Mark Casey

Head of Research, Design & Innovation
UK Hydrographic Office

Mark Casey heads up the UK Hydrographic Office’s Research and Innovation function. Mark has 30 years’ experience of utilising geospatial data to produce navigation products and services in both the Air and Maritime domains. Initially 22 years spent in the Royal Air Force making aeronautical maps, charts and publications for the RAF and wider joint forces and has spent the last 9 years at the UK Hydrographic Office leading the Research and Innovation team in exploring new technologies and tools to create new marine data and navigation Proof of Concepts for UK Defence and the commercial maritime markets.


Autonomous Shipping, Trucking & Drones
29th March 2021, 1:45PM – 2:45PM BST
Automated vehicles are widely used in many industries and ports have already begun factoring in autonomous ground vehicles into their operations. Here we explore the use case for autonomous aerial vehicles (drones) and autonomous ships in ports.

– Seas & Ports of the Future – North Sea becomes an inland, Mega Port
– How autonomous vehicles can be used successfully in Smart Ports
– The evolution of autonomous shipping and how they can affect the supply chain
– How can autonomous vehicles help overcome some of today’s smart port challenges
– Near shore and port approach navigational barriers for autonomous shipping