19-21 June 2018 | London, UK<

Main Conference: Day 1

8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration & Welcome Coffee

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Rear Admiral Nick Lambert

Former National Hydrographer
United Kingdom

9:15 am - 9:55 am Establishing A Warfighting Tactical Edge Over An Opponent Through The Exploitation Of Environmental Data

Captain Gary Hesling - Hydrographer of the Navy Royal Navy
•    The enduring utility of ocean environment intelligence in supporting the naval warfighter
•    Is there a human or technological gap between ocean science and the naval community? If so, how do we fill this gap?
•    Royal Navy priorities for its survey and ocean research missions: data collection and exploitation in denied or congested network environments

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Captain Gary Hesling

Hydrographer of the Navy
Royal Navy

9:55 am - 10:35 am Defining Ocean Intelligence: A SHOM Perspective

Vice Admiral Bruno Frachon - Director, SHOM French Navy
•    Outlining SHOM’s involvement across a full spectrum of warfare domains
•    Ocean surveys, design and delivery of operational products, including ocean forecasts
•    What are SHOM’s main priorities in terms of procurement of new systems?
•    How is SHOM overcoming the Big Data challenge?

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Vice Admiral Bruno Frachon

Director, SHOM
French Navy

10:25 am - 10:55 am Colombia’s Future Survey Vessel Capability

•    Colombia’s survey ship procurement programme
•    Concept of operations
•    DIMAR’s long term priorities

10:55 am - 11:35 am Morning Coffee & Networking

11:35 am - 12:15 pm NATO’s Strategic Maritime S&T Priorities – Ocean Science and Mapping

Dr David Burton - Director, Strategy NATO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation
•    CMRE’s S&T focus – undersea and surface intelligence collection
•    NATO’s autonomous glider systems
•    How can the naval science community work better with naval operators to understand their requirements?

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Dr David Burton

Director, Strategy
NATO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm DriX: bridging the gap and riding the tide

Guillaume Eudeline - Business Development, Vessels and Drones iXBlue
•    Why iXblue provides excellent vessels and drones to perform geosciences
•    Focus on DriX and its results. The synthesis of efficiency, regulation and reliability
•    From civilian markets (Geosciences and Energy) to Defence applications

Guillaume Eudeline

Business Development, Vessels and Drones
iXBlue

12:45 pm - 1:25 pm The Ocean of Things: Autonomous Networking & Sensor Fusion in the Maritime Domain

John Waterston - Program Manager, Strategic Technology Office (STO) DARPA
•    Outlining the Ocean of Things concept
•    The practical and technological challenges to achieving a distributed sensor network: float design and data analytics
•    Conclusions from the Proposers Day

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John Waterston

Program Manager, Strategic Technology Office (STO)
DARPA

1:25 pm - 2:25 pm Lunch & Networking

2:25 pm - 3:05 pm Delivering Data-Driven Solutions to Match the Requirements of Bangladesh’s Growing Naval Force

Captain S Firoz Ahmed - Director of Hydropgrahy Bangladesh Navy HQ
•    Update on Bangladesh’s Blue Economy Cell procurement of a new multi-role survey vessel
•    Current data analytics and fusion technologies used by or being considered by the Bangladesh Navy to match the requirements of its growing naval force
•    What are the major challenges faced by the Bangladesh Navy in processing and disseminating data?

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Captain S Firoz Ahmed

Director of Hydropgrahy
Bangladesh Navy HQ

3:05 pm - 3:45 pm Regulatory and Technological Developments in Unmanned Autonomous Maritime Vehicles

Commodore James Fanshawe (Ret) - Chair Maritime Autonomous Systems Regulatory Working Group
·         Expanding the Navy’s use of autonomous vehicles in the UK’s new regulatory framework
·         Technological developments and opportunities for the UAV industry to work with defence leaders
·         Challenges for future missions: command and control, data processing, manpower burdens
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Commodore James Fanshawe (Ret)

Chair
Maritime Autonomous Systems Regulatory Working Group

3:45 pm - 4:25 pm Afternoon Tea & Networking

4:15 pm - 4:55 pm The Tunisian Navy’s Hydrographic Capabilities for Survey in Shallow Water

•    Operating Tunisia’s new hydrographic rigid-hulled inflatable  boat  for  survey  in  very  shallow  water
•    New   multi beam system  NORBIT  WBMS  for  shallow  waters  and coastal surveys
•    Current challenges and future plans for investment

4:55 pm - 5:35 pm Multi-Role Hydrographic Capabilities to Enhance the Polish Navy’s Operations in Shallow Waters

Captain Andrzej Kowalski - Commander, Hydrographic Office Polish Navy
·         Acquisition of a new high-resolution multibeam system for the Polish Navy’s Submarine Support and Rescue vessel – technology, uses
·         Current challenges for mapping in shallow waters and supporting operations
·         Future plans for investment running in parallel to the Navy’s enhancement of its undersea warfare capabilities
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Captain Andrzej Kowalski

Commander, Hydrographic Office
Polish Navy

5:35 pm - 5:45 pm Closing Remarks & Drinks Reception

Rear Admiral Nick Lambert - Former National Hydrographer United Kingdom
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Rear Admiral Nick Lambert

Former National Hydrographer
United Kingdom