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The first Maritime Environmental Working Group (MEWG) Conference for 2018 will be held in Canberra on 24 July. The conference will provide an update on maritime capability programs and feature syndicate sessions on:

  • capability systems
  • unmanned/autonomous vehicles
  • shipbuilding

The MEWG brings together Defence and the maritime industry to consider opportunities for innovation and collaboration early in the capability life cycle.

It also provides an opportunity to test the strength of capability requirements and proposals, inform industry about future capability programs and challenges, and foster the development of Navy’s capability modernisation program.

The MEWG Conference is open to Defence personnel and industry members of the MEWG Community:

If you’re in the maritime industry but not in the MEWG Community, you can join by emailing You will then receive an emailed invitation to join the MEWG Community in the govdex online site, and be able to register for the conference.