SPECIAL SESSION #10
Metrology for Maritime Transport, Ports and Shipping
Leonardo s.p.a., Italy
The Nautical Institute, UK
Gdynia Maritime University, Poland
This special session aiming to further sharing knowledge, exchange of ideas and proposals on latest researches and practical applications for maritime surveillance and transport systems, ports and shipping. On field measurements and applications, practical experiences from real world systems are particularly welcomed as well as novel theories and academic researches.
Possible topic are, but not limited to:
- Vessel Traffic Services (VTS);
- Coastal Surveillance Systems (CSS);
- Satellite Surveillance and Communications;
- Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Solutions;
- Autonomous Vessels and Drone Ships;
- Maritime Simulations Systems;
- Maritime Training Systems;
- Maps and Cartography;
- Prototype Components and Systems;
- Ports Logistics;
- Ports and shipping tourism;
- Systems Integration and Commissioning;
- Maritime Informatics;
- Digital communications supporting vessel tracking and autonomous vessel operations;
- And anything else related to the Maritime Sector.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS
Dr Michele Fiorini CEng, FIET, SMIEEE educated at Ancona (Italy), Bath (United Kingdom) and Gdańsk (Poland) Universities, holds a Ph.D. in electronic and telecommunications engineering in Italy and an M.B.A. in strategy, programme and project management in Poland. He is an engineering manager at Leonardo s.p.a. in Rome (Italy) where he is providing technical and management leadership on maritime e-navigation and strategic C5ISR (command, control, communications, computers, cyber-defence, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance) systems. He served as an industrial member at the IALA* in Paris (France) and is member of the MBA Advisory Board at the Gdańsk University of Technology (Poland).
He is author of an international patent on anti-piracy system for navigation in critical areas (EP2601647A1, 2015) and tens of peer-reviewed publications including a book chapter in the “Organizational Change, Innovation and Business Development. The Impact of Non-Technological Innovations” edited by Magdalena Popowska and Julita E. Wasilczuk (Routledge, 2022) and two IET Transportation Series books: “ICT Solutions and Digitalisation in Ports and Shipping” (2021) and “Clean Mobility and Intelligent Transport Systems” (2015).
Dr Fiorini has been a Session Chair at the 2013 Euro-Asia Economic Forum in Xi’an, China; Chair of the Council at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) in London, 2017-‘18; and a Chair of Judges at the Engineering & Technology (E&T) Innovation Awards 2022.
(*) The International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities, previously known as International Association of Lighthouse Authorities.
Jillian Carson-Jackson, B.ED, FNI, FRIN has over three decades of experience in the maritime environment, promoting education, training, diversity and inclusion. With practical experience both afloat and ashore, she has management experience in different government areas, including aids to navigation (AtoN), Vessel Traffic Services (VTS), regulation of maritime pilots, vessel tracking and maritime technology related fields. Through a varied career, Jillian has worked at the operational, technical, policy and legislative level. This includes work with the International Maritime Organization (IMO), International Telecommunication Union (ITU), International Electrotechnical Commissi on (IEC), and the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) in addition to her work with the Canadian Coast Guard and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. She currently manages her own maritime consultancy, providing a focus on technical advice, maritime education and training, and port risk assessment.
Jillian is the chair of the IALA ENAV Committee WG 2 (emerging digital technologies) and the IALA VTS Committee WG3 (Training and Personnel). She was recently appointed a director of GlobalMET and is the Past-President of the Nautical Institute.
Julia Kosiek, BASc., Eng., graduated from the Gdynia Maritime University in engineering transport. She is project assistant at Actia Forum, Consulting Dept. and Motus Foundation, specialised in market surveys in transport, tourism and environment as well as European projects and business counselling on transport, logistics, ports, energy and infrastructure.