GMF Agenda

Virtual agenda updates coming soon

Tuesday, September 21st


*Times listed are in Hawaiʻi Standard Time (HST) followed by Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

Day 1 Keynote

ADM Paul Zukunft

25th Commandant of the US Coast Guard

Seafloor Infrastructure and Technology Panel Bios

Dr. Kathryn (Kate) Moran

Director, Ocean Networks Canada

Dr. Larry Mayer

Director, Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping University of New Hampshire

Dr. Bruce Howe

Research Professor, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Mr. Guy Noll

Mapping Systems Department Manager at ESRI
0650 – 0700 HST
1650 – 1700 GMT
Virtual Sign In
0700 – 0715 HST
1700 – 1715 GMT
Welcome and Administrative Notes
Ms. Mekisha Marshall, Chief Science and Technology Advisor, NMIO;
Dr. Margo Edwards, Director, Applied Research Lab at the University of Hawaii
0715 – 0730 HST
1715 – 1730 GMT
Opening Remarks and Keynote Introduction – RADM Curt Copley, Director, NMIO
0730 – 0815 HST
1730 – 1815 GMT
Keynote Address – ADM (Ret) Paul F. Zukunft
0815 – 0830 HST
1815 – 1830 GMT
Break
0830 – 0945 HST
1830 – 1945 GMT
Session I: Seafloor Infrastructure and Technology
Current state and short-term understanding of the capabilities of existing systems
• Platforms, capabilities, and applications, to include their mission support roles
• Seabed mapping, modeling, and datasets
• Challenging latitudes, unknown variables, and evolving landscapes
• Representatives from the scientific and commercial communities
0945 – 0950 HST
1945 – 1950 GMT
Break / Assembly of Working Groups
0950 – 1030 HST
1950 – 2030 GMT
Working Group Collaboration
1030 HST
2030 GMT
Return to Main Session for Day One Closing Remarks & Adjourn

Wednesday, September 22nd


*Times listed are in Hawaiʻi Standard Time (HST) followed by Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

Day 2 Keynote

Dr. Charles Fletcher

Professor, UH School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology

Author, “Climate Change: What The Science Tells Us”

Climatological Influences on the Undersea Domain Panel Bios

Dr. Robin Bell

Research Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Columbia University

Dr. Brian Glazer

Professor, Department of Oceanography University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

Dr. Christian Braneon

Remote Sensing Specialist Sciences and Exploration Directorate NASA

Panelist 4

To be announced

0650 – 0700 HST
1650 – 1600 GMT
Virtual Sign in
0700 – 0715 HST
1700 – 1715 GMT
Recap and Keynote Introduction
1315 – 1400 EDT

0715 – 0800 HST
1715 – 1800 GMT
Keynote Address – Dr. Chip Fletcher
0800 – 0815 HST
1800 – 1815 GMT
Break
0815 – 0945 HST
1815 – 1945 GMT
Session II: Climatological Influences on the Undersea Domain
Modeling: Delta viewed through the predictive lens
  • Realizing weather algorithms from the 2000s; how 2020 outcomes align with current conditions
  • EEZs
    • As environments change, what does that mean for sovereignty and exclusive use
    • Policy implications of changing land and seascapes
      • New shoreline footprint, new open ocean footprint as ice melts
      • IUU fishing extrapolations
  • Arctic
    • Changing access to seabed
    • Shifting undersea terrain
    • International access
0945 – 0950 HST
1945 – 1950 GMT
Break / Assembly of Working Groups
0950 – 1030 HST
1950 – 2030 GMT
Working Group Collaboration
1030 HST
2030 GMT
Return to Main Session for Day Two Closing Remarks & Adjourn

Thursday, September 23rd


*Times listed are in Hawaiʻi Standard Time (HST) followed by Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

Autonomous Influences on the Undersea Domain Panel Bios

Dr. Brian Bingham

Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School

Dr. Deji Coker

Portfolio Manager for Autonomy, Office of Naval Research

Dr. Andrew Nuss

Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office DARPA

Dr. Ballard Smith

Innovation Area Lead for National Security Next and Outcome Lead for Undersea
C3 at the MITRE corporation
0650 – 0700 HST
1650 – 1700 GMT
Virtual Sign in
0700 – 0715 HST
1700 – 1715 GMT
Recap
0715 – 0845 HST
1715 – 1845 GMT
Session III: Autonomous Influences on the Undersea Domain
This panel will build on the technology discussion,
Vision: Machine Learning and the Future of Predictive Algorithms
  • Predictive analysis and the relationship between tech in different domains
  • Discuss how autonomy currently enables and how advances in autonomy will augment:
    • Mapping
    • Shipping
    • Analysis
  • Discuss analytic power influencing the future; now and near-term
0845 – 0945 HST
1845 – 1945 GMT
Technology Demonstration Videos
0945 HST
1945 GMT
GMF Wrap up & Closing Remarks – RADM Curt Copley, Director, NMIO