In the Launch and Recovery Forum, Navies as well as commercial Operators, Contractors, Yards, research Institutes and safety authorities share their experience in Launch and Recovery at sea. Subjects covering the complete lifecycle from concept development to operation are presented in the Forum and new Ideas and development plans are discussed. The FORUM was initiated in 2015 by the participants of JIP LAURA and NATO working groups on launch and recovery and ship simulation. The FORUM meeting has the objective to enable progress meetings for the individual projects and working groups as well as information exchange and discussions in an open meeting. The FORUM meetings are hosted by one of the participating governments or companies.