Seminar on Digitalization and Safety of Maritime and Technology Industry

Event Sustainable Shipping
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Date: 14.12.2023-14.11.2023
Time: 08.30-16.00

What are the latest advances in the digitalization of the shipping and technology industries? What are the current rules and regulations for autonomous shipping and how are companies ensuring the reliability and safety of autonomous and remotely operated systems? The seminar is a joint effort between the ARPA and SafeSea test platform projects.

The ARPA project (Applied Research Platform for Autonomous Systems) focuses on building a novel research platform that provides consistent information to developers, researchers, and authorities alike. ARPA is joint project of Turku University of Applied Sciences and Novia University of Applied Sciences.

The SafeSea Test Platform aims to activate potential export companies to utilize the synergies of the group of companies and the RDI know-how and infrastructures of universities in the development of internationalization capabilities. The test platform supports SME companies developing digital maritime safety solutions in global competition. SafeSea is a joint effort of Turku University of Applied Sciences, Novia University of Applied Sciences and Business Turku.

In this seminar, keynote speakers from industry, research and public authorities will describe the latest advancements within digitalization of shipping and regulatory environment.

In addition, the project partners of ARPA, Turku University of Applied Sciences and Novia University of Applied Sciences, will present the ARPA project final results and practical state-of-the-art demonstrations.


8:30 Registration and light breakfast

9:00 Welcoming words

Session 1: Technical advancements

This session covers the latest developments for the digitalization of shipping and technology industry. Concepts such as situational awareness, digital twins and data spaces increase the efficiency and safety of maritime transport.

Data spaces, NEMO

Olli Soininen, Fintraffic

Designing intelligent and distributed autonomous digital twins – from idea to reality focusing on smart heating systems

Nicolas Waern, Winniio

SINTEF open simulation platform

Svein Peder Berge, SINTEF

Other presenters and topics in session 1 to be announced soon.

11:30 Lunch

12:30 Session 2: Regulatory landscape

This session discusses regulation environment and related standardization for the increased automation, remote and autonomous operations for maritime environment.

Legislator’s Role in Maritime Digital Solutions

Matti Mämmi, Traficom

“Finnish participation in IMO regulation work related to autonomous shipping”

Reetta Timonen, Traficom

Other presenters and topics in session 2 to be announced soon.

The seminar ends at 15:30 with sparkling wine, networking and demos.


Please use the following link to register. Registration link open until 4.12.2023:

For more information, contact Jarkko Paavola ( + 358 40 355 0335)