YSH at Maritime Day 2022 - Breakfast Seminar - Defining the Levels of Autonomy with One Sea

We are happy to invite our Members to a breakfast seminar at Sea Lines prior to the Åland Maritime Days.


12 May




Via Teams or at Sea Lines office, Torggatan 13 A, Mariehamn Åland



We are excited to share that the well received breakfast seminar typically held at the office premises of Sealines will be back in 12th of May before Åland Maritime Day as well as available online with Teams. Come and learn more on the work of the autonomous maritime ecosystem One Sea, and their recently released white paper on defining the levels of Automation. 


08:00 Event starts with network and breakfast

08:45 Seminar starts

The autonomous maritime ecosystem alliance One Sea has published a new whitepaper which offers a route forward for developing and implementing an international regulatory framework for Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS). One Sea exists to promote autonomous traffic around the globe, their roadmap helps introduce the topic and work towards an autonomous maritime future. In 2018 One Sea established working groups to ensure progress of the chosen topics in the Roadmap to support fulfilling the 2025 vision of an autonomous maritime ecosystem. One of the top priorities for One Sea is to ensure development of the international regulations for MASS, where one of the main challenges is that there is no common language for MASS, and where terms and technology types are used interchangeably but could have very different meaning in reality. One example One Sea is pointing out in their white paper is that remote control and monitoring should not be confused with automation, as remote operations can be performed onboard ships with different levels of automation. Furthermore, One Sea believes that the term technology should only be used for the highest level of automation. Download the full white paper here

One Sea roadmap. (Source: One Sea)


One Sea's five define working groups. (Source: One Sea)

Who is Eero Lehtovaara? 

Eero Lehtovaara occupies a unique position within ABB Marine & Ports as the internal and external focal point for the relationship between maritime technology and regulation, with a remit to advance mutual understanding between stakeholders in both areas. Eero reports into ABB Marine & Ports executive management and, as a Master Mariner and previous Head of Marine Design House, takes a special interest in ship management and operating technology, including energy efficiency, bridge operations, navigation and autonomous ships. He is a member of ABB’s intelligent ship and digitalisation group and its steering committee. Externally, Eero is ABB’s representative to an array of national, EU and global maritime agencies and NGOs. Maybe most notably Chairman of the board of Waterborne Technology Platform, board member of Sea Europe, chairman of OneSea Ecosystem, chairing the CIMAC Industry Strategy Group on digitalization and member of the IMO Global Industry Alliance on Green Voyage.
Eero Represents ABB in a number of classification societies committees like ABS, DNVGL and Lloyds Register.

Specialties: Digitalization of the maritime industry, Autonomous ship operations, Bridge operations, Strategy, energy conservation, ship management, Vessel operations, business development, sales

Eero Lehtovaara

09:30 End of the Event

Time to move to Alandica for Åland Maritime Day. YoungShip Helsinki is having a stand at Alandica and we invite members and potential members to visit us there. 

Many thanks to Sea Lines for sponsoring the breakfast and to Eero Lehtovaraa for taking the time!

The event is free of charge but we have limited places. Please indicate if you plan to attend onsite or via Teams when register. 

Register today to reserve your spot!