The Geospatial Intelligence Special Interest Group (GISIG) is a military-led community of interest study day for the Defence, Intelligence, National Security and Public Safety community and Academia. Now in its 14th year, the next GISIG will be hosted on Tuesday 20 Nov 2018 at the Defence Academy, Shrivenham. It brings together those involved or interested in exploiting the full potential of Geospatial Intelligence, it affords the opportunity to share experience and expertise through a series of presentations, discussion groups and networking breaks. This year’s event is focused on developing the understanding of High Impact Geospatial Analysis, by asking the question “What is the Art of the Possible?”
The day will comprise a series of presentations, question and answer sessions, and a ‘Capability Expo’ over an extended lunch and throughout the day, where a range of geospatial capabilities industry specialists will be on hand to discuss, debate and answer your further questions. The detailed agenda for the day can be found below.
In the Conference Hall at the Technology School, the Defence Academy, SHRIVENHAM, Oxfordshire, SN6 8LA.
Between 0900 and 1600hrs on Tue 20 Nov 18, with registration from 0830hrs.
All delegates must be in possession of photo ID; the wearing of ID whilst on site is mandatory. Photo ID will be required when booking in at the Main Guardroom. Please allow 30 minutes for this process.
Registration is now closed.
Delegates wishing to deliver a presentation related to the theme should make themselves known to the undersigned at the earliest opportunity. Presentations are to be 20 minutes in duration plus 10 minutes Q&A. Final presentations are to be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org Friday 9th November 2018.
Organisations that are interested in providing a demonstration of their capability during the designated periods are kindly requested to make themselves known to the undersigned soonest, considerations should include space and access requirements. As real estate is at a premium early engagement is recommended.
Delegates are to arrange their own transportation to and from the Defence Acadamy, Shrivenham.
Dress for the duration event is either PCSU (serving personnel only) or Smart Civilian for all delegates.
Throughout the event refreshments will be available. A buffet lunch will be kindly provided by the main sponsor, ESRI UK.
|Timing||Activity||Lead / Presenter|
|0800 - 0830||Issue of passes||Main Guardroom Shrivenham|
|0830 - 0900||Registration and Refreshments. Issue of name badges||WO2 Aaron Ashcroft, HQRE Geo|
|0900 - 0910||Administrative Announcements||Maj John Rigby, HQRE Geo|
|0910 - 0930||Welcome and Introduction to GISIG||Col Roly Cockwell
|0930 - 1000||42 Engineer Regt (Geo) SST – Op MORLOP Task Overview||Capt Joe Bass|
|1000 - 1030||Mines Action Group||Mr Mikael Bold|
|1030 - 1100||Refreshments||Expo break out area|
|1100 - 1120||42 Engineer Regt (Geo) – Capability Development Update||WO2 Gavin Kay|
|1120 - 1200||The 77X Geospatial Challenge & RE Experimentation Working Group Overview||Capt Matt Perks
Mr Paul Cripps
WO1 Gareth Watkins
Sgt Mark Osborne
|1200 - 1330||Capability Expo and Lunch. Demonstrations and Advice Supporting the Conference Theme||Expo break out area|
|1330 - 1400||HoC GM – Military Load Classification Ceiling Initiative HERE Overview||Maj Andy Brett
Mr Peter Beaumont
|1400 - 1430||RSMS – ‘Art Meets Science in Automation’||Dr Nikolaos Galiatsatos|
|1430 - 1450||Break||Expo break out area|
|1450 - 1520||Geospatial Insight – The Military Value of Satellite Imagery||Mr Jonathan Shears|
|1520 - 1600||Esri Future Focus||Mr Charles Kennelly|
|1600 - 1630||Ask the panel Q&A Session||All Speakers|
The GISIG is free to attend and open to all interested serving Defence, Intelligence, National Security and Public Safety personnel. It is requested action addressees cascade this calling notice widely to relevant colleagues and subordinate organisations.
Further details will be published in due course, but if you have any immediate queries or presentation ideas please contact the undersigned.
A Ashcroft RE
Warrant Officer Class 2
Joint Forces Intelligence Group
Tel: Mil: 95371 5231| Civ: 01480 52451 ext 5231