Coastal and Maritime Surveilance

17 - 20 March, 2014

Accra International Conference Centre, Accra, Ghana

Delivering Total Surveillance of African Maritime Domains

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VIP speakers and attendees include:

His Excellency Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur
His Excellency Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur
Vice President
Government of Ghana
Hon Mark Owen Woyongo
Hon Mark Owen Woyongo
Minister for Defence
Government of Ghana
Vice Admiral Mathew Quashie
Vice Admiral Mathew Quashie
Chief of Defence Staff
Ghana Armed Forces
Rear Admiral Geoffrey Mawuli Biekro
Rear Admiral Geoffrey Mawuli Biekro
Chief of Naval Staff
Ghana Navy
Major General Richard Opoku-Adusei
Major General Richard Opoku-Adusei
Chief of Army Staff
Ghana Army
Air Vice Marshal Michael Samson-Oje
Air Vice Marshal Michael Samson-Oje
Chief of Air Staff
Ghana Air Force
Rear Admiral Jean Mendoua
Rear Admiral Jean Mendoua
Chief of Naval Staff
Cameroon Navy
Rear Admiral AOA Ikioda
Rear Admiral AOA Ikioda
Chief of Policy and Plans
Nigerian Navy


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Coastal and Maritime Surveillance is an official event of the Ghana Navy with full governmental support. The level of endorsement and participation from the Ghanaian authorities is such that this seminal and unique conference will include delegates from the highest echelons of government, the tri-services, police and maritime authorities. The scale and participation of this event is unprecedented for the maritime community. Furthermore, oil and gas company executives taking a multi-lateral approach to increasing maritime security through the purchasing of vessels and contracting of private security measures will also feature heavily.

IQPC and Ghana Navy - Coastal and Maritime Surveillance Africa

Michael Champion and Captain Issah Yakubu discuss the 'Coastal and Maritime Surveillance Africa' conference on the breakfast show 'New Day', aired on national television channel TV3: 19th February

Key reasons to attend

  • Meet and network with the most senior hierarchy of the Ghana Navy and other agencies feeding into the maritime security picture
  • Improve your coastal and maritime surveillance equipment to achieve a full picture of activity at sea
  • Learn how to upgrade legacy surveillance equipment, or interoperate it with new components to penetrate further distances and pick up smaller objects
  • Explore the most cost-effective ways to integrate patrol boats, fast interceptors and other marine systems into your navy
  • Successfully integrate air force reconnaissance systems, including aircraft, UAVs or helicopters, into the coastal surveillance mix
  • Benchmark and assess the different on-board maritime surveillance technology in order to best decide which should be utilised into your fleet
  • Hear from the world’s experts on MDA, coastal surveillance and maritime security operations to learn how to surmount the most complex operational challenges facing armed forces operating by the coast and in the maritime domains of Africa

Key topics to be discussed at the Summit

  • Surveillance ships and offshore patrol vessels
  • Coastal surveillance systems
  • Sea surveillance radars
  • Surface to air radars
  • Anti-piracy
  • Anti-smuggling
  • Search and rescue
  • Air surveillance and reconnaissance
  • Maritime Domain Awareness
  • Interoperability and integration of systems
  • Unmanned aerial systems
  • Naval helicopters and reconnaissance aircraft
  • Protection of offshore oil and energy assets
  • Multilateral operations to increase maritime security

Reviews on Coastal and Maritime Surveillance

"Defence IQPC Conferences provide a veritable platform and ample opportunity for intellectual exchange and networking by leaders of world navies, maritime operators and other stakeholders with the ultimate objective of developing requisite architecture for enhanced security of the global commons"- Admiral OS Ibrahim, Chief of the Naval Staff, Nigerian Navy
"Very valuable, several important points of view and experiences have been exchanged during the lectures and the meeting."- R. Adm. Edoardo Compiani, Italian Navy
"Very good mixture. Very valuable. I met the people I wanted to meet."- Markus von Albed, MTU
"Excellent opportunity to connect with constellation of same interest. Fascinating, well-paced and the team did a great job."- Capt Chuck Gunzel, US Navy