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14th International Mine Technology Symposium

The International Mine Warfare Technology Symposium series is the only Navy-sponsored event solely focused on naval mine warfare and associated technologies and is only held every other year. As with past symposia, this conference will be unclassified with foreign participation expected and welcome.

Naval and Industry plenary speakers will address a broad range of topics including the current status and future requirements of mine warfare technology. Break-out sessions will showcase basic scientific and emerging technology research with applications to the undersea environment and specialized sessions focused on Littoral Combat Ship-centric mine warfare, advanced undersea warfare systems, unmanned systems and associated technologies, mine warfare applications in Maritime Homeland Defense, environmental research and developments, operational data flow and communications, and other related areas.

Where: Embassy Suites Monterey Bay Seaside
When: May 25-27, 2021
Theme: The Art of the Possible – Uncovering the Potential of Mine Warfare

Dress Code

General Uniform guidance (However, presenters are free to wear any uniform that best represents the content of their presentation).

Active Duty (Navy): Khaki – Summer Whites (depending on preference and participation in event)

Active Duty (Marine Corps): Summer Service Charlie

Active Duty (Army): Class B Short Sleeves

Active Duty (Air Force): Blues Short Sleeves

Active Duty (Coast Guard): Tropical Blue

Active Duty (International): Service Equivalent

All Others: Business Casual

Abstract/Presentation Submission

Deadline for submission: March 31, 2020

Submission Form

Abstracts are not mandatory, however all abstracts received by the above date will be included in the Symposium program. The program will be made available to all attendees. Please forward abstracts to

  • Abstracts should be a single page (1 page)
  • ONLY papers or slide presentations received before the completion of the 14th Symposium (21 May 2020) may be included in The Proceedings.
  • All papers must be in English
  • You MUST include a completed Paper Submission Form with your presentation (download the form above)
  • Please follow the guidelines for uniformed formatting for all submissions
  • Papers and PPT presentations will be published in the Symposium Proceedings unless authors or presenters specifically states otherwise (see submission form for more information).
  • Video content may be deleted in The Proceedings due to size constraints.
Abstract Text and Page Format: .pdf submissions only
  • 8.5” x 11” paper size
  • 1.5” margins on all sides
  • Single column
  • Single spaced, left aligned
  • 12 point type, Times New Roman font
  • Page numbering, headers and footer are not allowed
  • Title and author in upper and lower case (not all caps)
  • Title in 18 point type, centered (not all caps)
  • Author’s name and institution following title 14 point type, centered (not all caps)
  • Please make sure the media is appropriately marked and includes the corresponding author’s name and contact information (phone number and email address).

Questions? Please email Laurie:

CRUSER Tech Update

When: May 21, 2020 @ 1400-1700

On the final day of the symposium, CRUSER will host a Tech Update from 1400 to 1700. All symposium participants are encouraged to attend this showcase of Unmanned Systems (UXS) technology and concepts being explored at the Naval Postgraduate School. More information about the event can be found at the site below.

Foreign nationals interested in attending a tour of the Naval Postgraduate facilities and/or the CRUSER sponsored Tech Update should fill out the foreign national visitor request form found HERE


We are in the process of reviewing our media policy for this event. Please check back in April for updates.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received on or before May 12, 2020 for a refund. All notifications on or after May 13, 2020 are non refundable.