Conference Day One - 30 September

8:00 am - 9:00 am REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

9:00 am - 9:05 am DEFENCE iQ OPENING REMARKS


9:05 am - 9:15 am CHAIRMAN'S OPENING REMARKS

Richard Parkes CBE - Director, HM Coastguard (2012-2019)
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Richard Parkes CBE

Director
HM Coastguard (2012-2019)

9:15 am - 9:45 am CAPACITY BUILDING FOR GROWTH AND ENHANCED MARITIME SECURITY

Chris Trelawny - Chief, Maritime Development, International Maritime Organisation
·         Understanding sustainable development and it’s link to maritime security
·         Civil/military cooperation and appreciating the role of industry in improving this
·         Multi-national capacity building efforts by the IMO in order to fuel economic growth and maritime safety
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Chris Trelawny

Chief, Maritime Development
International Maritime Organisation

9:45 am - 10:15 am IMPROVING MCA AVIATION THROUGH DEPTH OF CAPABILITY

Phil Hanson - Head of Aviation, Maritime and Coastguard Agency
·         Current MCA practices and the work being done to ensure post-Brexit cooperation is maintained
·         Unmanned systems as a priority area for MCA and how it is looking at integrating them
·         Potential challenges and regulatory restrictions that will need to be overcome 
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Phil Hanson

Head of Aviation
Maritime and Coastguard Agency

10:15 am - 10:45 am SECURING THE UK ADVANTAGE IN THE MARITIME DOMAIN

Confirmed representative - -, National Maritime Information Centre (NMIC)
·         Providing resilience and situational awareness to citizens, businesses and Government
·         Prioritising cooperation with global partners to greater understand and address risks
·         Roadmap for development of NMIC development to enhance safety and security
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Confirmed representative

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National Maritime Information Centre (NMIC)

10:45 am - 11:15 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:15 am - 11:45 am CASE STUDY: ESTABLISHING THE NEW CAYMAN ISLANDS' COAST GUARD

Robert Scotland - Commander, Cayman Islands Coast Guard
·         Threat assessment of security around Cayman Islands
·         Requirements for aerial and surface platforms
·         Timelines and roadmap for bringing new capabilities into service
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Robert Scotland

Commander
Cayman Islands Coast Guard

11:45 am - 12:15 pm SAR CAPABILITY AND ITS LINK TO OTHER MARITIME AND COAST GUARD FUNCTIONS

Phil Bostock - National Maritime Operations Commander, UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency
·         Performing Search and Rescue with less of an emphasis on Search
·         Enhancing situational awareness as the priority and the means that this can be achieved by
·         Ability of SAR to complement intelligence and information sharing
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Phil Bostock

National Maritime Operations Commander
UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: MARITIME SAR OPERATIONS

Richard Parkes CBE - Director, HM Coastguard (2012-2019)
When it comes to the ‘business end’ of SAR Operations it is the Operators who are ultimately tasked with delivering mission successes or failures. In order to give those at risk and those performing the mission the best possible chance, it is essential that the platforms and supplementary capabilities that are deployed are effective. Within the context of modern Coast Guard operations these are often private organisations, contracted to provide their helicopter services to Governmental organisations when required. It is within this context and with great pleasure that we will host this Maritime SAR Operations panel discussion, allowing us explore the issues at the heart of this high-risk mission from the perspective of those flying the missions.
 
Panellists will discuss:
·         What are the most challenging capability gaps currently being faced by Maritime SAR Operators?
·         Where can improvements be made to the relationship between Operators, Governments and Industry in order to ensure that expectations have the best chance of being met?
·         How can existing technologies support a surface picture which matches the diversity of the threat?
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Richard Parkes CBE

Director
HM Coastguard (2012-2019)

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm INTERNATIONAL CAPACITY BUILDING FOR SAR MISSIONS

Theresa Crossley - CEO, International Maritime Rescue Federation
·         IMRF structure for assisting both Governmental and non-Governmental organisations
·         Provision of training across international partners with a focus on Mass Rescue Operations
·         Lessons learned and key takeaways for how industry can assist organisations with limited resources
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Theresa Crossley

CEO
International Maritime Rescue Federation

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm SAR SERVICE AS AN ELEMENT OF THE POLISH MARITIME SAFETY SYSTEM

Jerzy Kiszczak - Head of SAR Department, Polish Search and Rescue Service
·         Development and evolution of the SAR Service in Poland - history, the present, possible changes.
·         New technologies used in maritime search and rescue – new opportunities but also new challenges for civil services or organizations.
·         New tasks for Polish SAR Service - problems which  we have to solve
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Jerzy Kiszczak

Head of SAR Department
Polish Search and Rescue Service

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm PERFORMANCE AND QUALITY ASSESSMENT OF SAR RESPONSE

Roly McKie - Head of Standards, UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency
·         Priorities for SAR response in order to make more detailed quality assessments
·         Using lessons learned to set standards for potential future operations
·         MCA outreach to industry in order to assess performance and quality more effectively
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Roly McKie

Head of Standards
UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

·         Priorities for training versatile personnel in order to perform the range of MCA tasks
·         Developing more effective blends of live training and simulation in order to enhance performance
·         Opportunities for continued improvements and where likely developments in training will occur
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Karen Bosman

Technical Trainer
HM Coastguard

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Paul Myers

Technical Trainer
HM Coastguard

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Alan Waters

Technical Trainer
HM Coastguard

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm MARINE ENFORCEMENT STRATEGY IN UK WATERS

Captain (RN Retd) Phil Haslam - Director of Operations, Marine Management Organisation
·         The commitment to protecting the UK’s sovereign waters and the marine species within them
·         Maintaining readiness for environmental response in the event of pollution
·         Wider environmental management and monitoring of data to ensure that MMO capabilities are used most effectively
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Captain (RN Retd) Phil Haslam

Director of Operations
Marine Management Organisation

5:30 pm - 5:40 pm CHAIRMAN’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF CONFERENCE DAY ONE