Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology 2017 Conference

January 30-31, 2017 - Rome, Italy

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US$ 623.75

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Since 2016 the myriad of threats facing maritime nations has not abated, mass migration and terrorist infiltration has plagued nations across the globe and is particularly poignant in the Mediterranean and Asia-Pacific Region where maritime traffic is particularly heavy. Therefore militaries, law enforcement and civil agencies must be able to monitor traffic all the while protecting their maritime assets from external risks and this is accomplished by utilizing advanced technologies from platform sensors to unmanned systems and space-based assets which are constantly going through upgrades and advances in sophistication. There is also a greater need to better analyze and disseminate data between partner agencies and nations to respond quickly and effectively to maritime threats.

Therefore we are proud to announce the second annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference will be held in Rome from the 30th-31st January. Based on the success of the 2016 conference, which included presentations from senior host nation officers including Rear Admiral Natale, Head of Ships Department, Italian Navy General Staff and senior representatives from the Italian Coast Guard and Air Force; we aim to replicate and improve by providing a more regional focus, not just on the Mediterranean, but other areas of interest including the Black Sea and further beyond in the Asia Pacific region. All of which have keen collective interest on ensuring the safety and security of legitimate maritime activities.

Benefits of Attending

  • Wider regional focus outside of the Mediterranean where challenges are also persistent
  • Features high ranking military officials involved with the enhancement of maritime surveillance platforms and systems
  • A running theme on the importance of information sharing as operations are increasingly conducted on the international level
  • Informal networking time to talk to peers and colleagues also shaping and influencing Maritime ISR programs today
  • Learn how other nations are developing their maritime surveillance and reconnaissance provision from past experience and cutting edge research and development
  • Get to the heart of challenges faced by modern maritime forces such as capability gaps and what requirements they now have

Make Sure You Register for our Post-Conference Workshop | Morning of Wednesday 1st February 2017

C-SIGMA: Improving International Collaboration in Space to Enhance Maritime Situational Awareness
Hosted by Guy Thomas, President, C-SIGMA


  • Brigadier General Manlio Scopigno, Chief of Staff, EU Naval Force
  • Captain Dermot Mulholland, Branch Head, Strategic Plans & Policy , Combined Joint Operations from the Sea Centre of Excellence
  • Captain Fernando Angelo, Director, Navy Intelligence Analysis Centre, Portuguese Navy
  • Captain Jan De Beurme, Chief of Staff, Belgian Navy
  • Commander Hannes Schroeder-Lanz, Command Support/C4I - Missions & Operations, German Navy
  • Commander Michael Sela, Former Head of C4I Branch R&D Department, Israeli Navy
  • Commander Sacha Bailly, Officer in Charge Protection and Safeguarding Capability Plans and Programs, French Navy
  • Commodore William Ellis, Commander CTF-67, US Naval Forces Europe
  • David Martin, VP, Global Sales and Marketing, exactEarth Ltd
  • George Best, Director of AIS Sales, EMEA and APAC, ORBCOMM
  • Guy Thomas, President, C-SIGMA
  • Helmut Portmann, Director, National Buoy Centre, NOAA: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
  • Joachim Beckh, Chair/National Expert in, Coordination, Security,and Technical Working Groups
  • Leendert Bal, Head of Department Coordination and Innovation, EMSA
  • Lieutenant Commander Chad Kabatoff, Project Director Polar Epsilon 2, DG Space , Canadian Armed Forces
  • Massimo Claudio Comparini, Chief Executive Officer, e-GEOS
  • Micheal Westphal, Vice President, C4ISR, PAE
  • Rear Admiral (Ret'd) Anthony Rix, Former Flag Officer Sea Training, Royal Navy
  • Rear Admiral Bob Sharp, Director, National Maritime Intelligence Integration Office, US Navy
  • Rear Admiral Giorgio Lazio, Commander Maritime North, Italian Navy
  • Rear Admiral Nicola Carlone, Head of Plans and Operations, Italian Coast Guard
  • Rear Admiral Valter Zappellini, Head of C4 and Security Department, Italian Navy
  • Sigmund Dehli, Director Sales, Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT)
  • Simon Chesworth, Regional Sales Director for Europe, exactEarth
  • Simon Olsen, Director Business Development, Strategy and Partnerships, Sentient Vision Systems
  • Wing Commander Richard Berry, SO1 Capability Delivery P8A , Royal Air Force

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Crowne Plaza Rome St. Peter's Hotel & Spa
Via Aurelia Antica, 415, 00165
Rome, Italy

Who should attend

Military and civilian personnel, Chief Executive Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Managing Directors, Vice Presidents, Director, Partners, Heads and Managers working in:
  • Maritime Security
  • Space-based Surveillance
  • Counter Piracy
  • AIS
  • Maritime Traffic Monitoring
  • Port and Coastal Security
  • National Air Forces
  • National Navies
  • National Coast Guards


Crowne Plaza Rome St. Peter's Hotel & Spa
Via Aurelia Antica 415
Rome, Italy
Event details
Organizer :SAE Media Group
Event type :Conference
Attendance :Physical Event
Reference :ASDE-15566