On behalf of the United States’ National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office (NMIO), it is our pleasure to invite you to attend the 2021 Global Maritime Forum (GMF) Workshop, to be held in person and virtually Tuesday through Thursday, 21 – 23 September 2021 in Honolulu, Hawai‘i.

This year’s theme, Fathoming the Future: Examining Evolutionary Variables in a Multidimensional Maritime Domain, will focus on the central role innovative science and technology will play in developing a thorough knowledge of the seabed environment and understanding how it will change over time to protect global interests and critical infrastructure and respond to climate change. Topics include:

  • Seafloor Infrastructure and Technology
  • Climatological Influences on the Undersea Domain
  • Autonomous Influences on the Undersea Domain
  • Extreme Undersea Futures 2040

Leading experts will facilitate panel sessions to be followed by group discussions designed to provide participants with an opportunity to explore the future of undersea technology and policy in greater depth. If you are unable to attend, please consider recommending another member of your organization to represent you at the forum. Please use the following link to the 2021 GMF website to retrieve the agenda, instructions for registering, and other logistics information:

For any questions or concerns, please contact the GMF Coordinator Mary Baghdady at regarding workshop content or logistics. We look forward to your participation in an informative and productive series of discussions.

R. C. Copley
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
Director, NMIO


NMIO Science and Technology (S&T) Department POCs:
Ms. Mekisha Marshall, Chief S&T Advisor / S&T Department Head, NMIO
Mr. Darrick McNeill, Deputy Chief S&T Advisor / Deputy S&T Department Head, NMIO

The mission of the National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office (NMIO) is to advance maritime intelligence integration, information sharing, and domain awareness to foster unity of effort to protect the United States and its global interests, its allies, and its partners against threats to, in, or emanating from the global maritime domain.

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