Keynote by Ivar de Josselin de Jong

From MASS Strategy to MASS Reality, moving the industry to an exCiting new ecosystem

On November 8, Ivar de Josselin de Jong  will address the implementation and utilization aspects of autonomous vessels in the maritime industry, highlighting the various challenges and opportunities associated with the emerging MASS ecosystem. Technical hurdles such as connectivity and maturity of autonomy are explored, alongside difficulties in building the confidence for new ways of working with clients and authorities. The presentation also delves into challenges and opportunities around personnel and the desperate need for regulations and industry wide collaboration to move from MASS strategy to MASS reality.

Ivar graduated as a Master of Science in Geology and Environmental Management from Utrecht and Leiden Universities in The Netherlands. His experience in the offshore industry spans over 25 years and he has successfully undertaken various operational and management roles.

In 2007, Ivar joined Fugro and he has been at the cradle of various ground-breaking development programs. He has been the driving force behind strategic partnerships, that to this day, deliver pioneering global remote and autonomous solutions to the marine industry. This includes Fugro’s high speed hydrography solution and the state-of-the-art fleet of uncrewed surface vessels (USVs) with integrated electric, remotely operated vehicles (eROVs).

In his current role Ivar is playing a pivotal role in driving Fugro’s marine robotics strategy transforming and positioning Fugro as market leader in the transition to remote and autonomous operations in the offshore energy market.

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