Autonomous Ships 2022
31 March - 1 April 2022
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The rapid technological development in the field of Maritime Autonomy is creating an opportunity for the marine industry as well as a challenge for the regulatory framework. In recent years we have seen surface to underwater vehicles being deployed for patrol, oceanographic and maintenance among other purposes. Furthermore, cargo ships projects involving coastal and ocean-going routes with different degrees of autonomy are being tested. Those will have great implications for shipping companies, shipbuilders and maritime systems providers.
In October 2021, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) approved an output to develop regulation for Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) during 104th session of the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC).
RINA invites papers from ship designers, builders, operators, classification societies, legislative government bodies and organisations/companies with experience in other related autonomous domains, on topics including:
- Maritime remote-control technology
- Automated onboard systems
- Autonomous technology
- Safety and Security
- Impact on maritime workforce and human factors
- Environmental impact
- Legal implications and maritime regulations
- Case studies and research projects
Registration information to be announced.
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Call for Extended Abstracts
Please submit your abstract
Abstracts may be submitted by 10 January 2022.
Please note that participation as a speaker will not require a full paper.
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