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The SMi Group is pleased to announce the second annual Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology conference which will be held in London on the 16th and 17th May 2018.

At this year's Unmanned Maritime Systems there will once again be a range of networking opportunites:

  • Meet and greet service providers and military end users that make up the attendees and exhibitors
  • Network over coffee and lunch with vendors, autonomous platform programme managers and senior naval officers to discuss key topics within the field of unmanned systems
  • Diseminate information over three and a half hours of networking during the conference days

As navies across the globe respond to ever more complex and contested operating environments the drive to develop and deliver unmanned and autonomous systems has become more critical than ever. Bringing together international operators and solution providers from a plethora of defence agencies, UMS 2018 promises to provide a valuable forum for anyone looking to enhance their unmanned capability. 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.


 

 

Reasons to attend include:

  • 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 

 

Aeronautics; Asv; Atlas Elektronik UK; ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK Ltd; BAE Systems Surface Ships Ltd; Boeing Defence UK Ltd; Canadian High Commission; CASG; CJOS COE; Defence & Security Organisation; Dept of Defence; Dstl; Dstl Portsdown West; Egyptian Defence Office; Embassy of Brazil; ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH; FFI; Fincantieri; FMV - F÷rsvarets Materielverk; FN Herstal; German Navy; Global Data – Ship Technology Global magazine; High Commission of Sri Lanka; Hydroid Inc; IHS Janes; Italian Navy; L3 Technologies; Leonardo; Liquid Robotics; Maritime Capabilities; Montpellier; National Oceanography Centre; NATO Combined Joint Ops from the Sea Centre of Excellence (NATO CJOS COE); NATO MARCOM; Nick Lambert Associates Ltd; NOAA: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration; NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey; Office of Naval Research Global; ONR Global; Polish Navy; Rafael; Rolls-Royce; Royal Navy; Royal Navy UK; Saab Ab; Salamanca Group; Saudi Aramco; SEA Ltd; Seebyte; Shephard Media; Textron Systems; Thales; Thales UK; TNO; UAE GHQ; UMS Skeldar AG; United States Embassy; University of Southampton; 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 The Future Navy and Unmanned Systems in the Maritime Task Group

Rear Admiral Keith Blount OBE FRAeS

Rear Admiral Keith Blount OBE FRAeS, Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff Aviation, Amphibious Capability and Carriers, Royal Navy

 

  • Strategic context and the future Navy vision
  • Integrating autonomous assets into the Queen Elizabeth Class Carrier Strike Group
  • Global presence and global challenge
  • Role of autonomy in generating presence

     

9:30 Effectively Exploiting Unmanned and Autonomous Systems within EUNAVFOR Somalia

Rear Admiral Alfonso Perez de Nanclares

Rear Admiral Alfonso Perez de Nanclares, Deputy Operation Commander , European Union Naval Force Somalia

 

  • An overview of the operating environment for Operation Atlanta and the importance of comprehensive maritime domain awareness
  • Effectively utilising unmanned systems to keep sailors out of harm’s way
  • Building situational awareness through air-based unmanned platforms within anti-piracy efforts
  • Future UAS priorities for end-users within EUNAVFOR
  • Generating more effective ISR through long range autonomous
  • 10:00 The Contribution of Autonomous Systems to the delivery of Maritime Capability

    Mr Mike Clark

    Mr Mike Clark, Maritime and Emergency Services Capability Development Manager, Leonardo

     

    ·         Rotary Wing UAS operational capabilities
    ·         Contribution to maritime force structures above, on and below surface
    ·         Integration with surface ships, manned rotary wing and unmanned vessels
    ·         Future trends and capabilities

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Strengthening the Unmanned Undersea Capabilities of the Royal Netherlands Navy

     

    • An overview of the undersea domain and the unique challenges and opportunities it poses
    • Integrating advanced sensors into platform systems to support modern mine hunting 
    • Analysis of the HUGIN AUV project within the context of the Royal Netherlands Navy’s move to autonomous systems 
    • Ensuring that platforms remain portable and flexible to permit deployment from different vessel types 
    • Future priorities and opportunities 
    Commander Eric van Lawick  van Pabst

    Commander Eric van Lawick van Pabst, Head of Underwater Technology Officer, Royal Netherlands Navy

    Mrs Tilly Driesenaar

    Mrs Tilly Driesenaar, Senior Scientist Underwater Warfare Technology, Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation

    11:30 STX France Launch and Recovery System (LARS)

    Mr Adrien Benoist

    Mr Adrien Benoist, Senior Naval Architect & Engineer , STX France

     

  • The USV and AUV booming market required innovative LARS adapted to Navies requirements to operate them at sea states 4 to 5 with minimum risk for the seamen and equipment.
  • Each USV and AUV has its own process to be launched and recovered requiring ships rear deck to be fitted with various frames and cradles.
  • STX france developed a very innovative LARS fitted for AUV and USV up to 18 tons and 14 meters long.
  • 12:00 Building a System of Systems: Integrating Unmanned Vehicles in to Command & Control Networks

    Dr Phillip Smith

    Dr Phillip Smith, Platform Systems Division , Dstl

     

  • Developing a common architecture to integrate unmanned platforms into the combat systems of a warship
  • Utilising OACS (Open Architecture Combat System) within autonomous platform prototypes to connect vehicles to the wider network
  • Balancing mission control parameters set at the C2 (command and control) level and advanced autonomy for collision avoidance
  • Work within the Maritime Autonomy Surface Testbed (MAST) to improve avoidance algorithms for unmanned surface vehicles
  • Developing a system of systems – linking underwater, aerial and surface unmanned platforms and integrating effective C2
  • 12:30 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Future Mine Countermeasure (MCM) Capability Requirements for the German Navy

    Commander Bernd Scheurich

    Commander Bernd Scheurich, DEU Navy HQ, Planning Directorate, Branch Head Naval Mine Warfare Capability Development, German Navy

     

  • Roadmap 2027: developing next generation MCM
  • Considerations for a “hybrid” approach
  • View on multinational options
  • 14:00 Optimisation of Electro-Optical systems for USV missions

    Mr Greg Menzies

    Mr Greg Menzies, President, Current Scientific Corporation

     

     

     

     

    Payload specifications criteria: compact, rugged, marinized, low maintenance.

    Choice of sensors for situational awareness and obstacle detection: integrating selection of cooled or uncooled thermal imagers, day / low light, night vision, SWIR, laser range finder, IR laser pointer / designator.

    Sensors for non-lethal deterrent and active protection against potential threats, on the water or airborne.

    Adaptable to environmental conditions, to operate in very high or low temperatures.

    Command and Control: IP Network based GUI, interfaceable in multiple third-party systems, to suit mission specific demand and further automation; optimised for efficient remote control and visualisation; ability to function reliably over intermittent radio / satellite / cellular link.

    Video distribution: streaming video to multiple remote locations

    Available as COTS for price competitive bid winning.

    Customisation available on demand in short timeline.

     

     

     

     

    14:30 A Research & Development Perspective on Pioneering Autonomous Underwater Capabilities in the UK

    Dr Andrea Munafo

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

     

  • Current progress in the development of the Autosub AUV: integrating pressure balance Lithium batteries for deep operations
  • Managing navigation, collision avoidance and homing systems within a cluttered and complex operating environment
  • Artic to littoral waters: considering the variety of operating domains for unmanned systems and how this impacts design principals
  • Maximising terrain aided navigation for long range UUV operations
  • Future research and development priorities for autonomous systems
  • 15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:30 Panel Discussion: Deploying Unmanned Systems in Naval Missions: Feedback on Improved Efficiency and Operational Support

  • Examples of deployed systems and on the ground feedback on performance
  • Integrating data and Command and Control (C2) systems to unmanned platforms
  • Challenges of wider adoption - opposition to automation
  • The future of autonomous systems: exploring AI (Artificial Intelligence) and machine learning
  • Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix

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

    Commander Jamie  Sayer

    Commander Jamie Sayer, Type Airworthiness Authority for Small UAS, Defence Equipment and Support

    Lieutenant (N) Magnus Lind

    Lieutenant (N) Magnus Lind, Project Manager New Lightweight Torpedo System (NLT/TS47) , FMV

    Commander Bernd Scheurich

    Commander Bernd Scheurich, DEU Navy HQ, Planning Directorate, Branch Head Naval Mine Warfare Capability Development, German Navy

    Commander Eric van Lawick  van Pabst

    Commander Eric van Lawick van Pabst, Head of Underwater Technology Officer, Royal Netherlands Navy

    16:15 Generating Effective Mine Countermeasure Capability Through Exploitation of Unmanned Systems

     

  • Developing mine countermeasure capability in littoral, port and open ocean environments
  • Towed sonar’s to ROV’s (remotely operated vehicles) – developing the optimal combination of unmanned systems within multi-platform missions
  • Deployment in context: comparing the advantages of operating unmanned systems from the shore or a mothership vessel
  • Successes of exercise Dynamic Move 2017 in building interoperability and mine countermeasure planning and operational competence  
  • Working with industry to ensure that future MCM (mine countermeasure) platforms are designed to meet operational requirements
  • Commander Jochen Beyer

    Commander Jochen Beyer, Concept Development, NATO MCM Centre of Excellence

    Lieutenant Commander Ralph Klinker

    Lieutenant Commander Ralph Klinker, Concept Development, NATO MCM Centre of Excellence

    16:45 Chairman’s Closing Remarks

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix

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

    17:00 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

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix

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

    9:00 Geospatial Information to Support Safety of Unmanned Navigation

    Rear Admiral Tim Lowe

    Rear Admiral Tim Lowe, National Hydrographer, United Kingdom Hydrographic Office, Royal Navy

     

     

  • Mapping shallow and littoral waters effectively to maximise safety of ship movements
  • Emerging needs of unmanned systems for navigational information
  • UKHO focus on geospatial data management
  • UKHO vision for future support to autonomous vessels

     

  • 9:30 Technology in the Royal Navy

    Colonel Daniel Cheesman

    Colonel Daniel Cheesman, Chief Technology Officer, Royal Navy

     

  • An overview of the strategic versatility of autonomous systems and the breadth of operating domains they can work within
  • Protecting naval resources through adept deployment of autonomous systems within challenging environments
  • Exploiting data more effectively through autonomous processing and dissemination of information
  • Looking forward: increasing UAS effectiveness by ‘swarming’ targets through network collaboration

     

  • 10:00 An Introduction to ONR Global

    Captain Kevin Quarderer

    Captain Kevin Quarderer, Commanding Officer, ONR Global

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Considering the UK Regulation and Framework for Mini Drone and UAV Technologies

    Commander Jamie  Sayer

    Commander Jamie Sayer, Type Airworthiness Authority for Small UAS, Defence Equipment and Support

     

  • An overview of the unmanned air systems team and how UAS (unmanned aerial systems) technology has developed
  • Developing UAS safety and airworthiness through effective classification and oversight
  • Considering the pillars of airworthiness and how they relate to UK operations
  • 11:30 Beyond the Primes: Maritime Systems, The Art of the Possible

    Mr Adam Smith

    Mr Adam Smith, Managing Director, Intrepid Minds Ltd

  • Overview of Intrepid Minds and the benefits of engaging with an SME
  • System development across sectors and how this supports defence application
  • Rapid asset development, testing and plug and play fleet (Formal release of our Formulator technology)

     

  • 12:00 Utilising New Technologies for Anti-Submarine Warfare & CUAS Within Littoral Waters

     

  • Update on the progress of the next generation light weight torpedo (LWT) system
  • Exploiting new weapon systems to counter underwater autonomous systems & submarines within littoral waters and areas with high traffic intensity
  • Integrating a modular design to new systems to enable COTS (commercial off the shelf) equipment
  • Thoughts on future undersea weapon technology development systems
  • Lieutenant (N) Magnus Lind

    Lieutenant (N) Magnus Lind, Project Manager New Lightweight Torpedo System (NLT/TS47) , FMV

    Mr Anders Svensson

    Mr Anders Svensson, Product Manager Torpedo Systems, FMV

    12:30 Networking Lunch

    13:30 From Research to Reality: Effectively Integrating Unmanned and Autonomous Systems to Support Maritime Operations

    Mr Reid McAllister

    Mr Reid McAllister, Director, Integrate Maritime Mobility Systems at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, US Navy

     

  • Working with the Naval Undersea Warfare Centre to develop highly manoeuvrable propulsion systems for unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV’s)
  • Developing unconventional manoeuvre capability to enable recovery operations and perform tight tactical movement arcs
  • Utilising common naval architecture to maximise interoperability within joint operations 
  • Building manned-unmanned teaming strengths through effective collaboration with end users and industry
  • 14:00 Maturing the Development of Multi-domain Aerial-Aquatic Robots – Challenges and Opportunities

    Dr Mirko Kovac

    Dr Mirko Kovac, Senior Lecturer - Faculty of Engineering, Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College

     

    ·          Past to present: considering the history of unmanned and autonomous asset development
    ·          Utilising flying and aquatic robots to achieve what humans cannot
    o    The AquaMAV project at the Aerial Robotics Lab – Imperial College London: bioinspired aerial-aquatic robot that uses a plunge diving strategy for water entry, folding wings for diving efficiency, water jet propulsion for water takeoff and hydrophobic surfaces for water shedding and dry flight.
    o    The exploiting of robotic systems in support of search & rescue and disaster relief operations
    ·          Considering how to develop multi-domain robots for infrastructure applications
    o    SpiderMAV: flying and perching drones for infrastructure inspection and maintenance
    o    Buildrone: automated construction and repair in unstructured environments with aerial robots
    ·          Balancing legislation and ethics – the path ahead for robotic platforms
    ·          Future research and development priorities

    14:30 Unmanned Naval Systems – a Key Enabling Technology for the Next Generation Maritime Capability

    Professor Mikis Tsimplis

    Professor Mikis Tsimplis, Professor of Maritime Law and Ocean Sciences, Southampton University

     

  • From hydrography to ISTAR: an overview of research and development within unmanned maritime systems
  • Adapting commercial research within unmanned systems for military functions
  • Challenges behind the wider adoption of unmanned maritime systems
  • Considering the policy and legal framework for autonomous and unmanned platforms
  • Future priorities to successful develop and exploit new technologies
  • 15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:30 Panel Discussion: How Unmanned Research and Development is Driving Platform Development

  • Analysis of the emerging and developing technologies within Unmanned Maritime Systems
  • How R&D is focused on protecting front line personnel from danger and how this impacts platform design 
  • Operating platforms in complex environment - analysis of above water and below water performance within disparate testbeds 
  • Mission planning and autonomy - current priorities for enhancing the reliability of unmanned and autonomous systems
  • Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix

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

    Mr Reid McAllister

    Mr Reid McAllister, Director, Integrate Maritime Mobility Systems at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, US Navy

    Professor Mikis Tsimplis

    Professor Mikis Tsimplis, Professor of Maritime Law and Ocean Sciences, Southampton University

    Dr Andrea Munafo

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

    Dr Mirko Kovac

    Dr Mirko Kovac, Senior Lecturer - Faculty of Engineering, Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College

    16:00 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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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Captain Kevin Quarderer

    Captain Kevin Quarderer

    Commanding Officer, ONR Global
    Rear Admiral Alfonso Perez de Nanclares

    Rear Admiral Alfonso Perez de Nanclares

    Deputy Operation Commander , European Union Naval Force Somalia
    Rear Admiral Keith Blount OBE FRAeS

    Rear Admiral Keith Blount OBE FRAeS

    Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff Aviation, Amphibious Capability and Carriers, Royal Navy
    Rear Admiral Tim Lowe

    Rear Admiral Tim Lowe

    National Hydrographer, United Kingdom Hydrographic Office, Royal Navy

    Captain Kevin Quarderer

    Commanding Officer, ONR Global
    Captain Kevin Quarderer

    Colonel Daniel Cheesman

    Chief Technology Officer, Royal Navy
    Colonel Daniel Cheesman

    Commander Bernd Scheurich

    DEU Navy HQ, Planning Directorate, Branch Head Naval Mine Warfare Capability Development, German Navy
    Commander Bernd Scheurich

    Commander Eric van Lawick van Pabst

    Head of Underwater Technology Officer, Royal Netherlands Navy
    Commander Eric van Lawick  van Pabst

    Commander Jamie Sayer

    Type Airworthiness Authority for Small UAS, Defence Equipment and Support
    Commander Jamie  Sayer

    Commander Jochen Beyer

    Concept Development, NATO MCM Centre of Excellence
    Commander Jochen Beyer

    Dr Andrea Munafo

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

    Dr Mirko Kovac

    Senior Lecturer - Faculty of Engineering, Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College
    Dr Mirko Kovac

    Dr Phillip Smith

    Platform Systems Division , Dstl
    Dr Phillip Smith

    Lieutenant (N) Magnus Lind

    Project Manager New Lightweight Torpedo System (NLT/TS47) , FMV
    Lieutenant (N) Magnus Lind

    Lieutenant Commander Ralph Klinker

    Concept Development, NATO MCM Centre of Excellence
    Lieutenant Commander Ralph Klinker

    Mr Adam Smith

    Managing Director, Intrepid Minds Ltd
    Mr Adam Smith

    Mr Adrien Benoist

    Senior Naval Architect & Engineer , STX France
    Mr Adrien Benoist

    Mr Anders Svensson

    Product Manager Torpedo Systems, FMV
    Mr Anders Svensson

    Mr Davis Sanford

    Campaigns Lead, Naval Unmanned and Future Technologies, Rolls Royce Naval
    Mr Davis Sanford

    Mr Greg Menzies

    President, Current Scientific Corporation
    Mr Greg Menzies

    Mr Mike Clark

    Maritime and Emergency Services Capability Development Manager, Leonardo
    Mr Mike Clark

    Mr Reid McAllister

    Director, Integrate Maritime Mobility Systems at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, US Navy
    Mr Reid McAllister

    Mrs Tilly Driesenaar

    Senior Scientist Underwater Warfare Technology, Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation
    Mrs Tilly Driesenaar

    Professor Mikis Tsimplis

    Professor of Maritime Law and Ocean Sciences, Southampton University
    Professor Mikis Tsimplis

    Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix

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

    Rear Admiral Alfonso Perez de Nanclares

    Deputy Operation Commander , European Union Naval Force Somalia
    Rear Admiral Alfonso Perez de Nanclares

    Rear Admiral Keith Blount OBE FRAeS

    Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff Aviation, Amphibious Capability and Carriers, Royal Navy
    Rear Admiral Keith Blount OBE FRAeS

    Rear Admiral Tim Lowe

    National Hydrographer, United Kingdom Hydrographic Office, Royal Navy
    Rear Admiral Tim Lowe

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    Current Scientific Corporation

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    https://www.currentcorp.com/

    Current Scientific Corporation is a leader in rugged, marinized, compact and low maintenance electro-optical systems improving security and safety at sea. This includes long range surveillance, situational awareness, non-lethal deterrent, obstacle detection, and night navigation. We strive to always integrate the latest technology in Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) solutions and lead the industry to higher standards. Night Navigator is the system selected by true professional mariners who rely on their electro-optical system for their security at sea and critical missions. Installed worldwide on superyachts, workboats, high-speed craft, Coast Guard ships, fast patrol vessels and research vessels, in addition, Night Navigators are deployed internationally for coastal surveillance. Current Corporation continually invests in Night Navigator R&D to create and refine a diverse range of applications, including safety and security, environmental and conservation measures. These include anti-piracy, whale and whale spout detection, extreme weather search and rescue, and oil spill detection


    Intrepid Minds

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    Intrepid Minds Ltd are a UK based SME with offices in South Africa and New Zealand. Since its inception in 2010 Intrepid Minds have been developing autonomous technologies, infrastructure and supportive tools for multiple industries with a focus on defence, renewable energy, transport and agriculture. Intrepid Minds are keen innovators ourselves and have completed numerous Innovate UK, KTN, FP7 and H2020 projects Over the last 8 years Intrepid Minds have developed numerous drone technologies and supportive systems that have been used by various companies and government organisations in the collection, analysis and dissemination of data, development of new waterborne technologies, components and controls. Working with these organisations has allowed Intrepid Minds to have unique access to a wide range of specialist components that allow development of our own technologies to support the future of maritime systems. In 2018 Intrepid Minds took the decision to operate more commercially and the Maritime Systems show is the first of these engagements.


    Rolls-Royce

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    Rolls-Royce pioneers cutting edge technology to provide highly-efficient integrated power and propulsion solutions. Our power systems are predominantly used in aerospace, marine, energy and off-highway applications. Rolls-Royce Naval Marine plays an active role in most of the World's major defence programmes with customers in all geographical locations. Our world-leading range of capabilities includes gas turbines, propulsion, electrical and automation systems, deck handling and innovative unmanned technologies offering advanced system solutions to navies, coastguards and Government-owned organisations. Our involvement in naval propulsion spans 50 years and has seen the company pioneer some of the most important technical advances in marine propulsion including the use of aero gas turbines for surface ship propulsion. We support our customers through a worldwide network of offices, manufacturing and service facilities.


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    Settled on the Atlantic coast for more than 150 years, STX France is a one of the largest shipyard in Europe. Thanks to the expertise developed by its staff (2,800) and its large European subcontractors network, combined with an industry leading tool, the company is one of the world leaders for the design, manufacturing, installation and commissioning of ships highly complex and marine facilities (ships cruises, military ships, Windmill electric substations...). STX France is very well known in the cruise markets making in a maximum of 33 months the largest cruise ships in the world as “Harmony of the Seas” (6000 tourists on board and 2000 crews) delivered in 2017. STX France which as a design office over 600 engineers is also famous for producing the largest military ships for French and foreign Navies as LHD, Fleet Support ships and Aircraft carriers.

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    ECA Group

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    https://www.ecagroup.com/

    Since 1936, ECA Group have been designing, developing robotic systems worldwide to support Naval, Land and Air Force in the domain of Defence & Security. ECA Group provides a complete range of solutions in all operational environments.

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    Unmanned Systems Technology (UST)

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    Unmanned Systems Technology (UST) magazine focuses entirely on the innovative engineering that's successfully pushing boundaries on land, in the air, at sea and even throughout the universe. UST is brought to you by High Power Media (HPM) - a specialist engineering technology publisher. The HPM team are behind the globally renowned Race Engine Technology (RET) magazine - a high quality, in depth print review of contemporary racing powertrain technology. RET is widely read, referred to and sought after by its dedicated readership of design and development engineers. UST is unique - the first ever publication to focus entirely on providing independent coverage of the engineering at the heart of unmanned vehicles. It applies the same rigorous scientific approach to this brave new world as RET brought to the subject of racing powertrain technology. Published bi-monthly, UST probes today's cutting edge projects to provide in-depth research insights - rigorous investigation is backed by professional peer review and critical analysis.

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    Shephard Media’s mission is to be the aerospace, defence and security industry's first choice for business data, analysis and news. We believe that obtaining the information you need should be easy and affordable. Our content is instantly accessible, encourages debate and helps you with your key decisions. Shephard Media delivers the best journalistic experience and innovative coverage.

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    Market Forecast provides intelligence studies for the Defence and Aerospace market. We covers topics like UAV’s, Countering UAVs, Directed Energy Weapons, Avionics, Cyber Defence, USV’s, Wearable Technologies, Helicopters, ISR, and Satellite Communications. Our studies display opportunities to expand in existing markets or to explore new markets and support you in developing your market strategy. All stakeholders, available products, market requirements and new technologies considered. We provide valuable market intelligence to industries and governments around the world and are proud to have built up a good relationship with an extensive number of Fortune 500 companies and other market leaders. Market Forecast is part of ASD Media BV and is located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The company exists over ten years and has a long experience with market research, computer models, and online products. New technology in combination with solid analysts expertise forms market intelligence that creates your competitive advantage


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    Maritime Matrix Media LLP is a broad bouquet of media services. The flagship monthly magazine, Maritime Matrix Today, a BtoB and BtoC publication, covers various sectors of the global maritime trade. We also provide editorial services, and produce brochures, newsfeeds and newsletters, both print and electronic, for various international maritime brands.


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    Maritime Connector brings the latest vacancies in the maritime industry. With over 96,000 registered seafarers and over 3,000 maritime companies and recruitment agencies we collaborate with, Maritime Connector is the ultimate place to find job at sea as well as seagoing personnel. Maritime Connector web portal contains everything a maritime professional needs; maritime news, maritime events and maritime jobs all at one place. We help seafarers to find new job opportunities and boost their careers. At the other hand, we help maritime recruiters to find their crew fast and to stay in line with the latest trends in recruitment.


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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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