13 June, 2013

Leading global satellite technology companies, space agencies and maritime users from all over the world will visit Cork on 26 and 27 June, 2013 to attend the fourth C-SIGMA* Conference (Collaboration in Space for International Global Maritime Awareness), hosted by National Space Centre Ltd, Midleton, Co Cork.

The conference, C-SIGMA IV is a maritime security conference and workshop which over two days of presentations, discussions and demonstrations will focus on developing global plans and policies needed for the future. Participants will be attending from Canada, Europe, Japan, New Zealand, USA, Russia, UK and of course Ireland.

C-SIGMA IV hosts, National Space Centre Ltd will add an innovative dimension to this year’s event by using its onsite control room at Elfordstown Earthstation to give real life demonstrations of how maritime domain awareness technologies can be used in real life events.

National Space Centre Chief Executive Rory Fitzpatrick said “At this conference, which explores an exciting and emerging industry, participants will get to meet peers from all over the world and participate in road-mapping future needs. We have experts coming from all sectors including industry, government agencies, maritime end users and emergency services. It promises to be an engaging and productive couple of days.”

C-SIGMA IV sessions will take place at Fota Island Resort Hotel, and Elfordstown Earthstation. Bookings can be made online at www.c-sigma.org.


* C-SIGMA is an unfunded, collaborative organisation established in 2011 to foster wider co-operation and exchange in the use of and access to satellite based maritime observation information at global level to benefit maritime safety and security. Previous C-SIGMA workshops were hosted in Frascati (Italy), La Spezia (Italy) and the last workshop C-SIGMA III was hosted by the Canadian Embassy in Washington.