VDES CONFERENCE 2017
SOUTH AFRICA
13th February 2017      The Lord Charles Hotel, Somerset West, Cape Town, South Africa

Seminar Program

Join world experts in VDES technology and get up to speed for your port, coastline, Maritime Doman Awareness (MDA) centre, Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) ship or other maritime operation.

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08h30: Registration and Coffee / Tea
08h55: Welcome and administration Dr John Hirst CBE
Senro, UK
09h00: VDES: The next generation maritime digital communications system Peggy Browning
exactEarth, Canada
09h30: The South African maritime environment Sobantu Tilayi
SAMSA, RSA
10h30: Coffee / Tea
11h00: VDES as part of the shore side infrastructure in ports and along coastlines Ernest Batty
IMIS Global, UK
11h30: Supporting the design, manufacture and growth of maritime digital communications including VDES Malcolm Lyman
CML, UK
12h00: Light lunch
13h00: A technical implementation of VDES ship and shore side units Pieter Winter
Stone Three, RSA
13h30: The South African link to AIS in space Dr Robert Van Zyl
CPUT, RSA
14h00: The challenge of VDES in space Lars Loge
Space Norway AS
14h30: Coffee / Tea
15h00: The VDES use cases: VDES enabling the maritime environment Jillian Carson-Jackson
IALA
15h30: VDES compliance and testing – a system that works for all Eugene Jansen
Stone Three, RSA
16h00: Conclusion Dr John Hirst CBE
Senro, UK
16h05: Networking opportunity