking Lunch

    13:30 PANEL DISCUSSION: Manned-Unmanned Teaming – Changing the Nature of Maritime Operations

  • Keeping sailors safer while enhancing their combat capabilities
  • Integrating UUVs, USVs and UAVs into one network in support of manned platforms
  • Working collaboratively to fulfil multiple missions at one time
  • Future teaming projects to determine manned and unmanned partnership
  • Rear Admiral (Retd.) Nick Lambert

    Rear Admiral (Retd.) Nick Lambert, Former UK National Hydrographer, Royal Navy

    Rear Admiral Chip

    Rear Admiral Chip "Bullet" Miller, Head of Air Warfare, US Navy

    Admiral Sir George Zambellas

    Admiral Sir George Zambellas, Former First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, Royal Navy UK

    Captain Zbigniew Gorniak

    Captain Zbigniew Gorniak, Deputy Chief of Staff Plans, Maritime Operations Centre, Polish Navy

    Commander Lutz Reichel

    Commander Lutz Reichel, Future Development of Naval Air Systems, German Navy

    14:10 The role of USV in current and future missions

    Commander (Retd.) Ofer  Nativ

    Commander (Retd.) Ofer Nativ, Product Line Manager Unmanned Maritime Systems , Rafael

    14:40 Developing a MCM Capability through Stand-off Surface and Underwater Platforms

    Morten Nakjem

    Morten Nakjem, Research Manager, Maritime Systems, FFI

  • USVs for towed minesweeps
  • AUVs for detecting hidden mines on the ocean floor
  • USVs with one shot mine disposal weapon
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 Autonomy And Unmanned Systems Research For The Navy After Next

    Captain Clark Troyer

    Captain Clark Troyer, Commanding Officer, ONR Global

  • An overview of the latest developments in science and technology trends relevant to robotic autonomy for unmanned systems
  • Key requirements for autonomous systems and how they will help the navy operate in challenging complex environments
  • 16:10 The UK Approach to Combat Network Integration of Off-board Sensor Systems: ACER

    Dr Phillip Smith

    Dr Phillip Smith, Above Water Systems Programme Manager, DSTL

  • Incorporating unmanned systems into a wider network through open interface standards
  • Enhancing battlespace situational awareness by the integration of unmanned vehicle sourced data into the recognised tactical pictur
  • The success of the system in Exercise Unmanned Warrior
  • What the future holds for ACER in naval operations
  • 16:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Rear Admiral (Retd.) Nick Lambert

    Rear Admiral (Retd.) Nick Lambert, Former UK National Hydrographer, Royal Navy

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Rear Admiral (Retd.) Nick Lambert

    Rear Admiral (Retd.) Nick Lambert, Former UK National Hydrographer, Royal Navy

    9:10 Leveraging autonomy for more efficient and effective acquisition of environmental information: NOAA Office of Coast Survey’s autonomous systems strategy

    Rear Admiral Shepard Smith

    Rear Admiral Shepard Smith, Director of the Office of Coast Survey, NOAA: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

  • Current development and utilization of technology and procedures with autonomous systems benefiting NOAA’s navigation products and services
  • Enhance Coast Survey capabilities and realize efficiency gains in data collection and processing of hydrographic surveys
  • Specialization of operator training in autonomous system usage and integration
  • Exploring conversion of current platforms into manned/unmanned optional platforms capitalizing on pre-existing infrastructure
  • Foster collaboration, innovation, and maturation of autonomous systems to expedite development of viable integration for maritime navigation application
  • 9:50 Forward Thinking to Integrate UAVs into future NATO Maritime Operations

    Commodore Andreas Vettos

    Commodore Andreas Vettos, Commander Maritime Air Directorate, NATO MARCOM

     

  • The increased importance of drones for enhancing Maritime ISR
  • Operational experience in recent naval exercises and missions
  • Large scale continuing development of autonomous maritime air operations
  • 10:20 Unmanned Aerial Systems on German Corvette Class 130

    Commander Lutz Reichel

    Commander Lutz Reichel, Future Development of Naval Air Systems, German Navy

  • Corvette class 130: a short history of UAVs        
  • Reconnaissance with EO- and IR-sensor
  • Rotor drone against fixed wing drone
  • German regulations to operate UAV in international airspace
  • 10:50 Morning Coffee

    11:20 Autonomy and Counter Unmanned Autonomous Systems (CUAxS)

    Lieutenant Colonel Luca Bertonati

    Lieutenant Colonel Luca Bertonati, Transformation Branch SO, Combined Joint Operations from the Sea Centre of Excellence

  • Impact of Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAxS ) on military thinking and the conduct of operations
  • Level of Autonomy on UAxS
  • Threat-Vulnerability Analysis, DTAG, CDAG
  • Concept addressing Counter Unmanned Autonomous Systems (CUAxS)
  • 11:50 Underwater Warfare Technology Research and Development: Providing Effective Capabilities to the Swedish Navy

  • Anti-Submarine Warfare:  AUV Acoustic Target System
  • Optimising autonomous mine counter measures for detection and disposal in the Baltic Sea
  • Developing the teaming and interaction of manned and unmanned systems in underwater environments
     
  • Matteo Perrone

    Matteo Perrone, Development Engineer Underwater Systems, FMV - F÷rsvarets Materielverk

    Johan Wahren

    Johan Wahren, Project Manager Underwater Warfare, FMV - F÷rsvarets Materielverk

    12:20 Implementation of Unmanned Maritime Systems in the Advanced CD&E Environment

    Yntze Meijer

    Yntze Meijer, Programme Manager, TNO

  • An analysis of unmanned systems in an operational environment
  • Answering key questions when deploying UXVs in Maritime environments and on-board naval platforms
  • Extracting lessons learned and implementing them into operational doctrine
     
  • 12:50 Networking Lunch

    13:50 Protecting the Blue Economy Through the Use of Unmanned Platforms

    Commander (Retd.) Lee Hardy OBE

    Commander (Retd.) Lee Hardy OBE, Associate , Nick Lambert Associates Ltd

  • From the perspective of situational awareness making specific reference to recent demonstration activity
  • Countering Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing; implementing autonomous technology for continuous monitoring
  • USVs for enhanced Border Control
  • 14:20 Pioneering MAS demonstrator missions for the UK community

    Professor Russell Wynn

    Professor Russell Wynn, Chief Scientist, NOC Marine Autonomous and Robotic Systems , National Oceanography Centre

  • Introduction to UK MAS research capability, and the ongoing £25M capital MAS programme
  • Lessons learned, and examples of data gathered, from ambitious demonstrator missions involving combined fleets of marine surface and submarine vehicles
  • Initial results of MASSMO3 (NOC and partners contribution to Unmanned Warrior)
  • Developing plans for MASSMO4 and 5 in 2017-18
  • 14:50 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 Ingenuity in the Design and Manufacture of Future Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Maritime Reconnaissance

    Andrew  Lock

    Andrew Lock, Enterprise Fellow, University of Southampton

  • An introduction to additive manufacturing
  • An overview 3D printed unmanned aircraft, including the SULSA demonstrator for the Royal Navy
  • Future concepts to consider when producing and operating UAVs
  • 15:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Rear Admiral (Retd.) Nick Lambert

    Rear Admiral (Retd.) Nick Lambert, Former UK National Hydrographer, Royal Navy

    16:00 Close of Conference

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Admiral Sir George Zambellas

    Admiral Sir George Zambellas

    Former First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, Royal Navy UK
    Brigadier Jim  Morris

    Brigadier Jim Morris

    Assistant Chief of Staff Maritime Capability, Royal Navy UK
    Captain Clark Troyer

    Captain Clark Troyer

    Commanding Officer, ONR Global
    Commodore Andreas Vettos

    Commodore Andreas Vettos

    Commander Maritime Air Directorate, NATO MARCOM
    Rear Admiral Chip

    Rear Admiral Chip "Bullet" Miller

    Head of Air Warfare, US Navy
    Rear Admiral Shepard Smith

    Rear Admiral Shepard Smith

    Director of the Office of Coast Survey, NOAA: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

    Admiral Sir George Zambellas

    Former First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, Royal Navy UK
    Admiral Sir George Zambellas

    Andrew Lock

    Enterprise Fellow, University of Southampton
    Andrew  Lock

    Brigadier Jim Morris

    Assistant Chief of Staff Maritime Capability, Royal Navy UK
    Brigadier Jim  Morris

    Captain Clark Troyer

    Commanding Officer, ONR Global
    Captain Clark Troyer

    Captain Zbigniew Gorniak

    Deputy Chief of Staff Plans, Maritime Operations Centre, Polish Navy
    Captain Zbigniew Gorniak

    Commander (Retd.) Lee Hardy OBE

    Associate , Nick Lambert Associates Ltd
    Commander (Retd.) Lee Hardy OBE

    Commander (Retd.) Ofer Nativ

    Product Line Manager Unmanned Maritime Systems , Rafael
    Commander (Retd.) Ofer  Nativ

    Commander Lutz Reichel

    Future Development of Naval Air Systems, German Navy
    Commander Lutz Reichel

    Commodore Andreas Vettos

    Commander Maritime Air Directorate, NATO MARCOM
    Commodore Andreas Vettos

    Daniel Middleton

    Executive Vice President, Global Sales and Business Development, Liquid Robotics
    Daniel Middleton

    Dr John Andrews

    Science Director, Office of Naval Research Global
    Dr John Andrews

    Dr Phillip Smith

    Above Water Systems Programme Manager, DSTL
    Dr Phillip Smith

    Johan Wahren

    Project Manager Underwater Warfare, FMV - F÷rsvarets Materielverk
    Johan Wahren

    Lieutenant Colonel Luca Bertonati

    Transformation Branch SO, Combined Joint Operations from the Sea Centre of Excellence
    Lieutenant Colonel Luca Bertonati

    Matteo Perrone

    Development Engineer Underwater Systems, FMV - F÷rsvarets Materielverk
    Matteo Perrone

    Morten Nakjem

    Research Manager, Maritime Systems, FFI
    Morten Nakjem

    Professor Russell Wynn

    Chief Scientist, NOC Marine Autonomous and Robotic Systems , National Oceanography Centre
    Professor Russell Wynn

    Rear Admiral (Retd.) Nick Lambert

    Former UK National Hydrographer, Royal Navy
    Rear Admiral (Retd.) Nick Lambert

    Rear Admiral Chip "Bullet" Miller

    Head of Air Warfare, US Navy
    Rear Admiral Chip "Bullet" Miller

    Rear Admiral Shepard Smith

    Director of the Office of Coast Survey, NOAA: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
    Rear Admiral Shepard Smith

    Yntze Meijer

    Programme Manager, TNO
    Yntze Meijer

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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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