The path towards unmanned shipping: We are happy to announce, that MUNIN will make a contribution to the innovative Autonomous Ship Symposium in Amsterdam. This three-day conference will bring together ship designers, fleet owners, naval architects, classification societies, equipment manufacturers and maritime research organisations to discuss and debate the technological, regulatory and legal developments necessary to make autonomous and unmanned ships a reality. It will cover not only the challenges of testing and developing autonomous maritime technology, but also the legal implications, the potential economic benefits for fleet owners, safety and security issues and, most importantly, how to develop a universal regulatory framework.
Tuesday 21 June
09:25 – Keynote: Autonomous navigation – results from the MUNIN unmanned vessel testbed by Hans-Christoph Burmeister, Group Leader “Sea Traffic and Nautical Solutions”, Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services CML
Thursday 23 June
09:50 – Simulation-augmented manoeuvring system to support autonomous ships from the shore by Knud Benedict, professor and head of ISSIMS Institute, Hochschule Wismar/Institute ISSIMS, GERMANY
13:55 – Design challenges and opportunities for future unmanned ships by Ørnulf Jan Rødseth, Senior Scientist, MARINTEK Dep. Maritime Transport Systems
14:20 – Predictive maintenance for autonomous ship – emerging trends in Industry 4.0 by Harald Rødseth, PhD candidate, NTNU, NORWAY