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Space-based Surveillance is among the most important means of monitoring the oceans today. Space technology widens the range for observation and satellites have the advantage of being in international territory to fulfil their role. This includes all operations from signals and imagery intelligence gathering, pollution monitoring, and even tracking criminal behaviour.

Unfortunately, the current international financial environment is such that no nation can take on the role of global surveillance on its own. Furthermore, the majority of the global maritime environment lies in international territory. International cooperation and collaboration is therefore required to successfully regulate and police the oceans.

 - Learn how the need for international collaboration in space is on the rise around the world

- Optimise Maritime Space Surveillance through the integration of multiple technologies from imaging satellites to ground-based information software

- Discuss national requirements for maritime situational awareness and the essential part space systems play.

- Advance future business with nations looking to improve space-based maritime observation capabilities.

- Further enhance your understanding of the interconnectedness of economic, environmental, and military security and how to monitor threats from space.

Airbus Defence & Space - Military Aircraft; Belgian Navy; Belgium Navy; Canadian Armed Forces; CARTE BLANCHE ; CJOS COE; Combined Joint Operations from the Sea Centre of Excellence; Deep Ocean Engineering, Inc; e-GEOS; Embassy of Ecuador; Embassy of Ukraine in Italy ; EMSA; EU Naval Force; exactEarth; French Navy; Fulcrum Maritime Systems Ltd; German Navy; Gichner Systems Group Inc.; Greenpeace International; Horizon Technologies; Israeli Navy; Italian Coast Guard; Italian Defence; Italian Navy; ITALIAN NAVY GENERAL STAFF; Jane’s Navy International magazine correspondent ; Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT); Kongsberg Seatex AS; Korean Air; Leonardo; Leonardo S.p.A; MARITIME WORKERS UNION OF NIGERIA; MDA Corporation ; MDA Systems Ltd; Multinational Maritime Security Centre of Excellence; National Maritime Intelligence Integration Office; NATO MARCOM; NOAA: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration; OHB Italia SpA; ORBCOMM; PAE; Pole Star; Portuguese Navy; Royal Netherlands Air Force; Salamanca Group; Sentient Vision Systems; SES GLOBAL; Sitep Italia Sp A; Telephonics; The Danish Embassy in Rome; Ultra Electronics Sonar Systems; United States Navy; US Embassy Rome; US Navy; Vulcan Aerospace; Vulcan, Inc.; Windward; XTAR, LLC;

Workshop programme

12:30 Registration and Coffee

13:00 Opening remarks and introduction

Mr. Guy Thomas

Mr. Guy Thomas, President, C-SIGMA, Multinational Maritime Security Centre of Excellence

13:10 Maritime Awareness from Space: "Technology is here, NOW!"

Mr. Guy Thomas

Mr. Guy Thomas, President, C-SIGMA, Multinational Maritime Security Centre of Excellence

13:40 Synthetic Aperture Radar Sats: A Critical Component

Mr. Guy Thomas

Mr. Guy Thomas, President, C-SIGMA, Multinational Maritime Security Centre of Excellence

14:10 Coffee Break

14:40 Optical Satellites - Great when it's available (and many more are coming)

Mr. Guy Thomas

Mr. Guy Thomas, President, C-SIGMA, Multinational Maritime Security Centre of Excellence

15:10 Importance of M2M Communication Dynamic Data Fusion. Creating understanding

Mr. Guy Thomas

Mr. Guy Thomas, President, C-SIGMA, Multinational Maritime Security Centre of Excellence

15:40 CASE STUDY - Environmental Protection and Resource Conservation (Fish, Oil, Minerals).

Mr. Guy Thomas

Mr. Guy Thomas, President, C-SIGMA, Multinational Maritime Security Centre of Excellence

16:10 Closing Remarks

Mr. Guy Thomas

Mr. Guy Thomas, President, C-SIGMA, Multinational Maritime Security Centre of Excellence

16:30 End of Workshop


Crowne Plaza Rome St. Peter's Hotel & Spa

Via Aurelia Antica 415
Rome 00165

Crowne Plaza Rome St. Peter's Hotel & Spa

Choose the relaxing Crowne Plaza Rome-St. Peter’s hotel, home to a luxurious spa minutes from Rome’s historic city centre. Treat yourself to an in-room dining experience at Crowne Plaza Rome-St. Peter’s and relax on your balcony overlooking the hotel’s outdoor pool, tennis courts or gardens. Come to the St. Peter’s Spa to let off steam in our sauna and Turkish baths, or rest on the loungers around our heated indoor pool.

The hotel is only 20 minutes’ drive from Fiumicino Airport. Checkout the timetable of our scheduled airport shuttle which will allow you to easily reach the hotel at a very special price. Use our scheduled shuttle bus to/from the city centre to discover the beauties of the Eternal City. You’ll find wireless Internet throughout the hotel, allowing you to stay in touch with friends, family and colleagues at any time. Hold your meetings in one of our 13meeting rooms able to host up to 600 delegates. Possibility of organizing dinners and special occasions by the pool, hiring the Roman Bath for private and exclusive use, planning open air team buildings and many more ideas for events out of the ordinary



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CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.


Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SAE Media Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

CPD Certificates

We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@saemediagroup.com

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