AUTOBarge second network-wide event and mid-term project review meeting

The second network-wide event and mid-term project review meeting with the Project Officer of the MSCA ETN AUTOBarge project were held from November 14-17, 2022, at the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg.

Day 1, November 14th started with a welcome meeting from Chalmers local organisation committee, followed by technical training sessions for every ESR. The topics include Ship Resistance and Energy Consumption by Prof. Jonas Ringsberg and Prof.Wengang Mao, Human Factors of Maritime Automation by Prof. Scott MacKinnon, and Handling Thick and Rich Data from Dr. Monica Lundh.

Day 2 and 3 consisted of discussing the progress report with the project coordinator and parallel sessions regarding collaboration and discussion about training plans within each work package, followed by different meetings with the REA Project Officer. ESRs  presented their research finding and progress in pitch presentations and had fruitful discussions with experts from industry and academia.

After a lunch break on day 3 (November 16), all interested participants were invited to a guided tour across Chalmers Lindholmen Campus for a lab visit to Sweden’s most extensive simulator centre for education and research in shipping, where they enjoyed the opportunity to steering the ship in a full simulator. The day ended with the social activity of a lovely dinner with all ESRs and Consortium members present onboard a restaurant boat.

Day 4 (November 17th) consists of S/T Training regarding Maritime Analytic Framework and Port Collaborative Decision Making, followed by remarks – evaluation meeting of NWE2 between the project manager and ESRs.  The NWE2 ended with a casual and joyful walk & talk through the beautiful Gothenburg Botanical wild park.

An article by Chengqian Zhang

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