Last pre-reg day for MAST delegates – Why wait and pay more?!

Mon 27 May 2013 @ 11:00

Today is the last pre-registration day for delegates to secure the lower pre-show rates.

Registration will still be possible at the venue, but will carry an administration charge.


German Navy to take delivery of ATLAS Cerberus Mod 2

Mon 27 May 2013 @ 11:00


ATLAS’ latest generation Mod 2 Cerberus will soon be delivered to the Germany Navy, representing the first DDS in-service on a NATO platform.

This latest portable and military qualified variant of the class leading DDS has improved range and detection performance over that of the first Mod 2 unit; boasting diver detection ranges of nearly 1000 metres during routine testing.

ATLAS Elektronik designs, develops and implements comprehensive, tailored naval solutions for customers, combining technological innovation with the highest standards of product performance, quality and reliability. One of ATLAS’ main focuses is on security related technology which includes the Cerberus Mod 2 Diver Detection Sonar (DDS).


Last chance to gain from MAST pre-show delegate rates

Thu 23 May 2013 @ 11:00

Delegates (and Authors) wishing to attend next week’s conference sessions at MAST Europe 2013 are reminded that Friday is the last chance to book at discounted ‘pre-show’ rates.

Book now and save both money and time (as you will then not need to fill in the registration form manually on-site).


Damage Control Panel expanded to include broader Engineering topics

Thu 23 May 2013 @ 11:00


Ken Krooner, President of ESRG, will speak at next week’s MAST event about next-generation Condition Based Maintenance for defense and security vessels and how this improves readiness while reducing maintenance and fuel costs.

ESRG has worked with the US Navy since 2000 to develop a remote monitoring and analytics solution that automates the analysis of equipment performance and health and enables better maintenance and operations decision making.


Impressive VIP programme confirmed for MAST Europe 2013

Thu 23 May 2013 @ 11:00

Pre-registrations are fast exceeding expectations for next week’s MAST conference and exhibition.

Most noteworthy is the high component number of VIPs (66), especially in the current economic climate, and senior level representation from Australia, Belgium, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK, Ukraine, and USA.

In addition to a busy conference and exhibition schedule (many also jointly held with the NATO Naval Armaments Groups meetings on Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th, HOSTED BY MAST), most VIPs will also take part in ship visits, social functions, land- and water-based demonstrations, and much more…

If you haven’t been to MAST in a while – or ever – for networking value alone, this is the MAST to visit.


Ship tours at MAST

Tue 21 May 2013 @ 11:00

We are delighted to host several Navy and Coast Guard units (and their crews) at MAST Europe 2013.

We extend our gratitude to everyone making the presence and availability for visits possible.

  • From Poland:
    Navy Hydrographic vessel ORP Arctowski
    Search & Rescue vessel ORP Lech
    Orkan class Corvette ORP Piorun
  • From Sweden:
    Swedish Navy Visby class Corvette HSwMS Nyköping
    Docksta Combat Boat 90 Enforcer III

All units will be located in nearby Gdansk harbour, accesible by shuttle bus, to all MAST badge holders pre-registered for visits (register on site only).

Ship visits


Office of Naval Research (ONR) supported Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) video presentations will add new feature to the MAST Europe 2013 Exhibition

Tue 21 May 2013 @ 11:00

Visitors to MAST next month in Gdansk will be able to watch cutting-edge scientific research. The research efforts were performed by senior and junior scientists at NUWC.

A partial listing of the presentations is provided below. Contact information to obtain further information from the researchers will be provided at the conference.

  1. Full Spectrum Acoustic Wave Propagation Prediction
  2. An Evaluation of an Intelligent Tutoring System for Shiphandling
  3. Magnetoelectric Multiferroic Tunable Composite Materials
  4. Generic Pseudorandom Bioacoustic Signals
  5. Predictive Model of Blainville's Beaked Whale Behavior in the Presence of Active Sonar
  6. Batch Tracking and Array Data Fusion
  7. Improving the Cathodic Delamination Resistance of Outboard Electronic Cable Connectors


MAST Europe Final check list

Wed 15 May 2013 @ 11:00

With just two weeks until the MAST team, TCC and stand builders go on site in preparation for the tenth MAST Conference & Exhibition (4th to 6th June), now is your last chance to…


Upload your Presentations, Biography and Final paper now! Select your session in the list of papers by author, and you should see a form to upload your information. You will need to be signed in to the MAST site in order to be recognised as an author.

(If you don’t, your Session Chair will not allow you to speak.)

Promote your session on any of the MAST Supporters Groups on LinkedIn.


Order your catering, furniture, AV, other services from the exhibitor manual.

Notify [email protected] of any VIPs that you wish to request a meeting with (state three preferred times), from the circulated pre-reg list.

Conference Delegates

Book now to get better registration fees than on site.

Annual Party*

If your registration doesn’t include a ticket to the party, you need more, or would like to invite guests, you don’t have to miss out. A limited number of tickets are still available – ask at the front desk for details.

Lunch/coffee vouchers*

If your registration doesn’t include a three-course lunch and refreshments, ask about the daily vouchers package at the front desk.

Ship visits

ONCE you have collected your badge, on the day of your preferred visit, you can register at the front desk.

Parking at MAST

Whilst those of you driving to MAST this year will find parking lower priced than most European venues, we have limited parking for 100 places, so be sure to pick up your pass as soon as you arrive.


Don’t forget to start using the MAST Contact Exchange Facility NOW, from your MAST Community member area to pre-arrange meetings during MAST. This will maximise your networking time spent at MAST. Simply search among over 11,000 MAST members for contacts, and click to initiate an introduction to those that interest you.

* All included in the MAST Europe 2013 Delegate package.


MAST Exhibitors make the most of MAST Ship tours

Sun 12 May 2013 @ 11:00

MAST 2013 sponsors and exhibitors such as Thales, SAAB and BAE Systems, with equipment on board nearby visiting ships at next month’s tenth MAST Conference and Exhibition, will be making the most of live demonstration opportunities, hosting tours of the units, with their key customers (then explaining technologies in greater depth in the comfort of their exhibition stands and hospitality areas).

Anyone visiting MAST can take part in daily ship tours (simply collect your MAST badge, go to the organisers office and sign up on the day of your preferred visit). Possible over-subscription for specific tours could mean that alternative tours are offered, and numbers are restricted to conference delegates (in order of registration date), VIPs, and MAST Europe 2013 exhibitors with systems on board.

…So, if you haven’t registered as a conference delegate yet, want to take part in the tours, and get the “Access All Areas” experience of MAST (including access to all conference sessions, daily three course gourmet lunch, conference break refreshments, one Annual Party ticket, a year’s access to all conference materials, and preferential consideration for VIP functions), don’t wait until you arrive (when prices will include an admin. fee), register now!


HGH Infrared Systems Announces Debut of Spynel-S

Sun 12 May 2013 @ 11:00


MAST Europe 2013 exhibitor HGH Infrared Systems, a global provider of 360 degree thermal imaging systems, is proud to announce the debut of their new high resolution system for Wide Area Surveillance.

Visitors to the tenth edition of MAST (4–6 June, Gdansk, Poland) will be able to see the new camera, the Spynel-S, featuring a new look and a longer detection range, displaying panoramic thermal images with an impressive resolution up to 30 Mpix. Associated with Cyclope advanced motion detection software, it provides unprecedented real-time security against conventional and asymmetrical threats, in the whole surroundings, up to the horizon.

“Spynel-S is the latest innovation from our R&D department, to significantly enhance the detection range of 360-degree thermal cameras for situational awareness applications,” said Thierry Campos, CEO of HGH Infrared Systems. “It represents an exciting step beyond in passive panoramic surveillance.”

The Spynel-S comes to the market at an opportune time as HGH has a high demand for long range passive automatic threat detection system, especially in the maritime market. With a large mid-wave infrared focal plane array, Spynel-S exhibits high performance, especially in warm and humid regions. Working night and day, with a visual image of the whole panorama, the Spynel-S detects and tracks unlimited movements over several kilometers in all types of weather. To fulfill all passive surveillance requirements for air, land and maritime applications, 3 different Spinel-S variations are available, with different vertical fields-of-view (5°, 10“ and 20“). It will give early intrusion alert of targets, such as crawling men, small wooden boats, RIBs, UAVs, stealth aircrafts. Any human trespassing within 100 square-km area around the sensor will be spotted and tracked on Cyclope display.


MAST – Now there’s an App for that!

Tue 7 May 2013 @ 11:00

In Cooperation with the Gdansk Convention Bureau MAST has launched its own App to put information about MAST Europe 2013 in the palm of your hand.

Using the app (available on iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Windows platforms) you can get immediate information on Sponsors, Speakers, Conference Timetable, Restaurants and much more…

Use this unique opportunity to make contact with speakers and attendees before and at MAST and talk to senior-level maritime security and defence technologists, operators and procurement experts about tomorrow’s rising challenges and demands.

  • Simply download the GCBeVENT app from whatever app source you use, launch and type in the event code “mast” and you are connected!


MAST app for iPhone


Visby Corvette open to all MAST visitors

Tue 7 May 2013 @ 11:00

We are delighted to confirm that the Swedish Navy will send a Visby Class Corvette to MAST Europe this June in Gdansk, Poland.

Visby Class Corvette

Adding to the already international fleet of visiting Naval and Coast Guard vessels (berthed alongside the exhibition hall), tours of the Corvette will be open to all participants (subject to first-come, first served on-site registration), complementing the platforms and technologies on display the international MAST Exhibition.

The Visby Class Corvette is a truly cutting-edge platform, utilising some of the best systems and technologies available to Navies today, and during MAST week, visitors will be able to discuss their own requirements in greater depth with most of her major suppliers (either exhibiting or presenting at, or visiting) the event.

Suppliers include:

  • ATLAS Elektronik (MAST VIP lunch sponsor)
  • BAE Systems
  • Denel (South Africa)
  • General Dynamics Canada
  • Honeywell
  • ITT Exelis
  • Kamewa
  • Karlskrona
  • MTU
  • Maersk Data Defence
  • Rheinmetall
  • SAAB

If you haven’t already regsitered to take plart in the the tenth MAST Conference and Exhibition, do so now!