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Discover PIONEERS’ upcoming events #PIONEERSontheRoad

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Discover PIONEERS' upcoming events #PIONEERSontheRoad [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]2024 IEEE 20th International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering 📆 28 August - 1 September 2024 📍 Bari, Italy   The 2024 IEEE 20th International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE 2024) is one of the three flagship conferences of the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society and provides a primary forum for cross-industry multidisciplinary research in automation. The conference theme is Automation 5.0: Automation Everywhere for Better and Smarter Living and will include tutorials and workshops, a technical program of presentations, keynote lectures, and social events. The conference will cover a wide range of topics on Systems, Automation, Control Theory, Autonomous Systems, Discrete Event Systems, Smart Cities, Robotics, Building Automation, Smart Mobility, Information and Communication Technologies, and Factory 4.0. Akkodis, a PIONEERS partner, will present two scientific papers on their work developed within the project. More info available soon.   MAGPIE Port-Citizen Workshop 📆 16-18 September 2024 📍 Wesel, Germany   MAGPIE,...

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PIONEERS at IAME Conference 2024

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] PIONEERS at IAME Conference 2024 [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) Conference 2024 took place from 26-28 June in Valencia, Spain, bringing together experts to reflect on critical changes and challenges in the maritime industry. This year’s theme, “Building Innovative Maritime Ecosystems: Smart, Green & Valuable for Society,” emphasized the ongoing transformation of ports, maritime transport, and logistics through technological innovation, environmental sustainability, and societal integration.   Lorenzo Franchi, a researcher and PhD student from Antwerp Management School, attended the conference and presented his research during Parallel Session 8 on 28 June. In his presentation, titled "Determinants Influencing Technology Adoption in Maritime Supply Chain: The Role of Human-Related Interdependencies," focused on the theme of Automatisation and Digitalisation, Lorenzo presented his latest research findings, among many achievements, he shared exciting results from his work on the PIONEERS project.   The IAME Conference 2024 provided a platform for in-depth discussions on the technological revolution, the transition...

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PIONEERS June 2024 Newsletter is out!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] PIONEERS June 2024 Newsletter is out! [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In this issue, you will find a snapshot of our past achievements, upcoming activities and PIONEERS’ developments.   From international conferences to technical developments, make sure you don’t miss any future relevant event and outcome of the project by subscribing to our newsletter here!   We look forward to seeing you in person soon at the upcoming events. Happy reading on behalf of the whole PIONEERS team!   Read the PIONEERS Newsletter #9.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_raw_html]JTNDc3R5bGUlM0UlMEEucW9kZWYtcG9ydGZvbGlvLXRpdGxlJTIwJTdCJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwRElTUExBWSUzQSUyME5PTkUlMjAlMjFpbXBvcnRhbnQlM0IlMEElN0QlMEEuc21hbGwtc2xpZGVyLnFvZGVmLXBvcnRmb2xpby1zaW5nbGUtaG9sZGVyJTIwJTdCJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwTUFSR0lOLVRPUCUzQSUyMDEwMFBYJTIwJTIxaW1wb3J0YW50JTNCJTBBJTdEJTBBJTNDJTJGc3R5bGUlM0U=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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PIONEERS reaches a new milestone with the launch of demo on Inland Automated Vessels Technology

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] PIONEERS reaches a new milestone with the launch of demo on Inland Automated Vessels Technology [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]PIONEERS is excited to announce a new milestone reached in our mission to make Green Ports the future norm! On 25 June 2024, SEAFAR presented the latest advancements in automated sailing technology, marking a significant step forward in sustainable waterborne innovation.   In collaboration with imec, SEAFAR, Port of Antwerp-Bruges, University of Antwerp and Danser, the PIONEERS partners are exploring the potential of remotely operated automated vessels. These vessels provide an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional transportation methods, enhancing both safety and efficiency in port operations.   "AI-enabled tools are revolutionising maritime safety and reducing the environmental impact of port activities through digital transformation," says Ghazaleh Kia, R&D Project Manager at SEAFAR.   About the demo The automated vessels are managed from a Remote Operation Centre, where a single captain can supervise multiple vessels. This setup, utilising Artificial Intelligence, enhances observation and decision-making...

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PIONEERS at Danube Ports Days 2024

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] PIONEERS at Danube Ports Days 2024 [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]PIONEERS is taking part of the Danube Ports Days 2024, happening from 29-30 October 2024, in Budapest, Hungary.    The Danube Ports Days Event is back, promising another edition filled with innovative discussions, collaborative insights, and a focus on sustainability within the realm of ports. PIONEERS will be part of the two-day exhibition, which will highlight EU-funded projects with a dedicated poster.   This event aims to bring together industry leaders, experts, and enthusiasts to explore the pressing questions that shape the future of ports and their impact on the environment.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_raw_html]JTNDc3R5bGUlM0UlMEEucW9kZWYtcG9ydGZvbGlvLXRpdGxlJTIwJTdCJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwRElTUExBWSUzQSUyME5PTkUlMjAlMjFpbXBvcnRhbnQlM0IlMEElN0QlMEEuc21hbGwtc2xpZGVyLnFvZGVmLXBvcnRmb2xpby1zaW5nbGUtaG9sZGVyJTIwJTdCJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwTUFSR0lOLVRPUCUzQSUyMDEwMFBYJTIwJTIxaW1wb3J0YW50JTNCJTBBJTdEJTBBJTNDJTJGc3R5bGUlM0U=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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PIONEERS 3rd General Assembly

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] PIONEERS 3rd General Assembly [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]PIONEERS consortium partners recently gathered for the 3rd General Assembly of the project, held on 12-13 June 2024. Hosted by the Municipality and Port of Venlo in the Netherlands, in the beautiful circular and cradle-to-cradle City Hall, nearly 70 participants from across Europe came together to discuss innovative steps towards sustainability in European ports.   We were warmly welcomed by Vera Tax, Member of the European Parliament, and Antoin Scholten, Mayor of Venlo. Their opening remarks sparked conversations on the EU Green Deal, TEN-T regulations, and Venlo's sustainability journey. Following this, we delved into the state of the project, with presentations on the progress of 19 demonstrations, the development of the Green Port Master Plan, and overall recent achievements and next steps.   The first day concluded with a bus excursion to the Port of Venlo and a visit to our partner, Supply Chain Valley, the largest inland rail terminal in...

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PIONEERS at TOC Europe 2024

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] PIONEERS at TOC Europe 2024 [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]PIONEERS participated in TOC Europe, from 11-13 June 2024, in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.   At our consortium partner VDL booth (G14), PIONEERS was showcased and attendees had the opportunity to discover the innovative solutions towards a green and sustainable future for ports being developed within the project.   TOC Europe is a leading event for port decision-makers, policy experts, and solution providers worldwide. It is an essential platform to explore the latest port technology, connect with over 4,000 industry leaders, build new partnerships, and expand your business globally. The event offered more than 100 hours of high-level content, including live interviews, speaker presentations, and on-demand sessions, providing endless opportunities to learn, network, and be inspired.   Many thanks to all participants who passed by! Don't miss the boat - stay tuned with #PIONEERSeuports.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_raw_html]JTNDc3R5bGUlM0UlMEEucW9kZWYtcG9ydGZvbGlvLXRpdGxlJTIwJTdCJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwRElTUExBWSUzQSUyME5PTkUlMjAlMjFpbXBvcnRhbnQlM0IlMEElN0QlMEEuc21hbGwtc2xpZGVyLnFvZGVmLXBvcnRmb2xpby1zaW5nbGUtaG9sZGVyJTIwJTdCJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwTUFSR0lOLVRPUCUzQSUyMDEwMFBYJTIwJTIxaW1wb3J0YW50JTNCJTBBJTdEJTBBJTNDJTJGc3R5bGUlM0U=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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PIONEERS at the Maritime Decarbonization by Enabling Key Technology Symbiosis Seminar 2024

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] PIONEERS at the Maritime Decarbonization by Enabling Key Technology Symbiosis Seminar 2024 [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The World Maritime University (WMU) hosted the "Maritime Decarbonization by Enabling Key Technology Symbiosis" seminar from 16-17 May 2024, in Malmö, Sweden. The event was dedicated to discussing and promoting green technologies to pave the way for sustainable maritime decarbonization.   On the second day, the seminar focused on the role of ports in the energy transition, under the theme "Ports as Energy Hubs: Opportunity and Challenges". This session, part of the SEANERGY project activities, aimed to gather feedback from relevant port cluster stakeholders to guide EU ports and policy-making towards the decarbonisation of the shipping sector.   PIONEERS and its sister project, MAGPIE, were invited to speak at this session. Wouter Schmidt from the University of Antwerp presented the PIONEERS project, highlighting the importance of ports in providing and producing green energy. While the core of the conference was the discussion on...

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The Future of Maritime Traffic Management: insights on the PIONEERS’ demo on Vessel Traffic Optimisation

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Future of Maritime Traffic Management: insights on the PIONEERS' demo on Vessel Traffic Optimisation [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Curious about the future of maritime traffic in ports?    The Port of Antwerp-Bruges and Macomi’s simulation solution, PortGenie, are developing a Vessel Traffic Optimization demonstrator as part of the PIONEERS project to explore these very questions.   Vessels often face extended waiting times both in port and when approaching it, leading to unnecessary emissions, increased costs, potential safety concerns, and decreased overall port efficiency. To address these issues, PIONEERS is developing advanced technologies to enhance port operations by reducing ship waiting times and improving traffic control in congested port areas.   PIONEERS efforts focus on two key technologies: Optimal Lock Planning and a Decision Support System (DSS). By leveraging business rules and AIS data, is possible to simulate realistic vessel movements and interactions, providing highly detailed insights into waterways navigation and optimizing berth and lock planning. Watch the simulation video here.   Recently,...

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PIONEERS at Greentech for Ports and Terminals Conference 2024

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] PIONEERS at Greentech for Ports and Terminals Conference 2024 [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]PIONEERS was presented at the GreenTech for Ports and Terminals Conference 2024, held from 7-8 May in Barcelona, Spain.   Javier Garrido from the Port of Barcelona showcased PIONEERS during the day 1 morning session titled "High Ambition Climate Collective x C40 Cities Present: Clean Port Power Toolkit." In his presentation, Javier highlighted the role of PIONEERS towards a sustainable future for ports.   The conference brought together leading stakeholders in the industry for two days of insightful content, including case studies, keynote addresses, and panel discussions.   Attendees had the opportunity to: Network and learn from companies and individuals committed to sustainability, gaining valuable insights and connections to further their own sustainability journeys. Understand the critical need for collaboration among ports and terminals to achieve sustainability goals. Explore the implications of EU and IMO green initiatives on the industry, ensuring alignment with regulatory expectations. Discover how early...

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