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Underwater Defence & Security Conference

19 February, 2013 - 20 February, 2013, Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Underwater Defence & Security is an international conference and exhibition dedicated to the Underwater Defence & Security market. The conference attracts an international array of delegates from navies, coast guards, maritime police and civilian authorities who are all tasked with ensuring the defence of our subsea environment.

The exhibition operates alongside the conference and acts as a customer centric platform to showcase the latest developments in technology and capabilities. Underwater Defence & Security is an ideal way to network with industry peers and is held each year at the Royal Navy Dockyard, Portsmouth, UK.

Why attend Underwater Defence and Security 2013

Underwater Defence and Security 2013 will gather stakeholders involved within the fields of submarine development, anti-submarine warfare platforms and underwater security. Held for the first time in Portsmouth, at the Royal Navy Dockyards, Underwater Defence and Security will welcome worldwide delegations and include presentations on the most relevant and up to date topics. Chaired by Rear Admiral Chris Parry, the conference will be an incredible platform for both military and industry involved in these areas.

Why should you attend UDS 2013?

  • UDS 2013 is a fantastic community gathering for all those involved in the underwater defence and security arena.
  • Hear from over 20 world class speakers all of whom are leading lights within their organisations.
  • With representation from over 30 countries you will be able to meet the largest possible cross section of attendees all of whom have their own unique experiences and priorities.
  • An impressive number of industry organisations displaying their unique market offerings, UDS 2013 really will have the very latest technologies and solutions on offer.
  • With dedicated time for networking, UDS 2013 provides the perfect format to only meet with other attendees and discuss the issues that matter to you.

Venue & Accommodation

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Visitor Centre,
Victory Gate,
HM Naval Base
Portsmouth ,PO1 3LJ


The draft agenda is available as PDF under downloads.


  • Rear Admiral Henry Parker, Director (Maritime capability and Transformation), DCDS Capability, Royal Navy
  • Rear Admiral Mark Beverstock, Chief Strategic Systems Executive (CSSE), Royal Navy
  • Rear Admiral Chris Parry, Former Director – Concept and Doctrine Development, UK MoD
  • Commodore Richard Stokes, Head of Capabilities, Deterrent Underwater, UK Ministry of Defence
  • Captain (N) Luc Cassivi, Director Canadian Submarine Force, Canadian Navy
  • Commander Per Edling, Chief of Sta and Deputy Commander of the 1st Submarine Flotilla, Royal Swedish Navy
  • Colonel Gerhard Larsen, Commanding Ocer, 133 Airwing, Royal Norwegian Air Force
  • Dr Ellen S. Livingston Ph.D, Associate Director, Ocean Sciences and ASW Research, U.S. Oce of Naval Research Global (ONRG)
  • Edward C. Gough, Chief Scientist / Technology Ocer, NATO Research Centre
  • Ari Poikonen, D.Sc., Research Director, Finnish Naval Research Institute
  • Christian Le Mière, Research fellow for naval forces and maritime security, The International Institute for Strategic Studies
  • Roland Rogers, Advisor Marine Law and Policy, National Marine Facilities – Sea Systems, National Oceanography Centre
  • Fraser Dalgleish, Ph.D, Director, Ocean Visibility and Optics Lab, Florida Atlantic University
  • Stewart Little, NSRS Rescue Manager, NATO Submarine Rescue System
  • Scott R. Parent, Vice President of Technology, Operations, BP
  • Klaus-Eberhard Möller, Head of Product Management, Naval Multi Purpose Missiles, Diehl BGT Defence GmbH & Co. KG
  • Joachim Reuter, Project Manager IDAS, HDW, Germany


Event details

The Development Network
19 February, 2013
20 February, 2013
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
United Kingdom


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