Navtech Conference

Thank you for making Navtech 2023 a sold-out success!  Navtech is produced by Colibri Northwest.  

December 6th and 7th, 2022 at the Seattle Renaissance Hotel


Day 1 /// Navigation Today

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Operators Experiences with Navigation Technology and Automation

CAPT Paul Amos, American Pilots’ Association

CAPT Kevin Doyle, F/V Global Defender

RADML Jeffrey Garrett, USCG (ret) 

CAPT Sean Meagher, M/Y Latitude 

Next Gen Technology

Michael Bergmann, Tototheo Maritime

R. David Lewald, USGS

CAPT Russ Shrewsbury, Western Towboat

Chuck Stoffer, UHU Technologies

Manufacturers’ Session: New Technologies in the Market Today

CAPT Jorge Viso, American Pilots’ Association

CAPT Philippe Kauffman, Pilotes St-Laurent Central

Dale Marsh, AD Navigation

Jakob Poulsen, Trelleborg Marine & Infrastructure 

Data Collection and Dissemination

High Resolution Bathymetry, AIS Weather Data Gathering Project

Brian Tetreault, US Army Corps of Engineers

Jason Creech,David Evans & Associates

Darren Wright, NOAA, Precision Marine Navigation

Miya Pavlock, NOAA Office of Coast Survey

Gerald Thornberry, Marine Information Specialist – Inland ENC Porogram

Day 2 /// Navigation Tomorrow

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Search and Rescue Technology

Jon Kjaerulff, MITAGS

CAPT Dan Jordan, Columbia River Pilots

Derek Moss, Iridium Communications

CAPT Jonathan Samuell, Houston Pilots

CAPT Morgan Turrell, Director, NTSB Office of Marine Safety

Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS)

Paul Kirchner, American Pilots Association

CAPT Alain Arseneault, National Center of Expertise on Maritime Pilotage

Cato Eliassen, Kongsberg

Elspeth McMahon, Old Dominion University


George Burkley, Maritime Pilots Institute

Jon Kjaerulff, MITAGS

New Technologies to Protect Marine Mammals

Sarah Scherer, Transportation Institute

Rachel Aronson, Maritime Blue

Clay Diamond, American Pilots Association

John Hollingsworth, Marine Exchange of Alaska


Katie Higgins

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