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Announcement: Due to ongoing concerns over COVID-19, this event has now been postponed to the 25th-26th November 2020. Please contact a member of the SMi Team for more information customerservices@smi-online.co.uk

SMi Group are pleased to announce the 4th annual Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology conference, taking place in London, 25th and 26th November 2020.

Unmanned systems are becoming an increasingly essential part of the world’s fleets as modern navies seek new ways to complete dangerous tasks faster, easier, and with fewer sailors and marines in harm’s way. To enable this, leading navies have recently been increasing their investment in unmanned technology, so it has never been more crucial to explore the latest advances and opportunities and to align priorities between allied nations.

Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology 2020 is a crucial forum for the discussion of current and future projects and programmes delivering unmanned and autonomous technology. Bringing together key planners and decision makers from across the NATO-aligned world, this is the only event providing holistic coverage of unmanned systems across the full maritime domain, including undersea, surface, and aerial environments. As the world's leading event, this conference is the global meeting point for the naval unmanned systems community.

Key topics to be discussed include: Autonomy for MCM and ASW operations, updates on key unmanned platform programmes, the future of unmanned capabilities in the Royal Navy (including a dedicated panel), preparing and supporting unmanned systems for operations, UMS interoperability initiatives, unmanned hydrography and oceanography, and many more.

  • The only event with a holistic focus on unmanned naval systems across the air, surface and undersea domains
  • Listen to briefings on the world's leading unmanned systems programmes and learn about new ways to incorporate autonomous technology into the fleets
  • Hear industry presentations from key commercial partners on their latest products and technology
  • Explore key topics in the field, including manned/unmanned teaming, ease of use, and autonomy/artificial intelligence

 

ASELSAN A.S.; Atlas-Elektronik; AutoNaut; Babcock International ; Belgian Navy; BMT; Canadian High Commission; Chrisar Software Technologies; City, University of London; DE&S Commercially Supported Shipping; DGA Naval Systems; DSTL; ECA Robotics; German Navy; Hydroid Inc; Inmarsat; Leonardo; Leonardo Helicopters UK; MOD NL; NATO CMRE; Naval Criminal Investigative Service; Naval Group; Nortek; Northrop Grumman; OSI Maritime Systems; Rolls Royce ; Royal Navy; Royal Navy UK; Schiebel Technology, Inc.; SEA Ltd; Sirius Constellation; STM Savunma Teknolojileri Müh. ve Tic A.S.; STM Savunma Teknolojileri Muhendislik ve Ticaret A.S; Thales UK; Thinke Company Ltd; UAV Point Recovery Solutions For Ships and Land; United States Defense Attache Office;

Conference programme

8:00 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Commodore (Ret'd) Richard Farrington CBE

Commodore (Ret'd) Richard Farrington CBE, Former Commander Devonport Flotilla , Royal Navy

9:00 Royal Navy Unmanned Systems: NavyX Update

Captain Chris Ling

Captain Chris Ling, Director NavyX, Royal Navy

  • NavyX aim and objectives
  • Current projects
  • Future activities and aspirations to accelerate the introduction of autonomous systems into the RN.
  • 9:30 Technological Challenges of Unmanned Maritime Systems in a Fully Digitalized World

    Vice Admiral Manuel Antonio Martinez-Ruiz

    Vice Admiral Manuel Antonio Martinez-Ruiz, Director of Engineering and Naval Shipbuilding, Spanish Navy

  • New technologies are at the same time capabilities and threats
  • Digitalization of UMS
  • Artificial Intelligence for UMS: is it realistic?
     
  • 10:00 Session Reserved for Gold Sponsor, Leonardo

    Senior Representative

    Senior Representative, Maritime Systems, Leonardo

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Session Reserved for Intrepid Minds

    Mr Adam Smith

    Mr Adam Smith, Managing Director, Intrepid Minds Ltd

    11:30 Future Trends in Autonomous Warfare and AI

    Commander Paul Hornsby

    Commander Paul Hornsby, Lead, Autonomous Warfare Systems, Royal Australian Navy

  • Autonomy and AI in warfare: current state v where we need to be
  • Considering the use of autonomy in warfare: future use-cases and requirements for achieving operational capability
  • Royal Australian Navy autonomous systems development pathway and future force development
  • 12:00 Session Reserved for Elmo

    Mr Gary Busby

    Mr Gary Busby, Managing Director UK & Ireland, Elmo Motion Control UK

    12:30 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Portuguese Navy Unmanned Vehicles Operational Experimentation Unit: Creating an Innovative Environment for Unmanned Systems Research and Development

    Lieutenant Tiago Lanca

    Lieutenant Tiago Lanca, COO of Unmanned Vehicles Operational Experimentation Unit, Portuguese Navy

  • Theme 1: The technological elephant in the room
  • Analysis of the current technological environment and future trends
  • The ever-growing gap between Moore and Martec’s Law
  • Theme 2: How to thrive in a technological transformation era
  • The concept of Operational Experimentation (OPEX) and the Lean approach to it
  • The Technological Guerrilla Mindset (focus on UxS rapid prototyping, testing and OPEX for the development of innovative CONOPS, TTP and competitive user-oriented defense industry products)
     
  • 14:00 Session Reserved for Ocean Infinity

    14:30 Denmark Mine Warfare: Tactical Experience and Operational Lessons Identified

    Commander Andreas Johansen

    Commander Andreas Johansen, Subject Matter Expert NMW, Maritime Capabilty and Development Branch, Denmark Defence Command

  • Overview of the Danish Navy’s Mine Warfare doctrine and approach with unmanned drones
  • Tactical experience and lessons identified through using unmanned systems
  • Specific challenges and advantages for future unmanned systems
     
  • 15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:30 Interoperability; Essential for an Effective MCM Capability by Autonomous Systems

    Commander Herman Lammers

    Commander Herman Lammers, Director, NATO Naval Mine Warfare Centre of Excellence (NMW COE)

  • Naval Mine Warfare operations are a combination of effort that requires more than the technical ability to work together.
  • In order to counter the present and future mine threat and make use of sea mines for NATO’s own strategic operational or tactical purposes, there must be cooperation between Multinational, Joint and Combined Forces as well as maritime industry, research and educational institutions.
  • Autonomous does not mean without humans. With present and future autonomous systems, human interaction with these systems is still vital in order to make it an effective MCM capability.
     
  • 16:00 Leading-Edge S&T As An Enabler For Future Autonomous Mine Countermeasures

    Dr Samantha Dugelay

    Dr Samantha Dugelay, Program Manager Autonomous Mine Countermeasures, NATO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation

  • The use of artificial intelligence for automatic target recognition has demonstrated a step-change in performance as an aide for operators. This talk will provide details of these performances during exercises and offer a view into future technological potential
  • Automatic seabed characterization is achievable and is learning on the fly. The more data is collected the better the vehicle is at recognizing the environmental picture
  • The development of high resolution and high performance sensors combined with the advance of computing power and GPUs enables an autonomous vehicle to turn large amounts of data into actionable information by the vehicle, the MCM operator and the command and control
  • 16:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Commodore (Ret'd) Richard Farrington CBE

    Commodore (Ret'd) Richard Farrington CBE, Former Commander Devonport Flotilla , Royal Navy

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Commodore (Ret'd) Richard Farrington CBE

    Commodore (Ret'd) Richard Farrington CBE, Former Commander Devonport Flotilla , Royal Navy

    9:00 Unmanned Systems for the Portuguese Navy

    Vice Admiral Henrique Gouveia e Melo

    Vice Admiral Henrique Gouveia e Melo, Deputy Planning and Coordination, Portuguese Armed Forces General Staff

  • The importance of unmanned systems for the future navy
  • The Portuguese Navy’s unmanned systems development plan
  • Progress towards integrating and operating unmanned systems
     
  • 9:30 NATO MUS Initiative to Enhance NATO Maritime Capability

    Commander Ian Danbury

    Commander Ian Danbury, Deputy Director NATO MUS Innovation and Coordination Cell, NATO

  • Outline of the NATO MUS Initiative and the rationale of its existence
  • Progress to-date, including challenges, standardization and operational experimentation
  • Engagement with industry partners
  • Looking ahead to the future of the initiative
     
  • 10:00 RNLN Unmanned Capabilities in Underwater Warfare

    Commander Paul Dröge

    Commander Paul Dröge, Branch Head Underwater Warfare Technology, Maritime Systems Department, Defence Material Organisation, Netherlands MoD

  • How to deal with growing data flow from MUS?
  • Which technology can support operator and command in operating MUS?
  • How to deal with counter MUS actions of opponent?
     
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program in the Royal Canadian Navy

    Commander Chris Taitt

    Commander Chris Taitt, Section Head C4ISR, and Remote and Autonomous Systems, Royal Canadian Navy

  • Canadian naval requirements relating to UAS
  • Current UAS procurement efforts
  • Future UAS challenges and concepts
     
  • 11:30 AUVs for ASW Training – Current and Future Capabilities and Level of Autonomy

    Mr Johan Wahren

    Mr Johan Wahren, Project Manager Underwater Warfare Weapon Systems, FMV

  • Brief overview of the Swedish AUV program for ASW training
  • Developing new capabilities for multi role use of modular AUV-systems
  • Enhancing autonomous behavior – man on the loop, in the loop or outside the loop
     
  • 12:00 Maritime Unmanned Systems (MUS) Contribution to NATO Maritime Operations

    Commander Antonio Anjinho Mourinha

    Commander Antonio Anjinho Mourinha, Maritime Situational Awareness SME, NATO MARCOM

  • MUS in support of NATO Maritime Situational Awareness (MSA)
  • MUS in support of NATO maritime operations
  • MUS development and experimentation
     
  • 12:30 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Enrolling Autonomy in Modern Underwater Warfare

    Mr Matteo Perrone

    Mr Matteo Perrone, Project Manager R&D Underwater Systems, FMV

  • Integration of autonomous underwater systems as scalable capability enabler
  • Autonomous decision-making: which is the best way forward?
  • Role of autonomous system in the future tactical development
     
  • 14:00 Long Range Marine Autonomous System Operations for Marine Science

    Dr Maaten Furlong

    Dr Maaten Furlong, Head of Marine Autonomous and Robotics Systems, National Oceanography Centre

  • Current vehicle capabilities, limitations and typical mission types
  • Building the long range fleet command and control infrastructure and data pipeline
  • Next steps in extending the vehicle’s capabilities: improving onboard control, adding new sensors, and automating vehicle piloting
     
  • 14:30 Afternoon Tea

    15:00 A Modular AUV: Exploring New Mission Capabilities

  • The concept explained
  • Challenges & Opportunities
  • Collecting use-cases
     
  • Mr Egbert Ypma

    Mr Egbert Ypma, Team Leader/Research Program Manager, Performance at Sea, MARIN

    Mr Eelco Harmsen

    Mr Eelco Harmsen, Senior Project Manager Navy, MARIN

    15:30 Marine Autonomous Systems: Research and Applications

    Dr Sanjay Sharma

    Dr Sanjay Sharma, Head of Autonomous Marine Systems Research Group and Associate (Reader) Professor in Intelligent Autonomous Control Systems, University of Plymouth

  • Research in Autonomous Marine Systems Research Group, Plymouth in AI techniques
  • Future Autonomy at Sea Technology (FAST) Cluster and our involvement
  • Some of the key issues in marine autonomy and future works
     
  • 16:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Commodore (Ret'd) Richard Farrington CBE

    Commodore (Ret'd) Richard Farrington CBE, Former Commander Devonport Flotilla , Royal Navy

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Captain Chris Ling

    Captain Chris Ling

    Director NavyX, Royal Navy
    Commander Chris Taitt

    Commander Chris Taitt

    Section Head C4ISR, and Remote and Autonomous Systems, Royal Canadian Navy
    Commander Ian Danbury

    Commander Ian Danbury

    Deputy Director NATO MUS Innovation and Coordination Cell, NATO
    Vice Admiral Henrique Gouveia e Melo

    Vice Admiral Henrique Gouveia e Melo

    Deputy Planning and Coordination, Portuguese Armed Forces General Staff
    Vice Admiral Manuel Antonio Martinez-Ruiz

    Vice Admiral Manuel Antonio Martinez-Ruiz

    Director of Engineering and Naval Shipbuilding, Spanish Navy

    Captain Chris Ling

    Director NavyX, Royal Navy
    Captain Chris Ling

    Commander Andreas Johansen

    Subject Matter Expert NMW, Maritime Capabilty and Development Branch, Denmark Defence Command
    Commander Andreas Johansen

    Commander Antonio Anjinho Mourinha

    Maritime Situational Awareness SME, NATO MARCOM
    Commander Antonio Anjinho Mourinha

    Commander Chris Taitt

    Section Head C4ISR, and Remote and Autonomous Systems, Royal Canadian Navy
    Commander Chris Taitt

    Commander Herman Lammers

    Director, NATO Naval Mine Warfare Centre of Excellence (NMW COE)
    Commander Herman Lammers

    Commander Ian Danbury

    Deputy Director NATO MUS Innovation and Coordination Cell, NATO
    Commander Ian Danbury

    Commander Paul Dröge

    Branch Head Underwater Warfare Technology, Maritime Systems Department, Defence Material Organisation, Netherlands MoD
    Commander Paul Dröge

    Commander Paul Hornsby

    Lead, Autonomous Warfare Systems, Royal Australian Navy
    Commander Paul Hornsby

    Commodore (Ret'd) Richard Farrington CBE

    Former Commander Devonport Flotilla , Royal Navy
    Commodore (Ret'd) Richard Farrington CBE

    Dr Maaten Furlong

    Head of Marine Autonomous and Robotics Systems, National Oceanography Centre
    Dr Maaten Furlong

    Dr Samantha Dugelay

    Program Manager Autonomous Mine Countermeasures, NATO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation
    Dr Samantha Dugelay

    Dr Sanjay Sharma

    Head of Autonomous Marine Systems Research Group and Associate (Reader) Professor in Intelligent Autonomous Control Systems, University of Plymouth
    Dr Sanjay Sharma

    Lieutenant Tiago Lanca

    COO of Unmanned Vehicles Operational Experimentation Unit, Portuguese Navy
    Lieutenant Tiago Lanca

    Mr Adam Smith

    Managing Director, Intrepid Minds Ltd
    Mr Adam Smith

    Mr Eelco Harmsen

    Senior Project Manager Navy, MARIN
    Mr Eelco Harmsen

    Mr Egbert Ypma

    Team Leader/Research Program Manager, Performance at Sea, MARIN
    Mr Egbert Ypma

    Mr Gary Busby

    Managing Director UK & Ireland, Elmo Motion Control UK
    Mr Gary Busby

    Mr Johan Wahren

    Project Manager Underwater Warfare Weapon Systems, FMV
    Mr Johan Wahren

    Mr Matteo Perrone

    Project Manager R&D Underwater Systems, FMV
    Mr Matteo Perrone

    Senior Representative

    Maritime Systems, Leonardo
    Senior Representative

    Vice Admiral Henrique Gouveia e Melo

    Deputy Planning and Coordination, Portuguese Armed Forces General Staff
    Vice Admiral Henrique Gouveia e Melo

    Vice Admiral Manuel Antonio Martinez-Ruiz

    Director of Engineering and Naval Shipbuilding, Spanish Navy
    Vice Admiral Manuel Antonio Martinez-Ruiz

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    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

    GLOBAL CPD

    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

    CPD Certificates

    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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