17th - 18th October 2017
Livorno, Italy


Organised by info@tdnuk.com +44 (0) 1245 407 916

NATO CMRE Workshop to take place in conjunction with Naval Domain Intelligence Meeting

In association with the conference Naval Domain Intelligence planned by The Development Network for 17-18 Oct. 2017, Livorno, Italy, and against the backdrop of a potential Declaration of Intent for a multinational approach to Maritime Unmanned Systems, under discussion with the National Delegations to NATO HQ, NATO’s Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE) is planning to host a visit to their facility in La Spezia with two workshops on 19th October to explore synergies and opportunities for greater collaboration between parties.

The workshops are intended to provide a discussion forum for NATO Nations and Industry to share plans and aspirations and to identify opportunities for collaboration on standards, interoperability, the business case for MUS, performance and capability requirements.

The workshops will bring together Nations’ Acquisition to Capability Planning communities and Industry and consider all aspects of capability delivery (DOTMLPFI) with a focus on shortening the ‘innovation chain’ by removing barriers and accelerating the introduction of new technology to operational communities in a timely and cost-effective fashion.

Areas of interest will include:

  • The business case for Maritime Unmanned Systems MUS.
  • MUS evaluation and performance metrics.
  • At sea, Operational Experimentation opportunities

The meeting will also provide industry organisations with a better understanding of common requirements related to Architecture, Standards and Interoperability issues for which compliant products may be developed.

As a not-for-profit, multinational agency, CMRE is well-placed to catalyze consensus and broker a common understanding and approach.

The agenda, to be refined based on responses, is likely to feature a joint session showcasing what CMRE might offer and breakout sessions on topics of mutual interest to be defined.

CMRE intends to send separate letters of invitation to this event but early expressions of interest would be welcome. Please contact Emily Parkinson, Content Manager, Naval Domain Intelligence, to discuss your involvement on Tel: +44 (0) 1245 407 920 E: emily@tdnuk.com.