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Maritime Cluster annual conference 8 December

December 8 it is the time for the annual conference of Maritime Cluster of West Sweden. This year we highlight some of the most discussed sustainable trends right now: Offshore wind power, sailing cargo vessels and citizen science. SCOOT is co-hosting the event together with Region Västra Götaland, University of Gothenburg, Chalmers, RISE, SMTF, Ocean Data Factory Sweden and SSPA. The conference language is mainly Swedish. 

Preliminary Programme

08.30 – 09.00 Registration and coffee

Block I

09.00 – 10.00 Offshore wind power
• Overview and current status – including the permit process
• The state of technology in offshore wind power

10.00 – 10.30 Morning coffee

10.30 – 11.00 Offshore wind power (continued)
• The actor perspective – an actor on the international market
• The political perspective

11.00 – 12.00 Wind propulsion
• Overview and current status
• Technology overview of wind-assisted and wind-driven ships, with examples from ships in operation
• The supplier perspective of system solutions for wind propulsion
• An example of a concept for a wind-powered ship
• The cargo owner’s perspective on wind-powered ships

12.00 – 13.00 Mingle lunch

Block II

13.00 – 14.00 Maritime citizen science
• What is marine citizen science? Current examples from Ocean Data Factory Sweden.
• Test here and now! Deployment of an autonomous measuring sensor with the help of a surface-moving robot.
• Where does this lead? How do we build knowledge about the sea?
• What knowledge about the sea do we need?

14.30 – 15.00 Maritime Cluster in West Sweden: The future?
• Information, discussion and input from the participants about wishes for the cluster’s future development.

15.00 – 15.30 Afternoon coffee

Use SCOOT’s fleet of autonomous vessels!

Are you a researcher, entrepreneur, innovator or belong to small commercial enterprise? SCOOT wants to collaborate with you!

During the first half of 2019 we will concentrate our efforts on autonomous vessels for ocean measurements. These are the tools of the future in science, monitoring, inspection, surveillance. Opportunities and challenges include sensor integration, communication,piloting and navigation, data processing and management…

During the winter and spring we arrange a series of seminars and hands-on workshops dealing with the different types in the SCOOT fleet of autonomous vessels. This culminates in a four days event in June, when we gather at the Bornö station in Gullmarn. At Bornö our entire fleet of autonomous vessels will be available, together with support vessels, technicians and experts. Do you want to take part in this? Contact us and follow our news!

Exciting times for ocean observers

We have seen it so many times, technology is driving science. Automation and robotics is today transforming how observations are made in the ocean. We can now go to places that are out of reach for humans. We can now make sustained monitoring at temporal and spatial scales that used to be unachievable. Even though the ocean still remains as unexplored as the moon, our knowledge and understanding of the marine domain is now expanding at an unprecedented pace. SCOOT – Swedish Centre for Ocean Observation Technology will amplify this development in Sweden by enabling ocean research and innovation.