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Conferences held or supported by NFAS

⇒ Future meetings

⇒ Past meetings

On this page, we list links to conferences that have been held by or in cooperation with NFAS or which in other ways are of interest to NFAS' members. The actual conference pages will be in English or Norwegian, depending on the type of event. The conferences are listed chronologically, with the latest event is at the top of the list.

Some conferences are in Norwegain and not included here. Please refer to the Norwegian page for more information.

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Future meetings


Maritime Autonomous Surface Ship (MASS) Regulation - The Next Phase. 3rd UK MASRWG Conference - 16th and 17th November 2017. National Oceanography Centre, Southampton.


NFAs konferanse Avanserte Fartøy 2017 blir avholdt i Stavanger 27. til 28. november 2017.

Closer Than You Think - Business Opportunities in Finland and Norway: Invitation to Maritime Future Seminar. Turku Chamber of Commerce and Norwegian-Finnish Trade Association in cooperation with the Norwegian Embassy in Finland, Åbo Akademi University, Rolls Royce Oy Ab, DNV GL Finland Oy Ab and Blue Maritime Cluster in Norway. Monday, December 11th 2017.

RINA arranges Smart Ship Technology 2018, 23-24 January 2018. The conference will be in London. Deadline for abstracts is 11. September.

The 8th International e-Navigation Underway Conference 2018. The realization of the Maritime Service Portfolios. DFDS Seaways between Copenhagen and Oslo, January 24 to 26, 2018.

Singapore Maritime Week 2018, April 21 to 27, 2018. Singapore Maritime Technology Conference, April 24-26, 2018.


Ocean Week 2018. "Ocean Change", May 7-9 2018. There will be an NFAS event during the Ocean Week with tentative title "Autonomous ships: Closing the technology gap". Abstracts are invited until December 15th 2017. Send abstracts to the NFAS secretary.

19th IALA Conference will, Incheon, Republic of Korea. May 27, 2018 - June 2, 2018.

IEEE Oceans 2018 in Kobe, Japan. All themes related to the ocean and its explorartion. Date of conference: May 28-31, 2018. Abstract due December 1. 2017.

European Safety and Reliability Conference ESREL is an international conference under the auspices of the European Safety and Reliability Association (ESRA), Trondheim 17-21. June 2018.

The Autonomous Ship Technology Symposium. 27 - 29 June 2018 Hall 11, Amsterdam RAI, The Netherlands.

2018 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV'18), Changshu, Suzhou, China. June 26-July 1, 2018. Full paper submission within January 15, 2018.

Past meetings

Zooming in on autonomous ships, Copenhagen 14. November 2017. Arranged by DMA. Copies of presentations via link.


Human Factors in Control. Digitalization and autonomy - Challenges and opportunities related to Human Interactions: Trondheim October 17. to 18. 2017. Registration before October 10.


Innovasjonskonferansen e-nav.no 2017 will discuss smarter, simpler and more efficient shipping, including autonomous ships and increased automation. This will be in Norwegian only Oslo, 7. September 2017.


Autonomy and Safety when the Human is in the Loop - What can We Learn from Aviation, Maritime, Road and Rail? August 10th 2017. Presentations at this page.


Safe positioning and navigation for autonomous surface vessels. Co-hosted by Nordic Institute of Navigation and NFAS. Presentations can be found on this page. 15. June 2017 in Trondheim.


GCE NODE Seminar om autonome skip: in cooperation with GCE NODE and Maritimt Forum Sør. Half day seminar in Grimstad, 15. May 2017.


Workshop for work group members in Oslo, March 13th 2017. Information about the workshop can be found under the "Groups" heading. It is only for members.


Seminar - Maritime communication for autonomous vessels, Trondheim 15. February 2017. This is an internal seminar on communication systems for autonomous ships in Trondheim, but the program and copies of presentations can be found by following the link.


NFAS Opening Conference, Oslo, 4 October 2016. The program and copies of all presentations are available via the link.

Last updated 2017-11-20 by Ø.J.Rødseth @ SINTEF Ocean