Video from the seminar about autonomous vessels

Here you can see our seminar on Autonomous vessels – a higher degree of autonomy for increased safety. 

Part 1 of 3 – from morning to lunch

Part 2 of 3 – afternoon

Part 3 of 3 – afternoon continuing


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 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 and Robert Rylander, Viktoria Swedish ICT

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

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

Panel discussion: What is 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

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