June 19, 2018 – The Smart Ships Coalition is pleased to announce a Launching Ceremony for the Marine Autonomy Research Site (MARS) and Smart Ships Coalition on Friday, August 10, 2018 to be held in Houghton, Michigan. This event is open to all members of the Smart Ships Coalition and other invited guests and will be hosted by the Great Lakes Research Center at Michigan Technological University. See the Save the Date Announcement to learn more–please RSVP by July 26, 2018.

February 6, 2018 – In a Michigan Radio interview with Michael Beaulac of the Michigan Office of the Great Lakes, Beaulac discusses the future of autonomous vessels and vehicles on the Great Lakes.

October 21, 2017 – Conference of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers sign resolution for collaboration between the Marine Autonomy Coalition and the Norwegian Forum for Autonomous Ships launching the Smart Ships Coalition.  The Smart Ships Coalition is a broad-band cooperative research and development support network to advance regional economy and technology adoption.