Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology 2018 Conference

January 30-31, 2018 - Rome, Italy

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US$ 623.75

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We are proud to announce the third annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference will be held in Rome from the 30th-31st January 2018.

Reconnaissance and Surveillance are key to developing clear and accurate maritime situational awareness. In order to maximise their ISR range, Navies and Maritime agencies around the globe are looking beyond the atmosphere to provide new and advanced surveillance capabilities. Space-based surveillance systems are providing users with up-to-date information from both a signal tracking and data imagery point of view, allowing for the monitoring of shipping routes, fishing grounds, environmental issues and illegal activities. However, not all nations can afford to launch and run dedicated surveillance satellite systems and focus on conventional platforms to fulfil their maritime ISR requirements. Therefore, an international approach is needed to allow Maritime authorities and Navies to monitor the world's oceans and share relevant up-to-date information correctly.

As well as hearing about how new surveillance satellite technologies are being developed and integrated into fleets and coast guard agencies, you will also hear about how new and emerging ISR technologies and platforms are shearing information, not only between platforms but between nations and organisations. As well as strong support from the host nation, there will also be neighbouring and regional speakers providing updates and briefings on developing ISR capabilities and maritime situational awareness.

Benefits of Attending

  • Features high ranking military officials involved with the enhancement of naval surveillance programmes
  • Learn how nations including Italy, the UK, France, Germany, Canada and the USA are developing their maritime ISR capabilities through space-based and unmanned surveillance technologies
  • Get to the heart of challenges faced by maritime forces through focused briefings, discussions and networking
  • Highlighting the importance of technology to collect and disseminate information to major operators at sea

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 and Illegal Immigration
  • AIS
  • Maritime Traffic Monitoring
  • Port and Coastal Security
  • National Air Forces
  • National Navies
  • National Coast Guards

Plus One Pre-Conference Workshop | Monday 29th January 2018

C-SIGMA: Improving International Collaboration in Space to Enhance Maritime Situational Awareness
Hosted by Guy Thomas, Director of C-SIGMA
12.30 to 16.30


  • Rear Admiral Valter Zappellini, Head of C4 and Security Department, Italian Navy
  • Captain Onofrio Marco Frumusa, Future Programs office, Italian Navy
  • Captain Sacha Bailly, Officer in Charge Protection and Safeguarding Capability Plans and Programs, French Navy
  • Captain Stefano Calvetti, Head of the Intelligence Office, Italian Navy
  • Colonel Henrik Kanstrup, Helicopter Wing Karup , Royal Danish Air Force
  • Commander Frederick Van de Kerckhove, Staff Officer Requirements, Belgian Navy
  • Dirk Siebels, PhD Candidate, Greenwich Maritime Institute
  • Lieutenant Commander Chad Kabatoff, Project Director Polar Epsilon 2, DG Space , Canadian Armed Forces
  • Mr. Emanuel Ferreiro-Coelho, Programme Manager, NATO STO-CMRE
  • Mr. Guy Thomas, President, C-SIGMA, Multinational Maritime Security Centre of Excellence
  • Rear Admiral Anthony Rix, Former Flag Officer Sea Training , Royal Navy
  • Rear Admiral Gianfranco Annunziata, 3rd Dept, Plans, Operations & Maritime Strategy, Italian Navy
  • Rear Admiral Michael Ryan, Assistant Commandant for Capability, US Coast Guard
  • Rear Admiral Nicola Carlone, Head of Plans and Operations, Italian Coast Guard
  • Rear Admiral Piero Pelizzari, Head of ICT an Monitoring Systems, Italian Coast Guard Headquarters
  • Vice Admiral Clive Johnstone, Commander of MARCOM, NATO
  • Vice Admiral Donato Marzano, Command in Chief of the Italian Navy Fleet and the Command of European Maritime Force, Italian Navy

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The agenda is available as PDF under downloads at the right side of the page.


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

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-17347