ITEC 2019

Military Diver Capabilities

Call for papers is open

About the conference

UDT 2018 saw the launch of the Military Diver Capabilities conference as a discussion platform for those engaged in diver operations, training, equipment research and development.

Commanders, divers, project managers and technicians from across the world had the opportunity to see the latest developments in diver equipment, systems and national capabilities. Commanders and operators shared their capabilities, requirements and ambitions, while leading industry suppliers were invited to demonstrate how their latest offerings could help advance diver capability.

The 2nd edition of MDC will build on the successful format from 2018, focusing on:

  • Special Forces & Combat Diving
  • EOD & Clearance Diving
  • Undersea Engineering & Salvage
  • Civil Security Diving (new for 2019)
MDC conference

2019 Conference themes

Topics to be explored include advanced combat diver navigation and autonomy, undersea communications, portable sonar systems for EOD and salvage, as well as augmented reality HUD’s for zero visibility dives.

In addition to the display of new technologies, the conference will also provide a forum for inter-service and international diver units to meet and discuss the challenges of operating in the most inhospitable of environments, in the pursuit of greater technical and operational interoperability.

Papers will be welcomed from military personnel with operational perspectives as well as all those working on R&D projects aimed at improving the effectiveness, efficiency and safety of divers across the spectrum of undersea activity. 

Military Diver Capabilities returns to UDT 2019 in Stockholm on the 15th May and we hope that all those who may benefit from contributing to these discussions might consider joining us for this unique opportunity.

Submission guidelines

When submitting a proposal we ask authors to:

  • Identify which of the 4 primary domains their proposal falls under. If another, please specify and all constructive submissions will be considered equally
  • Submit an abstract that summarises the key elements of the proposed talk
  • Provide a brief overview of how this contributes to the objectives of the conference

Submit your paper

Thank you for your interest in speaking at the UDT Military Diver Capabilities conference in Stockholm, Sweden on 13-15 May 2019.

If you have any questions regarding your submission, please contact

Please note that the personal details below should be those of the intended presenter. These details will be used on marketing materials and in the onsite event guide. 

The deadline for submissions is Friday 8 March 2019

2019 Sponsors

Event info

UDT 2019 date & time:

Mon 13th May - 09:00 - 17:30
Tues 14th May - 09:00 - 19:30
Weds 15th May - 09:00 - 15:30

Venue info

1 125 30 Älvsjö

Certified by


Organised by

Clarion events