Sydney, 11th May 2022

Organised in association with AMDA Foundation Ltd, the Australian Association for Uncrewed Systems conference at Indo Pacific 2022 will attract Defence, Industry & Academia from around the world to present, promote and discuss unmanned technologies.

The one day conference will take place on Wednesday May 11, and will form part of the Indo Pacific 2022 conference at the International Convention Centre, Sydney from May 10-12, 2022. The Indo Pacific expo will focus on autonomy and unmanned technologies relevant to future defence programs, particularly maritime applications.

AAUS events focus on broadening professional relationships amongst members and key industry end users.  Our events are strongly supported by key defence personnel and there will be opportunities to meet with them during the conference and at the conference dinner which will take place on the evening of the conference.

Event Format

AAUS’s Autonomy in the Maritime Domain is a live, in person event held at the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) as part of the Indo Pacific International Maritime Exposition.

The conference will include both formal presentations and audience interactive panel sessions.

There will be plenty of time to network throughout the event during catered morning tea and lunch breaks or at the conference dinner.


Registrations for the Autonomy in the Maritime Domain 2022 conference are now SOLD OUT

Conference Program

Wednesday 11 May, 2022 at Indo Pacific 2022

TimePresentation / ActivityPresenter
0930Conference OpeningVice Admiral (Rt'd) Chris Ritchie
0935Keynote Address - Warfare Innovation Navy UpdateCommodore Darron Kavanagh (Royal Australian Navy)
0955How the UK MAPLE Architecture is Evolving to Meet Royal Navy's and Royal Marines' Requirements and its Potential Application in Support of the Royal Australian Navy's RAS-AI Strategy 2040Graeme Bick (Qinetiq)
1015AlphaMosaicKevin Albarado (Dynetics/Leidos)
1035How Saab use autonomy in the underwater domainOlof Detlefsen (Saab)
1055Barrista Coffee Break
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1115ASW Utilising Wave GlidersNorman Ballard (BlueZone Group)
1135Laying the Platform to Grow Enabling Naval Missions from USVsChuck Fralick (Leidos)
1155Uncrewed System Technology and Autonomy as Applied in the Maritime DomainPeter Wlodarczyk (Ocius)
1215Niche Opportunities for Uncrewed Surface VesselsRuth Patterson (Charles Darwin University)
1235Providing safe, Reliable and Autonomous Marine Systems in the Tropics: From Concept to Reality
Melanie Olsen (Australian Institute of Marine Science)
1255Improving the Regulatory Experience for Autonomous and Remotely Operated Vessels: TAS Regulatory Project OverviewRachel Horne (TAS DCRC)
1315Catered Lunch Break
1400Discussion Panel - The Future of Autonomous Technologies Rob Sutton (Mirragin), Curtis Armstrong (Blue Ocean Marine Tech Systems, Ryan Adam (Asena) and Reg Carruthers (Defense SA)
1430Persistence and Modularity as Key Design Effects for Marine Autonomous SystemsLevi Catton (Gibbs and Cox)
1450Future Concepts in Autonomous MCMDr David Battle (Mission Systems)
1510UMIS, ECA Group Solution for Stand-off MCM: Challenges for Naval Robotic Systems and Collaboration OpportunitiesDaniel Scourzic (ECA Group)
1530Platform-Agnostic Interface for Uncrewed SystemsAndrew Coyle (Boeing Defence Australia)
1550A pivot in UAS operations: from Land to Sea. An operator's perspectiveCameron Devries (Textron Systems Australia)
1610SEA129-5 Program Update Maritime OperationsCMDR Greg Davison (Royal Australian Navy)
1630Concluding remarks
1800Conference Dinner (Darling Harbour Location TBC)Inclusive in Registration


The Autonomy in the Maritime Domain conference provides a great opportunity for organisations to engage closely with the Australian Defence Force and Industry discussing emerging uncrewed systems programs and offers organisations a significant branding opportunity.

Download the Autonomy in the Maritime Domain 2022 sponsorship prospectus for more details on the sponsorship packages available.

Thank you to all our sponsors of the Autonomy in the Maritime Domain 2022 conference

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