1st International High-level Forum on Smart and Autonomous Navigation Technology of Ships

On November 16-17, 2021 the 1st International High-level Forum on Smart and Autonomous Navigation Technology of Ships was organized by Russian Transport University, Harbin Engineering University, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Wuhan University of Technology, Satakunta University of Applied Sciences with support of International Maritime Organization (IMO), Industry Association MARINET, Innovation & Cooperation in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (ICNAME) Alliance, China Association of the National Shipbuilding Industry.

The aim of the Forum is to present current achievements in the implementation of autonomous navigation in different countries and to establish regular cooperation between universities of major maritime countries, which play significant role in coordination and development of such projects and researches in every country. (more…)

The next MARINET meeting will be held in Velikiy Novgorod on July 27, 2021

The next MARINET meeting will be held within the framework of the “Archipelago 2121”, Educational Intensive conducted by the Agency for Strategic Initiatives, University 20.35, NTI Platform, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the Administration of the Novgorod Region.

The meeting will take place on July 27, 2021 from 12:00 to 17:00 in Veliky Novgorod, in the Maritime Center of Captain N. Varukhin (Velikaya St., 4 building 1)

The meeting agenda:

12: 00-14: 00 – Visiting the Maritime Center of Captain N. Varukhin, accommodation on the training ship of the Center for a further meeting
14: 00-14: 30 – Opening of the meeting, report on the results of work over the past period (more…)

Video of autonomous navigation in real operation is presented for the first time

A video recording of the entire a-Navigation complex in real operation was first shown to representatives of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), shipping companies and scientific centers during an online conference on a-Navigation in Moscow.

“Russia avails regulatory and technology assets to offer all interested parties. I welcome all countries to join our experience providing exceptional opportunities for all mankind in terms of navigation safety”, – said AleksandrPoshivai by inviting Conference participants to enjoy the video of an example of a-Navigation Trial Project.

“This year, we are completing a large-scale a-Navigation Trial Project – in real conditions – and beginning a national experiment on the trial operation of autonomous vessels under the Russian flag. In December last year, the Russian government, the Flag State administration, approved the Decree on conducting such an experiment, considering the IMO’s Interim Guidelines for the Maritime Autonomous Ships Trials. In accordance with it, any shipping company will be able to equip its ships under the Russian flag with autonomous navigation systems and operate them in their regular activities as part of the national experiment”, – he emphasized. (more…)