On August 10, the Governors and Premiers released a Smart Ships Action Plan. The action plan includes policy recommendations for the federal governments, states and provinces, and industry to help the region become a leader in this rapidly growing sector.
Smart ships represent a major leap forward in maritime technology. The regional Smart Ships Coalition is working to implement the Action Plan and establish the region as a global center of excellence for smart ship technologies. The opening of the Marine Autonomy Research Site at Michigan Tech University is another important step for our region and will help accelerate our work to create the needed policies and regulations for smart ships.
GSGP Executive Director David Naftzger spoke during the August 10th event in Houghton, Michigan.