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Monday, October 7, 2019 

One Sea, the industry alliance whose primary aim is to lead the way towards an operating autonomous maritime ecosystem by 2025, has appointed Riku-Pekka Hägg as Chairman of its Management Board.

Hägg, who will oversee One Sea while retaining his current role as VP Ship Design and Integrated Solutions Sales at Wärtsilä, is a maritime technology thought leader and strategist whose experience is steeped in the business of change.

In his current position he is responsible for overseeing Wärtsilä’s Smart and Autonomous Ship strategy. In stepping up to the One Sea chairmanship from his previous Vice-Chair role, Hägg says his interest will remain focused on connecting businesses with the possibilities new digital technologies create for safety, efficiency, growth and profitability to enable sustainable shipping.

“It’s exciting to see that smart and autonomous systems are rapidly gaining interest and ground in shipping, but the technology is unregulated, and interoperability is not standardised,” said Hägg. “One Sea is a fantastic collaboration network comprising leading, global and multi-industrial companies who want to co-create proposals for industry standards and regulations in this fast-developing technology area. I look forward to working with the One Sea membership, which brings together leading exponents of autonomous ship technology, and enabling smart solutions for maritime logistics through rigorous testing and by addressing the regulatory requirements needed to ensure safe operations in the future”.

One Sea is led by DIMECC (Digital, Internet, Materials & Engineering Co-Creation), a co-creation platform that seeks to drive digital transformation across European industry.

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