Since we are still going through a period of uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Annual Conference of Marine Technology is currently scheduled to be held virtually on December 2, 2021.
In case the restrictive measures will be lifted by the end of the coming summer we may have the opportunity to proceed to an Annual Conference of Marine Technology with the physical presence of the audience on 1st & 2nd of December, 2021.
The H.I.M.T. boasts of the high scientific merit of its Annual Conference, which became a focal event in Greece for discussing technological advances relevant to the Greek and international shipping, ranging from innovation to practical application. Based on previous experience, this year’s event is expected to be strongly supported by the maritime community, gathering experts and stakeholders from business, academia and the public sector.
The H.I.M.T. Annual Meeting is traditionally arranged to accommodate the following activities:
A Technology Conference including a Round Table Discussion,
A Technology Exhibition, (in case of physical attendance)
I.M.T.’s Annual Dinner and the H.I.M.T. Annual Prize award. (in case of physical attendance)
The thematic topics of the 2021 Conference have been specified as follows:
Design and operation of ships and offshore structures.
Autonomous ships and smart applications in the maritime industry: challenges and opportunities.
Recent and forthcoming guidelines of international organizations to reduce the emissions of the Green House Gases (GHG) and applications.
Management, evaluation and optimization of the operation of the ship, its subsystems and the port facilities.
Technologies and materials for enhancing maritime safety.
Novel technologies for the construction, conversion and survey of ships.
Innovative ship propulsion systems.
Improving the energy efficiency of ships.
New resources to supply energy to ships, including hybrid systems.
Methods for the remote inspection of ships
Scheduling of fleet maintenance and repair.
Examples of good practice for sustainable shipping.
Digitalization, digital data transfer, cybersecurity in shipping: challenges and opportunities.
Ship recycling: challenges and prospects.
Protection of the marine environment.
The Scientific and the Organizing Committee of the Conference are responsible for all the activities during the Annual Conference 2021. Their members will be announced at a later date.