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…)

Admiral Nevelskoy Maritime University will train specialists in a-Navigation

18 декабря в Южно-Сахалинске под патронатом губернатора Валерия Лимаренко два ведущих вуза Дальнего Востока в области морских технологий – Морской государственный университет имени адмирала Г.И. Невельского и Сахалинский государственный университет – и судоходная компания «Морспецсервис» подписали соглашение подготовке специалистов автономной навигации (a-Навигации).

Соглашение предусматривает разработку программ обучения и подготовку специалистов по а-Навигации, начиная, с 2021 года, в том числе практические занятия на автономных судах «Морспецсервиса». (more…)

Shipping companies have started a-Navigation testing in real conditions

Participants of the pilot project on automatic and remote navigation (a-Navigation, ARNTP) began testing a set of technical means in real conditions.

The tests are made during the regular operation of Rosmorport, Sovcomflot and Paula Group vessels and should be completed by the end of the year.

At the same time draft federal law and government decree on autonomous shipping have been already officially submitted to the government. They will allow the mass operation of autonomous vessels under the Russian flag as a part of a national experiment from 2021 to 2025. Thus, maritime ships can become the first type of autonomous transport allowed for commercial operation in Russia.

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“Russia – the country of sailors of the XXI century” has opened classes

On October 1, Marine Center of Captain Varukhin (in Velikiy Novgorod) opens new classes as a part of the project “Russia – the country of sailors of the XXI century.” It was launched last year with support of NTI and MARINET; under the project the Marine Center was equipped with modern simulators and navigation equipment on training ships.

About 200 children from Mari El, Karelia, Arkhangelsk, Yaroslavl, Novosibirsk, Tambov, Kostroma, Vologda, Novgorod regions as well as St. Petersburg entered the first stage of the Ship Operator program. 145 attendees of clubs of young sailors from five regions, who started training last year, passed to the second stage.

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“Glideron” multifunctional drone has been tested in practice in Samara

Developers from Samara tested a multi-purpose drone “Glideron”, which inspected the underwater part of the railway bridge across the Sok River, according to Interfax.

In the fall of 2017, specialists from the Samara State Technical University (SSTU) together with the Talisman Design Bureau and the Setecentric Platforms NPC began to create a vehicle for operational monitoring of water areas and coastal territory. Its uniqueness in combining of different functionality into a single design: the simultaneous use of technical features of surface and underwater gliders to solve problems of hydrology, hydrography, hydrophysics. The vehicle is able to walk in semi-submersible and underwater mode automatically on the specified route and depth. (more…)

MARINET opens joint center with Harbin University of Engineering in China

On September 25, the agreement on cooperation and establishment of Russian-Chinese innovation center for the development of marine technology was signed between MARINET Industry Association, Harbin Engineering University and the Yantai Steering Committee of the Techno-Economic Development Zone / the Steering Committee of the Pilot Free Trade Zone (Shandong) of China.

The purpose of cooperation, according to the signed agreement, is “to integrate the research capabilities of the parties, coordinate joint scientific research in order to industrialize technologies, build long-term and stable cooperation relations, promote the development of marine high technologies, as well as organize and coordinate interaction between research institutions of the two countries in promising areas”. (more…)

MARINET on-site project education session has opened in Nizhny Novgorod

On September 7, a two-week MARINET project session for schoolchildren has opened in the Nizhny Novgorod region. The session is organized by the Center for the Development of Creativity of Children and Youth of the Nizhny Novgorod Region together with Nizhny Novgorod Children’s River Shipping Company in the format of intensive training sessions for schoolchildren under the programs “Ship modeling” and “Marine robotics”.

Program Manager – Dyakov Vladimir Ivanovich, Director of Nizhny Novgorod Children’s River Shipping Company. The camp participants will be 50 schoolchildren of the Nizhny Novgorod region who have passed the competitive selection (presentation of the portfolio, presentation and defense of the project).

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Applications for the competition “UMNIK-Marinet” for young scientists is open

The Foundation for Support of Innovations and MARINET announces the opening of accepting applications for the UMNIK-Marinet competition. Students, graduate students, young scientists, innovators, entrepreneurs and employees of high-tech companies aged 18 to 30 can take part in the competition. The winners of the “UMNIK-Marinet” competition will receive a grant of 500 thousand rubles for two years.

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MASS and USV test water area “Drone” opened by the administration of Volgo-Balt

The Volgo-Balt administration has created Russia’s first official test water area on inland waterways for testing unmanned vehicles and vessels. The test water area “Drone” is intended for testing and testing technologies for unmanned navigation.

The test area includes two test sites:
– in the eastern part of Lake Ladoga;
– on 1371 km of the Neva River in St. Petersburg (note SeaNews: apparently, this means 1371 km of the Volga-Baltic route).

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Competition for sustainable ocean development projects is open for application

The Skolkovo Foundation in partnership with the “Marine Innovations” company is launching a project competition “UN Sustainable Development Goal No. 14 – Conservation of Marine Ecosystems” for companies and teams specializing in artificial intelligence technologies in the maritime industry.

Applications for participation are accepted until August 18 inclusive https://skai.sk.ru/nominacii/nominaciya-ot-partnera-morskie-innovacii/. (more…)