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Maritime Reconnaissance & Surveillance 2013 Conference

24 September, 2013 - 26 September, 2013, Rome, Italy

Achieve Complete Domain Awareness by Utilising the most Effective Technologies and Platforms

2013 marks the 100th Anniversary of Italian Naval Aviation. In line with this remarkable milestone, we are delighted to announce the 11th annual Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance event being held this September in Rome, in official partnership with the Italian Navy.

The only event specifically dedicated to maritime patrol aircraft in Europe, Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance 2012 attracted a truly international array of over 150 senior military and industry representatives to engage in a two-way discussion about the future direction of patrol aircraft, be they rotary wing, fixed wing or unmanned.

So What’s New for 2013?

Naturally, Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance 2013 will provide you with a truly international viewpoint on current and future MPA requirements but this year will also see the introduction of a brand-new Satellite Reconnaissance Focus Day. As the importance of satellite-based geospatial intelligence, tracking and video analytics continues to develop, the Focus Day will offer a unique insight into the opportunities satellites present for improving our maritime domain awareness and security.

You can also expect to meet a wider range of non-European participants than ever before including nations whose maritime security is vital for international trade including the Philippines and Trinidad and Tobago

The agenda for this year's event is available to Download now or access some of our exclusive online content to further your knowledge of the Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Domain

We look forward to welcoming you to Rome later this year.

Why should you attend Maritime Reconnaissance & Surveillance 2013?

  • Engage with senior military commanders on their capabilities and requirements
    The conference represents an unrivalled opportunity to not only listen to senior military commanders about the future of their fleets, but also interact with them on a one-to-one basis. Last year’s event attracted over 150 representatives from 20 different nations, and the 2013 conference is set to unite an even bigger gathering of experts, including those from new nations such as Malaysia, Nigeria, Iceland and Cape Verde.
  • Learn about current problems in achieving domain awareness
    With over 30 conference sessions, Maritime Reconnaissance & Surveillance gets to the heart of the challenges encountered by Navies, as their task of monitoring, policing and interdicting vessels is made increasingly difficult by the increasingly complex tactics and vessels employed by hostile forces. Hear about the very latest gaps in capabilities discovered during recent operations and the requirements these Navies now face.
  • Explore and collaborate on future modernisation strategies
    The event’s interactive panel discussion and networking sessions ensures that there is a two-way discussion between military and industry on the future direction of patrol aircraft. Make sure that your organisation’s offerings are known to the rest of the reconnaissance and surveillance community as they debate the best modernisation strategies going forward

A good mix of Navy, Coast Guard and industry speakers, providing a very comprehensive view of MPA capability. A good insight on the gaps and where MPA are going in the future.

Martin Darkins BAE Systems

An excellent opportunity to learn more about products, programmes and operational feedback.
Mario Caruso Italian Navy General Staff

The speakers were very good and I found the content stimulating. This was my first conference of this kind and I will be attending more.
Bernardt Davenhager South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

Very valuable for networking
The Boeing Company

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Who attends Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance?

Who-attends-Maritime-Reconnaissance Entering its 11th consecutive year, Maritime Reconnaissance & Surveillance is the premier European forum dedicated to all forms of aerial military maritime reconnaissance and surveillance, regularly attracting over 150 maritime domain awareness experts from over 20 nations.

For 2012 we had confirmed attendance from 30+ senior military personnel from such nations as Italy, Canada, Iceland, Nigeria, Singapore, United States, Netherlands and Cape Verde.

Venue & Accommodations

Radisson Blu es. Hotel
Via Filippo Turati, 171, IT-00185
Rome, Italy
Tel: +39 06 444 841 Fax: +39 06 44 34 13 96

Travel and accommodation are not included in the conference fee; however we have put together a HotelMap that displays discounted accommodation for hotels in the area near to Radisson Blu es. Hotel, Roma. The map displays live availability and allows you to book directly with each hotel:

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The conference agenda is available as PDF under downloads.


  • Rear Admiral Girogio Gomma, Director of Naval Aviation and Commander of the Fleet Air Arm, Italian Navy
  • Rear Admiral Matthew J. Carter, Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Group, US Navy
  • Rear Admiral Georg Larusson, Director General, Icelandic Coast Guard
  • Commodore Jesus C. Millan, Chief of Staff, Philippines Navy
  • Group Captain Tyrone Rodulfo, Commanding Officer, Trinidad and Tobago Air Guard
  • Colonel Andre Dupuis, Space Development Director, National Defense Headquarters
  • Captain Grégoire Chavignot, Commander of the Centre d’expertise de la patrouille de surveillance et d’intervention maritime (PATSIMAR), French Navy
  • Captain Jaroslaw Andrychowski, Commanding Officer 44th Naval Air Base, Polish Navy
  • Captain Ronnie Willman, Operations Division, Swedish Coast Guard
  • Commander Ian Bastek, Platform Manager, Office of Aviation Forces, US Coast Guard
  • Commander Álvarez Maldonado, Director of Maritime Situational Awareness, Spanish Navy
  • Major Håvard Berg-Olsen, 333 Squadron, Norwegian Air Force
  • Major Jose Muñoz Carave, 221 Squadron, Spanish Air Force
  • Commander Pasi Staff, Chairman, Maritime Surveillance Network (MARSUR) Europe
  • Wing Commander Tom Whittingham, SO1 Maritime Security, Oman, Royal Air Force
  • Derek Hatton, Imagery Analyst, European Union Satellite Centre
  • Lieutenant Commander Paul Mullowney, Sea King Airborne Surveillance and Control (SKASaC), Royal Navy
  • Lieutenant Commander Denys Lebedev, Office of Naval Aviation, Ukrainian Navy
  • Major Scott Hermann, Head of Space, JAPCC
  • Jose Manuel Perez-Pujazon Arza, Deputy Executive Vice President, Defence, Indra

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Event details

Defence IQ
24 September, 2013
26 September, 2013
Radisson Blu es. Hotel


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