UMass Dartmouth hosts Maritime Innovations Conference

STEVEN LOHRENZ, dean of the School for Marine Science at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, is a featured panelist at the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s annual Maritime Innovations Conference. / COURTESY STEVEN LOHRENZ
STEVEN LOHRENZ, dean of the School for Marine Science at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, is a featured panelist at the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s annual Maritime Innovations Conference. / COURTESY STEVEN LOHRENZ

FALL RIVER – University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship hosts its annual Maritime Innovations Conference Nov. 28-29 at the UMass Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 151 Martine St., Fall River.

This year’s conference theme is autonomy, with cybersecurity and communication as subthemes. The event’s mission is to connect the university with industry, organizations, state and federal agencies, and other key stakeholders in order to grow the region’s maritime-based economy.

Panelists include: James Bellingham from the Center for Marine Robotics at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute; Steve Lohrenz, dean of UMass Dartmouth’s School for Marine Science; and Jim Hanlon of COVE, along with many others.

Over the two days, the event will include multifaceted discussions in autonomous platforms, applications and technologies; bring together established marine-technology companies and startups; and give an overview of current industry trends.

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More information is available at: www.umassd.edu/innovate/events/mtstechsurgemaritimeinnovations.

Susan Shalhoub is a PBN contributing writer.