• 2021 February 19 14:10

    Senior experts to discuss unmanned platform autonomy at the virtual Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology conference in May

    Five senior experts from different organisations are set to present on unmanned platform autonomy at the virtual conference in May.

    This year's Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology conference taking place virtually on 12th and 13th May 2021, will host international naval officials and key military decision makers and stakeholders as they come together and discuss how unmanned maritime systems are changing the nature of warfare above and below the water.

    Those who attend the two-day event will have the opportunity to virtually network over five hours with more than eight different nations including: Australia, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, UK, US, and more.

    It is £499 for government, public sector and military personnel to attend and just £999 for commercial companies. Register at http://www.umsconference.com/pr2

    With rapidly evolving autonomous technology spanning everything from advanced sensors to navigation systems, the maritime industry is embracing this emerging technology for its vast opportunities for naval missions, cost effectiveness, safety, and fuel efficiency.

    Delegates at the virtual event in May will hear updates from senior experts on unmanned platform autonomy. The presentations include:

    • Future Trends in Autonomous Warfare and AI

    Presented by Commander Paul Hornsby, Lead, Autonomous Warfare Systems, Royal Australian Navy

    • Enrolling Autonomy in Modern Underwater Warfare

    Presented by Mr Matteo Perrone, Project Manager R&D Underwater Systems, FMV

    • Marine Autonomous Systems: Research and Applications

    Presented by Dr Sanjay Sharma, Head of Autonomous Marine Systems Research Group and Associate (Reader) Professor in Intelligent Autonomous Control Systems, University of Plymouth

    • Long Range Marine Autonomous System Operations for Marine Science

    Presented by Dr Maaten Furlong, Head of Marine Autonomous and Robotics Systems, National Oceanography Centre

    • A Modular AUV: Exploring New Mission Capabilities –

    Presented by Mr Egbert Ypma, Team Leader/Research Program Manager, Performance at Sea, MARIN & Presented by Mr Eelco Harmsen, Senior Project Manager Navy, MARIN

    Industries across the globe are adopting new autonomous innovations. Therefore, there has never been a better time to gather and explore these technologies together in order to maximise the opportunities.

    The 2021 brochure is now available at http://www.umsconference.com/pr2

    Sponsors & Exhibitors: Leonardo, Navantia and Ocean Infinity

    To sponsor and/or exhibit at this event, contact Justin Predescu on +44 (0) 207 827 6130 or email jpredescu@smi-online.co.uk

    For all delegate enquiries, contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 20 7827 6054 or email jhitchen@smi-online.co.uk

    Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at http://www.smi-online.co.uk


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2021 September 27

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2021 September 26

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2021 September 25

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2021 September 24

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2021 September 23

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