FUTURE FORCES FORUM, the most important defence and security event in the Czech Republic, was held 19 - 21 October 2016. The programme included a traditional international exhibition, conferences and workshops with the topics oriented mainly to modern technologies and approaches in ensuring defence and security at both national and international levels, future needs of armed and security forces, and protection of population and critical infrastructure. Representatives of the government, state administration authorities, international organizations, industry, science and research were actively participated in the event.
The expert part of the Future Forces Forum 2016 included a three-day international workshop focused on geographic and hydro-meteorological support of armed forces and integrated emergency management system - “Geospatial, Hydrometeorological and GNSS Workshop” (“GEOMETOC”).
The main commercial partner of GEOMETOC was the company HEXAGON Safety & Infrastructure.
The event, during which altogether 34 presentations of lecturers from 5 countries and 2 international institutions (EASA, EU Satellite Centre) were delivered, was focused on four principal areas, namely:
- Geospatial Information for State Security Forces and Organizations
- Geospatial Support to National Defence and Crisis Management
- Modern Trends in the Meteorological and Hydrological Support of Armed Forces and Government Performance
- Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) Future Challenges and Opportunities
Overview of the GEOMETOC programme, speakers and presentation abstracts are available in the Future Forces Forum Catalogue 2016, published under the ISBN Number 978-80-270-0168-2 and on the www.future-forces-forum.org.
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