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SeaBot Maritime CEO, Gordon Meadow, briefs NATO Naval Armament Group at NATO HQ in Brussels

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Gordon Meadow, CEO of SeaBot Maritime, together with Chairman, Steve Brunton, CBE, and supported by Ross McFarlane of FUGRO, were honoured to be invited to brief the NATO Naval Armament Group (NNAG) at NATO HQ in Brussels this week to discuss marine autonomy. 

The presentation enabled Gordon and Ross, as Co-Chairs of the MASSPeople Working Group, to brief on its work towards international standards for autonomy and SeaBot Maritime's MASS Certified Professional Competency Scheme and associated MASS training currently being rolled out by FUGRO.

SeaBot Maritime's devised the world's first Maritime Autonomous Surface Systems (MASS) professional certified training scheme for FUGRO, which was delivered by SeaBot Maritime at its training academy  based in Southampton, UK.

MASSPeople's partnership of multiple flag states from around the world shares in the challenge of developing training and competency standards for the operation of remote and autonomous technology. The aim of MASSPeople to explore the human dimension of remote and autonomously enabled maritime autonomous surface ships (MASS) is something that the NNAG representative felt was very relevant to its activities.

Gordon Meadow comments, "As this is the first time that NATO has discussed marine autonomy and international standards, it was a privilege to be invited to talk to this august group of world leaders representing 23 countries."

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NOTES TO EDITORS

About SeaBot Maritime

Part of the SeaBot Group, SeaBot Maritime is a British business founded in 2018, working with those who operate within critical industries to meet the challenges of the fast-moving digital age.

With a particular focus on the shift to automation and the use of collaborative systems, SeaBot Maritime uses cutting-edge approaches to create effective technology partnerships, revolutionising the learning journey, end-to-end, and help organisations understand, underpin and maintain workforce competency requirements. 

Gordon Meadow, Founder & CEO, SeaBot Maritime & SeaBot Group

Gordon Meadow is CEO and Founder of SeaBot Maritime, CEbotiX, and of the SeaBot Group.  He is committed to global development of Maritime Education and Training and the digital transformation of the maritime workforce’s transition to the connected mariner. 

Gordon is driving the skills and competencies agenda at various industry forums; he is Chair of the IMarEST's Maritime Autonomous Surface Ship (MASS) Special Interest Group, Co-Chair of the International Standards Working Group, MASSPeople and Chair of the UK MASRWG, People Skills and Ethics Committee. 

He is also a member of the Society of Maritime Industries MASG Committee and represents IMarEST on the Royal Academy of Engineering Safety and Ethics of Autonomous Systems working group.

 

About the SeaBot Group

SeaBot Group’s mission is to make maritime Safer, Cleaner and Smarter and we champion the crucial role that the human plays in the people technology partnership. 

Through our subsidiaries, SeaBot Maritime and CEbotiX, which is the National Centre for Excellence in Marine Robotics, which is headquartered at the National Oceanography Centre’s Innovation Centre, we offer change transformation and training services to shipping, renewable energy and offshore energy. 

 

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