Maritime Communication Technical Seminar

Thursday, February 13, 2020
Zabeel Ballroom, Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf
18:30 onwards

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GEO, MEO, LEO: New mega constellations and what it means for the industry

Traditionally most maritime satellite communication has been handled through satellites in geostationary orbits. This is changing with the introduction of new constellations in the Low & Middle Earth Orbits promising higher bandwidths and lower latency.

We will go through what each Orbit has to offer, the challenges they present and how Cobham SATCOM as an antenna manufacturer, see the future.

Modernizing GMDSS: Broadening the scope of L-band

GMDSS and SOLAS are dependent on L-band services. Traditionally, Inmarsat has delivered these exclusively but this is changing as IMO is updating regulations to include other operators such as Iridium. Both hardware and constellation requirements are changing and this will have significant impact on how the bridge communication console is specified.

We will go through the current regulation and requirements for SOLAS and shed light on what is changing as well as when these changes will have effect.

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  • 18:30 – 19:00: Cocktail networking reception
  • 19:00 – 19:05: Opening address
  • 19:05 – 20:00: Technical presentation
  • 20:00 – 20:30: Q & A session
  • 20:30 onwards: Raffle draw, dinner & drinks
  • Zabeel ballroom, Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf
  • Nikeel Idnani, Honorary Secretary, IMarEST UAE
  • Mads Ebbesen, Maritime Sales Manager, Cobham SATCOM
  • Q & A session
  • Rooftop


Mads Ebbesen

Maritime Sales Manager, Cobham SATCOM

Mads has 15+ years of experience in the maritime communication business and has in-depth knowledge of the industry from a hardware and antenna manufacturer perspective.

ELCOME Cobham SATCOM Mads Ebbesen

supporting partners

Free valet parking available at Entrance No. 3.

Elcome Marriott Al Jaddaf Hotel

Free to attend but registration is mandatory