INAS Workshop, London, UK, Wednesday January 16th 2018

This workshop was held the day before the UK Maritime Autonomous Systems Regulatory Conference 2019 in London.

The workshop was planned as a round table discussion around four themes with a short introduction on each. Tentative program is listed below.

Infrastructure in test areas: Are there commonalities we may learn from? (Ø.J.Rødseth). This was a round table discussion without presentations. Some points that were raised:

Warning other ships about autonomous ship activities Ø. J. Rødseth showed some slides from professor Thomas Porathe of NTNU on possible ways to warn other ships aboud autonomous ship activities. This could be used as basis for an app for leisure and fisheries perhaps.

State of art in autonomous ship developments? P. Haikkola gave a presentation of the state of art within the area of autonomous ship technology, based on work with the EU Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda.

ESA support to autonomous ship developments N. Angli of ESA (European Space Agency) gave a presentation of funding possibilities from ESA on new communication infratsructure for autonomous ships.

Status on ISO developments on a terminology standard Ø.J.Rødseth gave a brief overview of some possible content of the new ISO standard on MASS terminology that was approved in January 2019.