USN signs agreement on development of Shore Control Center – for autonomous vessels

University of South-Eastern Norway (USN) recently signed an agreement with Wilhelmsen Ship Management og classification company DNV GL on development of a Shore Control Center for autonomous vessels. The center will be situated at Wilhelmsen´s offices in Lysaker, Norway.

– The agreement is regarding competence requirements and training of crew and operations, In addition to certification and quality control of maritime autonomous vessels. All shall be according to laws and regulations on ship safety and responsibility in case of accidents, says assistant professor <Tor Erik Jensen from the Institute of Maritime Operations at USN

For more information (in Norwegian), see this link.