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SMI: Creating a leading edge – accelerating autonomous assurance to unlock the UK opportunity

September 14, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Development of skill in autonomy is abundant in the UK but there are barriers to unlocking this opportunity. Current challenges around regulating and assuring autonomous systems are creating a certification gap, which could potentially undermine the UK’s ability to maintain an edge in this domain. At this LISW event, hosted by SMI, industry leaders will share their insights on the regulatory roadmap, appropriate assurance routes and potential ideas for overcoming the barriers to achieving safe and effective MAS operations by UK vessels and in UK waters.

SMI have held two workshops ‘Safe to Operate’ and ‘Operated Safely’ – ensuring that designers/builders and operators have a common understanding of the design and operational spaces to enable safe collaborative solutions. The outcomes of these workshops will be presented at this LISW/DSEI event.

Proposed panel talking points:

• The autonomous landscape, recent changes and what’s in store for maritime in the short to medium term

• Sizing the UK autonomous opportunity – a look at competitive advantages as well as the risk landscape.

• Various routes to assurance – SWOT analysis and possible solutions

• The role of key stakeholders in resolving the certification gap


September 14, 2023
9:30 am - 12:30 pm


THV Galatea
The Queen’s Walk,
London,, SE1 2JH United Kingdom
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