Autonomous & Remote Control Ships - Who is in Command?

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Kenneth C Rowe Management Building

6100 University Avenue

Room 1020

Halifax, NS


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You do not need to print out the ticket, we will have your name and delegate package waiting for you at 08:00. We look forward to seeing you at our event. Please advise in advance at if your plans change and you will not be attending as we would like catering arrangements to match attendee numbers.


This will be a one day event to be held at Dalhousie University on 25th April 2018 and will include a luncheon and coffee breaks.

The intention of this symposium is to present speakers who are or will be involved in the development of autonomous ships such as government regulatory agencies, classification societies, equipment manufacturers and the marine legal profession.

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0800: Registration (Welcome Coffee & Muffin hosted)

0845: Welcoming - Captain Chris Connor, VP, MMC Maritimes Divison

Session 1 – Technologies and Opportunities

0900: Key Note Speaker - Captain John Lloyd, CEO, Nautical Institute

0930: Nick Burchill - Subsea Sales Manager, Kongsberg Maritime

1015: Coffee Break

1030: TBA

Session 2 - Policy and Regulatory Environment

1115: Donald Roussel - Assistant Deputy Minister, Transport Canada, Marine Safety

1200: Lunch Break

1300: Colin Clark - President and Consultancy Manager, Lloyd's Register Applied Technology Group / Martec Limited

1330: Peter MacArthur, CFO Atlantic Pilotage Authority

Session 3 – Challenges

1400: Matthew G. Williams - Ritch Williams & Richards, Insurance & Marine Law

1430: TBD

1500: Coffee Break

1515: Panel Discussion - Selected panelists moderated by Dr. Aldo Chircop, Dalhousie University

1645: Wrap-up – closing remarks by Dr. Aldo Chircop and Captain Chris Connor

1700: Adjourn

1715: Reception – University Club (hosted)

Event Sponsors:

Canadian Merchant Service Guild

Atlantic Pilotage Authority

Allswater Marine Consultants Ltd.

Hayes Stuart Atlantic Inc.

Lloyd’s Register Applied Technology Group (Martec Limited)

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