Conference Day One: Reconnaissance in the Information Age

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

12:20 PM - 12:30 PM CHAIRMAN'S OPENING REMARKS

Mr Markku Mylly, Executive Director, European Maritime Safety Agency

Mr Markku Mylly

Executive Director
European Maritime Safety Agency

12:30 PM - 1:10 PM OVERVIEW OF THAILAND'S NATIONAL MARITIME SECURITY STRATEGY IN 2017 AND BEYOND

Vice Admiral Pichet Tanaset, Deputy Chief of Staff, Royal Thai Navy

Vice Admiral Pichet Tanaset

Deputy Chief of Staff
Royal Thai Navy

1:10 PM - 1:30 PM EFFECTIVE USE OF AIRBORNE SURVEILLANCE

  • The MSS 7000 - a new generation system designed to support effective coast guard operations
  • Multi sensor integrated system to provide a real time wide area coverage
  • Effective communication and reporting to support a shared situational overview and a coordinated use of air and surface resources
  • Effective use of background data to identify, track and document sea surface activities

1:30 PM - 2:10 PM OPTIMISING THE USE OF ISR INFORMATION TO SUPPORT COAST GUARD OPERATIONS

Rear Admiral Robert Hayes, Assistant Commandant for Intelligence and Criminal Investigations (CG-2), 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 Robert Hayes

Assistant Commandant for Intelligence and Criminal Investigations (CG-2)
US Coast Guard

2:10 PM - 3:00 PM COFFEE AND NETWORKING

3:00 PM - 3:40 PM PROCESSING MULTI-SOURCE DATA TO SUPPORT ANTI-PIRACY, COUNTER-NARCOTICS AND ILLEGAL MIGRATION

Mr Markku Mylly, Executive Director, European Maritime Safety Agency
  • Delivering a viable intelligence product for non-military maritime security operations. Leveraging gathered data to track illegal shipments and support search and rescue operations
  • Adopting a retrospective approach to gathered shipping data, applying a long-term analysis to detect unusual shipping activity and distinguish target vessels from non-harmful maritime traffic
  • Increasing reliance on automated systems to more effectively detect illegal activity in the maritime domain

Mr Markku Mylly

Executive Director
European Maritime Safety Agency

3:40 PM - 4:20 PM OBSERVATIONS ON PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS FOR MARITIME ACTIVITY

Dr John Mittleman, Naval Center for Space Technology, US Naval Research Laboratory
  • How much data is enough?
  • What data sets are useful?
  • How do “New Space” and “Big Data” fit?
  • What’s the benefit to Operations?

Dr John Mittleman

Naval Center for Space Technology
US Naval Research Laboratory

4:20 PM - 5:00 PM EXPLOITING SATELLITE DATA TO IMPROVE MARITIME SITUATIONAL AWARENESS

Professor Guy Thomas, Director, C-SIGMA
  • Taking advantage of open source geospatial data to deliver wide-area coverage of the maritime domain
  • Exploring how to benefit from satellite-based AIS to provide near real-time updates on shipping activity. Evaluating the need to conduct dynamic analyses of both sensor and semantic databases
  • Delivering a multi-platform approach for space-based reconnaissance. Whilst S-AIS is key, radar satellites, data fusion and analysis are critical components, in order to more accurately differentiate between regular and irregular maritime traffic

Professor Guy Thomas

Director
C-SIGMA

5:00 PM - 5:10 PM END OF PRE-CONFERENCE FOCUS DAY