Department for Transport Technology Showcase

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Last Wednesday 11th September, the Department for Transport led a Technology Showcase on board RFA Lyme Bay at Greenwich Pier to bring together the best of maritime technology and innovation from a variety of British maritime companies.

Solis Marine Consultants were invited along with our MARLab project partners Maritrace to share our work in the use of marine data for autonomous and smart shipping industry. The key objective of the project is to assist UK industry in realising its ambition to test and operate autonomous vessels in UK waters by creating a platform through which it will be possible to share various data sets held by the MCA.

An impressive selection of innovative and cutting-edge companies stationed at the event throughout the day provided for substantial food for thought looking forward. Notably, The Policy Lab, who are working on the regulatory stream of the MARLab project, displayed some speculative flag designs presenting potential risk scenarios between manned and unmanned vessels at sea in the future

The event was rounded off nicely with a topical speech from Nusrat Ghani, Minister of Shipping.

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