Underwater gliders have been recognized to have great potentials for assisting underwater counter A2/AD (anti-access/area denial) activities, persistent environmental survey under ice, as well as maritime intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions due to their cost-effective, heterogeneity in payloads, and low power consumption hence long endurance (up to several months). It is also well perceived that ISR should be based on coordinated networking configuration so that the data from different assets can be fused and sensible information may be obtained.
Following two successful workshops in 2013 and 2014, the 3rd Workshop on Military Applications of Underwater Glider Technology (WMAUGT) will be held at the NATO - STO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (La Spezia, Italy) in October 4-6, 2016.
The objective of WMAUGT is to provide an opportunity for military and civilian personnel, industry and research communities to discuss and address the requirements, challenges and solutions of glider technology for underwater environment surveillance and characterization.
The number of participants is limited to 50, to fit the length and the intended depth of the meeting.