Sea Machines joins One Sea autonomous ship ecosystem

Sea Machines Robotics has become the latest Management Board member of One Sea, an industry group aiming to support the introduction of an operating autonomous maritime ecosystem by 2025.

Sea Machines is a developer of autonomous command, control and perception systems for vessels, based in Boston, US. Drew Orvieto, Naval Architect and Senior Director of Product Management at Sea Machines will serve as the first board member within the United States for the One Sea ecosystem.

“We are now at a juncture where technological advances are outpacing the regulatory process to transform the maritime industry,” said Arthur Seaman, Product Manager, Government and Compliance, Sea Machines Robotics.

“One Sea is at the forefront of driving the development of a regulatory framework for MASS (Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships). We are convinced that the MASS business sector needs strong and reliable leadership at the IMO. We are excited to join One Sea at this crucial time in the development of our industry’s future and look forward to working with One Sea and its members to achieve our common objectives.”

Formed in 2016, the One Sea ecosystem operates in an advisory and advocacy capacity for stakeholders with an interest in the potential safety, efficiency and environmental gains available through the introduction of autonomous ships.

Members include maritime technology stakeholders such as ABB, Cargotec, Finnpilot, Fintraffic, Haltian, Kongsberg, Monohakobi Technology Institute (MTI), TietoEVRY and Wärtsilä, as well as a range of other organisations involved in different aspects of vessel management.

“We are delighted to have Sea Machines Robotics on board, as both a member and part of the One Sea Management Board, as we continue to work towards our 2025 goal and address the regulatory challenges facing autonomous ship operations,” said One Sea Senior Ecosystem Lead, Päivi Haikkola.

“Sea Machines Robotics has been developing a range of intelligent technologies since 2015 which are helping unlock new opportunities and enhance vessel safety, performance and efficiency. This strongly aligns with One Sea’s mission to create an autonomous maritime ecosystem and a safer, more efficient operating environment.”

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