The 17th Marine Traffic Engineering Conference and International Symposium Information on Ships MTE-ISIS 2017, prepared in cooperation with the German Institute of Marine Traffic Engineering (DGON) was held in Kołobrzeg in the period 11 - 13 October 2017.
The MTE - ISIS 2017 Conference was organised under the honorary patronage of the Rector of the Maritime University of Szczecin, Wojciech Ślączka, PhD. Eng., Master Mariner, Professor of MUS.
The aim of the MTE - ISIS 2017 Conference was to present the latest results of research and development work. The aim was accomplished through a range of interesting presentations concerning the issues of the conference.
During the conference, 50 articles were presented showing research and development works, both thematic and application-oriented ones, within the scope of navigation safety, reliability, risk, marine traffic engineering as well as current development directions of other maritime traffic issues. The authors had an opportunity to exchange information and research results while taking part in 7 scientific sessions, including 2 poster ones, i.e. marine traffic engineering, systems and methods of positioning as well as selected marine traffic problems. All sessions enjoyed huge interest and included presentations of research results from Polish scientific centres (Maritime University of Szczecin, Gdynia Maritime University, Polish Naval Academy, Air Force Institute of Technology and Foundation for Safety of Navigation and Environment Protection), as well as Germany (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Technical University of Berlin, Hochschule Wismar), Sweden (World Maritime University), Russia (Kaliningrad Maritime Fishing College) and Japan (National Maritime Research Institute).
The intervals between sessions were a good opportunity for a free conversation and exchange of opinions between scientists.
The opening ceremony of the MTE - ISIS 2017 Conference was also an excellent opportunity to award Professor Stanisław Gucma with the Prize of the Polish Navigation Forum for the year 2016.
The conference was attended by 57 scientists, including:
- internal participants (MUS) - 32,
- external participants - 25 (18 from Poland and 7 from abroad).
Participation in the International Marine Traffic Engineering Conference (MTE-ISIS 2017) enabled scientists from Poland and abroad to get acquainted with the latest research results, risk analysis, systems, methods of determining the optimal security level, simulation methods, etc. An additional item in the programme was a technical tour aboard a ship of the Kołobrzeg port. The tour was organised as an outing session within the Conference, the subject of which was "Modernisation of the infrastructure of the Kołobrzeg port as a result of scientific and development works".
Traditionally, the18th MTE/ISIS 2019 Conference is planned for October 2019.