Main Conference: Day 2

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

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Chairman's Welcome Remarks

Nick Lambert, Former National Hydrographer, United Kingdom

Nick Lambert

Former National Hydrographer
United Kingdom

9:15 AM - 9:55 AM High North: The Italian Navy’s Joint Research Programme in the Polar Region

Luigi Sinapi, Director, Naval Hydrography, Italian Navy
• A global challenge: research activities for safe use of the ocean by the naval community
• Environmental sustainability: technology needs for the exploration of new frontiers to support maritime surveillance
• Ocean rescue: monitoring systems, remote sensing, collecting and sharing data to support it

Luigi Sinapi

Director, Naval Hydrography
Italian Navy
• Outlining Japan’s national security strategy relative to the maritime domain
• What are the most critical challenges facing Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force and how might R&D into the ocean sciences help to address these challenges?
• The role of the Naval Oceanography Antisubmarine Warfare Detachment

Captain Keizo Kitagawa

Director of National Security and Strategic Studies Office
Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Command and Staff College

10:35 AM - 11:15 AM Morning Coffee & Networking

11:15 AM - 11:55 AM Hydrographic Interoperability in the Black Sea Region

Captain Sorin Grecu, Deputy Director, Hydrographic Directorate, Romanian Navy
• Hydrographic collaboration in the Black Sea
• Strategic interests and the need for improved mapping
• Future naval plans to invest in hydrographic and oceanographic capabilities

Captain Sorin Grecu

Deputy Director, Hydrographic Directorate
Romanian Navy

11:55 AM - 12:35 PM Increasing Ukrainian Naval Operations in the Black Sea

Admiral Dr. Ihor Kabanenko, President, Ukraine Advanced Research and Development Agency
· The increasing submarine activity in the Black Sea
· Strategic implications for a future Russian Black Sea HQ and the build up of the Black Sea Fleet
· Using the ocean sciences and hydrographic methods to counter A2/AD and hybrid warfare tactics
· UARDA development of oceanographic technologies and autonomous systems

Admiral Dr. Ihor Kabanenko

Ukraine Advanced Research and Development Agency

12:35 PM - 1:25 PM Investing in the Future Oceanographic Enterprise: Perspectives from the S&T Community

Tim Clarke, Platform Systems Division, Dstl Professor Angela Hatton, Director of Science and Technology, UK National Oceanography Centre
• Assessing the state of Navy-relevant ocean science
• Reinvigorating ocean science within the naval community and creating a dialogue between the ocean science community, the military and industry
• Overview on current funding and relationship building with the navy
• Does the Ocean Science community understand the process of getting from basic research to operational application? If not, how can we make this connection?

Tim Clarke

Platform Systems Division

Professor Angela Hatton

Director of Science and Technology
UK National Oceanography Centre

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

2:25 PM - 3:05 PM Yantar Case Study: Russian Survey-Surveillance Activities in the Ocean Domain

Dr Igor Sutyagin, Senior Research Fellow, RUSI
• Assessing Russian investment in oceanographic assets and recent operations
• What does Russian and Chinese ocean surveillance activity suggest about the increasing significance of oceanography to national security and strategic posturing?
• Oceanography as a tool of maritime hybrid warfare?

Dr Igor Sutyagin

Senior Research Fellow

3:05 PM - 3:45 PM Hybrid Warfare in the Baltic Sea

Dr Gary Schaub Jr, Senior Researcher, Danish Centre for Military Studies
· Strategic military posturing in the Baltic and the implications for NATO and its allies
· What is hybrid warfare in the maritime domain?
· Increasing Danish regional defence in the Baltic Sea region

Dr Gary Schaub Jr

Senior Researcher
Danish Centre for Military Studies

3:45 PM - 3:55 PM Closing Remarks & End of Conference

Nick Lambert, Former National Hydrographer, United Kingdom

Nick Lambert

Former National Hydrographer
United Kingdom