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SAE Media Group are pleased to announce the 5th annual Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology conference, between the 11th and 12th of May 2022.

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.

Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology 2022 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.

Key Reasons to Attend
  • The leading event in Europe on uncrewed maritime systems.
  • Hear the very latest from senior naval officers on the development and integration of uncrewed assets into the world’s fleets.
  • Listen to comprehensive briefings on uncrewed platform updates, anti-submarine warfare, mine countermeasures, autonomy, and technological innovation.
  • Meet the leading solution providers for uncrewed systems and receive exclusive product updates on cutting-edge projects.
  • Meet and network with military and industry decision makers in uncrewed systems.

ASELSAN A.S.; Atlas-Elektronik; AutoNaut; Babcock International ; Belgian Navy; BMT; Canadian High Commission; Chrisar Software Technologies; City, University of London; DE&S Commercially Supported Shipping; DGA Naval Systems; DSTL; ECA Robotics; German Navy; Hydroid Inc; Inmarsat; Leonardo; Leonardo Helicopters UK; MOD NL; NATO CMRE; Naval Criminal Investigative Service; Naval Group; Nortek; Northrop Grumman; OSI Maritime Systems; Rolls Royce ; Royal Navy; Royal Navy UK; Schiebel Technology, Inc.; SEA Ltd; Sirius Constellation; STM Savunma Teknolojileri Müh. ve Tic A.S.; STM Savunma Teknolojileri Muhendislik ve Ticaret A.S; Thales UK; Thinke Company Ltd; UAV Point Recovery Solutions For Ships and Land; United States Defense Attache Office;
 

Conference programme

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Commodore (Ret'd) Richard Farrington

Commodore (Ret'd) Richard Farrington, Former Commander Devonport Flotilla, Royal Navy

9:00 Maritime Unmanned Systems (MUS) in Future NATO Maritime Operations

Commodore Diogo Arroteia

Commodore Diogo Arroteia, Deputy Chief of Staff – Plans, Plans Directorate, NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM)

- MARCOM’s vision on the future NATO MARITIME OPERATIONS with the integration of MUS
- Trends, enablers and operational/tactical consequences of MUS role in the Alliance future MARITIME OPERATIONS
- Contribution of NATO’s Exercise DYNAMIC MESSENGER for MUS operational experimentation and capability development.

9:30 Developing the Royal Navy’s Uncrewed Assets through the NavyX Autonomy and Lethality Accelerator

Colonel Tom Ryall

Colonel Tom Ryall, Director of NavyX and Navy BattleLab, Development Directorate, Royal Navy

- The mission of the NavyX Autonomy and Lethality Accelerator project and priorities for equipping Royal Navy sailors with cutting-edge autonomous technology
- Updates from REPMUS 2021 and the testing and evaluation of UMS from the Exercise
- Current UMS development projects and their future roles in the fleet to increase mass and effect in a global navy
- Crewed/uncrewed teaming: creating effective ‘wingmen’ for the Royal Navy’s ships and sailors
 

10:00 Leonardo’s Maritime Optimised UAS Capabilities

- The wide range of fixed and rotary wing Unmanned Air Systems
- Mission systems and sensors

Ms Cristina Massarenti

Ms Cristina Massarenti, Unmanned Systems – Business Development, Leonardo

Dr Andrea Maccapani

Dr Andrea Maccapani, Engineering Architect Unmanned System Unit, Leonardo

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 The NATO MUS IAB and OCEAN 2020 Initiatives: Furthering the Mission of Developing Uncrewed System Capabilities for the Alliance

Mr Sean Trevethan

Mr Sean Trevethan, Director, NATO Maritime Unmanned Systems Innovation and Coordination Cell and Maritime Portfolio Lead in Defence Investments, NATO HQ

  • An outline of the NATO MUS Innovation Advisory Board with rationale for introduction
  • Aims, objectives, progress and challenges to date
  • Cooperation and development with military, industry and academic partners
  • How NATO’s Digital Transformation will affect the Maritime Domain, and vice versa
  • 11:30 The Activities and Results of Task Force 59 - The Rapid Development of Maritime Uncrewed Systems to Achieve Maritime Domain Overmatch

    Ms. Schuyler Moore

    Ms. Schuyler Moore, Chief Strategy Officer, Task Force 59, NAVCENT, US Navy
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    - The Mission of Task Force 59 in creating naval overmatch with uncrewed maritime systems
    - The TF 59 Design Sprint and other innovation challenges of Task Force 59 for the development of UMS and AI capabilities
    - Challenges to integrating UMS and AI into fleet operations
    - The future of the Task Force and the roadmap to future integration and innovation with UMS

    12:00 Maritime Mobile City Battlespace

    Mr Adam Smith

    Mr Adam Smith, Managing Director, Intrepid Minds

    • State actors traditionally set up bases in other countries or more recently started building their own islands.
    • Force projection is costly and limited
    • Strategies change and develop over time so having a static base can be overcome
    • This presentation will show a concept being developed within civilian industry which could have dual usage to support low-cost mobile facilities from coastlines to oceans

    12:30 Lunch Break

    13:30 Royal Navy Mine Hunting Capability (MHC): Transitioning from Conventional to Remote Operations

    Commodore Steve Prest

    Commodore Steve Prest, Deputy Director Navy Acquisition (Equipment and Systems), Royal Navy

    • The concept & strategy of transitioning to Remote & Autonomous MCM
    • MHC Programme 'Blocks’ and spiral development
    • Capability advances (and potential disadvantages) in the introduction of MHC off-board systems
    • Perceived Defence Lines of Development challenges in the transition to remote operations

    14:00 Interoperability; Essential for an Effective MCM Capability by Autonomous Systems

    Commander Filip Clauwaert

    Commander Filip Clauwaert, Incoming Director , NATO Naval Mine Warfare Centre of Excellence (NATO NMW COE)

    - Naval Mine Warfare operations are a combination of effort that requires more than the technical ability to work together
    - In order to counter the present and future mine threat and make use of sea mines for NATO’s own strategic operational or tactical purposes, there must be cooperation between Multinational, Joint and Combined Forces as well as maritime industry, research and educational institutions
    - Autonomous does not mean without humans. With present and future autonomous systems, human interaction with these systems is still vital in order to make it an effective MCM capability

    14:30 Belgium/Netherlands Joint rMCM Programme to Transform Maritime Security and Free Passage

    Lieutenant Commander Renauld Hock

    Lieutenant Commander Renauld Hock, Project Leader, Belgian Netherlands Replacement MCM Programme, Material Resources - Naval Systems, Belgian MoD

    • The innovative BE/NL MCM programme
    • Concept of Operation
    • Scope
    • Execution

    15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:30 Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division: R&D of Unmanned Vehicles and Autonomous Maritime Systems

    Mr Robert Iannuzzi

    Mr Robert Iannuzzi, Director of Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Development and Integration, Naval Surface Warfare Center, US Navy

    16:00 Promoting Maritime Unmanned Systems (MUS) Integration into Maritime Operations

    Commander Antonio Anjinho Mourinha

    Commander Antonio Anjinho Mourinha, Maritime Situational Awareness SME, NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM)

    - The new NATO exercise for MUS integration into maritime operations: Dynamic Messenger (DYMS)
    - Relation with the Portuguese REP(MUS) exercise
    - NATO approach to MUS Capability Development in DYMS
    - DYMS 22: Scope & Scenario
    - Concept for MUS use in maritime operations

    16:30 Portuguese Navy Operational Experimentation: Creating an Innovative Environment for Uncrewed Systems Research and Development (VIRTUAL PRESENTATION)

    Lieutenant Commander Ricardo Faias Martins

    Lieutenant Commander Ricardo Faias Martins, Innovation Division, Portuguese Navy

    - Operational UMS capabilities of the Portuguese Navy and technological requirements
    - Operational Experimentation (OPEX) requirements for MUS development
    - The Technological Guerrilla Mindset – A focus on UxS rapid prototyping, testing and OPEX for the development of innovative UMS
    - Feedback from the REPMUS 21 Exercises and the future MUS capabilities for the Portuguese Navy

    17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Commodore (Ret'd) Richard Farrington

    Commodore (Ret'd) Richard Farrington, Former Commander Devonport Flotilla, Royal Navy

    8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Commodore (Ret'd) Richard Farrington

    Commodore (Ret'd) Richard Farrington, Former Commander Devonport Flotilla, Royal Navy

    9:00 Exploiting the Opportunities and Realising the Challenges of Autonomous and Uncrewed Systems to the Advantage of the Spanish Navy

    Vice Admiral Manuel Antonio Martinez-Ruiz

    Vice Admiral Manuel Antonio Martinez-Ruiz, Director of Engineering and Naval Shipbuilding, Spanish Navy

    - The Spanish Navy’s effort to digitalise systems and integrate UMS capabilities
    - Opportunities and challenges inherent with the introduction of uncrewed systems
    - Updates to developing autonomy in UMS from the Spanish Navy
    - International cooperation to furthering UMS for naval forces

    9:30 Unmanned Maritime Systems: Navantia’s Experience and Challenges

    • Navantia’s USV “Vendaval”
    • Extracts of recent USV “Vendaval” demos
    • Technical and administrative challenges

    Mr Jaime Johnson

    Mr Jaime Johnson, Systems Business Development Manager, Navantia S.A.

    Mr Mateo Rodriguez

    Mr Mateo Rodriguez, Systems Business Development Manager, Navantia S.A.

    10:00 Advancing the Mission of the MARSEC COE by proposing Maritime Unmanned Systems (UMS) Concept in Maritime Security Operations (MSO) (VIRTUAL PRESENTATION)

    Commander Hatice Gomengil

    Commander Hatice Gomengil, Maritime Situational Staff Officer and Usage of UMS in MSO Concept Development Lead, NATO Maritime Security Centre of Excellence (NATO MARSEC COE)

    - The mission and composition of the NATO Maritime Security Centre of Excellence and its contributions to maritime domain.
    - The usage of MUS in MSO and MARSEC COE’s concept development efforts
    - Maritime Security CPX Exercises to enhance maritime security, focusing on MSO by enhancing awareness, cooperation and interoperability

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 A Pathway to Optimisng AI Technology for Future Royal Australian Navy Operations (VIRTUAL PRESENTATION)

    Commander Paul Hornsby

    Commander Paul Hornsby, Lead, Autonomous Warfare Systems, Royal Australian Navy

    - The RAS-AI 2040 Strategy and now this leads to enhanced UMS autonomy for the Royal Australian Navy
    - Results from the sea trials using AI capabilities for search-and-rescue (SAR) operations
    - Current challenges and future requirements to autonomy development

    11:30 Four Dimensions to Enhance Human Trust in Autonomous Systems

    Commander Tom De Vleeschauwer

    Commander Tom De Vleeschauwer, Innovation Manager, Belgian Navy

    - We are seeking innovative solutions that address how trust in autonomous systems can be established and strengthened.
    - Trust from humans to autonomous agents is governed by a trust-triangle, which defines three basic factors that define the appropriateness of trust & mistrust of humans in autonomous systems. Next to these human factors aspects, there is also an important socio-ethical dimension
    - In order to better align the behavior of the autonomous agents, it is required to develop a simulation environment, where a digital twin can be extensively proofed under a wide scale of open-ended scenarios

    12:00 Shaping the Evolution of Autonomy for UMS with FMV and the Swedish Armed Forces

    Mr Matteo Perrone

    Mr Matteo Perrone, Project Manager R&D, Underwater Warfare Weapon Systems, FMV - Forsvarets Materielverk

    - From man in the loop to man on the loop – how to optimize the transition for different navies
    - Understanding the challenges for maritime autonomy – Including navigation, tracking and mapping capabilities
    - An overview of the autonomous capabilities for UMS being developed by the FMV including integration of AI and enhanced sensor functions
    - Key success factors for integration of unmanned systems in the the Swedish Armed Forces
    - Working with industry and academia partners to unlock the potential of maritime autonomy

    12:30 Lunch Break

    13:30 Some (Dutch) Thoughts on a Deployable Semi-Autonomous ASW Barrier

    Commander Paul Dröge

    Commander Paul Dröge, Branch Head Underwater Warfare Technology, Maritime Systems Department, Defence Material Organisation, Netherlands MoD

    - Utilising semi-autonomous ASVs with active sonar to enhance the localization and tracking of hostile submarines
    - Critical technologies for wide range acoustic capabilities for AUVs
    - Dutch perspectives on developing AI and Machine Learning capabilities for ASW Barrier operations
    - Synergy between USV and bottom nodes to detect submarines

    14:00 Development and integration of AUVs with the FMV and the Swedish Armed Forces

    Lieutenant Commander David Stocke

    Lieutenant Commander David Stocke, Staff Officer MCM, Plans Department, Naval Headquarters, Swedish Navy

    - Updates on the AUV development program for maritime operations using a technical platform concept
    - Challenges to AUV development and how the FMV are overcoming them through the complete functional chain
    - Data processing philosophy
    - The future of AUVs – What are the new capabilities and technologies which are being integrated into these platforms?
    - Working with Industry partners to enhance R&D capabilities and opportunities for further collaboration in the higher TRL-levels

    14:30 Exploring the Depths of the Ocean using UMS (VIRTUAL PRESENTATION)

    Mr Philip L. Hoffman

    Mr Philip L. Hoffman, Uncrewed Maritime Systems Research & Development Coordinator, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

    - The mission of NOAA Ocean Exploring
    - An overview of the UMS capabilities being utilised by NOAA OE and their use for hydrography and oceanography operations
    - Cooperation between the NOAA OE and other research, military, and industry partners

    15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:30 Developing the Regulation and Certification Standards for Safely Introducing Autonomous Systems into the Royal Navy

    Mr Darren Haynes

    Mr Darren Haynes, Deputy Head and Registrar of Defence Shipping, Defence Maritime Regulator, UK Ministry of Defence

    - An overview of the Defence Maritime Regulator and its role in safely introducing autonomous maritime systems
    - The role and necessity of safety regulation and certification standards in UMS capability development
    - The challenges which come with certifying autonomous maritime systems
    - Engaging with industry and civilian agencies to safeguard safety assurance

    16:00 Aware, Secure and Safe Navigation at Sea – From Decision Support to Autonomous Ships

    Dr Roberto Galeazzi

    Dr Roberto Galeazzi, Head of Centre for Collaborative Autonomous Systems, Department of Electrical Engineering, DTU - Technical University Of Denmark

    - The pathway towards the creation of a research cluster in maritime autonomy within the DTU Centre for Collaborative Autonomous Systems
    - Challenges to maritime autonomy development which have been observed by the Centre and work to overcome them
    - The research frontier for safer autonomous marine operations through the synergistic integration of onboard and off-board perception and monitoring systems

    16:30 Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division: T&E of Unmanned Vehicles and Autonomous Maritime Systems

    Mr Robert Iannuzzi

    Mr Robert Iannuzzi, Director of Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Development and Integration, Naval Surface Warfare Center, US Navy

    17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Commodore (Ret'd) Richard Farrington

    Commodore (Ret'd) Richard Farrington, Former Commander Devonport Flotilla, Royal Navy

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    Colonel Tom Ryall

    Colonel Tom Ryall

    Director of NavyX and Navy BattleLab, Development Directorate, Royal Navy
    Commander Antonio Anjinho Mourinha

    Commander Antonio Anjinho Mourinha

    Maritime Situational Awareness SME, NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM)
    Commander Filip Clauwaert

    Commander Filip Clauwaert

    Incoming Director , NATO Naval Mine Warfare Centre of Excellence (NATO NMW COE)
    Commander Hatice Gomengil

    Commander Hatice Gomengil

    Maritime Situational Staff Officer and Usage of UMS in MSO Concept Development Lead, NATO Maritime Security Centre of Excellence (NATO MARSEC COE)
    Commander Paul Dröge

    Commander Paul Dröge

    Branch Head Underwater Warfare Technology, Maritime Systems Department, Defence Material Organisation, Netherlands MoD
    Commander Tom De Vleeschauwer

    Commander Tom De Vleeschauwer

    Innovation Manager, Belgian Navy
    Commodore Diogo Arroteia

    Commodore Diogo Arroteia

    Deputy Chief of Staff – Plans, Plans Directorate, NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM)
    Commodore Steve Prest

    Commodore Steve Prest

    Deputy Director Navy Acquisition (Equipment and Systems), Royal Navy
    Lieutenant Commander David Stocke

    Lieutenant Commander David Stocke

    Staff Officer MCM, Plans Department, Naval Headquarters, Swedish Navy
    Lieutenant Commander Renauld Hock

    Lieutenant Commander Renauld Hock

    Project Leader, Belgian Netherlands Replacement MCM Programme, Material Resources - Naval Systems, Belgian MoD
    Mr Darren Haynes

    Mr Darren Haynes

    Deputy Head and Registrar of Defence Shipping, Defence Maritime Regulator, UK Ministry of Defence
    Mr Philip L. Hoffman

    Mr Philip L. Hoffman

    Uncrewed Maritime Systems Research & Development Coordinator, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
    Mr Robert Iannuzzi

    Mr Robert Iannuzzi

    Director of Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Development and Integration, Naval Surface Warfare Center, US Navy
    Mr Sean Trevethan

    Mr Sean Trevethan

    Director, NATO Maritime Unmanned Systems Innovation and Coordination Cell and Maritime Portfolio Lead in Defence Investments, NATO HQ
    Vice Admiral Manuel Antonio Martinez-Ruiz

    Vice Admiral Manuel Antonio Martinez-Ruiz

    Director of Engineering and Naval Shipbuilding, Spanish Navy

    Colonel Tom Ryall

    Director of NavyX and Navy BattleLab, Development Directorate, Royal Navy
    Colonel Tom Ryall

    Commander Antonio Anjinho Mourinha

    Maritime Situational Awareness SME, NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM)
    Commander Antonio Anjinho Mourinha

    Commander Filip Clauwaert

    Incoming Director , NATO Naval Mine Warfare Centre of Excellence (NATO NMW COE)
    Commander Filip Clauwaert

    Commander Hatice Gomengil

    Maritime Situational Staff Officer and Usage of UMS in MSO Concept Development Lead, NATO Maritime Security Centre of Excellence (NATO MARSEC COE)
    Commander Hatice Gomengil

    Commander Paul Dröge

    Branch Head Underwater Warfare Technology, Maritime Systems Department, Defence Material Organisation, Netherlands MoD
    Commander Paul Dröge

    Commander Paul Hornsby

    Lead, Autonomous Warfare Systems, Royal Australian Navy
    Commander Paul Hornsby

    Commander Tom De Vleeschauwer

    Innovation Manager, Belgian Navy
    Commander Tom De Vleeschauwer

    Commodore (Ret'd) Richard Farrington

    Former Commander Devonport Flotilla, Royal Navy
    Commodore (Ret'd) Richard Farrington

    Commodore Diogo Arroteia

    Deputy Chief of Staff – Plans, Plans Directorate, NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM)
    Commodore Diogo Arroteia

    Commodore Steve Prest

    Deputy Director Navy Acquisition (Equipment and Systems), Royal Navy
    Commodore Steve Prest

    Dr Andrea Maccapani

    Engineering Architect Unmanned System Unit, Leonardo
    Dr Andrea Maccapani

    Dr Roberto Galeazzi

    Head of Centre for Collaborative Autonomous Systems, Department of Electrical Engineering, DTU - Technical University Of Denmark
    Dr Roberto Galeazzi

    Lieutenant Commander David Stocke

    Staff Officer MCM, Plans Department, Naval Headquarters, Swedish Navy
    Lieutenant Commander David Stocke

    Lieutenant Commander Renauld Hock

    Project Leader, Belgian Netherlands Replacement MCM Programme, Material Resources - Naval Systems, Belgian MoD
    Lieutenant Commander Renauld Hock

    Lieutenant Commander Ricardo Faias Martins

    Innovation Division, Portuguese Navy
    Lieutenant Commander Ricardo Faias Martins

    Mr Adam Smith

    Managing Director, Intrepid Minds
    Mr Adam Smith

    Mr Darren Haynes

    Deputy Head and Registrar of Defence Shipping, Defence Maritime Regulator, UK Ministry of Defence
    Mr Darren Haynes

    Mr Jaime Johnson

    Systems Business Development Manager, Navantia S.A.
    Mr Jaime Johnson

    Mr Mateo Rodriguez

    Systems Business Development Manager, Navantia S.A.
    Mr Mateo Rodriguez

    Mr Matteo Perrone

    Project Manager R&D, Underwater Warfare Weapon Systems, FMV - Forsvarets Materielverk
    Mr Matteo Perrone

    Mr Philip L. Hoffman

    Uncrewed Maritime Systems Research & Development Coordinator, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
    Mr Philip L. Hoffman

    Mr Robert Iannuzzi

    Director of Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Development and Integration, Naval Surface Warfare Center, US Navy
    Mr Robert Iannuzzi

    Mr Sean Trevethan

    Director, NATO Maritime Unmanned Systems Innovation and Coordination Cell and Maritime Portfolio Lead in Defence Investments, NATO HQ
    Mr Sean Trevethan

    Ms Cristina Massarenti

    Unmanned Systems – Business Development, Leonardo
    Ms Cristina Massarenti

    Ms. Schuyler Moore

    Chief Strategy Officer, Task Force 59, NAVCENT, US Navy
    Ms. Schuyler Moore

    Schuyler Moore is currently Director for Strategic Plans (N00Z) for Task Force 59, integrating unmanned systems and AI into fleet operations for NAVCENT. Schuyler was previously Senior Defense & Foreign Policy Advisor at the U.S. House of Representatives for the Armed Services Committee, and Director of Science & Technology (S&T) on the staff of the Defense Innovation Board (DIB) in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering before that. Schuyler was also a Senior Analyst at an aerospace & consulting firm, with a special focus on defense budget forecasting and emerging technologies. She taught at a women's boarding school in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2013 and continued to remotely tutor and mentor her students until 2018. Schuyler was named Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2021, and holds a Master of Arts degree in Technology & Security from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from Harvard University.

    Vice Admiral Manuel Antonio Martinez-Ruiz

    Director of Engineering and Naval Shipbuilding, Spanish Navy
    Vice Admiral Manuel Antonio Martinez-Ruiz

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    Leonardo

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    Leonardo, a global high-technology company, is among the top world players in Aerospace, Defence and Security and Italy’s main industrial company. Organised into five business divisions, Leonardo has a significant industrial presence in Italy, the United Kingdom, Poland and the USA, where it also operates through subsidiaries and joint ventures and partnerships. Leonardo competes in the most important international markets by leveraging its areas of technological and product leadership (Helicopters, Aircraft, Aerostructures, Electronics, Cyber Security and Space).

    Leonardo has developed remotely piloted systems and technologies across all domains, with significant investment in platforms, sensors, communications, control systems, in addition to counter-drone capabilities and technologies for uncrewed systems’ traffic management and air traffic control. The company’s continued development and integration of cutting-edge solutions across all domains of remotely-piloted and autonomous/semi-autonomous systems and technologies is a key element of Leonardo’s BeTomorrow2030 Strategic Plan. www.leonardo.com


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    Elmo Motion Control UK Ltd

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    Driving the World’s Most Critical Missions

    Elmo, a leading provider of cutting-edge motion solutions for more than 30 years o?ers intelligent, easy to implement, ultra-small and rugged servo drives and motion controllers for various harsh environment applications such as drones, UAV, missile guidance, turrets, and naval applications. Elmo's harsh environment products can operate in extreme environmental conditions with temperatures ranging from -40° F to +158° F, altitudes of up to 40,000 feet, and high mechanical shocks or intense vibrations up to 14 GRMS. All products have consistently experienced no failures during the HALT test for accelerated temperatures, electrical cycles and thermal shocks, and vibrations. According to Haim Monhait, CEO, “We are proud to be a leader in an age where advanced motion technology is driving some of the world’s most critical missions. Whether it’s for a missile winglet control, a ground turret control, or for an underwater thruster, our servo performance and minimal form factor play a crucial role.” The company is headquartered in Israel, employs more than 350 sta? worldwide, and has a dedicated presence in the United States, China, Germany, Italy, Korea, Switzerland, Poland and the United Kingdom. For more information visit: www.elmomc.com



    Intrepid Minds

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    Intrepid Minds Ltd are a UK based SME with offices in South Africa and New Zealand. Since its inception in 2010 Intrepid Minds have been developing autonomous technologies, infrastructure and supportive tools for multiple industries with a focus on defence, renewable energy, transport and agriculture. Intrepid Minds are keen innovators ourselves and have completed numerous Innovate UK, KTN, FP7 and H2020 projects Over the last 8 years Intrepid Minds have developed numerous drone technologies and supportive systems that have been used by various companies and government organisations in the collection, analysis and dissemination of data, development of new waterborne technologies, components and controls. Working with these organisations has allowed Intrepid Minds to have unique access to a wide range of specialist components that allow development of our own technologies to support the future of maritime systems. In 2018 Intrepid Minds took the decision to operate more commercially and the Maritime Systems show is the first of these engagements. For more information visit: www.intrepidminds.co.uk


    Navantia

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    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SAE Media Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

    GLOBAL CPD

    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

    CPD Certificates

    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@saemediagroup.com

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