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Date Change: Out of an abundance of caution regarding Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Sixth Biennial Marine Transportation System Innovative Science and Technology Conference, which was originally scheduled for June, has been rescheduled for March 15-17, 2021. We hope to see you then.

Convened by
Transportation Research Board's Marine Group Technical Activities Committees and the Marine Board

Sponsored by


This sixth biennial conference in partnership with the U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System (CMTS) will showcase current and emerging innovative science and technologies related to maritime transportation. Join your colleagues from government, industry, and academia to examine the rapidly evolving applications of autonomous and automated technologies. Through engaged discussion and debate with noted thought leaders, directed panelists, and leading scientists and engineers, we will explore the direction, technical challenges, enabling technologies, and potential hurdles to successfully navigate the future of the marine transportation system.

Registration includes continental breakfast and breaks (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday), Lunch (Monday and Tuesday), and the Reception (Monday).