Intelligence provides Autonomy: The Era of Unmanned Vessels Workshop



Satellite Applications
Electron Building
Fermi Avenue
Harwell, Oxford
OX11 0QR


20/05/2015 - 9:30 am


20/05/2015 - 3:00 pm

Workshop Outline

Autonomous vessels will become common on our oceans within the near future. They are seen as a key element for a competitive and sustainable European shipping industry.
The next generation of commercial automated ships will have advanced embedded decision support systems, making extensive use of satellite communication and data. These technologies will combine to provide an operational system that will work without the intervention of an on-board human operator.
This workshop will highlight the importance and place in the market for autonomous vessels; the need for continued research and the expected technology growth in the future. There uses know no bounds; marine surveillance vessels, large cargo ships, offshore support boats and leisure shipping will be explored.

The workshop aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and industrials to exchange and share their experiences of autonomous unmanned craft and will provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss their most recent innovations, the technology advances and the practical challenges to be encountered in this awe-inspiring field.


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Programme of Speakers

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Delegate List

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Introduction to the Satellite Applications Catapult – N Lambert

The Rise of Maritime Autonomous Systems – R Daltry

A Potential Application of a Thermal Camera on Board an Autonomous Surface Vessel – E Smart

Safe and Secure Ship Autonomy – S Turnock

Pathway to Autonomous Large Vessels – D Brown& D Ouelhadj

Fostering Collaboration with Industry to Stimulate the Next Generation of Marine Autonomous Systems – K Forshaw

Maritime Autonomous Systems – A View from Innovate UK – D Elson

IConIC – D Garrity

Intelligence Provides Autonomy – I Stock

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