Syros, Greece

Maritime Informatics & Robotics - Maritime2023

when 3 July 2023 - 12 July 2023
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 500

This summer school is organized by the Intelligent Transportation Systems Lab (Smart MOVE) of the Department of Product & Systems Design Engineering at the University of the Aegean. The goal of the school is to provide an introduction and comprehensive overview of Maritime Informatics and Marine Technology, with a special focus on their application to Robotics. There will be a strong emphasis on the practical application of the learned concepts during the “on the water” testing experiments and sea trials. During the school, the students will work on developing a complex technical project, the development of either an underwater glider or an autonomous surface vessel, which they will then test in real world conditions. All lab exercises and tutorials will take place using real world data collected from the onboard sensory systems. It is expected that after completion of the course, students will gain knowledge on maritime informatics, sensors, data management, and robotics. Students will participate in the 1st Ro-Boat Race, an international university level competition, challenging teams to design and develop innovative autonomous robotics systems that can perform at sea in real world conditions. The race will take place in Syros on the 12th of July 2023.


The school is intended for undergraduate and postgraduate students in the fields of computer science, engineering and maritime studies. It is also directed towards field practitioners wanting to gain insights into the most recent developments in maritime informatics.

Course leader

Dimitris Zissis

Target group

The school is intended for undergraduate and postgraduate students in the fields of computer science, engineering and maritime studies. It is also directed towards field practitioners wanting to gain insights into the most recent developments in maritime informatics.

Course aim

It is expected that after completion of the course, students will gain knowledge on maritime informatics, sensors, data management, and robotics. Students will participate in the 1st Ro-Boat Race, an international university level competition, challenging teams to design and develop innovative autonomous robotics systems that can perform at sea in real world conditions.

Credits info

4 EC
Total 123,10 hours, 4 ECTS units

Fee info

EUR 500: The registration fee is 500€ before 01/04/2023.

Payment Deadlines: 01/04/2023 (discounted fees) and 20/6/2023 (regular fees).

Deadline for submitting the registration fee is 01/06/2023. Afterwards your position in the school is not guaranteed.

The fees cover the following

All days at the summer school.
Seminars by international experts.
All study material and presentations in electronic format.
One welcome dinner and ice breaker.
Daily coffee breaks.
Labs and sea trials.
Administrative and technical assistant throughout the summer school.
Reduced registration fees for students from the Universities of the Aegean and members of the IEEE OES.
EUR 550: The registration fee is 550€ after 01/04/2023.

Payment Deadlines: 01/04/2023 (discounted fees) and 20/6/2023 (regular fees).

Deadline for submitting the registration fee is 01/06/2023. Afterwards your position in the school is not guaranteed.

The fees cover the following

All days at the summer school.
Seminars by international experts.
All study material and presentations in electronic format.
One welcome dinner and ice breaker.
Daily coffee breaks.
Labs and sea trials.
Administrative and technical assistant throughout the summer school.
Reduced registration fees for students from the Universities of the Aegean and members of the IEEE OES.