Event Details

Autonomous Vessels - A Real Revolution

  • 04/10/2017 18:00:00 to 04/10/2017 21:00:00
  • The Cruising Association, CA House, 1 Northey St, London E14 8BT

Autonomous Vessels - A Real Revolution is the subject of the 2nd RIN SCG meeting to be held at the Cruising Association.

This talk by Prof. Andy Norris gives the latest information on the progress concerning vessels that can operate without a human onboard, either fully automatically or with the operator onshore. Such vessels have been around for some years and are going to become ever more common. In June 2017, the International Maritime Organization took the decision to commence developing legislation for the design and use of such vessels. The talk looks at the benefits and issues of autonomous vessels and considers the implications for leisure craft users.

Andy Norris is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation. Over many years his primary focus has been on technical, user and legislative matters concerning the evolution of ships’ bridge equipment. He is currently directly involved in getting UK and international agreement on legislation for autonomous vessels. He has been a leisure sailor for many years and is a member of his local yacht club. He represents the International Association of Institutes of Navigation at the IMO.

The usual format for evening talks at the Cruising Association is: 7.00 start; 8.00 refreshment break; 8:20 re-start; 9:00 finish after questions.

For those traveling by public transport to the venue the nearest station is Limehouse on the DLR.

Booking Arrangements:
Attendees should register with Jeremy Batch by email to reception@theca.org.uk or by telephone on 0207 537 2828, if you have any queries.

The bar opens at 6pm and supper is available both before and after the talk. A limited number can be served in the short refreshment break interval. Attendees should let Jeremy know when they book if they are planning to eat.
Dress Code: Smart Casual.

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