Next jump of USV technologies towards commercial shipping – Italian experience – Presented by Cristiana Pagni, Tecnomar

An italian experience for the next ‘jump’ of Unmanned surface vessel (USV) technologies towards commercial shipping – Presented by Cristiana Pagni, Consorzio Tecnomar Liguria at the Unmanned Cargo Ship Conference, which takes place on June 13, 2017, at Maaspoort, Venlo, The Netherlands.

Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) are widely employed for both military and civil applications (e.g. costal raids, mine search and rescue, research activities related to sea and littoral investigations, etc.). Within the USV PERMARE, ProDifCon and SWAD Projects (supported by Distretto Ligure delle Tecnologie Marine (DTLM) funded by the Ministry of Education and Research – MIUR, grants DM62573, DM62574 and DM62572- with a public-private partnership of SMEs, BE and Research centres) effectiveness and efficiency (e.g. environmentally-friendly performances, maximum operative range and endurance as well as detection performances) of such vehicles have been largely improved, in terms of reliability and compactness, of hybrid and/or fully electric propulsion systems, of real-time and remote accessible on-board monitoring systems and high range/bandwidth transmission data devices.

About Cristiana Pagni
Cristiana Pagni is an experienced entrepreneur in the maritime and defence technology sectors and CEO of Sitep GROUP ( Since 2009 she is also president of Consorzio Tecnomar Liguria, representing small enterprise in the board of DTLM (Ligurian Cluster of Marine Technology), born to promote research in the local marine industry.

Mrs Pagni is one of the most known and respected businesswoman in Italy and has gathered experience as manager of Sitep since 1998. Ms. Pagni has always been very proactive in promoting female entrepreneurial activities. She has been Vice President of Confindustria La Spezia and is now the President of La Spezia EPS Special Agency of the Chamber of Commerce of Riviere di Liguria.

Confindustria is the lead organization representing the manufacturing, construction, energy, transportation, ITC, tourism and services industries in Italy.

About Consorzio Tecnomar Liguria
Tecnomar Liguria is a Consortium of small and medium size enterprises operating in Italy, in the Region of Liguria, and set up in 2009 to actively participate to the governance of the Liguria Cluster of Marine Technologies (DLTM) and to promote strategic projects dealing with naval technologies for the defense, shipbuilding and leisure boat crafting technologies, and with monitoring, remediation and security of the sea environment.

About Unmanned Cargo Ship Conference

Sea freight volumes continue to increase and shipping industry is challenged with finding new ways to offer competitive and sustainable services. Still in its infancy, research and development projects into unmanned maritime cargo initiatives are aiming to bring about massive disruptions in the global transportation world throughout the complete logistics value chain.

Focus topics: Remote control technology; Security; Legal and liability implications;Autonomous operation architecture (5G / satellite);Human factors;New value chains / business models and more…..

The Unmanned Cargo Ship Conference is part of the first global multimodal unmanned cargo systems event – a two-day event (Jun 13-14, 2017) that includes 4 dedicated conferences and an exhibition:Cargo Innovation ConferenceUnmanned Cargo Ship ConferenceUnmanned Cargo Ground Vehicle ConferenceUnmanned Cargo Aircraft ConferenceSmart Logistics Expo



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