Autonomous ships 2024

Autonomous ships 2024
Maritime Autonomy advances offer opportunities and regulatory challenges. Ongoing projects testing autonomous coastal and ocean routes have significant implications for the industry. Join us for this inspiring conference in November 2024.
The rapid technological development in the field of Maritime Autonomy is creating an opportunity for the marine industry as well as a challenge for the regulatory framework. In recent years, various ships projects involving coastal and ocean-going routes with different degrees of autonomy are being tested. Those will have great implications for naval architects, shipbuilders, shipping companies, and maritime systems providers.

In December 2024, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will host 109th session of the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) where the Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) group will meet again. The Royal Institution of Naval Architects and IDA Maritim, a professional network at Danish Society of Engineers are organising the 3rd Autonomous ship conference on 20-21 November 2024 ahead of the IMO meeting. The conference will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark.

You find the list of abstracts here.

Find the preliminary programme here


Before 1. June 2024:
Non-members, members of IDA / RINA and DSNAME 2.625 DKK / 350 Euro

Senior and unemployed members 1.875 DKK / 250 Euro (limited number of seats)  (OBS! If you are a RINA member you must register directly to Helle Borch at - The mail must include: Name, Company Name and inovice-address)

Authors / Speakers 1.125 DKK / 150 Euro (You must register directly to Helle Borch at - The mail must include: Name, Company Name and inovice-address)

RINA Student Members 
can attend the conference free of charge, but the ticket availability is limited. If you would like to become a RINA Student Member and register for the event, please contact RINA Event Team at
The membership is free of charge.

From 1. June 2024:
Non-members, Members of IDA / RINA and DSNAME 3.375 DKK / 450 Euro
Please note that the price will not increase for seniors, unemployed members and Authors after 1. June.

RINA and IDA Maritim invites papers on topics including but not limited to:
  • IMO MASS Code Development
  • Maritime remote-control technology
  • Automated onboard systems
  • Autonomous technology
  • E-navigation
  • Safety and Security
  • Impact on maritime workforce
  • Environmental impact
  • Legal implications and maritime regulations
  • Case studies and research projects

Cancellations received before 1. November 2024 is free of charge. After 1. November 2024 are subject to the full event fee. Delegates may be substituted; however, this must be sent in writing and confirmed with the RINA Events Team. It may be necessary for reasons beyond our control to alter the content and timing of the programme. In the unlikely event that RINA cancels the event for any reason, our liability is limited to the return of the registration fee.

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  • When

    From: 20. nov. 2024 - 09:00 To: 21. nov. 2024 - 16:00
  • Where

    IDA Conference, Kalvebod Brygge 31-33, 1530 København V

  • Registration Deadline

    18. nov. 2024 - 12:00

  • Organizer

    IDA Maritim

  • Available Seats


  • Event Number


  • Student member

    1.125 kr.

  • Unemployed

    1.875 kr.

  • Senior member

    1.875 kr.

  • Participant, not a member of IDA

    2.625 kr.

  • Corporate member

    2.625 kr.

  • Member of the organizer

    2.625 kr.

  • Member

    2.625 kr.