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Event | Emerging Disruptive Technology Assessment Symposium | Remote Undersea Surveillance (RUS)

The Emerging Disruptive Technology Assessment Symposium (EDTAS) series helps future-proof Australian Defence as part of the Next Generation Technologies Fund (NGTF).

It considers an expansive science and technology topic that will likely have a major impact — transformational or disruptive — for the Defence or National Security domains in the 10+ year timeframe. 

The theme for the symposium will be Remote Undersea Surveillance (RUS).

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, this symposium will be held as a virtual activity.

The event is invitation only and will be held 11-12 May 2021 from 9am - 4pm AEST.

EDTAS: Remote Undersea Surveillance will be delivered as an online event across two days, and will include short presentations, syndicate workshops and keynote speeches from leaders in the field.

The following themes will be explored:

  • Environmental Observation
  • Communications
  • Sensor Networks
  • Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT)
  • Logistics

The EDTAS series helps the Next Generation Technology Fund (NGTF) and strategic planners understand the impact of emerging transformational or potentially disruptive technologies for Defence and National Security, in the 10 to 20+ year timeframe.

Remote Undersea Surveillance is one of DSTGs Science, Technology and Research (STaR) Shots, which will be delivered under the More, together Defence Science and Technology Strategy.

STaR Shots are challenging, inspirational and aspirational S&T missions that align strategic research to force structure priorities, and as this symposium’s topic, a great opportunity to delve into the Remote Undersea Environment with respected academic and industry minds.

EDTAS is brought to you by Defence Science and Technology Group and Noetic Group.

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Event information

Date and time

Tue 11 May 2021 9:00am to 4:00pm
Wed 12 May 2021 9:00am to 4:00pm

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