Seawork Conference - submit your papers now

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Submissions are now being invited for the Seawork Commercial Marine Conference which will be held during the Seawork exhibition in Southampton 3-5 July 2018.

Topics to be covered on the 2018 programme include:

The regulations behind USV’s

  • What does it take to get a USV on the water and operate?
  • Design, what are the implications
  • Technology developments, are we ready?
  • How to protect your vessel on the water
  • Safety planning with no case studies

Remote crewing

  • Succession planning
  • Efficiencies of staffing, what does the future look like?


  • Turning USV into reality
  • The facts behind groundbreaking projects
  • Manned vs unmanned
  • USV in a mixed maritime environment
  • What does the bottom line look like?


  • Emissions and noise, the drive for change
  • The financial impact – design, development and operation
  • Practical application
  • Hybrid and wind farm operations
  • Ship-to-shore facilities
  • Battery management systems and storage implications

Abstracts of approximately 250 words should be submitted to by 5 April 2018 and include a synopsis of 50 words together with a speaker biography.

For further information contact the Events team on +44 1329 825335 or email

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