Marine Autonomy & Technology Showcase 2017

 Marine Autonomy & Technology Showcase  2017

13 - 15  November 2017

MATS 17 Presentaton  Autosub LR  MATS17 Presentation

The first day of MATS will see an impressive line up of invited Key Note speakers from across academia, industry and government organisations, including the Royal Navy, Satellite Applications Catapult, University partners, Boeing, Schlumberger and Kongsberg. The full programme for the event will be announced in early October and we’ve received a number of high quality abstracts addressing our core conference pillars, Applications – Current Reality and Aspirations, Enabling Technologies to enhance our understanding of the marine environment, Making systems Smarter – the advance from Automatic to Autonomy, The economic, environmental and human benefits of autonomous systems, Upskilling and preparing the workforce for an autonomous future. 

To view the keynote speaker biographies please click here 

This three day event will also feedback on the 2017 Year of Autonomy and MASSMO as well as including a full social programme.

To view the Programme including keynote speakers please click relevant date:

Monday 13 November 

Tuesday 14 November 

Wednesday 15 November 

The pillars which will form the conference programme are:

1. Applications -  Current Reality and Aspirations

Autonomous systems enable a wide range of missions for science, industrial and defence applications. This pillar will not only explore how users and operators are currently deploying autonomous systems to gather data, but also the operations that end users aspire to conduct using these systems.

2. Enabling Technologies to enhance our understanding of the marine environment.

A Marine Autonomous System is derived of its component technologies and the infrastructure around it. Technologies include: Sensors, Power, Communications and Navigation.

3. “Making systems Smarter” - the advance from Automatic to Autonomy

This pillar will look at the future of marine autonomous systems and how we can learn from advances in other sectors to enable systems to become smarter. We are inviting abstracts from cross sector speakers on early development technologies that will enhance the autonomy of systems, along with mature technologies from other sectors that could become part of marine autonomous system. 

4. The economic, environmental and  human benefits of autonomous systems

This pillar will explore how marine autonomous systems can benefit the business case of operators and end users. We invite speakers from industry, defence and academia to discuss issues such as the economic benefit of using autonomous systems vs. manned vessels, the benefits of removing humans from mundane or risky tasks and the comparison of environmental benefits .

Sponsors and Exhibitors for MATS 2017 





Sponsorship opportunities including exhibition space are also available 

For exhibit space please click here to access the booking form. For online payment for sponsorship (including VAT) please click here 



The National Oceanography Centre

Waterfront Campus, European Way, Southampton, SO14 3ZH

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