Welcome to the ECDIS Revolution
9 May 14 - Dates for the 2014 conference are now planned as 11 and 12 November in London.
27 Jan 14 - Provisional dates for the next London conference set as 19 & 20 November.
29 Apr 13 - Provisional agenda for the 4th conference now available on-line. Speaking opportunities exist.
The Revolution is changing.The 2013 conference, being the 4th in the series of this ECDIS Revolution, continued to demonstrate there is still much to be done and learnt as the maritime industry manoeuvres through this transition from paper to electronic charts. Feedback from earlier conferences while tied into a strong agenda and experienced speakers led to a full two day programme which regularly fell behind time due to the extended debates which transpired after speaker sessions. From lessons learnt in respect to the limited time dedicated to the afternoon workshops where discussion had both positive and negative comments, we will look into the means by which to give more time to delegates to debate the specifics related to ECDIS and HELM in the forthcoming conference. With the dates of the 5th conference now planned as 11 and 12 November 2014 to take place in London at a venue still to be confirmed, the agenda is rapidly filling with some high profile speakers. As has been the aim of the organisers throughout, our intention this year is to look to generate a Special Interest Group who will work alongside our supporting partners IMarEST in the generation of a white paper which will be issued to the maritime industry in 2015. Key representatives from companies and organisations associated with the safety of mariners when it comes to electronic navigation will be invited to join this group as part of our continual effort to lead the industry via the series of conferences. At the same time, sponsors and manufacturers are more than welcome to apply to assist in the promotion of this conference as well as bring equipment to demonstrate to the delegates. As always, our LinkedIn discussion group remains active with debates generated there on matters relating to the use and operation of ECDIS. Visitors may access the group through this link to leave comment and advise their fellow mariners on their views and other areas of thought as the world moves into the next era of electronic navigation. This website is available to the manufacturers and training colleges to promote their latest products while also seeing the comments of the users to obtain a better appreciation of the thoughts of their systems from an operators point of view. Any company wishing to publish ECDIS related advertisements are advised to download the relevant Advert rates pdf document or contact us.