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Meet SINTEF during the Autonomy Days at the EUROPORT exhibition

Waterborne transport and autonomy are in the spotlight at this year's EUROPORT exhibition, where the EU projects AEGIS, AUTOSHIP and MOSES will host a joint closing seminar the day before the leading scientific and technical autonomy conference ICMASS kicks off in Rotterdam.


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During this year's EUROPORT 2023 conference in Rotterdam, several days will be dedicated to present and discuss current research and technology developments in the field of maritime and inland waterways autonomy.

  • “This serves as a confirmation of the broad recognition automated waterborne transport has gained in the work to ensure sustainable and efficient logistics of goods and people at sea and on inland waterways. The Autonomy Days will give us an update on the current market, technology and regulatory developments," says Lars Andreas Lien Wennersberg, researcher at SINTEF Ocean.

Closing seminar for the EU projects AEGIS, AUTOSHIP and MOSES

On Tuesday 7 November, the three EU-funded projects AEGIS, AUTOSHIP and MOSES will join forces to arrange a joint closing seminar.

The seminar is open for all to attend, and you may register for free here.

SINTEF, being the coordinator of the award-winning project AEGIS and a key research partner in AUTOSHIP, and its collaboration partners will share key results from current research, technology developments and the full-scale trials that have been carried out.

  • “This is an excellent opportunity to gather all the relevant research and industry actors to discuss the latest progress, but also to collectively decide on how to move forward," says Odd Erik Mørkrid, Senior Project Manager at SINTEF Ocean and project coordinator for AEGIS.

The seminar, chaired by Ørnulf Jan Rødseth from the Norwegian Forum for Autonomous Ships, features three dedicated sessions with presentations, panel discussions and the opportunity to ask questions about the projects.

The European Commission will present its views on the discussed projects including further research priorities.

International Conference on Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (ICMASS)

The seminar will be followed by the 5th International Conference on Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (ICMASS) on 8 and 9 November.

ICMASS is the leading technical & scientific conference addressing autonomy in the maritime industry. This year's conference topic is “Autonomy for Sustainable & Green Shipping”.

You can sign up for the conference and view the complete programme here.

SINTEF will deliver several scientific presentations during the conference, and the event is also an excellent opportunity to meet our researchers. SINTEF will hold the following presentations:

Wednesday 8 November

  • Structured Description of Inland Waterway Barge Operations, Marianne Hagaseth, SINTEF Ocean.
  • Validation of an autonomous ship. Short sea shipping feeder-loop service through advanced simulations, Espen Johansen Tangstad, SINTEF Ocean.
  • How Do Incumbent Firms Introduce Short Sea Autonomous Shipping and Cargo Operations into Their Offerings, Pål Brennhovd, SINTEF Digital.
  • Supporting Remote Operation Centres for Unmanned Ships Through Machine Learning Based Route Prediction, Brian Murray, SINTEF Ocean.

Thursday 9 November

Remember to sign up for EUROPORT

Please note that participation in the AEGIS, AUTOSHIP and MOSES closing seminar, as well as ICMASS, requires signing up for EUROPORT (free of charge) here.

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