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Ørnulf Jan Rødseth

Mr. Ørnulf Jan Rødseth has an MSc in cybernetics and electronic engineering from the Norwegian Institute of Technology (now NTNU) in 1983. He is a well-known researcher in maritime information and communication technology and has worked for more than 30 years in the area. Since 2011, he has worked with autonomous ship technology but is still active in maritime digitalization. He is the director for maritime ITS in ITS Norway and also the general manager of the Norwegian Forum for Autonomous Ships (NFAS). He is a member of ISO TC8 and IEC TC80 and regularly meets at IMO as an observer for ISO.


MASS and the emergence of maritime intelligent transportation systems

Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) are most used in relation to road traffic. ITS include concepts like traffic monitoring and control, connected, cooperative and automated mobility (CCAM), and advanced automated and autonomous cars. Many of these concepts are already available in ships, and autonomous shipping is rapidly developing into real business models. This presentation will go through the different ITS concepts and show how the maritime sector is in many ways ahead of the road sector. It will also discuss why we need a stronger integration between road and maritime ITS and how this can be achieved.