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  • 2020 August 26 16:00

    Senior experts to explore the role of autonomy in future maritime operations at Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology 2020

    A key topic of discussion at the Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology Conference in London, this November, will be autonomy in future maritime operations, says SMi, the event organizer.

    Based on artificial intelligence and Internet of Ships and Sea Services, the new generation of ships will be remotely controlled from the shore. Maritime Autonomous Systems has a “disruptive” potential with implications in terms of technical, economic, environmental, legislative, and social impacts in the years to come.

    For this reason, there has never been more of an important time to attend the 4th Annual Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology Conference, taking place on the 25th-26th November 2020 in London, UK, in order to gain a holistic view of the role of autonomy in future maritime operations and discuss the challenges standing in the way of fielding today’s autonomy technologies for most existing fleets and vessel missions.

    For those interested in attending, there is a £100 early bird discount ending on 30th September 2020. Register at http://www.umsconference.com/pr8  - Virtual Attendance Available.

    The 2020 agenda features insightful presentations on the topic of autonomy in unmanned maritime systems, including briefings from:

    • Commander Paul Hornsby, Lead, Autonomous Warfare Systems, Royal Australian Navy will be presenting on ‘Future Trends in Autonomous Warfare and AI’.
    • Commander Herman Lammers, Director, NATO Naval Mine Warfare Centre of Excellence (NMW COE) will be presenting on ‘Interoperability; Essential for an Effective MCM Capability by Autonomous Systems’.
    • Dr Samantha Dugelay, Program Manager Autonomous Mine Countermeasures, NATO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation will be presenting on ‘Leading-Edge S&T As An Enabler For Future Autonomous Mine Countermeasures’.
    • Mr Johan Wahren, Project Manager Underwater Warfare Weapon Systems, FMV will be presenting on ‘AUVs for ASW Training – Current and Future Capabilities and Level of Autonomy.’
    • Mr Matteo Perrone, Project Manager R&D Underwater Systems, FMV will be presenting on ‘Enrolling Autonomy in Modern Underwater Warfare’.
    • Dr Maaten Furlong, Head of Marine Autonomous and Robotics Systems, National Oceanography Centre will be presenting on ‘Long Range Marine Autonomous System Operation for Marine Science’.



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