BAE Systems Maritime Services
Synopsis: The speaker will provide an overview of the BAE Systems Pacific class unmanned surface vessel program, with particular focus on the challenges of warship integration and how the company intends to transition USV technology from research and development to meaningful operational capability. Examples will be drawn from a number of naval sea trials undertaken throughout 2019, including a live firing exercise and a warship integration activity undertaken on Royal Navy frigate HMS Argyll.
special advisor, naval architect
Danish Maritime Authority
Synopsis: The presentation will discuss Denmark's testing of the 'periodically unmanned bridge' concept for SOLAS vessels.
RIS project manager - smart shipping
De Vlaamse Waterweg NV
Synopsis: This presentation will give an overview of the test projects on smart shipping in Flanders, including the policy work the Flemish Government has done to enable these tests. New initiatives inside the CCNR and EU will be presented as well.
Synopsis: Drivers to use autonomous technologies in maritime business are cost savings, increased safety and sustainability. The presentation will give examples of all of the drivers, and aims to explain the ways in which autonomous maritime traffic can improve the sustainability of maritime traffic by increasing the efficiency of maritime traffic. The presentation will also detail the work that One Sea Alliance has done recently, such as participating in IMO work and the creation of international standards for MASS (maritime autonomous surface ships), etc.
data science lead
Synopsis: Little more than five years ago, ‘autonomy’ meant remote-control or a simple plotted route. Skip to today: autonomy refers to a vessel’s ability to understand and react to its surrounding environment in a COLREG-aware manner. L3Harris’s Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV) team is developing a suite of autonomous capabilities to enable different mission types in various operational environments. This presentation will uncover the ‘autonomy toolbox’ required for safe and reliable autonomous navigation including object identification, collision avoidance and precise line following.
manager - innovation
Port of Amsterdam
Synopsis: The development of autonomous ships looks like a technology push. Is the market really willing to use autonomous ships? And what do we as port authorities have to do to be able to accept an autonomous ship in the seaport? Perhaps the focus in this discussion should be on smart ships and smart ports? How can both developments push each other further?
Synopsis: The presentation will discuss how autonomy supports shipping decarbonization and plays a part in delivering the IMO 2050 ambition and the further ambition of zero-emissions vessels.
Super Radio AS
Synopsis: Autonomous shipping is considered to be one of the most important technologies in the maritime industry. Remote control of autonomous ships is supported by communication solutions featuring long coverage, high throughput and low latency. Since 2016, 'LTE, WIFI and 5G Massive MIMO Communications in Maritime Propagation Environments' (MAMIME), the world’s first maritime 5G communications project, has been funded by the Norwegian Research Council and led by Super Radio AS. This presentation will outline the MAMIME project and related maritime 5G research with autonomous ships.