Past event: Uncrewed Maritime Systems Technology 2023 Conference

We are pleased to announce the 6th annual Uncrewed Maritime Systems Technology conference, between the 02 and 03 of May 2023.

Uncrewed 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 uncrewed technology, so it has never been more crucial to explore the latest advances and opportunities and to align priorities between allied nations.

Uncrewed Maritime Systems Technology 2023 is a crucial forum for the discussion of current and future projects and programmes delivering uncrewed 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 uncrewed 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 uncrewed systems community.

Key topics to be discussed include:

  • Autonomy for MCM and ASW operations
  • Updates on key uncrewed platform programmes (such as UUV and USVs)
  • Preparing and supporting uncrewed systems for operations
  • Crewed/Uncrewed Teaming
  • UMS interoperability initiatives
  • Uncrewed hydrography and oceanography
  • And many more.

Featured Speakers

  • Captain (Ret'd) Udi Erell, Naval Specialist, IAI ELTA Systems Ltd.
  • Captain Colin Corridan, Taskforce 59, Commander Unmanned & Artificial Intelligence integration, Department Of The Navy
  • Commander Antonio Mourinha, Director CEOM, Portuguese Navy
  • Commander Francisco Jose de Brito Pereira Cavaco, Maritime Situational Awareness SO-MS, NATO Maritime Security Centre of Excellence (NATO MARSEC COE)
  • Commander Paul Hornsby, Navy Lead & Operational Requirements Sponsor, Royal Australian Navy
  • Commander Paul Hornsby, Navy Lead & Operational Requirements Sponsor, Royal Australian Navy
  • Commander Pieter Blank, Innovator Program Manager, RNLN
  • Commander Renauld Hock, Project Leader, Belgian Netherlands replacement MCM programme, Belgian MoD
  • Commodore (Ret’d) David Burton, Director ASW Barrier - Smart Defence Imitative, Royal Navy MARCAP
  • Commodore Darron Kavanagh, Director General, Warfare Innovation Navy, Royal Australian Navy
  • Commodore Richard Atkinson, Navy Deputy Director, Royal Navy
  • Dr Alain Maguer, Programme Director Autonomous Unmanned systems, Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation
  • Dr Henry Dol, Senior Scientist, TNO
  • Dr Martin Syre Wiig, Research manager, Underwater robotics, FFI (Norwegian Defence Research Establishment)
  • Dr Philip Bagley, Long Range Operations Manager, National Oceanography Centre
  • Mr Ferdinand Peters, Naval Systems Architect, Ministry of Defence the Netherlands
  • Mr Jeffrey Brewer, Co-director , London Tech Bridge
  • Mr Jonathan Reed-Beviere, Programme Director, Mine Hunting Capability Programme, Royal Navy
  • Mr Nikos Pronios, Innovation Lead, Innovate UK
  • Mr Philip L. Hoffman, Uncrewed Maritime Systems Research & Development Coordinator, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Mr Robert Been, Principal Scientist / ASW Department Head, NATO Science and Technology Organisation (STO), Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE)
  • Mr Robert Iannuzzi, Director of Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Development and Integration, Naval Surface Warfare Center
  • Mr William Langton, Registrar of Shipping & Principal Inspector, Ministry of Defence
  • Mrs Coco van Boxtel, Specialist underwater warfare technology, Defence Materiel Organisation

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Copthorne Tara Hotel
Scarsdale Pl, Kensington, W8 5SY
London, UK

To book your hotel room with our preferential group rate for our Cell and Gene Therapy conference please visit the hotel website Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington and enter the code SMIE090523 into the promo box found on the right hand side of the page.

Please note that the preferential group rate for this event is only applicable to Superior Rooms, and therefore, this code will not work for other room types.

If you require an alternative room and further assistance, please contact Groups Tara

The promo code and above link can only be used up to 30 days prior to the start of the conference (Friday 31st March 2023) For bookings post 31st March 2023 the preferential group rate cannot be guaranteed, and rooms are subject to availability.
Event details
Organizer : SAE Media Group
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-24105