EAAW IX - Harnessing the Technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution to Shape the Future Battlespace
15-17 November 2021, Online

March 24, 2021

EAAW IX explores the opportunities and challenges of manufacturing, integrating and supporting complex systems and equipment at the forefront of naval technology. Taking place online, the conference will look across the naval enterprise to understand how the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution are being harnessed to shape the future battlespace. It will build on the success of previous symposiums by exploring the merging of combat and platform systems into one system of systems.

The symposium – being held alongside the 2021 Marine Electrical Control Systems Safety (MECSS) conference – will also identify collaboration with the wider maritime industry. Experts from across globe will present papers and host panel discussions on the impact of the fourth industrial revolution, digitalisation and disruptive technology against a background of a changing and increasingly challenging operating environment.

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Deadline 24 May 2021

MECSS 2021 - Safety with Innovation
15-17 November 2021, Online

At the heart of the MECSS 2021 technical debate is how safety is instilled in the interaction between people, processes, commercial standard equipment and plant –all of which are becoming more sophisticated. The marine industry is changing, with more and more electronics and software enabling the introduction of the Internet of Things into ships. Availability-based services, shore-to-ship remote intervention and even autonomy are all on the verge of becoming normal in our marine industry. These opportunities mean that the pursuit of safer systems at sea must dominate the agenda, alongside the commercial drivers.

MECSS 2021, entitled Safety with Innovation, aims to further explore the challenges, with papers that will focus on human-centred design and safer systems engineering, power and energy systems integration and autonomy. The virtual conference will also join forces with EAAW IX to discuss the shared challenges for both the commercial and naval arenas.

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Deadline 24 May 2021