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TC 7.2. Marine Systems

The technical committee in Marine Systems is devoted to promote discussions on theoretical and practical issues pertaining to the design, development, and operation of marine systems, including those that are at the root of advanced navigation, guidance, and control for surface ships and marine robots.

Welcome Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Web page of the IFAC Technical Committee on MARINE SYSTEMS.

The key objectives of this Technical Committee are to:

  1. promote discussions on theoretical and practical issues pertaining to the design, development, and operation of marine systems, including those that are at the root of advanced navigation, guidance, and control for surface ships and marine robots
  2. foster the organization of international events (workshops, special sessions, conferences, and summer schools)  in the above and related areas. This serves the dual purpose of bringing together key academic and industrial practitioners for discussions and demonstrations of recent advances in navigation, guidance and control of marine craft and to provide a forum where experienced researchers can engage with each other and with postdoctoral students in order to share experiences, motivate new research agendas, describe and analyse scientific and commercial applications, and explore new avenues for future research.
  3. seek strong symbiotic links between academia and the industry
  4. contribute to the dissemination of technical activities related to  marine systems to the student population and the public at large (outreach activities)

The Technical Committee organizes, every three years, the following events:

  1. WORKSHOP ON NAVIGATION, GUIDANCE, AND CONTROL OF UNDERWATER VEHICLES (NGCUV). The last edition of this event was held in Porto, Portugal, from April 10-12, 2012. The next edition will take place in 2015 in Girona, from April 28-30, 2015 (http://www.ngcuv.org)
  2. CONFERENCE ON MANOEUVRING AND CONTROL OF MARINE CRFAT (MCMC). The last edition of this event was held in Arenzano, Italy,  from September 19-21, 2012. The next edition will take place in 2015 in Girona, from August 24-26, 2015 (http://www.conferencemanager.dk/mcmc2015/the-event.html)
  3. CONFERENCE ON CONTROL APPLICATIONS IN MARINE SYSTEMS (CAMS) The last edition of this event was held in Osaka, Japan, from September 18-20, 2013 (http://cams2013.naoe.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp/)

The TC Marine Systems is also keen on co-sponsoring the organization of other events organized by other TCs, of which the following are representative examples:

  • SYMPOSIUM ON CONTROL IN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS
  • WORKSHOP ON MULTIVEHICLE SYSTEMS
  • SYMPOSIUM ON INTELLIGENT AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

The TC Marine Systems welcomes your views, suggestions, and ideas on possible lines of action to further increase the symbiotic links between academia and the industry, carry out outreach activities, and contribute to the definition of new academic curricula. Please feel free to contact the Committee by sending an email to:

TC Chair 

  • Dr. Pere Ridao Rodríguez - (+34) 972 419871 - pere @ eia.udg.edu
  • Centre d'Investigació en Robòtica Submarina (CIRS) - http://cirs.udg.edu 
  •  Address: Technological Park of the University of Girona - CIRS Building  
  • C/ Pic de Peguera S/N - CP 17071 - Girona -Spain
  • Computer Vision and Robotics Research Institute - http://vicorob.udg.edu
  • University of Girona - http://www.udg.edu

TC Co-chair

  • Tristan Perez 
  • Electrical Eng. & Computer Sc. | Queensland University of Technology  
  • Gardens Point, S Block 1109 (via S1107) | 2 George Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000 | CRICOS No. 00213J
  • p: + 61 7 3138 9076 | e: tristan.perez @ qut.edu.au
  • w: http://staff.qut.edu.au/staff/perez5/