FREE WMTC 2015 WEBINAR: AUTOMATION: HOW UNMANNED MARINE VESSELS WILL IMPACT OUR FUTURE

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Sunday, October 25, 2015 – 10 AM US Eastern Time

The 2015 World Maritime Technology Conference (WMTC) has scheduled a free webinar on one of the maritime industry’s most timely topics – the future impact of unmanned marine vessels.

The 90-minute session, which is the second in a series of WMTC programs for students, will begin at 10 am US eastern time on Sunday, October 25. Click here to register.

SNAME’s annual meeting and expo, the SNAME Maritime Convention (SMC), is held in conjunction with the week-long triennial WMTC, November 3-7 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, Rhode Island.

The automation webinar will discuss the role automation will play in the maritime industry in the future and automation technologies currently in use in maritime operations. It will also highlight the technological, operational and social challenges of autonomous marine vessels. A question and answer session will follow.

To register for WMTC 2015, view the conference schedule, get travel and hotel information, or learn about exhibit and sponsorship opportunities, visit the conference web site or contact Alana Anderson, SNAME Director of Events, aanderson@sname.org or 1+703.997.6705.

SNAME is an internationally recognized non-profit professional society of individual members serving the maritime and offshore industries and their suppliers. Founded in 1893, the Society comprises over 6,000 individuals worldwide. Membership is open to all qualified applicants.

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