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Palfinger August 2022

Maritime Innovation and Emerging Technologies Online Conference 2021

17-18 March 2021


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The marine industry is in the forefront of innovation, current environmental and efficiency requirements are transforming the maritime world. New technologies are building a more risk-informed and data-based technology solutions for the Maritime Industry.



To further investigate in the field of maritime innovation and emerging technologies, in all sectors, RINA invites papers from naval architects, class societies, operators, researchers, and builders on all related topics, including but not limited to:

  • Green Technologies. Environmental and Safety
  • Renewable energy. Wave, tidal and ocean thermal. Offshore wind power
  • Software development. Operation and maintenance. Route optimization
  • Life-cycle information management and big data. Capacity and flexibility
  • Environmental impact. Pollution and noise reduction
  • Autonomous shipping. Operation, risk, reliability, rules and regulations
  • Berthing, mooring and towing systems
  • Training, health & safety. Human factors, and system and operation resilience.
  • Ship Design. Machinery & Propulsion
  • Navigation and communication solutions
  • New Materials, Hull Treatment and Coatings. Fire resistance
  • Full scale and digital twin
  • Cybersecurity

Selected papers may be published in the Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects

Preliminary Programme

Day 1

11:00 - 11:05 Welcome

11:05 - 11:40 The impact of Quantum Technologies on Warship Design - J Rigby, BMT Global

11:40 - 12:15 Augmented Reality Integration Platform for Ship Navigation - D Bandara, University of Tasmania

12:15 - 12:50 Data imputation of missing values from marine systems sensor data. Evaluation, visualisation, and sensor failure detection - C Velasco-Gallego, University of Strathclyde

12:50-13:35 Break

13:35 - 14:10 Innovation in software. The complexity of the changes that Industry 4.0 is demanding - R Pérez-Fernández, SENER

14:10 - 14:45 Generation of the Digital Twin of a Process Plant Based on Deep Learning - M Grau and J Stjepandić, PROSTEP AG

14:45 - 15:15 Discussion

Day 2

11:00 - 11:05 Welcome

11:05 - 11:40 Installation Innovation for Floating Wind Turbines - A Crowle, University of Exeter

11:40 - 12:15 An analysis of the effects of Alternative Fuels on a 68m Superyacht - M C Maidment, Solent University

12:15 - 12:50 Friction stir welding (FSW) - S Cater, TWI Technology Centre

12:50 - 14:10 Break

14:10 - 14:45 The Concrete Ship? - M Pemberton, Trafalgar Marine Technology Ltd

14:45 - 15:20 Fuel agnostic clean technologies are key to reducing emissions and complying with future regulation - D Connolly, Lead Technologist

15:20 - 15:45 Discussion

Register Interest 

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Conference fees

Members: £75

Non members: £150

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*VAT added when applicable*

*There is no speaker fee in online conferences

We offer sponsored conference places for Student Members and Associate Members in full time education. For more information or to request a place, contact Nick Cox at 

Call for papers

Abstracts may be submitted at Call for Papers

Conference Venue

The Maritime Innovation/Emerging Technologies Online Conference will be held  online using Zoom.

It is not necessary to have a Zoom account to attend, but those attending will be asked to download the Zoom App if not already downloaded. If you are unable to download, install, or run applications you may join from your browser. However, the experience from the browser is limited.

Sponsorship & Exhibitors

RINA provides digital sponsorship opportunities which allow you to showcase your company and target your message with our Webinar Events.

For pricing and customized  proposals contact Aftab Perwaiz on +44 7767791180, or email

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