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Wednesday 1st December

Brett Phaneuf

Mayflower Autonomous Ship 

With no human captain or onboard crew, the Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS) uses Artificial Intelligence and energy from the sun to travel further and reveal more about the ocean. ProMare is a Marine Research and Exploration non-profit company based in Connecticut, USA.  They will tell us about some of the innovative projects undertaken since their foundation in 2001.  Their latest project is named Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS400) and is supported by IBM as the lead technology and science partner. MAS400 is designed to travel the oceans collecting data about the state of our oceans.  Learn how the ship was conceived, designed, built, tested and managed.  In part two, ProMare will tell us about some of their Global Exploration and Marine Archaeology projects, including shipwreck excavations.