The prototype of an autonomous vessel was created in the Department of Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding. The vessel model is 3.15 m long, 0.46 m wide and has the draught of 0.17 m.

On 10-11.09.2018 the first technical tests of the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designed for precise detection of people and other objects in water took place. The construction of the drone specialized for this purpose is the goal of the SARA (Search and Rescue Aid and Surveillance using High EGNSS Accuracy) project.
In the period 27 – 29.06.2018, the third international Autonomous Ship Technology Symposium was held in Amsterdam.

The 99th Session of the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) was held in London in the period of 16 - 25.05.2018.

In the period 25-26 June 2018, the 1st Development Vision Forum was held in the Pomeranian Scientific and Technology Park and Gdynia Arena Hall under the auspices of the Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and selected ministers, who also participated in works of the Forum and delivered their keynote speeches. The Forum gathered representatives of local governments, state administration, business and science. 17 theme blocks and 96 discussion panels were organised.

The first technical meeting of MAGS (Maritime Adaptive GNSS Concept) project was held on 19.06. The project has been carried out since 18.06 at the request of the European Space Agency at the Faculty of Navigation in partnership with DLR (German Aerospace Center), SIRM UK Marine Ltd (SOCIETA' ITALIANA RADIO MARITTIMA S.P.A), University of Ljubljana (Slovenia).

Celebrations of the World Maritime Days in the period 13-15 June in Szczecin were an opportunity for presentation of the potential of the Faculty of Navigation and the university. The Secretary General of IMO, Mr Kitack Lim from South Korea accompanied by the host of the World Maritime Days, Minister Marek Gróbarczyk, was received, on 13.06, by the authorities of the Maritime University of Szczecin in the Marine Traffic Engineering Centre and the European LNG Training Centre.

On 13th June 2018, the Council of the Faculty of Navigation, in the course of habilitation proceedings, conferred the scientific degree of a habilitated doctor of technical sciences in the discipline of transport on Ms Dorota Łozowicka, PhD. Eng. from the Faculty of Navigation of the Maritime University of Szczecin.

A public defence of the doctoral dissertation in the area of technical sciences, discipline of transport was held on 30.05.2018 at the Faculty of Navigation.  The title of the dissertation by Jan Dzwonkowski, MSc., Master Mariner was: "The Kinematic Method of Determining Safe Parameters of Bends on Fairways".

In the period 13 - 15 March 2018, three members of our association had the pleasure of taking part in the world class event "Oceanology International 2018" in the "Excel" exhibition hall in London.

A public defence of the doctoral dissertation in the area of technical sciences, discipline of transport was held on 16.05.2018 at the Faculty of Navigation. The title of the dissertation by Piotr Durajczyk, MSc. was: "The Probabilistic Analysis of a System for Transporting Containers in Two Layers along the Odra Waterway with the Use of RIS".

An international project entitled "A Pan-European Network for Marine Renewable Energy with a Focus on Wave Energy", filed as a part of the COST programme, has obtained an approval. This is a networking action connecting over 100 participants from 25 countries.

A public defence of a doctoral dissertation in the area of technical sciences, discipline of geodesy and cartography was held on 28.03.2018 at the Faculty of Navigation. The title of the dissertation by Marta Włodarczyk-Sielicka was: "A Geodata Reduction Method in the Aspect of Creating a Bathymetric Map of a Water Basin".

Maritime University of Szczecin got the European patent EP2504719 "A method and system of navigational decision support in the process of safe vessel navigation" granted by the European Patent Office.

The Maritime University of Szczecin obtained the EP2504719 European patent “A method and system of navigational decision support in the process of safe vessel navigation” granted by the European Patent Office.