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Fugro attends recognised autonomous systems training delivered by SeaBot Maritime

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Members of the Fugro uncrewed vessel operations team in the Middle East, being part of the geo-surveying giant’s global uncrewed operations workforce,  have completed SeaBot Maritime’s newly MCA recognised Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) Certified Professional training.


Designed for personnel conducting uncrewed surface vessel (USV) operations, the training equips candidates with the necessary skillset to enable safe and sustainable operations in the marine environment whilst promoting best practices within the maritime sector.


This new MASS Remote Operator Training received MCA (Maritime and Coastguard Agency) voluntary recognition in October 2022, which was developed by SeaBot Maritime in association with its long-term customer, Fugro.


The MASS Operator Training is part of SeaBot Maritime’s MASS Remote Operator Training Scheme, a new workforce career pathway, which has been devised by SeaBot Maritime as a framework for users of uncrewed vessels.


Hannes Swiegers, Director IRM Services & Remote Operations Fugro Middle East, comments, “SeaBot Maritime’s curation and delivery of this ground-breaking course plays a significant part in Fugro’s Dynamic People Plan, being firmly focused on next-generation maritime. Introducing new technologies into a well-established sector has inherent risks associated; having the right personnel who are sufficiently trained and competent, determines the ability to deliver quality remote solutions safely and consistently."

Gordon Meadow, CEO of SeaBot Maritime comments, “The MASS Remote Operator Training Scheme was launched to help overcome the challenges associated with the adoption and operation of next gen maritime technology.”


“SeaBot Maritime’s framework of courses helps to manage the risks in the adoption and use of leading-edge systems.  A suite of further MASS-related training courses is available, together with the new MASS Professional Operator career framework spanning enterprise and defence, which is being rolled out worldwide.”


SeaBot Maritime’s MASS Operations’ UK training facility is headquartered at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, UK, providing solutions to a global customer base both directly and through its customers’ locations worldwide.


SeaBot Maritime provides training, workforce learning and development solutions for customers evolving conventional workforces in the operation of surface and subsurface autonomous marine vehicles; both from parent vessels and remote operations centres (ROCs).


MASS training comprises a blend of instructor-led, synthetic environment and experiential on-water learning, complemented by SeaBot Maritime’s additional solutions including distance-learning solutions, VR, AR, and 3D visualisation tools.

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About | SeaBot Maritime 


SeaBot Maritime champions the crucial role that humans play in the people technology partnership, offering services to shipping, renewable energy, and offshore energy.

With a particular focus on the shift to automation and the use of collaborative systems, SeaBot Maritime uses cutting-edge approaches to revolutionise the learning journey and supports organisations in the adoption of new technology through digital transformation solutions.

Its newly launched Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS) Certified Professional Scheme is delivered by SeaBot Maritime to clients across the world.

SeaBot Maritime’s global training academy, which opened in April 2021, is headquartered at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, UK.

Recently winning the Maritime UK Solent Future Skills Award and shortlisted in the Safety4Sea Training Awards, SeaBot Maritime’s clients include Naval Defence, Fugro, National Oceanography Centre, SBM Offshore and AD Ports. 

About | Fugro

Fugro is the world’s leading Geo-data specialist, collecting and analysing comprehensive information about the Earth and the structures built upon it. Adopting an integrated approach that incorporates acquisition and analysis of Geo-data and related advice, Fugro provides solutions.


With expertise in site characterisation and asset integrity, clients are supported in the safe, sustainable, and efficient design, construction and operation of their assets throughout the full lifecycle.

Employing approximately 9,000 talented people in 59 countries, Fugro serves clients around the globe, predominantly in the energy, infrastructure, and water industries, both offshore and onshore. In 2021, revenue amounted to EUR 1.5 billion. Fugro is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.



Please credit image to Fugro.

Image caption: Fugro Middle East's remote operations team have received the newly approved uncrewed vessel operator course.

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Hannah Kent Colls, Head of Engagement, SeaBot Maritime Ltd,  National Oceanography Centre,  United Kingdom.    E:  T: 07831 411794. 

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