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Main Conference Day Two

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

8:45 AM - 8:55 AM CHAIRMAN'S OPENING REMARKS

  • Understanding how the Ecuadorian Navy is confronting crime at sea. What assets is the Navy deploying to prevent drug-trafficking, outboard motor theft and illegal migration?
  • How can the Navy better interface with the Coast Guard to deliver a robust SAR function? Leveraging naval intelligence to support rapid response, and to ensure that affected areas receive critical resources
  • Deploying ISR assets to best effect on the lengthy South American Coast Line. Delivering maximum surveillance coverage to support the prevention of crime at sea

Rear Admiral Amilcar Villavicencio Palacios

Director, National Directorate of Maritime Domain
Ecuadorian Navy

Lieutenant Commander Cristian Fiallos Peralta

Head of Information Analysis, National Directorate of Maritime Domain
Ecuadorian Navy

9:35 AM - 10:05 AM HOW CAN A VERSATILE MISSION AIRCRAFT HELP SOLVE THE MDA CONUNDRUM?

Mr David Wolfe, Military Affairs, Airbus Defence and Space
  • The challenge of achieving MDA
  • General introduction of Airbus Defence & Space military aircraft portfolio
  • Detailed description of the C295 mission aircraft and its updated Fully Integrated Tactical System (FITS)
  • How operating the C295 can improve MDA

Mr David Wolfe

Military Affairs
Airbus Defence and Space

10:05 AM - 10:45 AM PREPARING SRI LANKA’S NAVY TO SUPPORT AND TO SECURE INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN THE INDIAN OCEAN

Rear Admiral PM Wickramasinghe, Commander North Central Naval Area, Sri Lanka Navy
  • Analysing Sri Lanka’s experience of conducting bilateral training exercises using P-8 maritime patrol aircraft. How will Sri Lanka upgrade its own airborne platforms to deliver complete surveillance coverage for its operating environment?
  • Understanding how the Sri Lankan Navy will incorporate new offshore patrol vessels within its existing fleet to support surface reconnaissance capability
  • How will the Sri Lankan Navy support the safe conduct of trade in the Indian Ocean, and to what extent are its existing capabilities able to cope with the challenge of illegal migration?

Rear Admiral PM Wickramasinghe

Commander North Central Naval Area
Sri Lanka Navy

10:45 AM - 11:25 AM THE CHALLENGES OF A NON-MEDITERRANEAN OPERATING ENVIRONMENT: THE NIGERIAN NAVY’S DELIVERY OF MARITIME RECONNAISSANCE AND SECURITY

Commodore Mustapha Bala Hassan, Deputy Director Maritime Domain Awareness, Nigerian Navy
  • Examining the Nigerian Navy’s delivery of maritime surveillance in the Gulf of Guinea, and understanding how it is protecting civilian vessels against hijacking in Nigerian waters
  • How does the Nigerian Navy promote information sharing with its operational partners, and to what extent are existing capabilities sufficient to promote interoperability?
  • How will the Navy develop its littoral patrol capability to enforce coastal security, and how can the Navy overcome current limitations to maritime domain awareness?

Commodore Mustapha Bala Hassan

Deputy Director Maritime Domain Awareness
Nigerian Navy

11:25 AM - 11:55 AM MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:55 AM - 12:35 PM DELIVERING ISR TRAINING TO NATO OPERATORS TO SUPPORT THE EXECUTION OF MARITIME SECURITY OPERATIONS

Commodore Georgios Tsogkas, Commandant, NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre
  • How does NMIOTC deliver training to NATO operators to assist their execution of maritime surveillance - in support of Maritime Interdiction Operations?
  • How could NMIOTC’s delivery of ISR training be supported by commercial solutions?
  • Does NMIOTC’s current training enable operators to deliver surveillance for a variety of missions? How can training processes be improved to deliver a multi-role function?

Commodore Georgios Tsogkas

Commandant
NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre

12:35 PM - 12:50 PM TRAINING SYSTEM INTEGRATOR APPROACH – CAE CONCEPT AND SOLUTIONS FOR FUTURE NAVAL TRAINING

Rear Admiral (Retd.) James Papp, , CAE
  • Naval specific requirements for naval training
  • Concepts for future naval training – the Training Systems Integrator approach
  • Utilizing live-virtual-constructive elements in naval training, from concept to solution
  • Military-led and company-enabled approach to provide training media and services for future naval training

Rear Admiral (Retd.) James Papp


CAE

12:50 PM - 1:30 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: DELIVERING EFFECTIVE TRAINING TO SUPPORT A MULTI-ROLE CAPABILITY FOR MARITIME RECONNAISSANCE OPERATIONS

  • Considering how the training requirements for operators differ according to the operational brief. Preparing reconnaissance operatives for the management of multiple threats
  • What are the difficulties of outsourcing ISR training, and is a move towards open architecture systems sufficient to overcome some of those challenges?
  • Understanding how simulation software can be implemented as part of a robust training strategy, in order to ensure that legacy assets are deployed to maximum effect

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM NETWORKING LUNCH

2:30 PM - 3:10 PM THE GUYANA DEFENCE FORCE’S PROCUREMENT OF NEW ASSETS TO SUPPORT THE ENFORCEMENT OF MARITIME SECURITY WITHIN ITS EXCLUSIVE ECONOMIC ZONE

  • Understanding how Guyana’s surface vessels are combatting illegal fishing, drugs smuggling and the trafficking of illegal arms in the Coast Guard’s AOR. Establishing critical requirements for a new maritime surveillance solution
  • The deployment of self-propelled, semi-submersibles to force multiply Guyana’s surface fleet. Understanding how remote capabilities can be used to improve covert domain awareness and rapid response
  • How is Guyana sharing information with its operational partners to support regional security?

3:10 PM - 3:50 PM SUPPORTING EUROPE’S FIGHT AGAINST DRUG TRAFFICKING IN THE ATLANTIC AND MEDITERRANEAN MARITIME DOMAIN

Mr Frank Francis, Director, Maritime Analysis and Operations Centre
  • How does MAOC(N) exploit and deploy intelligence to deliver decision-superiority for counter-narcotics operations?
  • What capabilities does MAOC(N) deploy to identify vessels used for drug-trafficking, and how can existing procedure be improved?
  • To what extent does operational execution depend on information sharing, and how can interoperability be improved to increase coverage?

Mr Frank Francis

Director
Maritime Analysis and Operations Centre

3:50 PM - 4:30 PM THE CHALLENGE OF INFORMATION SHARING IN A NETWORKED, INFORMATION-HEAVY OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

Colonel Gjert Lage Dyndal, Strategic Analysis Capability Team, NATO HQ
  • Understanding maritime ISR in the context of the greater rationale for intelligence
  • Examining the trends of maritime ISR technologies (platforms, and the prospects of autonomous technologies)
  • The need for networked, integrated information handling, and the concept of ‘fusion warfare’
  • The challenge of multinational and coalition intelligence sharing, when collection, analysis and dissemination of data are increasingly automated
  • How can nations better share intelligence on the maritime domain?

Colonel Gjert Lage Dyndal

Strategic Analysis Capability Team
NATO HQ

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

5:00 PM - 5:40 PM PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR ENHANCING MARITIME SITUATION AWARENESS AND SECURITY IN A CONTEXT OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION BETWEEN AFRICAN NATIONS

Admiral (Retd.) Georges Bosselut, Project Coordinator, EU CRIMARIO
  • How is the EU CRIMARIO project delivering enhanced domain awareness for the Indian Ocean?
  • What are the technical limitations to enhanced information sharing, and how is CRIMARIO improving interoperability between existing information fusion centres?
  • How will the CRIMARIO project process and disseminate gathered intelligence to enhance prediction of illegal activity in the maritime space?

Admiral (Retd.) Georges Bosselut

Project Coordinator
EU CRIMARIO

5:40 PM - 6:20 PM DELIVERING THE INFRASTRUCTURE FOR AN INFORMATION-SHARING ENVIRONMENT

Mr Alexandru Chiric, Policy Office, DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission
  • Identifying opportunities for industry involvement in the EU Commission’s CISE 2020 project
  • Working towards a shared information platform for the maritime reconnaissance community, in order to enhance coverage of the operating environment
  • Communicating gathered intelligence to the point of need. Moving beyond shared data and towards operationally-usable shared intelligence

Mr Alexandru Chiric

Policy Office, DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
European Commission

6:20 PM - 6:20 PM END OF MAIN CONFERENCE