Looking at the present and future applications
Drones are already being adopted by the maritime and offshore industries. We’ve recently seen drones being trialled by Wilhelmsen Ship Services
and Maersk for ship deliveries with cost savings of over 80%, AkzoNobel and DNV GL are already using drone technology for tank inspections,
and oil and wind energy companies are increasingly using drones for remote inspections of rigs and offshore wind installations.
What does the future hold?
It doesn’t take much to imagine a future where drone technology, above, on and below the water has an increasingly important role in the world of shipping.
Port State Control agencies are looking at drones to measure emissions and ballast compliance, coastguards see drones playing a vital role in search
and rescue and border control agencies won’t be long adopting them in anti-terror and anti-smuggling operations.
As with any rapidly evolving technology, the potential applications will quickly outpace regulations. Already many port and harbours are no-drone zones, cruise liners specifically prohibit passengers bringing drones on board (understandably), many countries and cities have their own or no regulations.
What role could drones play in my organisation?
We’re bringing together some of the visionaries in the use of drones in the maritime industry, we’ll look at how the tech is evolving, how expertise in maritime and offshore use is developing and look at the opportunities to improve safety, cut costs and how as an industry some sensible rules can be put in place.
If you are interested in learning more about how drone technology can be used to improve your operations and how yards,
class, shipowners, regulators and coastguard agencies will be using this technology in the near future, this is for you.
This unique event will take place at Prodock, a world class facility developed by the Port of Amsterdam which is an innovation
hub and test facility for drones. Delegates will benefit from extensive networking and live field demonstrations.
If you’d like to speak or exhibit at one of future events, please get in touch!