Spanish MoD, Royal Navy and NATO to present at Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology 2020

  • Posted by Simi Sapal
  • November 28, 2019 9:34 AM GMT

SMi Reports: Leading defence experts to speak at Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology 2020 in Rome, Italy

SMi’s Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology conference is set to take place on 5th and 6th February 2020 in Rome, Italy for its 5th year. Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology is the only Maritime ISR meeting to take place in Italy, giving unparalleled opportunity to meet and learn from key military decision makers discussing ISR and the implications of the ever-growing use of spaced-based technology.

Along with that, this year’s conference will provide the chance to hear from new capabilities from other European members on how to achieve comprehensive maritime domain awareness (MDA) considering 2020’s theme will be on space-based maritime domain awareness.

There are only a few days left to save £200 on early bird bookings, which expires on 29th November. Register at

Key profiles for 2020 include:
• Brigadier General Carlos de Salas, Head C4ISR & Space Programs, Spanish Ministry of Defence, will present on ‘How to improve Maritime Domain Awareness with Enhanced ISR & Space Technology’
• Commander Graeme Smith, Maritime Warfare Centre Information Warfare Commander, Royal Navy, will present on ‘RN Maritime Intelligence and Reconnaissance (ISR) tactical development of commercial space based multi-spectral data for improved situational awareness and counter surveillance tactics’
• Commodore Tom Guy, Deputy Director, Combined Joint Operations from the Sea Centre of Excellence, NATO, will present on ‘Anticipating the next Decade's Operational Requirements and Optimising Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Capabilities to Meet These’

In addition to the two-day conference, there will be a pre-conference workshop which will take place on Tuesday 4th February 2020. As space-based surveillance is amongst the most important means of monitoring the oceans today, we are delighted to partner with leading expert C-SIGMA to deliver an exclusive workshop on: S-AIS and C-SIGMA: Continuing to Evolve as the Cornerstones of Maritime Security.

The full event details and speaker line up are available to download from the event website at:

Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology
Conference: 5th – 6th February 2020
Workshop: 4th February 2020
Crowne Plaza Rome - St. Peter’s Hotel
Rome, Italy

Gold Sponsor: Orbital Micro Systems
Sponsor: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems | MAXAR

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For any delegate enquiries contact Jamie Wilkinson on +44 (0) 207 827 6112 or email