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Full Program Announced for Marine Autonomy & Technology Showcase 2023

The full program has been announced for this year’s Marine Autonomy Technology Showcase (MATS), taking place from November 7–9, 2023, at the National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) waterfront site in Southampton.

MATS has grown over the last nine years to become a key event in the marine technology calendar, attracting delegates from around the world. This year’s event will feature a packed three-day program of exhibits, presentations, panel discussions and networking, offering a unique and valuable opportunity to discover the latest developments in marine autonomous technology and how this exciting field is set to develop in the years to come. The event also provides a platform for organizations to engage directly with NOC to explore opportunities around funding, sharing ideas and getting those ideas in front of influential, high-profile users from the marine and maritime sector.

The program will feature a broad range of expert speakers from across academia, industry and government organizations and will shine a spotlight on five key themes relating to marine autonomous technology. The latest innovation and advancements in Sustainability and Net Zero Capability, User Requirements and Applications, Autonomous Platforms and Supporting Technology, and Data Collection and Information Generation will all be discussed. The final theme for this year is an exploration into the Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and will look at the latest trends and emerging technologies in this field as well as the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Keynote Speakers

This year’s keynote speakers are Ben Craig, Zero Emissions Technical Specialist for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, Peter Sparkes, Chief Executive of the UK Hydrographic Office, Professor Penny Holiday, Head of Marine Physics and Ocean Climate at NOC, Tatiana der Avedissian, Head of Business Development for the World Ocean Initiative of The Economist and Michael Cluskey, Head of Marketing at The Economist.

Huw Gullick, Managing Director of NOC Innovations, said: “After the huge success of last year’s event, I am delighted that we are hosting MATS 2023 once again in our iconic dockside marquee. MATS continues to be a key event in the marine autonomy calendar with collaboration at its heart, sharing the incredible developments in technology and innovation from the last 12 months as well as giving us a sneak peek into the future. It is always fascinating to look forward at how marine technologies will continue to progress and to tackle some of the biggest challenges of our time.”

MATS 2023 has three ticket types available as follows:

  • Full Delegate Registration 3-day pass – £195.00
  • NOC Marine Robotics Innovation Centre Partner 3-day pass – £175.50
  • Student Full event registration 3-day pass – £100.00

View the full MATS program and register now.


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