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Autonomous vessels – a higher degree of autonomy for increased safety

5 December, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Self-driven trains, autonomous vehicles, drones in the air. Whether it’s rail, road or air, unmanned vehicles are more or less becoming a reality. For shipping, autonomous systems can contribute to increased safety and security, as well as efficiency in the sector. The seminar aims to increase knowledge in the area of autonomous vessels and provide a platform for networking among stakeholders in the area.

Registration is closed, please contact info@lighthouse.nu to inquire for possible late registration.

Monday 09.00 – 16.30

Welcome to listen to presentations about:

  • Autonomous vehicles – what are the challenges, possibilities and trends?
  • Autonomous safety on vessels – an international overview and potential positioning for Swedish industry
  • What is the next big step for autonomy in shipping?

Preliminary Programme

09.00 Coffe and registration

10.00 Welcome and introduction -why a higher degree of autonomy for increased safety? – Åsa Burman, Director, Lighthouse

Autonomous vehicles – challenges, possibilities and trends  – Azra Habibovic, senior researcher, Viktoria Swedish ICT

Autonomous in the air – Rasmus Lundquist, CybAero

Autonomous safety on vessels – an international overview – Robert Rylander, researcher, Viktoria Swedish ICT and project leader for Lighthouse project on higher degree of autonomy for increased safety

Autonomous safety on vessels – a potential positioning for Swedish shipping industry – Per Stefenson, Marine Standards Advisor, Stena Teknik, Martti Simojoki, Marine Super Intendent, Wallenius

Digital Data Stream: The foundational technology for autonomous ships – Richard Watson, Professor, University of Georgia and Viktoria Swedish ICT

12.00 Lunch

13.00 Presentations on legal, business, operational and technical aspects on higher degree of autonomy for increased safety

Theme: Legal 

Cyber-enabled ships: Implications and risks of the use of shipboard digital technology – Anders Höfnell, Lloyds Register

Safety and Regulations for European Unmanned Maritime Systems – Magnus Örnfelt, Project leader, FMV (Swedish Defence Materiel Administration)

Theme: Business

Research on autonomous shipping transition – AAWA and other autonomous development in Finland – Jouni Saarni, Turku School of Economics

So much potential – why the industry need autonomous transformation – Marcus Ejdersten, Director of strategic marketing, MacGregor

Theme: Operational

On the road towards an unmanned bridge: Do we want monitoring or navigating navigators? – Thomas Porathe, Professor, Interaction Design, NTNU

Theme: Technical and information

Safety Qualification of an Autonomous Ship Prototype for Sea Trials – Eetu Heikkilä, VTT Technical Researach Centre of Finland

Technical aspects for remote operated vessels – control loop, sensors, and remote control – Jens-Olof Lindh, Saab Kockums

A navigation equipment maker’s perspective – Timo Kostiainen, Head of R&D, Furuno

Technical solutions for automatic fire system – Mattias Eggert, Unifire AB

Panel discussion: What are the next steps for autonomy in shipping? 

  • Azra Habibovic
  • Anders Höfnell
  • Thomas Porathe
  • Jouni Saarni
  • Martti Simojoki
  • Per Stefenson
  • Magnus Örnfelt

Panel discussion led by Mikael Hägg, Viktoria Swedish ICT, and Åsa Burman, Lighthouse

16.30 End of conference

16.30-18.00 Afterconference with drinks and snacks

NOTE! The seminar is aimed at industry, academia and the public sector interested in the area. The seminar is free and lunch is included, but registration is required. Deadline for registration is 25 November. No attendance without cancellation is charged with 500 SEK. The seminar will be held in English.


5 December, 2016
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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