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SMi is proud to present the 7th annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference, taking place on the 2nd and 3rd of February 2022.

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 2022 follows six 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 around the globe
  • 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;
 

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Brigadier General Mike Adamson

Brigadier General Mike Adamson

Director General and Components Commander, Space, Royal Canadian Air Force
Captain (N) Eric Soderberg

Captain (N) Eric Soderberg

Program Manager Multi-Mission Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems UAS, NAVAIR, US Navy
Captain (N) Timothy Thompson

Captain (N) Timothy Thompson

Commodore, Task Force 67, US Navy
Commander Chris Jones

Commander Chris Jones

Commanding Officer 824 Naval Air Squadron, Merlin Helicopter Force, Royal Navy
Commander Colin McGannity

Commander Colin McGannity

Deputy Air Wing Commander, UK Carrier Strike Group, Royal Navy
Commander Paul Hornsby

Commander Paul Hornsby

Navy Lead & Operational Requirements Sponsor, Warfare Innovation (Navy) Branch, Royal Australian Navy
Commodore Andrew Michael Stacey

Commodore Andrew Michael Stacey

Commander Fleet Operational Sea Training, Royal Navy
Rear Admiral (UH) Krzysztof Jaworski

Rear Admiral (UH) Krzysztof Jaworski

Commander Maritime Component Command, Polish 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, National Armaments Directorate - Spanish MoD
Rear Admiral Hans-Jörg Detlefsen

Rear Admiral Hans-Jörg Detlefsen

Commander Maritime Air NATO (COM MARAIR NATO), NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM)

Brigadier General Mike Adamson

Director General and Components Commander, Space, Royal Canadian Air Force
Brigadier General Mike Adamson

Brigadier-General G. Michael (Mike) Adamson joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1993 after completing his BA in Political Science & Int’l Affairs from Carleton University [Ottawa, ON].

Receiving his Wings in 1995, he has over 3,000 hours as a CP-140 Aurora Air Combat Systems Officer, conducting operations domestically and deployed around the globe.

BGen Adamson has been honoured to Command 405 Long-Range Patrol Squadron (2012-2014), and 14 Wing Greenwood (2017-2019). He has served in numerous HQ staff roles, notably as a Career Manager, Executive Assistant to the Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff, and Director of C4ISR within Chief of Force Development.

BGen Adamson is a graduate of the Joint Command and Staff Program (2008) and the National Security Program (2020) and has a Masters of Defence Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada.

BGen Adamson was promoted to his current rank in 2020, and appointed as Director General Space, and the Joint Force Space Component Commander.

Captain (N) Eric Soderberg

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

CAPT Eric Soderberg is a Massachusetts native and a 1990 graduate of Lehigh university. In 1992, he earned his commission as a distinguished naval graduate of the aviation officer candidate school.
CAPT Soderberg's first assignment was to helicopter anti-submarine squadron Eleven (HS-11) completing Mediterranean and Arabian gulf deployments aboard USS America and USS George Washington.
In 1998, CAPT Soderberg entered USN Test pilot school, graduating in 1999. He subsequently served as a safety officer, test pilot and SH-60F/H platform coordinator at the rotary wing aircraft test squadron. While there, he worked extensively on the MH60S test and deployment program, beginning with the initial flight of the first airframe through acceptance into operational evaluation.
Upon completing his test pilot tour, CAPT Soderberg became an instructor at the fleet replacement training squadron HC-3. In 2003, CAPT Soderberg became a department head with HS-8 where he served as the safety, operations and maintenance officer. During the 2005 around the world deployment on USS Carl Vinson, he was forward deployed to Camp Arifjan Kuwait, where in support of OIF he compiled nearly 100 hours of combat flight time operating in Iraq, completing several classified missions under enemy fire. During this same deployment, he earned his CDO underway qualification.
He also completed an IA tour to the joint personnel recovery centre (JRPC) in the CENTCOM CA OC Located in Qatar.
While stationed in NS Newport, in addition to graduating from the Naval war college in 2008, CAPT Soderberg was an associate fellow with the CNO's strategic studies group XXVI.
Capt. Soderberg served as the Commanding officer of HSC-8, the first CVW MH-60S squadron to deploy under the Navy's Helo Master Plan. During his Naval careers, he amassed over 4000 flight hours in 22 different fixed and rotary wing aircraft.
Capt. Soderberg has been assigned to NAVAIR since 2011, first as the MH-60S class desk followed by the MH-60S IPT lead and then as the military director of NAVAIR's cyber warfare detachment. CAPT Soderberg is currently assigned as the Program manager for PMA-266.

Captain (N) Timothy Thompson

Commodore, Task Force 67, US Navy
Captain (N) Timothy Thompson

Captain Tim Thompson graduated from Oregon State University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Engineering. He is also a graduate of the University of Arkansas, with a Master of Science in Operations Management and a graduate of Naval Postgraduate School with a Master of Business Administration and holds a Project Management Professional certification.

His operational assignments include service with the "Grey Knights" of VP-46, where he was twice awarded Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing TEN's Crew of the Year; catapult and arresting gear officer onboard USS J. C. Stennis (CVN 74); department head with the "Golden Eagles" of VP-9; and Executive and 65th Commanding Officer of the "Fighting Marlins" of VP-40. He has accumulated over 3000 flight hours including over 400 combat flight hours in support of operations ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM and INHERENT RESOLVE.

His shore assignments include Tactics and New Technologies Department Head with Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing TEN (CPRW-10); VP sea and shore detailer at the Bureau of Naval Personnel (PERS-432); program lead for Headquarters exercises, U.S. Africa Command, J-7, Joint Training and Readiness Directorate; Military Assistant (MA) to the Deputy Undersecretary of the Navy (Management) and Executive Assistant to the Director, Office of Chief Management Officer (OCMO), responsible for supporting the Under Secretary of the Navy in the performance of his duties as the Department of the Navy's Chief Management Officer.

Before reporting as Commodore, Task Force SIX SEVEN, he completed a corporate fellowship with Deloitte, L.L.P., as part of the academic year 2019-2020 Secretary of Defense Executive Fellowship program.

His decorations include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Strike/Flight Air Medal (2 Awards), Navy Commendation Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device (2 awards), Navy Commendation Medal (5 awards), Navy Achievement Medal (5 awards), and various personal, campaign, and unit awards. He is married to the former Amy Davis of Wenatchee, Washington. They reside with their son Gabriel and their two Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Lucy and Piper.

Commander (Ret.) Sean Trevethan

Director of NATO Maritime Unmanned Systems Innovation and Coordination Cell, NATO
Commander (Ret.) Sean Trevethan

Commander Chris Jones

Commanding Officer 824 Naval Air Squadron, Merlin Helicopter Force, Royal Navy
Commander Chris Jones

Commander Chris Jones joined the Royal Navy in 2005 aged 18 and trained as a Sea King Airborne Surveillance and Control Observer (NFO). Operational flying experience includes multiple tours in Op HERRICK (Afghanistan) and Op UNIFED PROTECTOR (Libya), alongside a number of maritime exercises. Chris became an Observer Instructor before staff tours in PJHQ and NCHQ, flight Command (which saw further operational Service in the Arabian Gulf), selection as Senior Observer and now Sqn Command. He has most recently supported the Crowsnest Programme during initial fielding and Operational deployment.

Commander Colin McGannity

Deputy Air Wing Commander, UK Carrier Strike Group, Royal Navy
Commander Colin McGannity

Commander Kurt De Winter

Commanding Officer Coastal Security and Harbour Protection, Belgian Navy
Commander Kurt De Winter

Commander Paul Hornsby

Navy Lead & Operational Requirements Sponsor, Warfare Innovation (Navy) Branch, Royal Australian Navy
Commander Paul Hornsby

Paul Hornsby is Navy Lead & Operational Requirements Sponsor for Autonomous Warfare. This includes representing Chief of Navy and Head of Navy Capability on various FVEY and NATO Steering Boards and Working Groups. Since early 2019, this has included being capability sponsor for multiple innovation projects. He regularly lectures internationally and consults to industry, academic and government entities. For these efforts he was recognised with the Medal of the Order of Australia. Previously he was responsible for Navy’s Mine Warfare, Diving and Special Operations capability, and was concurrently Navy Lead for the successful Autonomous Warrior program (a series of FVEY operational and industry trials, that are yet to be surpassed US, UK and other allies). Prior to this, Hornsby was responsible for various Littoral Warfare projects, including Capability Sponsor for SEA 1180 (OPVs) and SEA 3036 (GCPB), in addition to drafting Navy’s position on most Army projects.


His recent operational roles within HQJOC have included responsibility for maritime planning and commitments, including running a number of exercises in SE Asia. Prior to this he served with US Central Command as Branch Chief for US Joint Operations Planning covering US and Coalition maritime operations in the Middle East, in addition to US operations in Syria, Lebanon, Egypt and Jordan. For this he was awarded the US Meritorious Service Medal by President Obama. With two US officers, Hornsby co-drafted the US Theatre Campaign Plan for all US operations in the Middle East, and is the only non-US officer to have led an entire Line-Of-Effort planning team, convening multiple US departments and agencies. He was previously the Australian Defence Force’s liaison with US Central Command Forward HQ where he worked with Coalition forces in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere.


In areas of strategic management Hornsby has previously been the RAN’s Director Navy Governance, Director Navy Business Improvements, Director Navy Improvement Strategies and Deputy CIO of the Navy. Prior to this he was the Operational Test Director for Mine Warfare and Hydrographic projects. At sea he has commanded patrol boats, mine hunters and the submarine rescue ship HMAS Protector. Additionally, he has commanded a number of Advance Force Task Groups as part of some large FVEY exercises. In areas of training he has been both Commanding Officer of the Navy’s Recruit Training School and Head of Faculty for Maritime Warfare Officers Training (previously EXAC).


Despite a broad Navy career, he is better known outside the RAN for his Chairmanship of the International Federation HS (2004 to 2008) and as President of the Australasian Hydrographic Society (1999 to 2008). With the support of the then CN, among other achievements he established the tripartite MoUs with the IHO and Federation Internationale Geometric, in addition to having his views on maritime exploration and the future of undersea technology published widely. He retired from both positions in 2008 in order to pursue operational opportunities. Since 2013, he has been Chairman of Australia On The Map (AOTM).


In his early career, he qualified in destroyers and frigates before serving as Diving Officer of HMA Ships Perth and Jervis Bay. Hornsby also served over a year in the US as part of the Commissioning Crew of HMAS Sydney, in addition to serving briefly with the Royal Marines 3rd Raiding Squadron, 10th Ghurkha Rifles and RN Units in SE Asia. He was awarded the Peter Mitchell Prize on graduating 1st in his class from the Royal Australian Naval College and UNSW. He holds degrees in marine geophysics (oil & gas) and history & philosophy of science, in addition to a number of graduate diplomas.

Commodore Andrew Michael Stacey

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

Educated at Abingdon School and the University of London, Andrew joined the Royal Navy in 1993 as a Seaman Officer. Early appointments included Far East and Gulf
deployments in the frigates HMS CORNWALL and BRILLIANT, the Dartmouth
Navigation Training Ship HMS ORWELL and in HMS SHEFFIELD. Qualifying as a Principal Warfare Officer in 1999, he was deployed in HMS KENT in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist
attacks and was subsequently awarded the Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service.

Commands have included the Patrol Ship HMS DUMBARTON CASTLE operating in the South Atlantic, the Mine Hunter HMS CHIDDINGFOLD and the T23 Frigate HMS IRON
DUKE conducting Disaster Relief and Counter Narcotics operations in the Caribbean and North Atlantic.

Naval Staff appointments have centred on the Maritime Battle Staff both in Plans and Current Operations (Op TELIC/Op IRAQI FREEDOM) and as Captain of the Joint Training and Exercise Planning Staff (responsible for the JOINT WARRIOR exercise series). In the Ministry of Defence he served as the Naval Staff desk lead for Defence Reform implementation and in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office as the Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan and additionally, as the Military Assistant to the Political Director.

Joint Staff roles have included an appointment to the Permanent Joint Headquarters as the Middle East Operations Team Leader (Op SHADER/Op INHERENT RESOLVE). Most recently he served for two years as the Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff of the UK Carrier Strike Group, deploying twice with HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH for F-35B trials and Operational Testing.

A graduate of the UK Higher Command and Staff Course and the US Combined Force Maritime Component Commander’s Course, he lives in rural Oxfordshire with his wife and two teenage children. Andrew assumed the new position of Commander Fleet Operational Sea Training in March 2020.

Conrado Avila

PNT Systems, Spanish Ministry of Defence
Conrado Avila

Incoming Commander (Name TBD)

Operation Commander, EUNAVFOR MED Operation IRINI
Incoming Commander (Name TBD)

Ms Helena Ramón Jarraud

Senior Project Officer for Maritime Surveillance, European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA)
Ms Helena Ramón Jarraud

Official of the European Commission since 1995. Joined the European Maritime Safety Agency in 2006 and has been since then working in different projects of EU maritime interest including the EU traffic monitoring System SafeSeaNet and the EU Oil pollution Response network. In 2016 she joint the Maritime Surveillance Unit , to manage satellite based and UAV based services in support of civil Maritime Surveillance.

Rear Admiral (UH) Krzysztof Jaworski

Commander Maritime Component Command, Polish Navy
Rear Admiral (UH) Krzysztof Jaworski

Rear Admiral (OF-7) Krzysztof ‘Kris’ Jaworski was born in 1966, and is a 1990 graduate of the Polish Naval Academy with the Master of Navigation and Naval Armament. Additionally, he holds master’s degree in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University in Washington, DC (2015). Moreover, RADM Jaworski graduated from the Naval War College in Newport, RI in 1998. He has had multiple command and staff positions throughout the last 28 years.


His sea tours include commanding officer, Tarantul-class corvette; flotilla and squadron staff officer and chief of staff. Finally, in 2007 he was appointed as a commander of the Fast Patrol Boat Squadron and was promoted to Captain.


Ashore, RADM Jaworski assumed duties as the senior naval advisor to the Chief of the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces as well as served in Maritime Operational Division N-3, Polish Navy HQ.


His operational deployment includes chief of staff, Deputy Support Operations, NATO Training Mission Afghanistan, Kabul. Afterwards, he was assigned as a Deputy
of Chief of Armament Directorate, Navy Inspectorate, General Command of the Polish Armed Forces.


His staff assignments also include chief of staff, 8th Coastal Defense Flotilla, Swinoujscie (2015) as well as commander of 3rd Ships’ Flotilla in Gdynia (2016) followed by his promotion to flag officer in November 2016.


He assumed his current position as Maritime Component Commander in May 2018 and in August he was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral (upper half).
Jaworski’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Cross of Merit, Silver Long Service Medal, Afghanistan Star, Gold Medal of Merit for National Defense,
Gold Medal of the Armed Forces in the Service of the Fatherland, Non-Article 5 Medal, Pro Patria Medal and other various personal, unit and service awards.


RADM Jaworski and his wife have been happily married for more than 30 years and have two adult sons. He is an active long-distance runner. He is interested in maritime history, particularly the Polish Navy engagement during WW2.
 

Rear Admiral Alfonso Perez de Nanclares y Perez de Acevedo

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

RAdm. Alfonso Pérez de Nanclares y Pérez de Acevedo joined the Naval Academy in 1979 and graduated as Lieutenant Junior Grade in 1984.
He has spent most of his career in afloat Units and Staffs, both national and NATO, as well as European Union. He has commanded four ships: FPB “Ordoñez”, OPV “Serviola”, FFG “Santa María” and LPD “Galicia”, and has also served for four years in the Spanish Air Force 221 Squadron as TACCO (P3 Tactical Coordinator). During this period, he deployed to Operations “Active Endeavour” and “Enduring Freedom”, as Executive Officer of the frigate SPS “Canarias”.
He coursed Naval Communications Studies and graduated in the Naval War College.


Promoted to RAdm. on November 2015, he served as Head of Operations Branch in SP Navy HQ until November 2016, when he assumed command of the Naval Action Group 1 (COMGRUP-1).


In 2017 he was designated Deputy Commander (DCOM) of the Operation “Atalanta” in the OHQ in Northwood (UK) and in 2018 was deployed as Force Commander of EUNAVFOR SOMALIA on board his Flag Ship SPS “Castilla”.


After his deployment he served as DCOM in the HRF (M) SP HQ (SPMARFOR) until he was assigned to his current position in February 2020.
RAdm. Pérez de Nanclares is married to Isabel Fernández, and they have four daughters.
 

Rear Admiral Hans-Jörg Detlefsen

Commander Maritime Air NATO (COM MARAIR NATO), NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM)
Rear Admiral Hans-Jörg Detlefsen

Hans-Jörg Detlefsen was born in 1963 in Böel/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, initiated his military career in 1983.

After naval officer training, he conducted his flight training on fighter/bomber aircraft in Sacramento, USA; Cottesmore,UK; and Fürstenfeldbruck and Jever in Germany. He graduated as a naval aviator for TORNADO aircraft in 1989.

In 1999, he became squadron leader at Naval Air Wing 2 Eggebek. From 2003 to 2004, he served as group commander and was responsible for the transfer of naval air capabilities to the German Air Force after the decision was made to reduce naval air capabilities.

He has collected more than 2,000 flying hours in 15 years of active flying duty. During this time, he commanded German naval fighter/bombers several times on extended flights in international exercises, including weapons and missile training (live firing) abroad.

From 1997 to 1999, he attended the general staff course at the Bundeswehr Command and Staff College in Hamburg. After assignments as military assistant to the German Naval Fleet Commander and as desk officer in the Ministry of Defence, he returned to the Command and Staff College in 2004 as a tutor on the Joint General Staff course.

From 2006 to 2008 he worked as a military assistant to the Minister of Defence. After promotion to captain, was assigned to the post of military advisor and Division Head in the Permanent Representation of Germany to the EU in Brussels.

In 2012 he returned to Nordholz/Cuxhaven as Chief of Staff of the Naval Air Command. In 2013, he became Commander-in-Chief of Naval Air Command. During that period, he was in charge of reorganising the naval air forces and prepared for the introduction of new types of aircraft, helicopters and drones into the German Navy.

In 2016, he was appointed as Head of Division in the Directorate-General for Security and Defence Policy at the Ministry of Defence in Berlin, with responsibility for the FMOD’s bilateral relations and military capacity-building worldwide. On year later in 2017, he was appointed as Head of Division for military matters and security policy at the Federal Chancellery. In 2018, he was the interim Head of the Inter-ministerial working group on hybrid threats. In June 2019, he took over command of NATO Maritime Air Command (COM MARAIR). Hans-Jörg has two grown children.

Rear Admiral Detlefsen qualifications include the US Navy Flag Level Course Maritime Component Commander and the Senior Navigator course with the US Air Force. Additionally he has had training on speaking, communication, and moderator skills, completed the UN observer course participant at NORDIC UN and the EU Defence College High-Level Course on Sector Security Reform (SSR/ DDR).

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