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The Road to Maritime Autonomy

A Forum organised by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects and One Sea


8th April 2021 London, UK

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One Sea and RINA have organised The road to Maritime autonomy forum, which will be taking place on 30th September at RINA HQ London. ONE SEA is a high-profile ecosystem with a primary aim to lead the way towards an operating autonomous maritime ecosystem by 2025. Autonomous ships, ports and fairways are the future of modern marine traffic. Autonomous maritime traffic operates in an ecosystem, where decision-making is based on Big Data, smart algorithms, artificial intelligence and ultimate optimization. The possibilities autonomy and digitalization bring to the naval environment will shape traditional marine traffic to the next level. Roles of the on-board crew, artificial intelligence and the remote-control crew ashore will be redefined and assessed. One Sea autonomous ecosystem is a smart environment, where intelligent devices and solutions read Big Data, analyze it, communicate with each other and furthermore make decisions independently.


The benefits of digitalisation and increased automation can be utilised more efficiently if the new technologies are applied through the entire logistics system. Ports and services around the ports are an essential part of this. Ship to shore interface and piloting are some of the cornerstones to push forward the new era of more digitalized transportation. These are also critical to the overall safety of autonomous, remote controlled and advanced automated maritime traffic.


To learn more about ONE SEA click here

Featured presentations:


ABB – How do you design a ship for autonomy? –  Transitioning to sustainable and intelligent maritime logistics.

Cargotec/MacGregor –  Practical examples on developing autonomous technologies

Inmarsat – Enabling autonomy with satellite connectivity and application ecosystem

Napa – Examples on digitalization of maritime operations

TietoEVRY – Enabling and Measuring Enduser Experience

Wärtsilä –  Achieving autonomous and optimised operations for a smarter maritime ecosystem


To be announced

If you have any questions please contact our conference organiser at:

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The conference will be held at the Institution's Headquarters.

Delegates may take advantage of the Institution's membership to stay at Club Quarters, less than one minute's walk from Headquarters 

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