Ocean Business Talks: Moving Towards Automation and Autonomy in Shipping

Key problems and prospects

  • Starts:14:00, 29 February 2024
  • Ends:16:00, 29 February 2024
  • Location:BI - campus Oslo, D6 - Executive Area
  • Enrolment deadline:28.02.2024 00:00

The maritime sector is undergoing significant transformation due to the benefits of advanced technologies. Yara Birkeland serves as a prime example of such developments in Norway. The appetite for autonomy on international voyages is present too. Aligned with the 2018-2023 strategy, and following the completion of the regulatory scoping exercise, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) set a clear ambition to adopt Marine Autonomous Surface Ships Code (MASS Code): first as a non-mandatory goal-based instrument effective from 2025, followed by a mandatory code effective from 2028. Meanwhile, industry standards are developing at a rapid pace, not least in the area of shipbuilding and retrofitting for autonomous navigation. 

In a series of Ocean Business Talks, Centre for Ocean Business has a pleasure to host a dialogue on the complexity of the key benefits, problems and prospects with moving towards automation and autonomy in shipping. The dialogue will take both business and legal perspectives.

Light refreshments will be served.



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  • Panel discussion: Moving towards automation and autonomy in shipping: problems and prospects

    Christian Bjørtuft Ellingsen, Partner, Gjelsten Herlofen Advokatfirma AS

    Jan van Tiggelen, Discipline Leader Digital Transformation, DNV 

    Iva Parlov, Associate professor in law, BI Department of Law and Governance 

    An-Magritt Tinlund Ruyste, Director Next Generation Shipping, Kongsberg