Marine Autonomy & Technology Showcase

Marine Autonomy & Technology Showcase  2018

13 - 15   November 2018

 

After the success of MATS 2017 we are pleased to announce that the 2018 event will take place from Tuesday 13 November to Thursday 15 November. MATS 2018 will primarily focus on developments and news in the 12 months since MATS 2017 and also take a forward look at where marine exploration is heading in the next 5 years. Abstracts submission for MATS 2018 will open on 2 April, and we will be seeking presentations on the following themes

2018 Themes

  1. Current Applications

This theme is seeking presentations exploring developments, deployments and innovations that have occurred within the 12 months since MATS 2017.

  1. Aspirational applications –

Under this theme we are seeking presentations from end-users of marine technologies to give an overview of their forward look and roadmaps for the next 12 months to 5 years. We encourage presentations from scientific, industry, and health end users

  1. Enabling Technology – 

A Marine Autonomous System is derived of its component technologies and the infrastructure around it. Technologies include: Sensors, Power, Communications and Navigation. A Marine Autonomous System is derived of its component technologies and the infrastructure around it. Technologies include: Sensors, Power, Communications and Navigation.

  1. Collaborative Technologies –

Presentations are sought that explore fleets of marine autonomous systems can work collaboratively in swarms and networks and how enabling technologies are underpinning innovative methods of exploring our oceans

  1. Security of assets –

With increased autonomy and remotely deployed technologies security of data and assets is an increasing concern. Presentations are sought to discuss how security of data and assets can be improved/ensured

MATS is a technical conference and therefore abstracts that are overtly sales pitches will not be considered by the Technical Review Panel.

To submit an abstract please click here final presentations should be no longer than 20 minutes including questions and consist of no more than 10 slides.

Key Dates / Milestone for 2018 

  • 2 April 2018 Call for Abstracts to be issued 
  • Call for exhibitors / sponsors to be issued May 2018
  • Abstracts to close 15 July 2018
  • Keynote to be announced early July 2018
  • Program to be announced September 2018
  • Registration to open early September 2018
  • Event Delivery 13 – 15 November 2018

MATS 2018 Delivery Committee 

  • Kevin Forshaw NOC – Event Sponsor
  • Aidan Thorn  NOC – Chairperson
  • Ian Folger NOC Event Manager 
  • Nick Green SeeByte
  • Dan Hook ASV
  • Ioseba Tena Sonardyne
  • Annika Simpson NOC
  • Rod Steel Thales
  • Damian Cook NOC
  • Ralph Dodds Atlas Elektronic
  • Dr Alex Phillips NOC
  • Dr Jon Downes University of Southampton 

 

Exhibiting opportunities for 2018 are now available for further information please email NOCevents@noc.ac.uk  

 

 

 


The National Oceanography Centre

Waterfront Campus, European Way, Southampton, SO14 3ZH

if you have any queries or questions please email NOCevents@noc.ac.uk for further information