Our research to support the safe introduction of autonomous technologies into the maritime domain covers underlying technical research and work from demonstrators in areas such as onshore operators and unmanned marine systems.
This section pulls together all the research taking place in the maritime domain. It also highlights cross-domain work which will be of use to those working in the sector.
Where possible, a lot of the guidance we publish is intentionally developed to be suitable for use in any domain. You will therefore find key pieces of research below that are suitable for those working in any sector.
Body of Knowledge guidance
You can access entries in the Body of Knowledge related to the safety assurance of autonomous maritime systems below, along with useful guidance suitable for all domains. The guidance in the Body of Knowledge is often generalised, enabling you to learn from research undertaken in other domains. You can also access all Body of Knowledge Guidance.
We have two AAIP-funded projects in the maritime domain. These are shown below. We have funded projects in a number of other domains and you can also view all of the AAIP-funded demonstrator projects.
Latest research papers
Here is the most recent paper based on research in the maritime domain from one of our demonstrator teams. You can also view all of our research papers.
- Wu, P., Harris, C., Salavasidis, G., Lorenzo-Lopez, A., Kamarudzaman, I., Phillips, A., Thomas, G., and Anderlini, E. "Unsupervised anomaly detection for underwater gliders using generative adversarial networks" in Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Volume 104, September 2021. Github repository linked in the paper.
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Our other research domains
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