WEBINAR: Smart and Uncrewed Shipping (Norwegian event)


11:00 CEST


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ESA Space Solutions invites to an event on the SPACE FOR SMART AND UNCREWED SHIPPING FUNDING CALL. The projects under this Call for Proposals shall address the Smart and Uncrewed shipping domain with innovative user-driven solutions relying on advanced technologies such as 5G and PNT (Positioning, Navigation and Timing) to the benefit of the involved user communities.

The current Call for Proposals is originated from the agreements established by ESA and several stakeholders, which can be grouped in the following categories:

  • Industrial associations and alliances;
  • Government agencies;
  • EU Agencies;
  • Maritime Authorities;
  • Port Authorities.

Register here: https://esa.us3.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=29b4f03fb945803c158c86b5d&id=26f73747e0

Find more information here: https://business.esa.int/funding/invitation-to-tender/smart-and-uncrewed-shipping


  • 1. Introduction – 11:00
  • Welcome & Agenda – Rune Sandbakken (Norwegian Space Agency)
  • 2. Space Solutions and maritime related opportunities – 11:05
  • The “Smart and Uncrewed Shipping” call from ESA – Rita Rinaldo (ESA)
  • Introduction to Trondheimsfjorden for autonomous shipping – Chairman Gard Ueland (Kongsberg Seatex)
  • Test site Trondheimsfjorden for autonomous shipping – Kay Fjørtoft (SINTEF Ocean)
  • Ocean Space Centre – Fjordlab – Beate Kvamstad-Lervold (SINTEF Ocean)
  • 3. Maritime and shipping perspectives – 11:50
  • Norwegian polices regards autonomous test infrastructure – Trond Langemyr (Norwegian Coastal Administration)
  • The industry perspective – Vegard Hovstein (Maritime Robotics)
  • The research perspective; Milliampere – Egil Eide (NTNU)
  • NFAS and INAS – Ørnulf Rødseth (SINTEF Ocean)
  • 4. How to apply – 12:30 – Roberta Mugellesi (ESA) and Kristine L Koslung (Business Applications Ambassador, Norway)
  • 5. Q&A – 12:45
  • Q&A
  • Closure