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Past event: Maritime ISR Global Conference

Supporting Maritime Superiority in an Era of Great Power Competition

The World's Leading Multi-Domain Maritime ISR Conference

Maritime ISR Global 2019 will welcome 150 senior leaders from the UK, Australia, Sweden, Germany, NATO and many others to set a roadmap for delivering persistent maritime ISR. With Europe's defence narrative focused on the threat of peer conflict in the land environment, the Black Sea serves as a reminder that the ability to operate at sea is just as intrinsic to NATO's strategic priorities. As the uptick in non-NATO activity continues, its waters have become an important case study for delivering a global joint ISR capability - one that can overcome an increased operational tempo to sustain a high-level of decision support to the war fighter.

With the outcome of future combat operations dependent on integration - cross-platform and across domain - the first of the three days will ask how we can succesfully embed the innovation that meets that need. The two main days will look at delivering integration in practice, and will ask how space, air, surface and sub-surface nodes can overcome the tyranny of scale to maximise MDA and improve data relay, delivering a multi-domain intelligence function which can incorporate cyber and mitigate the full-spectrum of hybrid threats to maintain information advantage.

There is, then, much to discuss, and so we invite you to join more than 150 ISR experts in Bucharest as they harness innovation to support maritime superiority - in an era of great power competition.

Your Reasons For Attending Maritime ISR Global:

  • Shape a future ISR requirement that leverages innovation to improve integration and support overall decision advantage for the joint war fighter
  • Enhance integration cross-platform and cross-domain to close gaps in maritime domain awareness and enhance command and control
  • Ensure that cyber resiliency is 'baked in' from the requirements-setting phase
  • Improve the processes that inform capability design and acquisition.Ensuring that yesterday's capability does not come online tomorrow
  • Bring ISR training and doctrine in-line with capability, in readiness for joint operations in a contested maritime theatre
  • Identify and overcome those pressing human factors that inhibit the effective sharing of maritime intelligence, and work towards a more collaborative, interoperable approach to enforcing NATO's security at sea

2019 Conference Chairman

  • Rear Admiral Garry E. Hall USN (Retd.), Former Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs & Senior Director for International Organizations & Alliances, US National Security Council (2017-2019)

Host-Nation Keynote Speakers

  • Mr. Nicolae Nasta, State Secretary for Armaments, Romanian Ministry of National Defence
  • Captain Madalin Zavoianu, Armaments Department, Romanian Ministry of National Defence

2019 Speaker Faculty

  • Rear Admiral Krzysztof Jaworski, Commander Maritime Component Command, Polish Navy
  • Major General Eduard Simion, SACTREPEUR, Allied Command Transformation
  • Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino, Operational Commander, EUNAVFOR MED Operation SOPHIA
  • Commodore Tom Guy, Deputy Director, NATO Combined Joint Operations From the Sea COE
  • Brigadier General Ian Huddleston, Deputy Commander, 1 Canadian Air Division, Royal Canadian Air Force
  • Air Commodore Barbara Courtney, Incoming Commander Surveillance and Response Group, Royal Australian Air Force
  • Brigadier General Rozainy bin Ahmad Rapiee Ahmad Rofie, Base Commander, Royal Malaysian Air Force
  • Captain Thomas Schutze, Chief of Staff, German Navy Marine Forces & Baltic Maritime Component Command
  • Captain Robert Hight, Commander, JIOCEUR Analytic Center, United States European Command
  • Captain Frederik Palmquist, Commander 4th Naval Warfare Flotilla, Swedish Navy
  • Colonel Pascal Cheylan, Maritime Security Policy, Secretariat De La Mer
  • Captain Daniele Martinuzzi, Operations Directorate, European Union Military Staff
  • Commander Sean Trevethan, Fleet Robotics Officer, Navy X Programme Manager, Royal Navy
  • Commander Christos Tasiopoulos, Director of Staff Operations, NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre
  • Lieutenant Commander Mike Bielby, Continental Surveillance & Control, Canadian Joint Operations Command
  • Andrea Bell, Director of International Programmes, PEO Unmanned and Small Combatants, US Naval Sea Systems Command
  • Dr. Gjert Dyndal, Deputy Head of the Strategic Analysis Capability Team, NATO HQ
  • Piotr Malinowski, Head of EUROSUR and Copernicus Sector, European Border and Coast Guard Agency
  • Louis Armstrong, Chief, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), Aircraft Services Directorate, Transport Canada
  • Major General (Retd.) Randy Kee, Executive Director, Arctic Domain Awareness Center, University of Alaska

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Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest Hotel
, 010292
Bucharest, Romania


Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest Hotel
Strada Episcopiei 1-3,
Bucharest, Romania
Phone: +40 21 303 3777


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Event details
Organizer : IQEU
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-20469