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Charting the Future: Navigating Uncrewed Maritime Systems Through Regulatory Waters

The Uncrewed Maritime Systems (UMS) Committee at Oceans ’23 Gulf Coast acknowledges the rapid advancement and operational use of uncrewed maritime systems, which have significantly expanded the U.S. maritime sector beyond its traditional boundaries. As these uncrewed maritime systems find new applications, the market experiences substantial growth. However, this expansion has also created a regulatory gap in admiralty law, affecting government entities, law enforcement, classification societies, and insurance carriers worldwide. The UMS Committee brings together industry leaders and accomplished maritime experts to harness their collective power in improving and defending the blue economy, protecting the environment, and enhancing national security.


Andy Ziegwied
Director of Sales | Open Ocean Robotics


Ms. Allison N. Skopec
Founding Member & Secretary | Subcommittee on Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships, Maritime Law Association of the United States

Rear Admiral Tim Gallaudet, PhD
CEO | Ocean STL Consulting
Host | The American Blue Economy Podcast

Captain Bill Mowitt
Director | Uncrewed Systems Operations Center, NOAA

Captain Richard Delpizzo
Fellow | Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers