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Nov 21-22, 2017 IALA HQ, Rue Des Gaudines, 10 , St Germain-en-Laye, France

MCP workshop - Maritime Connectivity Platform

MCP (Maritime Connectivity Platform), previously known as the Maritime Cloud, is a communication framework that enables efficient, secure, reliable and seamless electronic information exchange among all authorized maritime stakeholders across available communication systems. This framework is currently under development in a collaboration between different projects - EfficienSea2 (EU), STM validation project (EU) and the SMART Navigation project (Korea).
The workhop will adress the implementation of MCP with a focus on the options with regard to governance models and business models.


Nov 23-24, 2017 Hotel Royer, Europaplatz 538, Schladming 8970, Austria

AHORN 2017

A two-day workshop on navigation and orientation in alpine environments.
The working language of the workshop is German, however presentations in English will be accepted. Abstracts are kindly requested to be submitted before October 10, 2017.

Austrian Institute of Navigation
+43 316 873 6831

Nov 28-30, 2017 Hilton Metropole Hotel, Brighton, UK

INC 2017 - Innovations in Autonomous & Resilient PNT

INC2017 will bring together the Positioning, Navigation and Timing community around three major themes: Autonomy, Resilient PNT and Sensor & Data Fusion.

The Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN)
+44 (0) 207 591 3135

Nov 28-29, 2017 Madrid, Spain

First Galileo User Assembly

The 1st Galileo User Assembly is set to take place in Madrid on November 28-29. The event will provide Galileo and EGNOS users with the opportunity to discuss their needs, share their experience and provide feedback on EGNSS performance.

Dec 05-08, 2017 Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Shanghai, China

The All China Maritime Conference & Exhibition

The largest maritime event in the Asia Pacific region, Marintec China connecting maritime professionals from the entire shipbuilding supply chain.
Over the years, Marintec China has grown to reflect the size and importance of the Asian maritime market. 2015 event is another record- breaking edition with the largest exhibition area and the highest number of industry professionals attending ever. Encouraging figures have proven that China remains one of the major shipbuilding nations and Marintec China has been the most authoritative platform in Asia.
Marintec China is poised to be the definitive event for all involved in the maritime industry.
Admission: For trade only. Visitors under 18 will not be admitted.

Marintec China
(852) 2827 6211

Jan 16-19, 2018 Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Hyderabad, India

Geospatial World Forum - Geo-enabling the 4th Industrial Revolution

GeoBuiz Summit, Location World , GeoIntelligence and Geo4SDGs are events running at the same time: One Global Platform Four key events.

Geospatial Media and Communicatiojns Pvt Ltd
GWF 2018 Secretariat +91-120-4612500

Jan 24-26, 2018 mv Pearl Seaways, Copenhagen, Denmark

e-Navigation Underway 2018 - The realization of the Maritime Service Portfolios

This coming International e-Navigation Underway conference 2018, will give a deep insight on the views shared from the different aspects of E-Navigation. We will explore and discuss current and future possibilities within the market as well as looking into solutions with the approach of the planned implementation of the Maritime Service Portfolios (MSP), there will be, as the title implies, a specific focus on the MSP at this successful conference, taken place on M/S Pearl Seaways, Sailing return trip from Copenhagen to Oslo.

Danish Maritime Authority and IALA

Jan 29-Feb 01, 2018 Hyatt Regency Reston, Reston, Virginia, USA

ION ITM and PTTI 2018 - ION Technical Meeting (ITM) and Precise Time and Time Interval (PTTI) Systems and Applications Meeting

Abstracts are now being accepted, closing date for abstracts is 10 October 2017

The two events ITM and PTTI are co-located and one registration fee covers both. Entry is for two technical events and a commercial exhibit.
ITM is the ION's winter meeting with peer-reviewed technical papers related to positioning, navigation and timing and includes the ION Fellows' and Annual Awards presentations.
PTTI is the annual technical conference designed to disseminate and coordinate PTTI information at the user level; to review present and future PTTI requirements; to inform government and industry engineers, technicians and managers of precise time and frequency technology and its problems; and to provide an opportunity for an active exchange of new technology associated with PTTI.
The Joint ITM / PTTI Plenary Session will hear Akbar Sultan, Deputy Director, Airspace Operations and Safety Program at NASA deliver the keynote speech: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Traffic Management.

The (US) Institute of Navigation (ION)
+1 703 366 2723

Feb 05-07, 2018 Hyatt Regency, Denver, Colorado, USA

18th Annual International LiDAR Mapping Forum - Mapping

ILMF is a technical conference and exhibition focused on surveying and mapping technologies including aerial, mobile and bathymetric LiDAR as well as other emerging remote sensing technologies.


Feb 21-22, 2018 Montreal, Canada

12th Arctic Shipping Summit - Developments in Arctic shipping operations & infrastructure

A very insightful presentation by Captain David Snider, president of The Nautical Institute is anticipated concentrating on effectively increasing eEfficiency and profitability through Arctic corridors. This will consider the following: - infrastructure needs to support shipping growth; - development of NSR becoming passage for international shipping community; - projections for Arctic commercial maritime activity in 2018; - navigation and communication challenges in polar waters; - The Nautical Institute's role in ensuring ice navigation competency.
Topics to include: - growing changes in Arctic, compliance and market updates; - expectations, growth and sustainability of the Canadian Arctic cruise industry; - effectively increasing efficiency and profitability through Arctic corridors; - developments In Arctic technology to enhance polar shipping; - measures in reducing risks and HFO in the Arctic; - developments and investments in the Arctic; - implications of the Polar Code as a component in risk assessment; - ship design options and solutions to aid in Arctic operations; - maintaining on-board crew competence; - emergency responses in icy wWaters.

Active Communications International Ltd
, Mohammad Ahsan +44 (0) 203 141 0606

Feb 28-Mar 01, 2018 Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

9th Offshore Arabia

This event will provide the opportunity to showcase advanced technology of the oil and gas and the marine sectors. It will also reflect each organizations' commitment to the marine environment.
Here will be an excellent platform for networking, exchange of information between individuals and companies and creation of business opportunities and strategic partnerships.
Exhibitors and conference participants are anticipated to be members of governments and NGOs, regional and international industry groups.

INDEX Conferences & Exhibitions
INDEX Conferences & Exhibitions, Bilal Merhi, Business Development Manager +971 4 520 8888 971 4 338 4193

Apr 23-27, 2018 Dakar, Senegal

24th IMPA Congress

Further information about the Congress, will shortly be available on the official Congress website at www.impa2018.com.

The Sénégal Maritime Pilots' Association

Apr 23-26, 2018 Hyatt Regency Monterey, Monterey, California, USA


The biennial PLANS conference, co-sponsored by the ION and IEEE AESS, features researchers and engineers from around the globe who present their latest work in positioning and navigation technologies.
Presentations range from fundamental research, to applications, to field test results with a particular emphasis on inertial navigation. Technical sessions cover a range of subjects for both beginners and seasoned professionals.
IEEE/ION PLANS 2018 includes a commercial exhibit and pre-conference tutorials.


Jun 25-28, 2018 London, United Kingdom

11th IHMA Congress - Ports - essential for safe, efficient and secure global trade

The International Harbour Masters' Association (IHMA) is pleased to invite you to submit a 400-600 word abstract of a proposed paper in your area of expertise for the 11th IHMA Congress, to be held in London from the 25th - 28th June 2018.
Addressing the theme 'Ports - essential for safe, efficient and secure global trade' the Congress program will be designed to appeal to all those responsible for the safe, secure and efficient conduct of marine operations in ports and industry organisations working with, or within ports across all levels of the industry spectrum.
This is your opportunity to put forward your ideas, case studies and technical research on the innovations that will promote safe, efficient and secure maritime logistics, improve cooperation between ports and ships, develop best practice, and raise global standards for the safety, security and efficiency of ports.

International Harbour Masters' Association

Oct 18-20, 2018 The Westin Chosun Busan, Busan, Republic of Korea

World Ocean Forum 2017 - The ocean, the economy

The World Ocean Forum, contributing to the realization of marine powers and aiming for Davos Forum in terms of the ocean, celebrates its 11th anniversary this year. The World Ocean Forum has been developed as a global debate on analyzing various issues and seeking their measures with world-class scholars and marine experts.
In the 11th World Ocean Forum 2017 under the theme of 'The Ocean, The Economy' we will seek future strategy to sense the change of the ocean industry and create a new ocean value with IBCA (IoT, Big Data, Cyber Physical System, Artificial Intelligence) platforms in a new paradigm of the fourth industrial revolution.

Korea Association of Marine Industry (KAMI)
+82 051 461 4346

Nov 28-Dec 01, 2018 Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan

16th IAIN World Congress® 2018 - Science, technology and practice to resilient navigation

A wide range of topics will be presented and discussed at the 16th IAIN World Congress®:

- Status of satellite navigation system - GNSS hardware technology - GNSS vulnerabilities - Precise positioning (PPP, RTK) - Atmosphere and space weather - Time and frequency transfer - Indoor and urban positioning - eGNSS, eLORAN and data communication - eNavigation and data communication - Sensor based navigation - Radar technology and navigation - Integrated navigation and algorithm - Aeronautical navigation - Surface navigation - Marine navigation - Intelligent transport system - Surveillance and communication - Fleet management system - Traffic control system - Green navigation - Arctic navigation - Autonomous navigation - Navigation data application: Big Data - Education and training for navigation - Advanced application and future developments

Nominations for the 2018 awards MUST be submitted by 31 October 2017. Award details and nomination format available here.

Japan Institute of Navigation (JIN) & IAIN

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