About INAS

What is INAS

The International Network for Autonomous Ships (INAS) is an informal group of national or regional interest organisations on the subject of unmanned, autonomous or smart ships. INAS does not have personal members and all direct communication with persons will be through the member organisations' mailing lists. If you want to participate in the work, please contact one of our member organisations or start your own interest group. The INAS secretariat will be happy to put you in touch with other persons in your region.

There is no membership fee and no membership obligations. Any member can join or withdraw at any time. The secretariat is operated on a voluntary basis and as a service to the community.

INAS will only act as a repository for information of common interest and as a central node for distribution of information between member organisations.

Brief history

It was decided to establish the network at a meeting at Oslo Airport on October 30th 2017. A number of national representatives attendants as well as some correspondents were the founders. Various presentations from that event is also available through the Events tag.


The INAS secretariat is currently hosted by SINTEF Ocean in Trondheim, Norway on behalf of Norwegian Forum for Autonomous Ships. The secretariat is "light weight" and will mainly act as a contact point between member organisations. All events and documents published on our web pages are normally produced by one or more member organisations. The secretariat can be contacted through Mr. Ørnulf Jan Rødseth.