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.

Individual Form

Feedback Form

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

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

The upcoming 9th NMIOTC Annual Conference 2018, 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

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

Presentations

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

Presentations

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

Presentations

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

Conference Presentations

Objectives

To seek answers / solutions mainly for the following areas:

    • Cost of Maritime Security Operations countering piracy and maritime terrorism
    • Political and strategic aspects
    • Legal status and shortfalls
    • Economic impact to nations and NATO
    • Operational and tactical solutions
    • Innovative and technological advancements
    • Network based capabilities
    • NATO’s Smart defence approach
    • Civil – military interagency collaboration
    • Innovative training protocols
    • Effects on future Maritime Interdiction Operations

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

Conference Presentations

Objectives

Political

    • Examine the political will to deal with RCB.
    • Political resolutions to implement RCB – Compare with other RCB cases.

Strategic

    • How NATO can contribute to RCB.
    • Timeline for the Alliance to first positive results.
    • Cooperation in the idea of Regional Capacity Building with non NATO countries or organizations.
    • Comparison with other cases of Regional Capacity Building worldwide.

Legal

    • Describe the legal framework governing interaction between State structures and non state actors involved (companies, crew). Examine impact on operations.
    • Legal Aspects of RCB among countries of implementation.

Academic

    • RCB Conceptual models for countering Maritime Terrorism and Piracy.
    • Innovative maritime surveillance measures, as part of an RCB solution, to reduce maritime terrorism and piracy incidents in the operational area (Unmanned Air Vehicles in MIO, Pico satellites, Aerostats etc)
    • Conceptual or practical models that may be introduced from academia or companies.
    • Innovative Technologies applicable to MIO that could enhance the control of the maritime area and at the same time can be used from any low level trained personnel in order to counter maritime terrorists and pirates.

Historical / Sociological / Ethnic

    • History of Maritime Terrorism and Piracy affecting RCB.
    • Historical and Sociological differences among Maritime Terrorism and Piracy and how to overcome difficulties to implement RCB.
    • Current situation and capabilities of failed and actor states in the area.
    • How Demographic situation (clans and sub clans) will affect the idea of RCB.

Economic

    • NATO, EU and UN Operations Cost Analysis for GoA operational area.
    • Cost-benefit analysis by implementing the idea of RCB.

Operational

    • Define RCB operationally.
    • Discuss the Force requirements in terms of composition and capabilities for the employment in Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO) in an RCB environment. Include support needed/ available from shore based entities (Intel Fusion Centres, CBRN Battalion, Space Based applications etc).
    • Highlight the importance of adequate intelligence and situational awareness at all levels of the decision making process. Present latest developments in Maritime Security Awareness (MSA) in support of RCB.
    • Maritime Terrorism and Piracy incidents affecting RCB implementation.
    • Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) proliferation in the maritime environment (Open Sea and Port Force Protection measures) if implement Regional Capacity Building models.
    • Waterborne Improvised Explosive Devices (W-IEDs) and measures of reducing their impact by implementing RCB techniques.
    • Maritime Command and Control Fusion Centers in an RCB effort.
    • Future Maritime Networking in NATO supporting RCB.
    • Training in support of RCB.

Tactical

    • Reveal common Tactical Technical Procedures needs to be employed in order for the RCB effort to increase effectiveness in the field.
    • Highlight uncertainties and difficulties for implementing RCB and influence to Maritime Interdiction Operations. Description of the “Ideal RCB” and identification of capabilities.
    • Propose ways to minimize risks in Maritime Interdiction Operations by implementing RCB models.
    • Present current situation in regard to capabilities that non state actors are willing and able to implement (Capacity Building situation in neighbouring countries)
    • How MIO can be affected or change notion of implementing it, due to RCB. What will be the implications in future boarding teams / tactics?

Commercial

    • How Merchant Mariners will be affected by the idea of RCB and how it will possibly affect the maritime trade and the sea lines of communication.

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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Sep
16
Mon
Course 5000 – Maritime Operational Terminology Course
Sep 16 @ 8:30 am – Sep 27 @ 2:30 pm
Sep
23
Mon
GRC Armed Forces Tailored training
Sep 23 @ 8:30 am – Sep 27 @ 2:30 pm
Sep
30
Mon
Course 1000 – Command Team MIO Issues
Sep 30 @ 8:30 am – Oct 4 @ 2:30 pm
Course 21000 – Medical Combat Care in Maritime Operations
Sep 30 @ 8:30 am – Oct 11 @ 2:30 pm
Course 25000 – Drafting, Production and Maintenance of NATO Standards Course
Sep 30 @ 8:30 am – Oct 4 @ 2:30 pm
Oct
7
Mon
Course 2000 – Boarding Team Theoretical Issues
Oct 7 @ 8:30 am – Oct 9 @ 2:30 pm
GRC Armed Forces Tailored training
Oct 7 @ 8:30 am – Oct 11 @ 2:30 pm
Oct
10
Thu
Course 3000 – Boarding Team Practical Issues
Oct 10 @ 8:30 am – Oct 18 @ 2:30 pm