Side events and summits

Subsea Enhanced Reality - 17 January 10:00 - 12:00

Underwater inspection, maintenance, installation and decommissioning work requires more and more robotic (ROV/AUV) operations. The underwater environment is harsh and ever changing, which makes efficient robotic operation difficult and costly. Over the past decades many technological developments have led to improvements, but there is still a lot to gain. Rijkswaterstaat, Boskalis and I-Botics have initiated a dedicated program to develop, test and implement a novel concept for all underwater operations and asset management. Are you ready to join the future of underwater operations?

Plenary presentations by:
Jaap Bakker, Rijkswaterstaat
Sebastian Henrion, Boskalis
Arjen de Jong, i-Botics / TNO
Thomas Weder, Tree C Technology
& multiple interactive demonstrations

Parties interested in participating in this summit, please send an email to

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Security Summit

TUS Expo explores the question of how to protect vital infrastructure from drones in close cooperation with the National and Harbour Police in this dedicated case study. What are the risks and dangers that we can expect now and in the near future. How can we detect and identify UAV’s that pose a danger. In what ways can we neutralize ever more capable drones that pose an imminent threat. All of this in a port area filled with sensitive industry and close to the largest city of the Netherlands.

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Regulations & ATM Summit

TUS Expo intends to build on its previous experience in hosting a high-level summit with the industries main decision makers and stakeholders. Looking back first, we will examine if the initiatives in U-Space Foundation and Initial Services planned for the last years have been realized. What is the present state of affairs and are we on track for 2019? What experience have we managed to accumulate in the various European projects?

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RAS in the Military Context

At the TUS Expo, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) and the Royal Netherlands Army (RNLA) intend to explore the strategic opportunities and consequences for the Netherlands in light of these developments. Calling on the unmanned and robotic systems community for their insights, we intend to identify the challenges and preconditions for this development, and assess the advantages that will arise for the RNLA as a result of this technological evolution.
Parties interested in participating at this workshop can apply for admission via Michel Roelen (

Industry Outlook

Drone Industry Insights and TUSEXPO present the Drone Industry Outlook 2019. We will review what has been the progress in 2018 and look at what we can expect in 2019? What will be the main trends, will there be great changes and can we attend major developments? Join DroneII and a panel of selected participants from major players in the UAV industry to see what the new year will bring.

Hydrographic Society Workshop

The third Hydrographic Society Workshop is hosted by the Hydrographic Society of the Benelux. It will discuss relevant questions (program still needs to be determined by them) and host its annual drink and networking event.

Learn more about the Hydrographic Society Workshop hosted on the 17th of January.

ESA NEOC Space Workshops

In these dedicated master classes ESA aims to show the participants the myriad possibilities of the veritable mountain of usable data that it has at its disposal. Aiming to bring together science, business and government, these workshops allow you to discover the possibilities inherent in the use of space data.

Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference

Sensor networks for smart industry (industry 4.0 / industrie 4.0) and smart infrastructure are getting more and more essential. Real time information from ‘the real world’ to support decision making and control of vital processes will be an integral part of business processes.

With Industrial internet, Machine to Machine (M2M) or Internet of Things (ioT) traditional boundaries disappear. The conference will give you insights into the latest applications and research in the field.

Learn more about the ISN Conference