Metrology for Maritime Transport, Ports and Shipping



Michele Fiorini

Leonardo s.p.a., Italy


Jillian Carson-Jackson

The Nautical Institute (President), UK


This special session aiming to further sharing knowledge, exchange of ideas and proposals on latest researches and practical applications for maritime surveillance and transport systems, ports and shipping. On field measurements and applications, practical experiences from real world systems are particularly welcomed as well as novel theories and academic researches.


Possible topic are, but not limited to:

  • Vessel Traffic Services (VTS);
  • Coastal Surveillance Systems (CSS);
  • E-navigation;
  • Satellite Surveillance and Communications;
  • Digitalisation;
  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Solutions;
  • Cybersecurity;
  • Autonomous Vessels and Drone Ships;
  • Maritime Simulations Systems;
  • Maritime Training Systems;
  • Maps and Cartography;
  • Prototype Components and Systems;
  • Ports Logistics;
  • Systems Integration and Commissioning;
  • Maritime Informatics;
  • Digital communications supporting vessel tracking and autonomous vessel operations;
  • And anything else related to the Maritime Sector.


Michele Fiorini, educated at Ancona (Italy), Bath (United Kingdom) and Gdańsk (Poland) Universities, Michele Fiorini SMIEEE holds a Ph.D. in electronic and telecommunications engineering in Italy and an M.B.A. in strategy, programme and project management in Poland. He is an engineering manager at Leonardo s.p.a. in Rome (Italy) where he is providing technical and management leadership on maritime transport and border control systems. He is also an industrial member at the IALA* in Paris (France) and member of the MBA advisory board at the Gdańsk University of Technology in Poland. Michele has been Chair of the Council at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) in London, UK, 2017-2018, and a session chair at the Euro-Asia Economic Forum (Xi'an, China, 2013). In June 2018 he has been invited to provide a special lecture and advices at Mokpo National Maritime University (MMU), Republic of Korea on how to solve navigational risk based on vulnerability of maritime accidents for e-Navigation. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) registered to the Engineering Council in the UK and co-editor of two IET Transportation Series books: “Clean Mobility and Intelligent Transport Systems” (2015) and “ICT Solutions and Digitalisation in Ports and Shipping” (2021).
Dr Fiorini has been 2021 Finalist for an IET Achievement Medal in Systems Engineering.

(*) The International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities, previously known as International Association of Lighthouse Authorities

Jillian Carson-Jackson, B.ED, FNI, FRIN has over three decades of experience in the maritime environment, promoting education, training, diversity and inclusion. With practical experience both afloat and ashore, she has management experience in different government areas, including aids to navigation (AtoN), Vessel Traffic Services (VTS), regulation of maritime pilots, vessel tracking and maritime technology related fields. Through a varied career, Jillian has worked at the operational, technical, policy and legislative level. This includes work with the International Maritime Organization (IMO), International Telecommunication Union (ITU), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) in addition to her work with the Canadian Coast Guard and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. She currently manages her own maritime consultancy, providing a focus on technical advice, maritime education and training, and port risk assessment.
Jillian is the chair of the IALA ENAV Committee WG 2 (emerging digital technologies) and the IALA VTS Committee WG3 (Training and Personnel). She was recently appointed a director of GlobalMET and is currently the President of the Nautical Institute.

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