PAST UK International Marine Autonomous Systems Regulatory Conference 2017

(MASRWG 2017)

16 - 17 November 2017

National Oceanography Centre, European Way, Southampton, SO14 3ZH

2017 has seen significant developments in the regulatory backdrop for Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS).

The Maritime Safety Committee at IMO have now accepted a scoping exercise into their work programme. Meanwhile the UK MAS Regulatory Working Group have been preparing a voluntary Code of Practice which will be launched at their 3rd Annual Conference.

This conference will give delegates the chance to discuss the key points of interest with regard to the Scoping Exercise and the Group will gain valuable feedback to move this exercise forwards. There are contributions on the International Perspective and other subject areas which will enable a more expansive discussion to take place.

 A full programme can be found click here .

Keynote speakers are Sir Alan Massey, Chief Executive at UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency on day one and Sarah Kenny, Chief Executive BMT Group on day two.  Both bring a wealth of experience in the marine and commercial sectors to the conference. 

Tickets will cost £50 per head and will include all refreshments and lunch on both days. There will also be a reception at the Sea City Museum ( on the evening of the 16th November within the ticket price for those attending the conference.

These are exciting times for autonomy at sea and this conference will address some of the key issues.

Space will be limited so early booking is strongly recommended.

Register to Attend

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