Post-Conference Workshops - Thursday, 5 December 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Workshop C: BUILDING A FUTURE-READY MARITIME WORKFORCE
The growth in interconnected intelligent systems will require personnel to learn to work seamlessly with robotics systems. Crew members of the future will become ‘data warriors’ rather than equipment operators, creating the need for a new training paradigm and skill set. The potential for the command and control to be geographically displaced from the vessel will also require behavioural and cultural changes within the military communities. In leading the discussion on human capital, it is crucial to invest in people’s expertise that reflect the changing defence needs.
Benefits of Attending:
· Reviewing next generation immersive technologies - virtual, augmented and mixed reality, intuitive human-machine interaction, as well as digital content generation and 3D reconstruction - to power up defence training
· Operational requirements driving training and approaches to integrating simulation technology into training infrastructure
· Developing the architecture for a future common Information System to bring together data on student performance, aircraft utilisation and use of courseware to deliver individual training needs in the most cost-effective way
· Plans for future training systems capability development
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Workshop D: REALISING THE FULL POTENTIAL OF MILITARY UNMANNED MARITIME VEHICLES
The growing importance of maritime autonomous systems (Unmanned Surface Vehicle, Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, and Remotely Operated Vehicle) will characterize naval activity of the future. It’s estimated the global military unmanned maritime vehicles spending was $1.1 billion in 2018 according to Visiongain.
Networks of unmanned surface and underwater vessels are set to radically change the nature of maritime operations, and will become integral to naval capability programmes from mine hunting and augmenting submarine operations to supporting humanitarian efforts by delivering vital aid safely. The principal challenge will therefore be the integration of these autonomous systems into current force structures and vessels.
Benefits of Attending:
In this workshop, experts will share their vision on:
· analysis of key factors driving growth in military unmanned maritime vehicles
· technological breakthroughs impacting autonomous capabilities
· potential military applications of autonomous systems: how are governments and security agencies adapting their strategy
· insights into where autonomous systems are heading