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Conference Day Two

8:30 AM - 8:40 AM CHAIRMAN'S OPENING REMARKS

8:40 AM - 9:20 AM HOST NATION KEYNOTE ADDRESS: DEVELOPING RECONNAISSANCE CAPACITY TO ENFORCE BORDER SECURITY IN THE MARITIME DOMAIN

Rear Admiral Nicola Carlone, Chief of the Plans and Operations Department, Italian Coast Guard
  • Examining the ongoing challenges for the Italian Coast Guard in tackling illegal migration. How can border control move beyond reactive search and rescue, and towards deterrence?
  • Understanding how anti-people trafficking missions could benefit from improved reconnaissance, including big data solutions. Detecting and tracking illegal and small-sized vessels that lack standard AIS capability
  • How can internationally-gathered surveillance data be integrated to deliver a collaborative approach to the refugee crisis?
  • Preparing the Coast Guard for counter-migration operations on a large-scale. Analysing the recent operational experience of conducting mass-rescue operations in the Mediterranean
  • Understanding how Coast Guard capabilities can be better networked with naval and airborne military assets, in order to make best use of the Coast Guard’s SAR function


Rear Admiral Nicola Carlone

Chief of the Plans and Operations Department
Italian Coast Guard

9:20 AM - 10:00 AM THE ROYAL THAI NAVY'S DELIVERY OF MARITIME SECURITY

Vice Admiral Pichet Tanaset, Deputy Chief of Staff, Royal Thai Navy
  • Current operational challenges for the RTN
  • Addressing illegal migration in the Andaman Sea
  • Understanding future priorities and plans

Vice Admiral Pichet Tanaset

Deputy Chief of Staff
Royal Thai Navy

10:00 AM - 10:40 AM OPTIMISING THE USE OF ISR INFORMATION TO SUPPORT COAST GUARD OPERATIONS

Rear Admiral A.J. Vogt, Assistant Commandant for Response Policy (CG-5R), US Coast Guard
  • Enhancing Maritime Domain Awareness: how can the US Coast Guard leverage reconnaissance assets to deliver enhanced MDA?
  • What policy and authorities enhance Coast Guard operations and what improvements to policy can be made to optimise the use of ISR information?

Rear Admiral A.J. Vogt

Assistant Commandant for Response Policy (CG-5R)
US Coast Guard

10:40 AM - 11:20 AM MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:10 AM - 11:50 AM UPGRADING MARITIME ISR CAPABILITY TO SUPPORT THE ROMANIAN NAVY’S DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

Vice Admiral Alexandru Mirsu, Commander-in-Chief, Romanian Naval Forces Staff
  • Examining lessons learned from the annual Poseidon training exercise. Developing maritime ISR assets to support mine clearance and target detection and deliver enhanced awareness in the undersea domain
  • What are the ISR requirements of the Romanian Navy’s Type 22R Frigate modernisation and multifunction Corvette acquisition? How will their upgraded platforms be deployed to support multinational maritime security operations?
  • Exploring the remote capability requirements of the Navy’s reconnaissance infrastructure. How are the Navy integrating UAVs, updated radar and underwater sensors to support domain awareness?
  • The role of the Romanian Navy in contributing to heightened domain awareness in the Black Sea

Vice Admiral Alexandru Mirsu

Commander-in-Chief
Romanian Naval Forces Staff

11:50 AM - 12:30 PM JAPAN’S DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTEGRATED C4I SYSTEM TO SUPPORT SURVEILLANCE AND DECISION-MAKING AT SEA

Commander Kakiuchi Atsushi, Warship Equipment Planning Officer, Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force
  • How does the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force organise and deploy its units to support effective surveillance?
  • An overview of Japan’s surveillance mission. Managing the challenges of EEZ protection and border security in the Asia-Pacific
  • Exploring how the JMSDF utilises airborne fixed-wing and rotary assets to support the delivery of maritime reconnaissance and ASW in its area of operation?
  • Understanding the JMSDF’s C4I system, and using it to explain how maritime reconnaissance can be better integrated within a broader C4 framework?

Commander Kakiuchi Atsushi

Warship Equipment Planning Officer
Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force

12:30 PM - 1:40 PM NETWORKING LUNCH

1:40 PM - 2:20 PM ISR & SPACE-BASED CAPABILITIES: THE SPANISH MOD’S ROADMAP FOR DELIVERING ENHANCED ISR FROM SPACE TO SUPPORT THE MARITIME DOMAIN, IN-LINE WITH THE JISR CONCEPT

Vice Admiral Carlos Martinez-Merello, Joint Armed Forces CIS Director, Spanish Ministry of Defence
  • An overview of the present, and near-future, Spanish MoD capabilities for conducting maritime reconnaissance and surveillance under the Joint ISR (JISR) Concept
  • Current Spanish MoD ISR Space-based capabilities and our approach to the future deployment of space technologies in securing the use of ocean territories
  • Is there room to increase Global Maritime Security through Joint ISR & Space initiatives and research?

Vice Admiral Carlos Martinez-Merello

Joint Armed Forces CIS Director
Spanish Ministry of Defence

2:20 PM - 2:35 PM DEVELOPING REQUIREMENTS FOR MISSION EQUIPMENT ABOARD MARITIME PATROL RECONNAISSANCE AND SURVEILLANCE (MPRS) AIRCRAFT

Colonel (Retd.) Harry Oakley, Business Development Manager, Crystal Group
  • Mission Complexities
  • Maritime Equipment sets – SwaP
  • Hardware’s role in successful MPRS

Colonel (Retd.) Harry Oakley

Business Development Manager
Crystal Group

2:35 PM - 3:15 PM REGENERATION OF THE UK’S MARITIME PATROL AIRCRAFT CAPABILITY

Wing Commander Jim Henderson, SO1 P8 Sentinel, ISTAR Force Headquarters, Royal Air Force
  • Background to the UK’s current MPA capability. Why are we where we are, and what is the timeline for regeneration?
  • Why has the RAF opted for the P8 platform? What do the future force numbers and force structure look like?
  • Update on the Seedcorn project
  • The recovery task - from zero to Full Operating Capability
  • Adapting to meet current challenges, including inter alia leadership, crew experience levels, trade gaps and support
  • Where does the P8 fit within the UK’s wider ISR effort, and how will it contribute to the generation of information?

Wing Commander Jim Henderson

SO1 P8 Sentinel, ISTAR Force Headquarters
Royal Air Force

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM HOW UNMANNED SURFACE VEHICLES SHINE A LIGHT ON DARK TARGETS & CUE ASSETS FOR INSPECTION AND INTERDICTION

Mr Vas Podorean, Director of Global Business Development, Liquid Robotics
Even in a world of increasing satellite coverage, 24/7, fully aware maritime monitoring is difficult and costly with traditional assets. Long duration, unmanned surface vehicles can form virtual walls or trip wire formations that employ passive acoustic sensors to detect dark targets. Alerts and acoustic data can provide actionable intelligence allowing organizations to cue UAVs and other assets for inspection, tracking or interdiction.

Long duration, unmanned surface vehicles offer persistence and other capabilities that can be leveraged in concert with traditional manned assets to provide for a significant increase in operational efficiency and effectiveness. This session will discuss how a fleet of mobile autonomous systems could be deployed to hot spot areas to increase maritime domain awareness and lower the costs of monitoring and interdiction.

Mr Vas Podorean

Director of Global Business Development
Liquid Robotics

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM AFTERNOON COFFEE AND NETWORKING

4:00 PM - 4:40 PM HOW DOES OPERATION SOPHIA DELIVER MARITIME SECURITY FOR THE MEDITERRANEAN?

Captain Socci Ettore, MA to the Operation Commander, EUNAVFOR Mediterranean
  • Outlining the role that Operation Sophia plays as part of the wider EU efforts to enhance maritime security off the coast of Libya
  • How does EUNAVFOR MED address the challenge of illegal migration in the Mediterranean and disrupt the Migrant Smuggling and Human Trafficking business model?
  • The importance of the comprehensive approach and international coordination to support effective deterrence and prevention

Captain Socci Ettore

MA to the Operation Commander
EUNAVFOR Mediterranean

4:40 PM - 5:20 PM INTEGRATING AIRBORNE ASSETS WITH SURFACE PATROL VESSELS TO SUPPORT ENHANCED MARITIME SITUATIONAL AWARENESS

Confirmed Representative, MARAIR, NATO Allied Maritime Command
  • Understanding how MARAIR is integrating airborne capability with NATO’s surface assets to support persistent surveillance and a more rapid response capability for reconnaissance and security operations
  • Acknowledging the threat of terrorism in the maritime domain. The role of Operation Sea Guardian in delivering counter-terrorism capability for NATO, and MARAIR’s role in supporting that operation
  • Examining the challenges for NATO in delivering ASW capability, and assessing the need to improve surveillance for the undersea domain

Confirmed Representative

MARAIR
NATO Allied Maritime Command

5:20 PM - 6:00 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: DELIVERING A MULTI-ROLE CAPABILITY FOR RECONNAISSANCE TO SUPPORT A THREAT HEAVY ENVIRONMENT

  • How do the operational requirements of routine border patrol operations differ to those of counter-narcotics, anti-human trafficking and EEZ protection missions? Can existing capabilities cope with competing demands?
  • Establishing a new direction for reconnaissance capability development. Deploying surveillance to support the protection of EEZs and to safeguard international trade in austere environments, including the High North
  • Refocusing strategy to incorporate the sub-surface domain. Taking advantage of UUVs and MPA upgrades to increase under-ocean coverage

6:00 PM - 6:00 PM END OF MAIN CONFERENCE DAY ONE