The global event for undersea defense and security

Top sessions teaser| Rotterdam, Netherlands

The reason to reunite at UDT 2022 has just become even more important
Given the deteriorating geopolitical environment of recent times, the proliferation of maritime threats — including the vulnerability of subsea communication cables, is now demanding increased attention. To make sure you are informed on the latest developments and challenges in undersea defense technology,
UDT have invited a panel of subject-matter specialists who will plunge into their fields of expertise and share their valuable insights at the upcoming conference in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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A sneak peek into the top sessions

Day 1: Tuesday 7 June     

  • Anti-Submarine Warfare – Measures of Performance
  • Chairperson: Ivan Stace, Head of Strategic Projects – Submarine Support Engineering – Babcock International Group
  • Speaker: Wenche Oxholm, Senior Scientist – Norwegian Defence Research Establishment
  • Recent advances in the protection of underwater communications and linear assets using fiber sensing
  • Chairperson: Stéphane Jespers, Head of UWW Department DGA Techniques – Navales
  • Speaker: Chris Minto, Engineering Director – OptaSense
  • Improving Diver-Robot Collaboration
  • Chairperson: Matthew Gleed, Senior Technologist – BAE Systems Submarines
  • Speaker: ?ula Na?, Laboratory for Underwater Systems and Technologies – Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb

Day 2: Wednesday 8 June        

OCEAN2020 Baltic Sea Live Trial

  • Chairperson: Alain Maguer, Engineering and IT Department Head – NATO STO CMRE
  • Speaker: Kjell Adolfsson, Product Manager – Saab Dynamics AB
  • Risk-Based Mission Planning for Stand-Off Naval Mine Countermeasure Operations
  • Chairperson: Nils Størkersen, Director of Research, Division for Maritime Systems – Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI)
  • Speaker: Jeroen van de Sande, Senior Researcher – TNO
  • Doing More with Underwater Robotics
  • Chairperson: Matthew Gleed, Senior Technologist – BAE Systems Submarines
  • Speaker: Matthew Gleed, Senior Technologist – BAE Systems Submarines

Day 3: Thursday 9 June

Enabling Undersea Technologies through 5G at Sea

  • Chairperson: Jerome Gormley, Director for Undersea Business Development – General Atomics
  • Speaker: Victoria Naylor, Bid and Research Manager – JET Engineering System Solutions LTD
  • Speaker: James Thomas, CEO – JET Engineering System Solutions LTD
  • Variable Mission Level Autonomy for Multi-Domain, Crewed-Uncrewed Teaming
  • Chairperson: Stéphane Jespers, Head of UWW Department DGA Techniques – Navales
  • Speaker: Alastair Cormack, Commercial Manager – SeeByte
  • Simulations of ASW Operations in The Littoral Zone
  • Chairperson: Ivan Stace, Head of Strategic Projects – Submarine Support Engineering, – Babcock International Group
  • Speaker: Kristoffer Andreassen, Data Scientist – Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI)

To view the full conference agenda and list of speakers, please visit the event website.

Reconnect with your peers in Rotterdam
Don’t miss the opportunity to attend UDT’s research-rich conference and reunite with the undersea defense community for the first time since the pandemic. To get 10% off your registration use code SHEPHARD10 when you register for the event.

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If you have any questions about UDT 2022, please feel free to contact the team.

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