U.S.-Finland seminar to feature autonomous marine vessels

HOUGHTON—The Smart Ships Coalition of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence and Finland’s OneSea EcoSystem will conduct a seminar on autonomous marine vessel development in the Great Lakes region.

The event will take place Thursday, Oct. 22 from 10 to 11 a.m. Eastern time.

Topics covered will include the main technical aspects of testing, the status of available technologies, how to approach expectation management, how to ensure progress in the midst of business and legislative challenges, and how an ecosystem approach helps to support success.

Presenting speakers will be Travis White, research engineer and relief captain of the Research Vessel Agassiz, a 36-foot research boat at the Marine Autonomy Research Site at Michigan Technological University’s Great Lakes Research Center in Houghton, and Päivi Haikkola, Head of Program, OneSea Ecosystem (DIMECC), Finland.

The Smart Ships Coalition in Michigan is a community of academic, public and private organizations who share a common interest in the advancement and application of autonomous technologies operated in marine environments. Their recently announced Marine Autonomy Research Site (MARS) Test Bed is open to international partners. Finland’s DIMECC is the leading breakthrough-oriented co-creation ecosystem that speeds up time-to-market. DIMECC co-creation services accelerate exploration of new business ecosystems and efficient development of new capabilities in technology companies.

To register, visit this link.

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