Main Conference Day Two


Captain (Retd.) Henrik Kudsk

Former Commander
Danish Joint Arctic Command

9:10 AM - 9:50 AM THE FUTURE COASTGUARD PROJECT: HM COASTGUARD’S APPROACH TO COMMUNICATIONS IN JOINT MISSIONS

Mr. Phil Bostock, Head of International Liaison, UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency
  • An introduction into communications challenges and solutions across a national network of geographically dispersed operations centres
  • An overview of HM Coastguard’s concept of operations to maintain strategic, tactical and operational overview
  • An outline of the technical solutions which enable and maintain incident communications during joint missions and across a national network to ensure effective mission delivery

Mr. Phil Bostock

Head of International Liaison
UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency

9:50 AM - 10:30 AM SAR GALILEO SERVICE – THE EU CONTRIBUTION TO THE INTERNATIONAL SEARCH AND RESCUE EFFORT

Mr Xavier Maufroid, Satellite Navigation Unit J2, European Commission
  • Update of the Galileo Programme Status
  • Contribution of the Galileo Programme to the Cospas-Sarsat MEOSAR System
  • Scope of the SAR/Galileo Initial Service
  • Future evolution of the SAR/Galileo Service in support to Search and Rescue international efforts

Mr Xavier Maufroid

Satellite Navigation Unit J2
European Commission

10:30 AM - 11:10 AM HOW SLOVAKIA COORDINATES WITH ITS NEIGHBOURS DURING MOUNTAIN RESCUE OPERATIONS, AND HOW THIS INCREASES MISSION EFFICIENCY

Mr Karel Nemec, Head of RCC Slovakia, LPS SR
  • Explanation of the Search and Rescue system in Slovakia – understanding the role of the Rescue Co-ordination Centre
  • Assessment of Slovakia’s current SAR capabilities, including cooperation with neighbouring countries and feedback from recent operations
  • Implementation of the latest technology to improve SAR performance

Mr Karel Nemec

Head of RCC Slovakia
LPS SR

11:10 AM - 11:40 AM MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:40 AM - 12:20 PM THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA’S APPROACH TO SEARCH AND RESCUE

Mr Predrag Kaličanin, National Search and Rescue Coordinator, Civil Aviation Directorate of the Republic of Serbia
  • Introducing the Regional Aeronautical Search and Rescue Advisory Committee; establishment, objectives and plans, activities and results
  • The Serbian experience of regional Search and Rescue initiatives

Mr Predrag Kaličanin

National Search and Rescue Coordinator
Civil Aviation Directorate of the Republic of Serbia

12:20 PM - 1:00 PM US COAST GUARD SUCCESSES AND CHALLENGES IN THE ARCTIC REGION

Mr Kevin M Jones, Arctic Policy Coordination, US Coast Guard

Mr Kevin M Jones

Arctic Policy Coordination
US Coast Guard

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM NETWORKING LUNCH

2:00 PM - 2:40 PM SEARCH AND RESCUE DEVELOPMENT IN GREENLAND

Commander Michael Hjorth, Chief Liaison Element Faroe Islands, Danish Defence Command

Commander Michael Hjorth

Chief Liaison Element Faroe Islands
Danish Defence Command

2:40 PM - 3:20 PM MULTI-AGENCY COLLABORATION: A CROSS-SECTOR APPROACH

Mr. David Jones, Chief Executive Officer, Rescue Global
The current and future operating environment sees conflict, instability, humanitarian crisis and extreme climatic events coverage. It is congested, contested and complicated by factors which include geographic boundaries, impacts across many sectors and a demand for truly holistic response, often drawing in many official agencies as well as the private sector, NGOs and local actors.

This presentation will examine at the strategic level:
  • The Risk landscape in which we operate
  • Principles of effective and continuously improving delivery of inter-agency training, planning and operations
  • A case study in good practice, looking at the model of Exercise Angel Thunder, USA 2015


Mr. David Jones

Chief Executive Officer
Rescue Global

3:20 PM - 4:00 PM THE AIR AND MARITIME SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGES FOR CAPABILITY DEVELOPMENT IN THE ARCTIC

Mr Dale Reding, Director General S&T Air Force and Navy, Defence Research and Development Canada

Mr Dale Reding

Director General S&T Air Force and Navy
Defence Research and Development Canada

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

4:30 PM - 5:10 PM REFLECTIONS ON ADVANCING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH IN SUPPORT OF THE ARCTIC OPERATOR

Major General (Retd.) Randy Kee, Executive Director, Arctic Domain Awareness Center, A US Department of Home, University of Alaska
*This presentation will be delivered remotely.*

Major General (Retd.) Randy Kee

Executive Director, Arctic Domain Awareness Center, A US Department of Home
University of Alaska

5:10 PM - 5:50 PM IS RUSSIA AN EMERGING THREAT TO ARCTIC SECURITY?

Dr Jørgen Staun, Researcher in Russian Foreign Policy, Royal Danish Defence College

Dr Jørgen Staun

Researcher in Russian Foreign Policy
Royal Danish Defence College

5:50 PM - 6:00 PM CHAIRMAN'S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF MAIN CONFERENCE