12 – 14 November 2019
NATO STO CMRE (Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation), La Spezia, Italy

6WMAUGT Home Glider Alliance

Call for Abstracts (CFA) and Abstract Submission

The 6WMAUGT CFA can be downloaded here
Abstract submission is closed


Among other advantages, Unmanned Underwater Gliders (UUGs) have been recognized to have great potentials for assisting underwater counter A2/AD (anti-access/area denial) activities, persistent environmental survey (e.g. under ice), as well as Maritime Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (MISR) missions. This is due to their cost-effective, heterogeneity in payloads, low power consumption long endurance (up to several months), and stealth properties (low detectability). It is also well perceived that ISR should be based on coordinated networking configurations so that the data from different assets can be fused to obtain sensitive information.

Following five successful workshops in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2018, the 6th Workshop on Military Applications of Underwater Glider Technology (WMAUGT) will be hosted again at the NATO - STO CMRE (La Spezia, Italy) on Tuesday 12 – Thursday 14 November 2019. The first half of the Workshop is dedicated to presentations, discussions and analysis of work done in previous years. The second half will be dedicated to summarize the outcomes of the workshop and to discuss prospective collaborations among participants.

Objectives and Topics

The aim of the 6WMAUGT is to provide an opportunity for the personnel from the scientific, academic, industrial and military communities to present and discuss the state-of-art developments in UUG technology, and the relevant military and civilian applications it offers and could offer in the future. Topics (not limited to) to be explored among the participants are provided here .

Outcomes (Expected)

Analysis of progress from last year editions from participants of the scientific, industrial, academic and military communities. Summary of current and future applications of underwater gliders in the EKOE (Environmental Knowledge and Operational Effectiveness) and MISR domains, as well as in other applications or domains (based on NATO priorities). Status of where this technology is being directed in the future, including new developments (e.g. under ice exploration, very deep water exploration). Definition of military requirements for underwater glider technology is also expected from military personnel participants.

Additional information

Participants from the military, government, research, academia, and industry communities are welcome to Glider with volumetric arraythe 6WMAUGT, and may either:

  • Attend and contribute: by submitting a short abstract (no more than 200 words), giving a short presentation (10 minutes) about one of the stated objectives/topics of the conference, and providing a summary of intent for participation (background and expected outcome).

  • Only attend: by providing a summary of intent for participation (background and expected outcome).

Abstracts will appear on-line on the 6WMAUGT web site as a part of the 6WMAUGT Proceedings (unless otherwise specified).

Attendance is limited to the nationals of the 29 member countries of NATO. The meeting will be held at NATO UNCLASSIFIED security level.

The number of participants is limited. Participation will be confirmed once an abstract and/or a summary of intent has been submitted and accepted. Further details about Abstract Submission & Registration can be found in Section Abstract Submission & Registration.