The announcement of the AUKUS Agreement on 16 September 2021 agreeing to the acquisition by Australia of nuclear-powered submarines resulted in a radical shift in strategic planning for the furure Australian submarine force.

The Submarine Institute of Australia 11th Biennial Conference  will focus on the unique and unprecedented challenges for the Australian defence community associated with the decision to acquire and build nuclear-powered submarines.


The SIA invites Australian and international government agencies, maritime academic research and industry organisations to participate in the conference and to contribute presentations aligned with the conference theme of: 


Nuclear Powered Australian Submarines – Challenges and Opportunities 

If you are interested in presenting at the conference please see  Call for PresentationsPossible Presentation Topics and Themes  and Key Dates for Potential Presenters .

Abstracts (250 words maximum) - outlining proposed presentations, for review and acceptance by the SIA – should be submitted via  the Conference Portal (Jot Form) no later than Tuesday 31 May 2022.  .

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Saab Australia - Bronze Sponsor [more]
MacTaggart Scott Australia - Reception Sponsor [more]
PGM Environment - Tuesday Afternoon Session Break [more]
Jacobs Australia - Opal Sponsor and 11th SIA Biennial Conference 'Theme' Sponsor [more]

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