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Maritime Autonomous Systems Conference 2019

UK Chamber of Shipping - London 17 & 18 January 2019

The Maritime Autonomous Systems (MAS) conference gave delegates the chance to hear and discuss the key points of interest with regard to the Scoping Exercise and the latest Code of Practice for autonomous surface vessels.

The international group included legislators, high level end-user organisations, technology and industry leaders from the UK, EU, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, Korea, USA.

The Maritime Safety Committee at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) have now formed the MASS Working and Correspondence Groups who have started their scoping exercise work. The UK MAS Regulatory Working Group (MASRWG) released Version 2 of the UK Code of Practice in November 2018.


Nusrat Ghani - MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport

IMO Scoping Exercise
Henrik Tunfors - Chair, IMO MASS Working Group

Technology Progression of Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships
Kevin Daffey - Director Engineering & Technology, Marine, Rolls Royce

UK Code of Practice    
Dan Hook - Senior Director, Business Development L3 ASV and Chair UK MAS Council

Vessel standards    
Alan Cartwright - Chairman, IMarEST Small Ships Group

Product liability
Robert Veal - Lecturer in Law, University of Southampton

MODERATOR: John Haynes
PANEL: Henrik Tunfors, Kevin Dafffey, Dan Hook, Alan Cartwright and Robert Veal

Maritime Legal considerations
Sean Pribyl - Lawyer, Gard AS P&I Club

Maritime Autonomy: An Overview of UK Policy Development
Dr. David Kenrick - Senior Policy Adviser Maritime Technology, Innovation & Industrial Strategy, Maritime Environment, Technology & Innovation, Department for Transport

Update from Hacker HQ
Mark Harrison - Consultant, Pen Test Partners

PANEL: Sean Pribyl, Dr. David Kenrick, Mark Harrison   

Multi-modal autonomy infrastructure
Paul Campion - CEO, Transport Systems Catapult

E Navigation and MASS    
Francis Zachariae - Secretary General, IALA

Classification Society approach
Sun Wu - CCS Rules and Technology Centre/Drawing Approval Centre

MASS Insurance afloat and ashore
Britt Pickering & Camilla Slater - Claims and Legal Director and Head of Legal, Shipowners P&I Club

MODERATOR: James Fanshawe.
PANEL: Paul Campion, Francis Zachariae, Sun Wu, Britt Pickering, Camilla Slater


Sarah Kenny - Chief Executive, BMT Group

Update from the Nautical Institute
Captain John Lloyd - CEO, Nautical Institute

Training, Standards & Accreditation     
Captain Bob Hone - Plymouth University

Human 4.0 - The ITF perspective     
Branko Berlan - ITF

EMSA update
Markku Mylly - Master Mariner/Ex. EMSA Executive Director

MASS on Inland Waterways
Benjamin Boyer - Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine (CCNR)

The DARPA and Leidos ACTUV Sea Hunter and Maritime Autonomy
Dr Tim Barton - Maritime Chief Engineer, Leidos USA

MODERATOR: John Haynes
PANEL: John Lloyd, Bob Hone, Branko Berlan, Markku Mylly, Benjamin Boyer, Tim Barton

Thoughts from AMSA
Nick Lemon - Manager Systems Safety at AMSA

Update from Norway / INAS
Ørnulf Jan Rodseth - Norwegian Forum for Autonomous Ships

MASS  /UUV / UAV Interaction
Ash Skett - Operations Manager, SEA-KIT

MODERATOR: James Fanshawe
PANEL: Nick Lemon, Ørnulf Jan Rodseth, Ash Skett

Maritime UK

Maritime UK brings together the UK’s shipping, ports, services, engineering and leisure marine industries to promote the sector, influence government and drive growth.

Supporting around one million jobs and contributing £40bn to UK GDP, the maritime sector is the fundamental enabler of British global trade. With cutting-edge technology, high-quality design & manufacturing, unparalleled expertise in services and major investment opportunities, the UK is the natural home for global maritime business.

UK Chamber of Shipping

The UK Chamber of Shipping is the trade association and voice for the UK shipping industry, with 140 members from across the maritime sector.


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