Call for Papers: Safety and Regulations for European Unmanned Maritime Systems (SARUMS)

January 12, 2012 - via European Defence Agency

Exploring Safe design and operations for the European Unmanned Maritime Systems
Date: 18-19 April 2012
Venue: European Defence Agency (EDA), Brussels

The Workshop supported by European Defence Agency and SARUMS Working Group is open to Industry, Research Institutes and Government Organisations.

The objective of SARUMS is to provide European Navies a best practice safety framework for Unmanned Maritime Systems that recognises their operational usage, legal status and the needs of Navies. The philosophy behind this guidance will be based on the management of risk as well as applicable rules and regulations. The group is currently developing a document for this purpose titled:
Best practice guide for UMS handling, operations, design and regulations.

A significant improvement in interoperability and standardisation in design and operation of Unmanned Maritime Vehicles is expected if nations decide to adopt this guidance document.

The workshop aims to cover three main topics that could be applied to military as well as
civilian unmanned maritime vehicles:

UMS legislation, assurance, liability
Applicable rules, regulations, experience and best practice guidance

UMS safety related to operation
Systems, procedures, experience to achieve safe operations

UMS safety related to design
Systems, products, technology, research needed to accomplish a safe design

Contributions to the Conference.
Formal paper is not required but presentation should be supplied digitally in advance for distribution to attendees.
An offer of a presentation should contain the following information:
1] Title of presentation
2] A synopsis of approximately 150 words to explain the contents of the presentation.
3] Contact details:
Email the proposal to, no later than 29 February 2012.

Your offer will be evaluated and you will be notified if your presentation is accepted as soon as possible but no later than 16th March 2012.

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