This year’s Marine Autonomy & Technology Showcase (MATS) has publicised its full programme and keynote speakers, with the event taking place at the National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) waterfront site in Southampton from 7-9 November.
Over almost a decade, MATS has evolved to become a crucial event in the marine technology calendar, drawing representatives from around the globe.
The event allows organizations to directly engage with NOC to dive into opportunities for funding, receiving and sharing ideas with high-profile, influential businesses and innovators from the maritime and marine fields.
The busy three-day showcase programme features presentations, exhibits, networking, and panel discussions, providing a key chance to explore the latest marine autonomous technology innovations and how this fast-developing sector is set to evolve in coming years.
The MATS 2023 Programme
The event will focus on five central marine autonomous technology themes by shining a spotlight on a wide variety of speakers who are experts in their fields from across academia, industry and government organizations. The speakers will cover the most up-to-date advancements and innovations in:
- Sustainability and Net Zero Capability
- User Requirements and Applications
- Autonomous Platforms and Supporting Technology
- Data Collection and Information Generation
The final theme will be a deep-dive into The Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, looking at emerging technologies and the latest trends in this sector on top of the opportunities and obstacles that the industry could have in store.
The MATS 2023 Keynote Speakers
- Ben Craig – Zero Emissions Technical Specialist for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
- Peter Sparkes – Chief Executive of the UK Hydrographic Office
- Professor Penny Holiday – Head of Marine Physics and Ocean Climate at NOC
- Tatiana der Avedissia – Head of Business Development for the World Ocean Initiative of The Economist
- Michael Cluskey – Head of Marketing at The Economist
“After the huge success of last year’s event, I am delighted that we are hosting MATS 2023 once again in our iconic dockside marquee. MATS continues to be a key event in the marine autonomy calendar with collaboration at its heart, sharing the incredible developments in technology and innovation from the last 12 months as well as giving us a sneak peek into the future,” said Huw Gullick, Managing Director of NOC Innovations. “It is always fascinating to look forward at how marine technologies will continue to progress and to tackle some of the biggest challenges of our time.”
MATS 2023 Ticket Options:
- Full Delegate Registration 3-day pass – £195.00
- NOC Marine Robotics Innovation Centre Partner 3-day pass – £175.50
- Student Full Event Registration 3-day pass – £100.00