NAV18 – Navigation safety symposium in May 2018

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority is inviting everyone in the maritime sector to join the NAV18 – Navigation safety symposium from 1 to 3 May 2018.

NAV18 aims to explore the future of safe navigation as emerging technologies gain momentum across the maritime sector. During the symposium, participants are invited to learn how technology will affect modern aids to navigation, vessel systems and people working in the industry.

“Technology is driving changes to the way people and businesses operate in the maritime sector,” said AMSA’s Chief Executive Officer Mick Kinley.

“Advances such as e-navigation and real time vessel tracking systems are streamlining the way maritime authorities and shipboard teams gather and exchange information – presenting both opportunities and challenges for safety and performance outcomes.

“Greater automation of bridges, an increasing presence of autonomous vessels and advances in propulsion systems and fuels are just some of the factors which will test our ability to identify and manage new safety risks presented by emerging technology.”

“At the NAV18 symposium we will provide participants with an opportunity to engage and share information and to hear from experts across the sector on advances in navigation systems and aids to navigation,” he said.

“The program we have put together offers sessions for people working in operations of all sizes and will include discussion of the latest insights into the human element as a key factor in safe navigation.”

NAV18 will be held at the Sofitel Broadbeach on the Gold Coast. More information is available on

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