MATS Showcase 2019


Presentations from MATS 2019

The programme for MATS 2019 was themed in order to tell a complete story of deploying a Marine Autonomous System (MAS), from the motivations for doing so, to getting in the water and then taking the data collected from a deployment and turning that into useful information. The aim of this programme was to ensure that there was an opportunity to engage in this event, either as a speaker or as part of the audience, for anyone involved with MAS.

Our first session was titled ‘Users and Applications’ and gave an opportunity for science, industry or defence end-users to talk about their needs from MAS. We then moved on to a session on ‘Planning and Control’, looking at what needs to happen prior to deployment and how the vehicles are controlled whilst deployed. We then focused our third theme on ‘The Vehicle’ and had talks from providers of the variety of platforms that are deployed to carry the sensors, cameras and manipulators that gather the data, and these became the focus of our third theme of ‘Data Collection’. Our final theme intended to take us full circle and focussed on taking the data collected and turning it into useful information for the end-users we started the event with as we saw discussions on ‘Generating Information from Data’.

We have been granted permission by many of the presenters to make their presentation available, please click on the links below to view the available presentations

Tuesday 12 November 2019 

Wednesday 13 November 2019

Thursday 14 November 2019 

Presenter Biographies.

To view the profiles of the Keynote speakers and the daily and session hosts please click here 

To view presenter biographies per theme please click below

1. Users and Applications 

2. Planning and Control 

3. The Vehicle 

4. Data Collection 

5. Generating Information from Data

Exhibitors at MATS 2019  


















The National Oceanography Centre 

European Way, Southampton 

Hampshire, SO14 3ZH

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