Autonomous ships – Inevitable reality at sea – Conference – Gdansk, 19th March 2019


DAY BEFORE The CONFERENCE – Gdynia – 18th March 2019 – 09:00- 10:00 KONGSBERG simulator demonstration in GDYNIA MARITIME SCHOOL, POLSKA 13A

REGISTRATION:;  Technology company KONGSBERG is a key partner in the Yara autonomous ship project.

Space Sciences Committee Polish Academy of Sciences / Gdansk Branch and Gdansk University of Technology in cooperation with the Baltic Sea & Space Cluster invites for a joint conference entitled “Autonomous ships – Inevitable reality at sea” in  Gdansk University of Technology, Gdansk, 19th March 2019

 Conference programme (draft)

“Autonomous ships – Inevitable reality at sea” Gdansk, 19th March 2019

   8.30               Registration and coffee

  9.00               Opening Session – chaired by Prof. Edmund Wittbrodt

9.00        Welcome by Prof. Jacek Namieśnik, Rector of Gdansk University of

9.15        The need for systematic and systemic management of safety in autonomous                       shipping, by Prof. Osiris Valdez-Banda, PhD, Aalto University, Finland

9.45               “Young Stars” Session – chaired by Dr. Paweł Chyc

9.45        Sea navigation – challenges of the control algorithm for autonomous sailing units, by Ms. Daria Lewandowska, SIMLE Stud. Organisation, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Gdansk University of Technology

 10.00        Project DUCKIET as a platform for teaching and popularizing issues related
to autonomous vehicles and autonomous port, by Mr. Mateusz Dyrda (Student’s Assotiation of Robotics SKALP)

10.15        Green technologies for autonomous vehicles developed by students science  club K.S.T.O. KORAB, by Mr. P. Pruszko and P. Swatowski, Faculty of Ocean Engineering and Ship Technology, Gdansk University of Technology

10.30        Legal policy on autonomous ships, by Mr. Wojciech Zawadzki (Student)

 10.45-11.15    Coffee break

11.15               Applications’ Session – chaired by Prof. Marek Grzybowski

11.15     Introduction to practical aspects of autonomous ships, by Mr. Adam Potrykus, president of Nauta Shipyard Ltd. (S.A.)

11.40     Panel debate with participation of representatives of: HYDROMEGA (Mr. Zbigniew Zienowicz, President), CADOR CONSULTING (Mr. Grzegorz Kozłowski),, The GDYNIA MARITIME SCHOOL Gdyni (cpt. Alfred Naskręt), IMPEL (Mr. Dariusz Włodarczyk)

12.30-13.15    Lunch break – presentation of the ship models ECHOGRAM and KORAB (students model) in the Towing Tank of the Faculty of Ocean Engineering and Ship Technology

13.15   Research Session – chaired by Prof. Andrzej Stepnowski

13.15     Control system configuration of marine autonomous surface,  by Prof. R. Śmierzchalski, Gdansk University of  Technology

13.30     Autonomous platforms – challenge and responsibility for engineering  education and research, by Prof. Henryk Lasota, Gdansk University of Technology

13.45     UUV and AUV vehicles as the autonomous systems for navy applications, by Prof. Lech Rowiński, Gdansk University of  Technology

14.00     Challenges, solution proposals and research directions in safety and risk assessment of autonomous shipping, by Prof. Jakub Montewka, Gdynia Maritime University

14.20     Autonomy of  double-mode maritime vehicles, by Prof. Mirosław Gerigk, Gdansk University of  Technology

14.40   Discussion and closing session

In front of the Senate of GUT Room will be presented exhibition prepared by
the Baltic Sea &Space Cluster presenting activities of companies in the field related to the subject of the conference