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About the symposium

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority invites you to attend its navigation safety symposium—NAV18.

NAV18 explores the future of safe navigation as emerging technologies gain momentum across the maritime sector.

Participants will consider how technology will affect modern aids to navigation, vessel systems and people working in the industry.

NAV18 will be held at the Sofitel Broadbeach on the Gold Coast, Australia from 1 to 3 May 2018.


Provisional program

Day one – Tuesday 1 May 2018

9.00am–9.55am Session 1: Symposium opening and keynote address
10.30am–12.00pm Session 2: The future of navigation
1.00pm–2.30pm Session 3: Marine navigation systems
3.00pm–4.30pm Session 4: Aids to navigation and navigation services
5.30pm–7.30pm Welcome reception

Day two – Wednesday 2 May 2018 (Concurrent streams)

7.30am–8.30am Breakfast session: Ms Kate D Adamson and Mr Francis Zachariae
Stream A: Aids to navigation services Stream B: Shipboard navigation
9.30am–11.00am Session 5A: The operation and management of aids to navigation Session 5B: Operational safety
11.30am–1.00pm Session 6A: Asset management Session 6B: Risk management
2.00pm–3.15pm Session 7A: Technology and innovations Session 7B: Navigational services
3.45pm–4.30pm Session 8A: Safety, environmental and heritage matters Session 8B: Training future navigators

Day three – Thursday 3 May 2018

9.00am–10.30am Session 9: Panel discussion—What makes a modern safety regulator?
11.00am–12.30pm Session 10: The future role of vessel traffic services and Automatic Identification Systems
1.30pm–3.00pm Session 11: Autonomous navigation—ensuring safety
3.35pm–3.45pm Session 12: Symposium closing