Marine Autonomy & Technology Showcase
Marine Autonomy & Technology Showcase 2018
13 - 15 November 2018
Keynote speaker announcement
The keynote address will be delivered by Major General Robert Magowan CB, CBE Royal Navy, who will be in familiar territory in the city, having graduated from the University of Southampton in 1989. Major General Magowan’s current role is Controller of the Navy. He has previously served as Deputy Head in Defence Intelligence and Commandant General Royal Marines. Major General Magowan was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the October 2013 Operational Honours, which were awarded for services on operations in Afghanistan.
The countdown to MATS 2018 has begun and with record number of exhibitors and abstracts submitted it is looking to be our best MATS to date.
Further highlights to look out for are, day one we will round off by holding an icebreaker session featuring posters from NEXUSS students, showcasing some of the bright new talent coming forward over the next few years, Day two will feature a parallel session from the Southern branch of the Hydrographic society with the day being rounded off with an informal networking supper.
New for 2018 will be our series of MAS essential sessions, led by the leading experts of various vehicle / technology types offering a chance to lift the lid on what makes them operate. further details of this to be announced soon.
Registration to attend will be opening on Friday 17 August tickets are priced at £50 per day or £100 for all three days, this includes lunch and refreshments each day and access to the icebreaker drinks and poster session and evening networking supper.
To Register click here
To view the conference programme by day please click below:
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.
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
- Expert Industry Session Chairs Anmounced August 2018
- Keynote to be announced September 2018
- Program to be announced September 2018
- Registration to open early September 2018
- Event Delivery 13 – 15 November 2018
MATS 2018 Delivery Committee
- Aidan Thorn NOC – Project Sponsor and Committee Chair
- 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
- Matthew Kingsland NOC
- Dr Jon Downes University of Southampton
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