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TUMSAT Holds Seminar on Use and Prospects of Obstacle Zone by Target (OZT)

Last Update : 2017-03-07 16:09

A seminar on the use and prospects of the Obstacle Zone by Target (OZT) was held on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 under the sponsorship of the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology.

The seminar and a subsequent event held for exchanging information had the attendance of approximately 160 people and 70 people, respectively, which demonstrated a high degree of interest in autonomous navigation and the OZT

The seminar was kicked off with an opening address by Mr. Toshio Takeuchi, President of Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, who encouraged the attendees to share problems and challenges, as well as the use and prospects, in conjunction with the OZT, so that they could make one step forward to practical use of remote-controlled autonomous ships. The seminar, which featured lectures listed in the following program, ended with a closing address which was delivered by Mr. Tatsuro Tsukamoto, Dean of the School of Marine Technology.

竹内俊郎東京海洋大学長の挨拶
Opening address by Mr. Toshio Takeuchi,

President of Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology

情報交換会
Gathering held after the seminar for exchanging information

Program
<Social needs and Obstacle Zone by Target (OZT)>
 Current status and future challenges of AIS-based measures Mr. Hiroshi Yasuo from the Planning Section of Maritime Traffic Department, Japan Coast Guard
 Initiatives for rule-abiding navigation  Mr. Satoru Kuwahara from Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha
 Obstacle Zone by Target (OZT) and its characteristics  Mr. Hayama Imazu from the Ecchuujima OZT Research Group
<Usage examples of the Obstacle Zone by Target (OZT)>
 Assessment on the safety of the recommended design of navigation courses in the ocean area to the west of Izu Oshima Island Ms. Rina Miyake from National Maritime Research Institute
 Initiatives for the realization of OZT-integrated radars  Mr. Kazuya Nakagawa from Furuno Electric Co., Ltd.
<Researches using the Obstacle Zone by Target (OZT) - Basic usage>
 Assessment of navigation environments using information available in the course of OZT calculations   Mr. Tatsuhito Yamada from Japan Coast Guard Academy
 Estimation of collision course areas using the OZT  Mr. Iwao Fukuda of Tokai University
 OZT-based analysis of maritime collision cases that occurred in Tokyo Bay Ms. Chihiro Nishizaki of Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
<Researches using the Obstacle Zone by Target (OZT) - Applied usage>
 OZT-based analysis of the lookout characteristics of ship operators Mr. Jun Kayano from Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
 Preparation of scenarios of the other party's vessel used by the virtual Shioji Maru   Mr. Hitoi Tamaru from Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
 Prevention of collisions and automatic/autonomous navigation  Mr. Masaki Takayama of JRC Nihon Musen


The seminar was co-sponsored and supported by the following organizations.

Co-sponsored by the Ecchuujima OZT Research Group and project team for the realization of remote-controlled autonomous ships of Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology

Supported by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan Coast Guard, (National Research and Development Corporation) National Maritime Research Institute, (Public Interest Incorporated Foundation) Japan Maritime Center, (Public Interest Incorporated Association) the Japan Association of Marine Safety, (Public Interest Incorporated Association) Japan Institute of Navigation, (General Incorporated Association) Japan Captains' Association, (General Incorporated Association) Japan Ship Machinery & Equipment Association, (General Incorporated Foundation) Japan Aids to Navigation Association, and (General Incorporated Foundation) Japan Ship Technology Research Association

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