Event Details

Autonomous Vessels - A Real Revolution

26/04/2018 19:00 - 21:00

A Royal Institute of Navigation and Nautical Institute event at the Warsash Academy. Hornet members welcome.

A talk by Professor Andrew Norris FRIN

The age of the autonomous vessel has already arrived. The speaker will describe the present situation, how the future is likely to evolve and why their use will inevitably expand. At this joint meeting he will consider where we are now and where we will be in a few years time and beyond.
He will look at the available and emerging technology, the various types of autonomy along with examples of UK and international examples of systems being sold and under development. Other implications will be considered such as the impact on the Colregs, maritime regulations, insurance and leisure sailors.
His presentation will be directed and open to all those with an interest in the maritime sector, including pilots, coastguards, the rescue services, harbour authorities, bridge staff, leisure sailors, insurers, trainers, legal experts, trainers, researchers and manufacturers.

Members of yacht clubs, kindred societies such as IMarEst, RINA and the Soton Master Mariners Club will be welcome.
Guests, students and members of affiliated organisations will be welcome at this meeting. It is FOC. Prior booking is not essential but would assist planning. To do this please the events calendar section of www.rin.org.uk - scroll to 26th April 2018 in order to register using "Eventbrite", first click "REGISTER" and then "CHECK OUT" .
The meeting room will open for signing in at 1830.

Note - For RIN members - this meeting will be followed by the Solent Branch AGM

Venue: Maritime Academy, Newtown Road, Warsash, SO 31 9ZL