Authored: November 18, 2021

On behalf of the READINESS group, we are delighted to inform you that we will host an online symposium on global transitions in the maritime industry. This symposium will take place on December 1, 2021, from 15:00-17:00 CET. The main focus of this symposium lies on the question; ‘How can sea vessels remain efficient and competitive in a rapidly evolving and uncertain society?’. This event is free to attend and open to the public.

Preliminary Program

15:00-15:05 Welcome address / Opening

by J.H.J. Pruyn

15:05-15:35 Session 1: READINESS Project

by N. Kougiatsos, J. Zwaginga and M. Blokland (READINESS)

15:35-16:00 Session 2: In the realization of smarter and more autonomous ships.

by M. Vagia (SINTEF)

16:00-16:10 Break

16:10-16:35 Session 3: 5 Ways to Zero: Conoship's route to zero-emission shipping for cargo vessels

by G. van der Bles (Conoship)

16:35-17:00 Session 4: Optimizing Ships using the Holistic Accelerated Concept Design Methodology.

by R. de Winter (C-JOB)

17:00 Q&A and Wrap-up

by J.H.J. Pruyn

Where and when

December 1st 2021, 15:00-17:00 CET

Due to the uncertain development of COVID-19 and the recent advice from the Dutch Government, we have made the decision to move forwards with the Symposium as an online event. This means that registration is not required. To attend this event you can simply click the following link to the Microsoft Teams meeting here.

A Google Calendar invitation for this symposium can be found here.


If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us at: