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Gordon Meadow

Gordon is committed to the long-term development of maritime education and training. He is chair of the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology (IMarEST) Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships Special Interest Group (MASS SIG). The MASS SIG is engaged in seafarer workforce succession planning to determine the nature of future human-machine integration and how this will inform future skills and training requirements to the years 2035 and 2050. Formerly an associate professor engaged in applied research at Warsash Maritime Academy – one of the UK's leading maritime training institutions – he is now founder and CEO of SeaBot XR.


MASSPeople – integrating AI with MASS technical and engineering competencies: a roadmap for enhanced remote operations

This presentation will delve into the evolving landscape of maritime autonomous surface ships (MASS) and the pivotal role of artificial intelligence (AI) in augmenting the technical and engineering competencies required by remote operations. It will outline a forward-looking roadmap that envisions a synergistic collaboration between human expertise and AI in MASS, focusing on upskilling the workforce, developing AI-driven solutions tailored to maritime contexts, and fostering a culture of continuous innovation. This roadmap not only aims to elevate the capabilities of MASS remote operations but also sets the stage for future advancements in autonomous maritime technologies.