Underwater Battlespace 2011

Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, St. Peters

Location: Rome, Italy

Event Date/Time: Jan 25, 2011 End Date/Time: Jan 26, 2011
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• Examining current mine warfare techniques and MCM technology with the NATO Undersea Research Centre (NURC) and the UK Royal Navies’ Mine Countermeasures, Hydrographic, Patrol Craft (MHPC) project

• Developments in ASW doctrine and capabilities including the US Airborne ASW Helicopter Maritime Strike capability and net-centric AUV ASW with NURC

• Understanding the latest UUV technologies including advances in automation and systems architecture development with the US Naval Surface Warfare Centre

• Exploring advances in underwater systems across sensors, sonar and acoustics including auto target recognition (ATR) software and Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS)

• Understanding the latest conventional and unconventional threats to naval assets and harbour protection strategies including long term surveillance and underwater geo-spatial intelligence with the Royal Navy


Additional Information

• Captain Roberto Bottazzi-Schenone, Head of Underwater Warfare, Italian Navy • Commander Mike “Wildman” Sawin, Commanding Officer, Helicopter Sea Combat Weapons Schools Atlantic, US NAVY • Philippe Cornez, Director, NATO NAVAL MINE WARFARE CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE (NMW COE) • Commander Guido Brach, Operational Planning Branch, GERMAN NAVAL STAFF • Lieutenant Commander Kevin Giles, Fleet-Cap-MW MCD SO2, Navy Command HQ, ROYAL NAVY • Gary L. Bullock, Unmanned Systems Manager, Joint Electro Optics Division, Airborne Electro-Optics Branch, NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTRE, US NAVY • Robert Been, Principal Scientist and Programme Manager, NATO UNDERSEA RESEARCH CENTRE • Dr. Roy-Edgar Hansen, Principal Scientist, NORWEGIAN DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT (FFI) • Iain Shepherd, Former Royal Navy Underwater Warfare Specialist, Author & Naval Consultant