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EVENT DESCRIPTIONThe Great Lakes & Great Rivers Section will convene its annual Fall Meeting on September 21-22, 2023, in conjunction with the Smart Ships Coalition following the Lakebed 2030 Conference. This year’s event will be hosted at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City, MI, home of the Great Lakes Maritime Academy and Marine Technology, Bachelor of Science. This year’s program will include keynote addresses, panel discussions, and networking opportunities.
SPEAKERS/PRESENTERSUpdates from United States Coast Guard on Autonomous Vessel Operations and Policy Work (LCDR Carmine Faul, LT Matthew Zanella, United States Coast Guard)Updates from Transport Canada about Marine Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) in Canadian Waters (Mr. Howard Posluns, Transport Canada)Armada 8 Deployment at Michigan Tech and Ocean Infinity Global Overview (Andy Sherrell, Ocean Infinity America)Panel Discussion--Developing a Regulatory Roadmap (facilitated discussion led by Eric Helder, Interlake Maritime Services)
Special thanks to and acknowledgement of our Smart Ships Coalition 2023 Workshop Sponsors:
Smart Ships Coalition Founding Members:
Platinum Workshop Sponsors:
Silver Workshop Sponsors:
Bronze Workshop Sponsors: