Past event: Coast Guard Capability 2024 Conference

Augmenting Coast Guard Capabilities through enhanced Cooperation & Technology Adoption

Increasingly, civilians rely on our coast guards to keep us safe at sea, protect our borders and prevent abhorrent human and drug-trafficking. Yet, we find our coast guards are having to achieve these objectives with ever increasing limitations on the access to essential resources and capabilities required for them to achieve mission success.

Understanding this challenge, Coast Guard Capability 2024 provides a forum to help coast guards and related maritime organisations address these concerns and achieve mission success. Collaboration, be it interagency or international, is one of the fundamental strategies with which we can improve access to the necessary capabilities and make best use of capabilities we have in our arsenal.

Focusing on Interoperability, Search and Rescue, Border Security and Resource Protection this conference aims to improve inter-agency and international cooperation as well as provide an opportunity to meet with industry leaders providing the next generation of specialist equipment. At Coast Guard Capability 2024, we will hear briefs from the heads of younger coast guards from countries such as Cayman Islands, Kenya and Latvia. These briefs will help us understand how these coast guards are building from the ground up to integrate interagency collaboration into their very organisation structure. We will also hear from the more established Coast Guards in the U.S, UK and EU to understand how these nations are working together to standardise their capabilities to improve collaboration through interoperability.

Join this forum to meet with international colleagues, discuss current challenges and develop well-defined future propriety areas, as well as share case-studies and take part in the critical discussion for maritime organisations.

Why You Should Attend Coast Guard Capability 2024:

  • Understand new international efforts to establish standardised training and certification for coast guard personnel in order to help facilitate interoperability
  • Share lessons on effectively inter-agency and international communication in order to enhance multi-agency and multi-national operations
  • Learn how to successfully implement advanced technical solutions and operational concepts to monitor and protect your maritime borders
  • Hear how coast guards are harnessing technology in order to maintain cost-effective maritime domain awareness and execute missions
  • Benefit from Search and Rescue case-studies and lessons learned from challenging environments in order to benchmark capability and maintain high levels of readiness

2024 Chairman

  • Christopher Trelawny, Deputy Secretary General, INTERPORTPOLICE (International Organization of Airport and Seaport Police)

2024 Speakers

  • Matt Harrison OBE, Director Maritime Capability Replacement Programme, Transformation Directorate, UK Border Force
  • Rear Admiral Georg Kr. Lárusson, Director General, Icelandic Coast Guard
  • Rear Admiral Todd Wiemers, Assistant Commandant for Capability (CG-7), US Coast Guard
  • Aija Kalnaja, Deputy Executive Director for Standing Corps Management, FRONTEX
  • Commodore Jay Tarriela, Spokesperson, Philippines Coast Guard
  • Miguel Sanchez Guerrero, Commander of Maritime Police/Coastguard Service, Guardia Civil
  • Mr. Martin Cauchi-Inglott, Project Director, CRIMARIO II
  • Colonel Ali H. Ashour, FRINA, FIMarEST, FIES, Senior Engineering Officer, KCG - Ministry of Interior - State of Kuwait
  • Colonel (Retd.) Mark Gray MBE, Former Royal Marine and Current Project Leader, Falkland Islands Fishery Protection Vessel
  • Chris Reynolds, Former Head of Irish Coast Guard and of European Union Capability Development in Somalia, EUCAP
  • Jerzy Kiszczak, Deputy Director, Polish Search and Rescue Service
  • Mohamed Yusuf Osman, Head of Maritime Operations, Somaliland Coast Guard
  • Commander Robert Scotland, Commander, Cayman Islands Coast Guard
  • Tony Long, CEO, Global Fishing Watch
  • Guy Thomas, Inventor, Satellite AIS and Chair, NATO ACT CJOC
  • Prof. Erkan Oterkus, Director of PDRC & OERU, Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Marine Engineering, University of Strathclyde
  • Callum Gough, Head of Offshore Operations, Marine Management Organisation
  • Rose-Maria Gleim-Arnold, Head of the Maritime Department, German Customs Directorate
  • Captain Roberto D’Arrigo, Italian Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre Director, Italian Coast Guard Headquarters

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Event details
Organizer : Defence IQ
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-24538