Military Diver Capabilities


About the conference

Alongside four core conference streams, UDT also features a dedicated Military Diver Capabilities (MDC) conference. In 2020, this will be extended to a two-day programme for the first time.

The MDC conference, taking place on day one and two, is a dedicated discussion platform for those engaged in diver operations, training and equipment research & development.

Commanders, divers, project managers and technicians from across the world have the opportunity to see the latest developments in diver equipment, systems and national capabilities. Commanders and operators are invited to share their capabilities and requirements, while leading solution providers can demonstrate how their latest offerings can help to advance diver capability.

This forum has become a unique event for all those playing key roles in this challenging and specialist field and attendees will benefit from leading, contributing or listening to discussions.

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Speaker applications

Submissions will be welcomed from naval and 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 naval and military undersea operations. 


MDC 2020 Conference Themes

The 2020 edition will feature an extended conference format, focusing on three key themes which are relevant across the various sub-disciplines of military diving: 

  • Diver Navigation & Communications 
    • Autonomy
    • Mobility
    • Interoperability
  • Diver Safety & Performance
    • Hyperbaric medicine
    • Functional safety
    • Human factors and limitations
  • Human-Machine Teaming
    • Autonomy
    • Open-architecture systems
    • Applications

The 2020 agenda will be available from mid-February.

View 2019 Agenda


The Military Diver Conference will once again provide a key opportunity for naval and military divers, operational commanders and requirement managers to meet in an open forum with diving equipment providers to discuss operational needs and technological developments with potential applications in the naval and military diving environment.

This opportunity for interaction between equipment providers and users from across the globe all in one place is a must for those influencing and managing Naval and Military diving operations. The Military Diver Capabilities conference represents an important event to advance capability and exchange concepts at a non-classified level.

Attendees can also access a variety of networking events as part of the wider Undersea Defence Technology exhibition.

More information

To discuss how you or your organisation can take part, get in touch with our team.


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