Autonomous Marine Systems Fundamentals for Marine Surveyors

Trusted Autonomous Systems and the Queensland AI Hub supported the delivery of a world first pilot course ‘Autonomous Marine Systems Fundamentals for Marine Surveyors’ by the Australian Maritime College Search (AMC Search). The course ran at the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) in Townsville on 29 and 30 March.

The course introduces participants to autonomous and unmanned vessel technology, key terminology, operating concepts and system capabilities, limitations and risks. The participants were existing qualified accredited Marine Surveyors and other professionals, including representatives of Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), Port of Townsville and Maritime Safety Queensland (MSQ), who will benefit from increasing their knowledge and understanding of Autonomous Marine Systems.

The course enabled participants to more effectively undertake survey and other assurance and accreditation activities relating to autonomous and unmanned vessel technology. By upskilling ten accredited marine surveyors and professionals, this pilot course will address a gap in the current assurance and accreditation framework for autonomous marine systems.

This pilot course will make it more efficient and effective for Queensland businesses to build, test and certify their autonomous marine systems. It is a key opportunity to utilise the AIMS maritime facility and to borrow on the AI expertise of TAS and AMC Search. These learnings may then lead to additional opportunities to accelerate autonomous maritime systems development in Queensland as part of our commitment to the Smart Drone State.

This world first Autonomous Systems Training for Marine Surveyors was developed in partnership between Australian Maritime College Search (AMC Search), Trusted Autonomous Systems (TAS), Queensland AI Hub and Australian
Institute of Marine Science (AIMS).

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