Seminar on autonomous navigation and climate change mitigation

  • Nelson Coelho (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution


Nelson Coelho, Assistant professor at the Centre for Sustainable and Digital Transformation and the Centre for Blue Governance at Aalborg University will give a talk on October 5th at 12. The event is open to both staff and students and no registration is required.

Abstract: Maritime autonomous surface vessels are being designed and tested in various parts of the world, including Denmark. This will eventually lead to a transformation of the shipping industry and reinvent the role of crews and pilots. The introduction of these vessels in the logistics chain incentivizes a renewal of the maritime fleet, bringing about also new propulsion systems with energy efficient engines and different fuel types that are less harmful to the environment. Combining the digitalization of shipping with ecological motivations is a key element in short-sea shipping and inland waterway navigation alternatives that aim at shifting cargo from road to water. It also features in the redevelopment of small and medium-sized port terminals, with the introduction of autonomous vehicles on land that will assist, and eventually replace, dock workers. The talk will present the results of the EU-funded AEGIS project on advanced, efficient, and green waterborne transport systems. This presentation will hopefully prompt reflection on pathways to future collaboration between ITU and AAU on ‘blue tech’ governance.

Where? 3A54 or online via this link.

When? 5/10 from 12h to 13h
Period5 Oct 2023
Held atCenter for Climate IT (CCIT)