Military Seabed Operations Forum – Oceanology International

SUT Defence Special Interest Group

16 March, 2022



At Oceanology International, ExCel – you must be registered for Oceanology International to attend.

South Gallery Room 5 – 1400 – 1530hrs

This session will consider Critical National Infrastructure on the Seabed (SBCNI), protecting the SBCNI, the threats, and impact of the threats. Hear from the Royal Navy and industry experts on this important subject as presentations consider what are the current challenges, the ways forward, the requirements for the future in the defence sector.

A moderated panel discussion will follow the presentations, including audience Q&A where attendees will be able to engage with panellists and their peers.

Nick Swift, SUT – Introduction

Commander Graham Mimpriss Royal Navy – Future Military Requirements

Lieutenant Commander Mark Butcher Royal Navy – Planned persistent surveillance of Oceanographic Data Gathering globally

Tom Rooney, Sonardyne – Autonomous Seafloor Sensor Monitoring and Communications

Gerry Goward, James Fisher Defence – Commercial Operations supporting Military Capability

Peter Alexander, Viper Innovations – Advanced Subsea Electrical Network Monitoring Technologies

Attendance is free. Seating will be limited, pre-registered delegates will be prioritised.

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