Navtech Conference

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2023 CONFERENCE AGENDA

Navigational Technology for the Modern Mariner.

DAY ONE - DECEMBER 5, 2023

Continental Breakfast & Registration

Opening Remarks: Peter Philips, Colibri Northwest

Operators Experiences with Navigation Technology and Automation

Moderator:

CAPT Paul Amos, American Pilots’ Association

Panelists:

CAPT David Boudreaux,  AET Inc Limited

CAPT Gaetano Gigliotti, Carnival Cruise Lines

CAPT Sean Meagher, Marinus Vectors

CAPT Lindsay M. Price, SpaceX

Morning Break

New Technologies in the Market Today

Moderator:

CAPT Jonathan Samuell, Houston Pilots

Panelists:

Dennis Bomholt, Trelleborg Marine & Infrastructure

Kris English, Wärtsilä

Jim Locke, NavSim Technology

Chuck Stoffer, UHU Technologies

Lunch Break

El Faro Lessons Learned

Moderator:

Panelists:

Christopher Eddy, US Coast Guard

Dr. Chris Landsea, NOAA, National Hurricane Center

CAPT Richard Madden, MITAGS

Afternoon Break

Data Collection and Dissemination

Moderator:

Brian Tetreault, US Army Corps of Engineers

Panelists:

Dr. Scott Beatty, MarineLabs

Jon Dasler, David Evans and Associates

Gerald Thornberry, US Army Corps of Engineers

Darren Wright, Office of Coast Survey

DAY TWO - DECEMBER 6, 2023

Continental Breakfast

Search and Rescue Technology

  • Wherever you are, there is technology to find you. What is it?

Moderator:

Panelists:

George Burkley, Maritime Pilots’ Institute 

CAPT Edwin Thiedeman, USCG (ret), US Coast Guard Headquarters

Morning Break

Next Gen Technology

  • MASS
  • USCG: Delivery of Next Gen Tech
  • Skill Sets of the Future Mariner

Moderator:

CAPT Alain Arsenault, National Center of Expertise on Maritime Pilotage

Panelists:

R. David Lewald, US Coast Guard Headquarters

CAPT Gerard C. Pannell, AFNI, STAR Center

Lunch Break

Display Application: Practical Application and Appropriate Use

Moderator:

CAPT Carolyn Kurtz, Tampa Bay Pilots

Panelists:

Jorge Arroyo, US Coast Guard

Cato Eliassen, Kongsberg Seatex

Dale Marsh, AD Navigation AS

Afternoon Break

New Technologies to Protect Marine Mammals

  • Whales, Wind Farms, and more…

Moderator:

Darrell Conner, K&L Gates

Panelists:

CAPT Jeff Baken, Southeast Alaska Pilots Association

Clay Diamond, American Pilots’ Association

RADM Tim Gallaudet, USN (ret), Ocean STL Consulting, LLC

Dr. Scott Gende, National Park Service