Photo credit: Photo of Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) weather station at Davies Reef. Photo courtesy of AIMS


Autonomous Vessel Forum 2022

The 2022 Australian Autonomous Vessel Forum will bring together leaders in the fields of autonomous vessel design, technology, operation and regulation to examine the past, present, and future of autonomous vessel regulation in Australia.

Program overview

Optional: The TAS Maritime Showcase will run in the morning before Day 1 of the AV Forum. Attendees can indicate whether they will attend the showcase via the AV Forum registration form.

 Day 1: Wednesday, 28 Sept (1400-1730) 

Session 1: Keynote address

Session 2: Setting the scene – technology, assurance and regulation

Session 3: TAS Project Showcase Presentation

Day 2: Thursday, 29 Sept (0900-1500) 

Session 1: Using autonomous vessel technology in Australia

Session 2: Regulating autonomous vessel technology in Australia

Session 3: Improving the regulatory and assurance pathway

Session 4: Looking to the future

More information

The Trusted Autonomous Systems Maritime Showcase will highlight the impact of TAS maritime regulatory initiatives on Australian industry and feature live autonomous and remotely operated vessel demonstrations. The Showcase will take place at ReefWorks, AIMS (find out more about visiting AIMS here).

The Maritime Project Showcase aims to demonstrate how COLREGs assurance can be conducted via simulation and live trials, together with showcasing Australian industry and providing an opportunity to connect members of the Australian autonomous systems ecosystem.

A bus has been booked to transport attendees who indicated they needed a transfer to and from the Maritime Showcase. It will depart The Ville at 0800 on Wednesday, 28 September.

Find out more here.

The Autonomous Vessel Forum 2022 will take place at The Ville, Townsville in the Great Barrier Reef Room.

The Ville Resort – Casino is located in Townsville, between Cairns and Brisbane in North Queensland, Australia.

Sir Leslie Thiess Drive
QLD 4810 Australia

There are a range of affordable hotels near The Ville. The location of the venue is highlighted in the map below.

Trusted Autonomous Systems is supporting Defence and industry to:

  • Deliver world-leading trusted autonomous and robotic Defence technologies
  • Build innovative IP through targeted research and technology programs
  • Assist Australian industry to develop new, improved and competitive autonomy technologies
  • Evaluate the utility of autonomous systems through capability demonstrations.

Trusted Autonomous Systems is funded by the Commonwealth Government through the Next Generation Technologies Fund (NGTF) and Queensland Government through Advance Queensland. Find out more about TAS here.