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e-Navigation Underway (North America), a two-day conference, is scheduled for November 6-7 and will be hosted by California State University Maritime Academy at its campus in Vallejo, California.

Organized under the auspices of the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) the theme of the conference is e-Navigation: Opening the Door to the Future – Emerging technologies and their impact in the maritime industry.

Material presented will explore the development of e-navigation and will introduce significant changes affecting the maritime industry. The rate of change is accelerating and the effects on maritime operations and the workforce will be significant. In order to examine future competency requirements, the conference will focus on a spectrum of likely developments, from those on the calendar for 2019 to those perhaps 20+ years in the future.

The conference will provide a snapshot of the likely major e-navigation developments within a twenty-year planning horizon, and do so in sufficient detail to stimulate thought and planning about the nature of the future maritime workforce and the educational and training base needed to support it.

Conference “Take Aways”:

  • Educators and trainers. Information about the future work environment will help establish a base from which to assess how educational and training tracks should be modified to support future workforce requirements.
  • Maritime Managers. Information about pending changes will contribute to planning for future organizational and/or staffing requirements, and support assessment of long-term competency requirements.
  • Members of the maritime workforce. The presentations will provide a basis for planning personal professional development.
  • Students. The presentations will promote understanding of the evolution of the maritime profession, future opportunities, and its competency requirements.

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