Quaynote Communications conference and exhibition 21st November 2013



 Chairman - Rear Admiral Nick Lambert


Chairman - Rear Admiral Nick Lambert



CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION NOVEMBER 21 2013 - incorporating The ECDIS Revolution


Are we on track?  -  20th and 21st November 2013, London, UK


Early bird rates are available for this conference - book before the 14th October.


Incorporating the ECDIS Revolution, The e-Navigation Revolution Conference & Exhibition, takes place in London on 20th & 21st November, 2013.


Building on the success of the ECDIS Revolution staged in London over the last 3 years, The e-Navigation Revolution will bring together a global audience of senior-level delegates to explore a wide range of electronic navigation issues. Comprising presentations from industry leaders, interactive workshops and lively panel discussions, this international forum will provide the ideal platform for debating hot issues, learning about new technologies and creating new business opportunities.


Chaired by Rear Admiral Nick Lambert, previous Hydrographer of the Royal Navy, topics to be covered in the conference include Digital Publications, GNSS vulnerability, ENC, GPS jamming, back-up systems, ACCSEAS, how the deck officer of the modern world different from his predecessors , training, and the human element.


The exhibition running alongside the conference will offer e-navigation equipment providers unrivalled openings to reach key decision-makers and influencers in the buying process while their minds are focused on the subject. Exhibitors will have a tailor-made vehicle for demonstrating their products and services to a highly targeted audience.

The e-Navigation Revolution Conference and Exhibition is essential for anyone affected by e-Navigation including ship owners, operators and managers, seafarers, pilots, equipment manufacturers and suppliers, regulators, training companies, associations, insurers, hydrographic offices, classification societies, ship builders, lawyers and consultants.


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AGENDA (subject to change)







Refreshments, registration and exhibition


Conference organizer`s opening remarks


Welcome from the Chair – Reviewing the past 12 months

Update on key issues surrounding ECDIS since last year`s conference

We’re into implementation – what’s the feedback

Lessons learned

Nick Lambert – Conference chair



Keynote speaker


Session One: Management and Regulations



Where are we, one year on?


Comments from a management company who embrace ECDIS

The highs and lows.  Are we getting it right and what advice would we give to others
Jörgen Strandberg, Marine Performance Manager, Rickmers Ship Management



Managing the changes.


What we would include in an owners manual

The bits they don’t tell you about in the sales brochure



E-Navigation –How will it all come together?


Will it really make a difference?

Will it lead to the unmanned bridge?
Dr Andy Norris, Vice President of the Nautical Institute





Refreshments and Exhibition


Session Two: Equipment, Communication and Charting



Chart development


What are the Hydrographic offices trying to achieve?

What doesn’t the mariner understand about updates?

Paul Elgar, Jeppesen



Cell construction, standards and contents


Survey accuracy, sending the updates and keeping it simple.

What are the standards and are all Hydrographic offices meeting them

Anomalies in the system – what’s being done about them?



Getting the data to the ship


What are the options for updates?

What works and what doesn’t

Do the communications industry recognise the importance of this?

Are costs going to reduce and when?
Roger Horner, Group Managing Director, e3 Systems





Lunch and Exhibition


Keynote Speaker


Afternoon intentions brief
Key aspects to be considered within each workshop include:


* Simplicity

* Commonality,

* Familiarity,

* Reliability

Nick Lambert – Conference Chair



Workshop 1
Delegates split into two groups

Group 1 – Management and Regulations
Group 2 – Equipment, Communications and Charting






Workshop 2 (Rotation of the above. Delegates move to the other group)
Delegates split into two groups
Group 1 – Management and Regulations
Group 2 – Equipment, Communication and Charting




Group 1 lead delegate debrief
Lead representative of group 1 to debrief the delegates on subjects discussed and options or policies for consideration




Group 2 lead delegate debrief
Lead representative of group 2 to debrief the delegates on subjects discussed and options or policies for consideration




Day 1 summary
Nick Lambert – Conference Chair




Cocktail Party and equipment exhibition




End of conference Day One




DAY TWO: Moving on
08.30 Refreshments and exhibition
09.05 Chair to conduct review of yesterday’s discussions
09.10 Keynote speaker: Dr Mark Nicholson, Senior Research and Teaching Fellow, University of York
Session Three: Human Element Leadership and Management (HELM) and the Practical Use
09.35 HELM – What is it


What’s it all about?

Why has it been included in the training syllabus?

What’s expected and what are we trying to get out of the OOW



Project Horizon


What it revealed and what we should take note of.

Lessons learnt and where we need to help the mariner.
Lars Lippuner, Business Development Manager, Warsash Maritime Academy







Refreshments and Exhibition

Session Four: Training


Is anyone looking after the Officer Of the Watch?


The view from the bridge - Is my career safe?


Where do I see the future?



Flag state standards

The importance of crew training and understanding why it’s necessary

Standards we want to see and why.


What we’re finding when it goes wrong.


The view from the investigators perspective


Common errors and mistakes - What seems to be being ignored by the industry?

Tony Brown, Principal Inspector, Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB)





Lunch and Exhibition


Afternoon intentions brief
Nick Lambert – Conference Chair


Workshop 3
Delegates split into two groups
Group 1 – HELM and Practical
Group 2 – Training




Workshop 4(Rotation of the above. Delegates move to the other group)
Group 1 – Equipment
Group 2 – Management


Group 1 lead delegate debrief
Lead representative of group 1 to debrief the delegates on subjects discussed and options or policies for consideration


Group 2 lead delegate debrief
Lead representative of group 2 to debrief the delegates on subjects discussed and options or policies for consideration


Chair’s closing remarks


The way forward - Points for action



End of conference








Nick Lambert was elected to Committee and as the Chairman in April 2010. His retirement from the committee is due in December 2014.


Rear Admiral Nick Lambert joined the Royal Navy as a seaman in March 1977. He gained an honours degree in Geography at the University of Durham in 1983.


Nick graduated in Geography from the University of Durham in 1983. He joined the Royal Navy as a Seaman in 1977. He joined the UKHO with a long and distinguished Naval background.


The Chairman qualified as a Principal Warfare Officer in 1986. He accumulated over 15 years operational seagoing experience in five warships serving in the South Atlantic, Persian Gulf, Adriatic and numerous other parts of the world. He commanded the ice patrol ship HMS Endurance from 2005-2007 before, on promotion to Commodore, commanding Task Force 158 in the North Arabian Gulf. Since January 2008 he has been Deputy Flag Officer Sea Training.


He has spent much time at sea on HM Ships including Birmingham, Ark Royal, Cardiff and has commanded HMS Brazen and HMS Endurance.

He commanded the ice patrol ship HMS ENDURANCE from 2005-2007, deploying for two fascinating and deeply rewarding seasons in Antarctica. Promoted in February 2007, he commanded Task Force 158 in the North Arabian Gulf, tasked with the protection of Iraq's economically vital offshore oil infrastructure. Thereafter he was Deputy Flag Officer Sea Training from 2008 to 2009 before assuming the role of Assistant Chief of Staff Operations and Capability Integration in November 2009 in the Navy Command Headquarters. Promoted to Rear Admiral, he became the UK National Hydrographer on 19 August 2010.

Nick Lambert married Beverly in 1989; they have two children and live in Somerset. Apart from family and an as yet unfulfilled ambition to manage the construction of his own house, his interests include gliding, cookery, gardening and sailing.

Nick is married with two children. He is a Henley Management College qualified executive coach, a member of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners, a friend of the Scott Polar Research Institute and Chairman of the Royal Navy Gliding and Soaring Association. A passionate glider pilot, he also enjoys cookery, gardening and running.














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