Annual Conference

NMIOTC Annual Conferences

Every year, usually within the first week of June NMIOTC holds its Annual Conference which aims at providing opportunities to discuss issues and share perceptions related to the contribution of the international community to improved security and in projecting stability and to path forward proposals and solutions in achieving enhanced Capabilities and Operational Effectiveness.

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NMIOTC 11th Annual Conference (03-04 June 2020)

“Interagency and whole of society solutions to maritime security challenges”

The aim of the upcoming 11th NMIOTC Annual Conference is to discuss issues and share perceptions of the international community how to improve maritime security and forward proposals and solutions for countering the maritime security challenges.

The Conference will be focused on, but not limited to, the following four main pillars:

a. International political and strategic approach to maritime security challenges.
b. New solutions in maritime security and the implementation of new technology capabilities (AI, Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles, ISR etc).
c. Improving interagency communication and collaboration.
d. Exploring Legal and Administrative Framework for enhancing interagen

Calling Letter

Initial Calling Notice

Save the Date

NMIOTC 10th Annual Conference (04-06 June 2019)

“Countering Hybrid Threats: An Emerging Maritime Security Challenge”.

The aim of the  10th NMIOTC Annual Conference was to discuss issues and share perceptions of the international community on how to improve maritime security and forward proposals and solutions for countering the maritime security challenges, such as the evolving hybrid threats at sea.

The Conference was focused on, but not limited, to the following five main pillars:

a. International political and strategic approach to hybrid threats. b. NATO/EU capabilities and exchange of information in countering hybrid threats.
c. Hybrid threat background and future prospects.
d. Industrial aspects and public-private cooperation coping with hybrid threats.
e. SOF-Law enforcement partnership in countering hybrid threats.

Annual Conference Food for Thought Paper

List of Speakers

Agenda

Calling Letter

NMIOTC 9th Annual Conference (05-07 June 2018)

“Fostering Projection of Stability through Maritime Security: Achieving Enhanced Capabilities and Operational Effectiveness”

The  9th NMIOTC Annual Conference 2018, aimed at providing opportunities to discuss issues and share perceptions related to the contribution of the international community to improved security and in projecting stability and to path forward proposals and solutions in achieving enhanced Capabilities and Operational Effectiveness

Calling Letter

List of Speakers

Tentative Agenda

NMIOTC 8th Annual Conference (06-08 June 2017)

“The Development of Maritime Security Operations as the Instrument to Cope with the Current Security Challenges and to Counter the Evolving Threats at Sea”

The NMIOTC Annual Conference aims at providing opportunities to deepen and discuss issues related to the development of maritime security operations and to path forward proposals and solutions for the complexity of the current security challenges and the evolving threats at sea.

Initial Calling Notice

Calling Letter

Joining Instructions

Conference Agenda

Food For Thought Paper

NMIOTC 7th Annual Conference (07-09 June 2016)

“Challenges to Maritime Security Derived from Transnational Organized Crime at Sea”

The 2016 NMIOTC Annual Conference aims at providing opportunities to deepen and discuss issues related to the complexity of threats to maritime security represented by transnational organized crime at sea and to provide proposals and solutions related to this global security challenge.

Initial Calling Notice

Calling Letter

Conference Coordination Letter

NMIOTC 6th Annual Conference (02-04 June 2015)

“Current and Future Challenges to Energy Security in the Maritime Environment”


The 2015 Annual NMIOTC Conference objectives were to provide opportunities to deepen and discuss issues related to the complexity of ensuring the safety and protection of Critical Energy Infrastructure in the Maritime Domain, create proposals for the development of new and updated procedures, as well as the development of training objectives and guidelines related to this emerging security challenge.

Initial Calling Notice

Calling Letter

Application Form

Joining Instructions

Conference Poster

Conference Coordination Letter

NMIOTC 5th Annual Conference (24 - 26 June 2014)

“Building a Law Enforcement Culture at sea for a more secure Maritime Environment”

From 24th to 26th June 2014, the 5th NMIOTC Annual Conference was conducted at NMIOTC with the participation of more than eighty (80) participants from twenty-two (22) NATO organizations, member-states, NATO partner countries, countries outside the NATO structure, professors from the international academic community, as well as representatives from the shipping industry and the private maritime security companies. The theme of the conference was “Building a Law Enforcement Culture at sea for a more secure Maritime Environment”.

The aim of the conference was to:

Provide new opportunities for discussion and path forward proposals for the development of a stronger leaning of Maritime Forces towards the complexity of dealing with civilian seafarers in the execution of Maritime Security Operations.

Calling Letter

NMIOTC 4th Annual Conference (18 - 20 June 2013)

“Future Security at Sea – MIO Roles”

From 18th to 20th June 2013, the 4th NMIOTC Annual Conference was conducted in NMIOTC’s premises with the participation of more than eighty (80) participants from nineteen (19) countries. The theme of the conference was “Future Security at Sea – MIO Roles”.

The aim of the conference was to:

Provide new opportunities for discussion and path forward proposals in dealing with future maritime security threats and linkages with Maritime Interdiction Operations, investigating interdependencies and influences.

Calling Letter

NMIOTC 3rd Annual Conference (26 - 28 June 2012)

“MIO in an era of Converging – Diverging future Maritime Security Operations”

The NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Center organized the 3rd Annual Conference where a number of significant speakers from Academia and Military Organizations presented their views on the topic. The participants, coming from the civilian and military Maritime community as well as other relevant domains contributed to the achievement of the Conference Objectives.

The aim of the conference was to:

Investigate prototype methods, factors and models in order to preserve current Maritime Security effectiveness levels by substituting globally decreased funds with innovative solutions. To discover future effects in Maritime Interdiction Operations.

Conference Agenda

NMIOTC 2nd Annual Conference (28 - 30 June 2011)

“Regional Capacity Building in Countering Maritime Terrorism and Piracy. Influence to Future Maritime Interdiction Operations”

The NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Center organized the Second Annual Conference where a number of significant speakers from Academia and Military Organizations presented their views on the topic. The participants, coming from the civilian and military Maritime community as well as other relevant domains contributed to the achievement of the Conference Objectives.

The aim of the conference was to:

Provide background, current capabilities of failed and actor states, as well as investigate prototype conceptual and practical models, that will lead NATO to a feasible and economic cost benefit approach, so as to tackle the evolving phenomena of maritime terrorism and piracy in the area of Gulf of Aden / Horn of Africa. Project the operational environment to future and investigate the influence of Regional Capacity Building (RCB) to a new concept of Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO).

Conference Agenda

NMIOTC 1nd Annual Conference 2010

2010-Maritime Interdiction Operations in a Non Permissive Environment (Anti / Counter Piracy and non Consensus Boarding Operations)

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May
4
Mon
Course 19000 – Cyber Security Aspects in Maritime Operations
May 4 @ 8:30 am – May 8 @ 2:30 pm
EST Special Operations Forces Tailored Training
May 4 @ 8:30 am – May 15 @ 2:30 pm
May
5
Tue
Women, Peace and Maritime Security Seminar @ NMIOTC
May 5 – May 7 all-day
  • Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of UNSCR 1325, NMIOTC has the pleasure to announce the organization of the “Women, Peace and maritime Security Seminar (WPS)”, which will take place in Souda Bay Crete, Greece, from 05th to 7th May 2020.
  • The aim of this event is to encourage collaboration in the utilization of the gender perspective in the maritime domain and operations. We envisage promoting gender mainstreaming in the maritime domain in a holistic, comprehensive and effective way. The seminar is targeted at scientific, industrial, naval staff, maritime and academic researchers, practitioners, members of maritime associations, shipping companies, governmental departments/bodies, international organizations and agencies, the public and private sector in general, within or connected to the maritime domain.

Invitation Letter- Administrative Instructions

May
6
Wed
JCBRN COE CRB in Turkey
May 6 @ 8:36 am – May 7 @ 2:30 pm
May
11
Mon
Course 21000 – Medical Combat Care in Maritime Operations
May 11 @ 8:30 am – May 22 @ 2:30 pm
Pilot Course 23000 – Weapons Intelligence Team (WIT) Supplement in the Maritime Environment
May 11 @ 8:30 am – May 15 @ 2:30 pm
May
18
Mon
Course 6000 – Weapons of Mass Destruction in MIO
May 18 @ 8:30 am – May 22 @ 2:30 pm
May
25
Mon
Pilot Course 6900 – CBRN WMD
May 25 @ 8:30 am – May 29 @ 2:30 pm