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2020 RTCM Annual Assembly

Virtual Conference Program

Day 1 - Tuesday, September 22, 2020


Session 1 - 10:00 am - 10:30 am (EDT)  (Virtual) 

RTCM Opening Session 

Chris Hoffman

RTCM Chairman of the Board

Welcome and Introduction to

RTCM Annual Meeting



Ed Wendlandt

RTCM President 

Assembly Overview


RTCM Standards Updates


Session 2 - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm (EDT)  (Virtual)

RTCM Technical 1 - Autonomous Shipping

Captain Michael H. Trent, USN (Ret.)

Managing Director,


Session Introduction by Moderator  

  • RTCM Member and founder of MARITECH USA


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Ørnulf Jan Rødseth

Senior Scientist, SINTEF AS and General Manager, Norwegian Forum on Autonomous Ships

Autonomous ships: Why, How and When? 

  • Ornulf is an SME and prolific writer on the subject of autonomous ships
  • The discussion will include his views on the future of e-Navigation and the interactions of autonomous, remote-controlled and conventional ships

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Brett Phaneuf

Director, Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS) Project and President, Submergence Group, LLC

The Mayflower Autonomous Ship – A New Era In Ocean Research

  • To discuss the planned trans-Atlantic sailing of this scientific vessel
  • Focus to be on communications, monitoring and control of the vessel, and edge computing

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 Dor Raviv

Chief Technology Officer,   ORCA AI

Autonomous Navigation for Ships  

  • Dor served in the Israeli Navy and has led the development of Orca AI’s solutions for safe navigation, collision avoidance and their AI/ML/DL engine 
  • The discussion will include ORCA’s unique approach to dealing with navigation in congested ship traffic, harbor approaches and port entry using ML/DL


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Domenic Carlucci 

ABS Director, Machinery, Electrical and Controls

Classification of Autonomous Vessels 

  • Domenic’s group has been leading the effort by ABS to define industry methods for implementing and classifying autonomous functionality and systems
  • ABS has published 4 documents on novel concepts, smart functions, qualifying new technologies and autonomy over the last 3 years 


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