The Italian Navy will host, in “Squadratori” hall whithin the historical venetian Arsenal, the
“Trans – Regional Seapower Symposium of the wider Mediterranean” (XIII T-RSS) in its 13th
edition from 5th to 7th October 2022. T-RSS is an international maritime forum that take place
every 2 years with the participation of more than 50 international Navies and about 100
companies among which industrial, cultural, academic and information ones.
Admiral Enrico Credendino, Chief of the Italian Navy, will be hosting the opening ceremony in
the presence of the highest Italian Defence leaders.
Leitmotif of the XIII T-RSS will be “A Blue Cluster Approach in the Ocean Decade”, a crucial subject,
this theme is also heeded by UN project for the sustainable and coordinated development of the
seas. Venice Symposium is to analyse the role of the Navies in the evolution of the international
approach to the issue of the centrality of the sea and its own safety.
Among three different sessions, issues such as the correct management of marine resources
and their protection, future challenges and technological developments for the Marines of
2035 will be addressed, with particular reference to space, cyber, unmanned dimensions, as
well as the need to predict a possible guiding reference in the use of autonomous vessels, and
the analysis of the growing role that the Navies ensure, without duplication, in the broader
context of maritime power, helping to structure a holistic approach towards new challenges.
1) “Protecting our Oceans, for a sustainable, resilient and inclusive Blue Economy”: transversal
session with an inter-agency connotation focused on contribution in the correct exploitation
of marine resources and in their protection ensured by the naval and maritime world.
2) “Developing technology and capabilities in a competitive age”: session dedicated to future
challenges and technological developments with particular reference to the spatial, cyber,
unmanned dimensions, as well as the need to provide for a possible regulatory framework
in the use of autonomous vehicles.
3) “From Naval Power to Maritime Power: integrating efforts in a whole-of-nation
multidimensional approach”: session to articulate the prefigured convergence of Defence
and security concepts, increasingly interconnected, and to define the growing role that the Navies ensure, without duplication, in the broader context of maritime power, helping to
structure a holistic approach towards new challenges.
The presence in Venice of the Chief of the Mediterranean Navies will provide the opportunity
to hold meetings of other important international forums in which Italy participates, alongside
5+5: Cooperation initiative involving the countries of the north and south shores of the
central-western Mediterranean (Algeria, France, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Mauritania,
Portugal, Spain, Tunisia and Italy).
ADRION: Cooperation initiative to which the countries bordering the Adriatic and Ionian
seas adhere (Albania, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro, Slovenia and Italy)