Agenda Day 1

Chairman's opening remarks
Germany as a Framework Nation for Conventional Submarine Operations

Rear Admiral Ulrich Reineke, Director Plans and Policy, German Navy HQ

Approaches to Undersea Operations in Littoral Waters

Commodore Paul Hornsby Autonomous Systems Lead and Director Autonomous Warrior 2018, Royal Australian Navy

PANEL: Operational Requirements and Emerging Capabilities for Controlling the Underwater Battle space in the Asia Pacific Region

Rear Admiral Christian Bock, Director, Centre of Excellence for Operations in Confined and Shallow Waters, NATO

Colonel Teo Chin Leong, Commander, 171 Squadron, Republic of Singapore Navy

Commodore Paul Hornsby Autonomous Systems Lead and Director Autonomous Warrior 2018, Royal Australian Navy

Morning break and networking
Undersea Command and Control
Developing Underwater Command and Control for Enhanced Situational Awareness

Mr Warren Smith, Research Leader Undersea Command and Control, Maritime Division, Australian Defence Science and Technology Group

Submarine Digital Navigation & Waterspace Management (WSM) – The Human-Machine Interface (HMI)

Mr Tony Allen, Director of Business Development, OSI Maritime Systems

Topic to be confirmed
Q&A with speakers
Lunch and networking
Unmanned Underwater Vehicles and Autonomy
The Unmanned Underwater Vehicle: An Alternative for the SSK or a Valuable Addition?

Commander (ret) MSc. Jeroen De Jonge, Director Naval Programs, Information and Sensor Systems, TNO Defense, Safety and Security

Transforming Underwater Inspection and Intervention

Mr Eng Wei Goh, Research Associate, Advanced Robotics Centre, National University of Singapore

Underwater Communications and Navigation Systems: Can AUVs be Stealthy?

Ms Zoe Stanley-Lockman, Associate Research Fellow, Maritime Security Programme, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Afternoon break and networking
Underwater Situational Awareness and Sensing
Recent Advances in Underwater Sensor Network Technology

Professor Mandar Chitre, Associate Professor & Head, Acoustic Research Laboratory Tropical Marine Science Institute, National University of Singapore

Underwater Detection and Sensing

A senior representative from Maritime Sensors Research Lab

Q&A with speakers
Chairman’s closing remarks, and end of Day 1