HSBO 2025 - DRAFT

KEYNOTE SPEAKER 2025 - Rear Admiral Jens Nykvist Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff - Swedish Armed Forces

Hsbo forum 2025

June 3-5

June  in Gothenburg, Sweden. The number of delegates is limited. Admission by-invitation-only. 

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Topics

Themes 2025

  • Amphibious Operations
  • Accidents & Ejections
  • Centers of Excellence
  • High-Speed Craft Simulators
  • High-Speed Navigation Systems
  • Human Factors and Cockpit Ergonomics
  • Impact-induced injuries and injury mechanisms
  • Impact-induced cognitive impairment
  • Impact exposure effect on combat/mission readiness
  • Measuring Human Impact Exposure
  • Human Performance Optimisation
  • New Engine Technology
  • New Driveline and Propulsion Technologies
  • Personal Protection Equipment
  • Riverine Operations
  • SAR & Medical Challenges
  • Specifying Boats for SAR
  • Standards and Regulations
  • Sub/Semi-Sub Platforms
  • VBSS (Visit, board, search, and seizure) & Non-Compliant Boarding

Speakers

highlights

30+ experts presenting the latest in their respective fields 

Program

Preliminary agenda

Conference Program
for HSBO Forum 2025

08:00
08:00

Registration & Coffee

Register and pick up your badge in the lobby of Hotell 11

10:00
10:00

Opening Session

Johan Inden – President of Volvo Penta Marine
Welcome Address

Col. Fredrik Herlitz – Swedish Amphibious Forces CO of Gothenburg Garrison
Keynote

Commander Tamer TUNÇ – Turkish Coast Guard Command
High-Speed Search and Rescue – Designs and Applications 

11:00
11:00

Boat Presentations

Boats available for sea trials presented in detail by  builders. 

12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00

Lunch

At the River Restaurant

12:00
12:00

Boat Trials

Open water sea trials starting from the pier
Exhibition hall open

14:00
14:00

Human Performance Session

Karen Kelly, PhDUS Navy – Physiologist Warfighter Performance
Pain sensitivity and processing in combatant craft crewman: an early indicator of injury risk

Lt Cdr Isabelle Valle M.D. – Canadian Navy
Approaches to HS-Boat-Related Human Challenges

Lt. Cdr. “BUTLER” (PhD, MSc, BSc) – Danish Armed Forces, The Frogman Corps 
Human Performance Optimization in the Danish Special Operation Forces – Perspectives for High-speed Boat Operations

15:00
15:00

Impact Exposure Session

Prof. Steven Myers – University of Southampton
NATO STUDY ON HUMAN IMPACT EXPOSURE HFM RTG

Dr. med. Kai Torsten Bretschneider – German Navy 
Training & Operations Safe and Sustatianable – Pratical approches  to regulations

Dr. Johan Ullman – University of Gothenburg
Scientific progress can slove the problems. What we know today.

16:00
16:00

Creating and Evaluating New Platforms

John – Norwegian Armed Forces
Upgrading the bridge on a fleet of CB90s

Jonas Carlsson – Swedish Sea Rescue Society (SSRS)
Developing the Rescue Craft of the Future

Geoff Baird – Test and Evaluation Expert – Calgus
Testing Boats for Navy Acceptance

17:00 - 19:00
17:00 - 19:00

Networking

Networking session in exhibition area – Eriksbergshallen

19:00 - Late
19:00 - Late

Dinner

At the River Restaurant

08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
08:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Registration & Coffee

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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Opening Session

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11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Boat Presentations

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12:00 PM - 13:00 PM
12:00 PM - 13:00 PM

Lunch Break

13:00 PM - 14:00 PM
13:00 PM - 14:00 PM

Technology Session

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09:00
09:00

Measuring Forces and Injury Prevention

Ronald Carpenter CWO5 Ret – TMS Group
Slamming induced injuries on Special Warfare Combatant Craft Crewmen (SWCC)

Vladimir Sovilj  – Viking Life Defence & Professional
1200 Nm at 45 knots with 30+ g impacts measured on hulls and humans

Keith Hubble – TMS Group
The Benefits of Inertial Measurement Units in Characterising Hull Performance and Human Impact Exposure in High-Speed Boat Operations. 

10:00
10:00

Boat Trials

Open water sea trials starting from the pier

10:00
10:00

High Speed Boat Design Session 1

Joel Oliver – Sub Sea Craft
Hybrid platforms for advanced operations

Josep Maria Montoy – Quer Barcelona
Designing Cabin Boats for the Mossos d’Esquadra (Catalan Police)

John Cumming – Artemis Technologies
How electric drive and foil technology could revolutionize High Speed Boat Operations

11:00
11:00

High Speed Boat Design Session 2

Birger Kullmann – Kullman Design Naval Architects
Search and Rescue, Patrol and Freefall offshore monohulls

Scott Porta – Porta Performance
Boat of the Future – How to create the perfect rough-water orchestral mix

Abbas Dashtimanesh – Ass. Prof. of Naval Architecture – KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Advanced Stepped Hull Design

12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00

Lunch

At the River Restaurant

12:00
12:00

Boat Trials

Open water sea trials starting from the pier

14:00
14:00

Human Factors Session

Dr. Edgar Schmidtke, German Armed Forces Center for Ships and Naval Weapons, Maritime Technology and Research, Shock and Vibration Center  
A new approach to spring/damper systems in suspension seats

Peter Johnson University of Washington
The needs for relevant boat seat testing standards 

Capt Jeb Kucik M.D. – Anesthesiology Specialty Leader US Navy – Ass. Prof. Rocky Vista University
US Navy medical resources in support of NATO Operations

15:00
15:00

Operations Session

James, Team Leader for Tactical Marine Ops Group – Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
Challenges in, and approaches to Special Boat Operations

Joshua McGee  – U.S. Air Force, 31st Rescue Squadron, Okinawa
Rescue Capabilities 

Ibon Burgoa – Spanish Red Cross
Formative assessment of training

16:00
16:00

Future Tech Session

Leif A. Stavøstrand – Evoy
Electric engines – where technology stands today and tomorrow

Joseph Salmon – Salmon Power Sports
Mass Effect – Dynamic ballast simulation

17:00
17:00

Networking

Networking session in exhibition area – Eriksbergshallen

19:00 - Late
19:00 - Late

Dinner

09:00
09:00

Keynote Session

R. Adm Thomas Engevall – Swedish Armed Froces
A New Relality and New Challenges in Europe

09:30
09:30

New Technologies Session

Chris Dowland – AD marine services
Structural Bonding for Extreme Conditions

Mark Lavender  – Capewell
Aerial Delivery of High Speed Boats

Cyril Fernandes – Goa Shipyard – Government of India
Autonomous Fast Interceptor Boats for Military, SAR and Surveillance

10:00
10:00

Boat Trials

Open water sea trials starting from the pier

10:30
10:30

Intelligent Boating Session

Christopher Burton – CGI
Mission systems for sub 24m high speed craft undertaking complex, information centric missions.

Ethan Faghani – Cetasol AB
Analytical platform to optimize operations and minimize climate footprint

Karl Birgir Björnsson – Hefring Marine
Intelligent decision support for professional boat operations

11:30
11:30

Closing Remarks

12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00

Lunch

Boats

for sea trial

Venue

Location

Maskingatan 11, 417 64 Göteborg

Located on the north shore of river Göta älv, Eriksbergshallen and Hotel 11 have a long history of ship-building. 

Boat logistics

Sjöstadens Varv – Pejlingsgatan 13, Västra Frölunda – will support with launch and recovery with travel lift and crane.