Centre for Operational Research and Logistics

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Intelligence provides Autonomy: The Era of Unmanned Vessels

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. Their uses know no bounds: marine surveillance vessels, large cargo ships, offshore support boats and leisure shipping will be explored.

It aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and industrials to exchange and share their experiences and discuss the most recent innovations, the technology advances and the practical challenges to be encountered in this awe-inspiring field.

This is an important event for anyone active or with an interest in autonomous vessels and their progression from research to realisation.

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Satellite Applications Catapult, Oxfordshire

Date and Time

Wed, 20 May 2015, 09:30 - 15:00 (BST)

For further information or any enquiries please contact our event co-ordinator, Jana Ries, at jana.ries@port.ac.uk