News & activities

June 25 to 27, 2019 - Autonomous Ship Technology Symposium

At the Autonomous Ship Technology Symposium in Amsterdam, 25th to 27th of June 2019, the Hull to hull project was represented in presentations by project partners KU Leuven and SINTEF Digital:

  • "Demonstration of the Hull-to-Hull project with an unmanned inland ship", Prof Peter Slaets, KU Leuven.
  • "Safety for autonomous ships: lessons learned from other domains", Dr Stig Petersen, SINTEF Digital.

The presentations can be found here


March 25-27, 2019. H2H presentation at COMPIT 2019

A paper with title "Hull-to-Hull Positioning for Maritime Autonomous Surface Ship (MASS)" will be presented, including the initial concept for accurate hull-to-hull navigation, uncertainty and operational zones.

European Space Week 2018

On 4th of December 2018, the H2H project was represented at the European Space Week in Marseille, where Kongsberg Seatex presented the Hull to Hull concept in the EGNSS User Consultation Plenary Session.

2nd Workshop in Rotterdam, November 20-21, 2018

The second workshop was held in Rotterdam, November 20-21, 2018. Focus for this workshop was to present the current status of the H2H concept and work in more detail with user requirements for the three planned pilots. Based on the current status of user requirements for simultaneous operations, inland waterway and auto-mooring use case, a more detailed description of required user interfaces and communication requirements were identified. Next phase will be to specify a more detailed human-machine interface (HMI) needed in the three planned pilots.

November 8-9, 2018 - H2H presentation at ICMASS 2018

The first international conference on Maritime Autonomous Surface Ship (ICMASS 2018) will be held at Busan Exhibition and Convention Center (BEXCO), Busan, Republic of Korea on November 8-9, 2018.

A paper with title "Hull-to-Hull Concept Supporting Autonomous Navigation of Maritime Autonomous Surface Ship (MASS)" will be presented, including the initial concept for accurate hull-to-hull navigation, proximity and operational zones.

May 31, 2018 - Press release from KONGSBERG

KONGSBERG Coordinates EU-Funded Project to Enable Autonomous Navigation in Close Proximity, see press release 

1st H2H Workshop in Trondheim, Norway, 7th to 9th of May 2018

The first project workshop will be held on 7th to 9th of May 2018 during the Ocean Week event in Trondheim, Norway. During these days we will promote the H2H project in several presentations at the Ocean Week Conference and have technical project meetings in parallel. Focus will be on defining the user requirements for the planned demonstrations, and further work with the H2H concept.

April 18, 2018. News from Mampaey Offshore Industries

Mampaey Offshore Industries announced their participation in the H2H project. More information from here.

Kick-off in Prague

The H2H project was successfully kicked off at GSA in Prague on 8th of December 2017. The kick-off marked the start of the project, which will start out with review of user requirements, standards and regulations, as well as the concept definition. This will, towards the end of the project, lead to three demonstration events in 2019 and 2020, showing in real life the use of the H2H prototype implementation.

Read more about the kick-off in this norwegian blogg

Ten men met at the kick-off for the project Hull to Hull in Prague