2018 Conference Presentations

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Keynote Address: Mr. Francis Zachariae
Secretary-General of IALA

Keynote Address

e-Navigation: Opening the door to the future

Session 1: Lines Of Position – Building Blocks For The Future
Moderator: Captain Tamara Burback, Cal Maritime

Maritime Connectivity

The Maritime Connectivity Platform (MCP)
Presenter: Mr. Thomas Christiansen,
Smart-Navigation program consultant

The MCP is a fundamental element for future development.

Sea Traffic Management

Sea Traffic Management (STM) & VDES
Presenter: Mr. Peter Bergljung,
SAAB Transponder Tech

The Sea Traffic Management Project (STM) defined a set of systems and procedures to guide and monitor sea traffic

Sea Traffic Management

e-Navigation Maritime Services for non-SOLAS ships
Presenter: Mr. Thomas Christiansen,
Author: Jin H. Park, PH.D., SMART-Navigation Office

The measures being developed by the Republic of Korea’s SMART Navigation Program offer the potential for significant impact on non-SOLAS vessels.

Session 2: Governmental Actions & Plans
Moderator: Ms. Helen Brohl,
Executive Director, Committee on the Marine Transportation System (CMTS),
U.S. Department of Transportation

Overview of the US Committee on the
Marine Transportation System (CMTS)

Presenter: Ms. Helen Brohl,
Executive Director, CMTS
U.S. Department of Transportation

The Future of Federal Navigation Services
– US Army Corps of Engineers

Presenter: Mr. Brian Tetreault,
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
Coastal & Hydraulics Laboratory

Future of Navigation Initiatives & Operations
Presenter: Mr. David Lewald,
Program Analyst – Navigation Systems,
Office of Navigation Systems, U.S. Coast Guard

Precision Navigation for Increasing Safety,
Capacity & Economic Efficiency
for Marine Transportation

Presenter: Dr. Neil D. Weston,
Technical Director, OCS,
National Ocean Service, NOAA

Cyber Risk Management in the
Marine Transportation System

Presenter: LCDR Brandon M. Link, USCG,
Office of Port & Facility Compliance

Integrating New Technology
Within the Regulatory Process

Presenter: Ms. Mayte Medina, Office Chief,
USCG Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing

California State University Maritime Academy
Presenter: Capt. Samuel R. Pecota, MNI,
Interim Academic Dean, Cal Maritime

Session 3: Toward the Horizon
Moderator: Captain Samuel R. Pecota,
California State University Maritime Academy

Smart Marine Ecosysem Strategy
Presenter: Mr. Dimitry Rostopshin
Traffic Control Solutions Director, Wärtsilä

The Smart Marine Ecosystem Strategy addreses an array of developments dealing with cooperative decision making, applications of augmented reality, decision support and similar systems.

Smart Shipping – Smart Navigation
Presenter: Tor Svanes,
Managing Director/CEO, NAVTOR

How to be compliant using e-Navigation.

Autonomous Ships
Presenters: Mr. William Westmoreland,
Compliance & Training Manager, Kongsberg Maritime, Inc.
Mr. Adrian Parasus, Lead DP Software Systems Engineer

An overview of the concept of operations for autonomous vessels, what the “system” will consist of, the infrastructure required and how and where people fit in to the puzzle.

Emerging TechEmerging Technology in Maritime Piloting
Presenter: Captain John Betz,
Los Angeles Pilot

The Technology is here, how should we utilize it?

Hapag-LloydHapag-Lloyd’s Fleet Support Center
Presenter: Mr. Jörn Springer,
Senior Director & Head of Fleet Support Center
Hapag-Lloyd, AG

An overview of Hapag-Lloyd’s Fleet Support Center, its contributions to operations and its impact upon staffing.

Fred Pote-Navigation Services
Presenter: Mr. Fred W. Pot,
Marine Management Consulting

IMO plans for the development and implementation of e-Navigation services.