Autonomous Ships – A concept in the making

An-Magritt Tinlund Ryste is Product Director for Kongsberg Maritime’s strategic area Next Generation Shipping. This area covers portfolio management of technology and products for automated and unmanned vessels and shore control centers. The goal is to enable safe and sustainable solutions through technology, with Yara Birkeland as the world’s first unmanned vessel.

An-Magritt holds a Master of Science in Marine Technology from Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet, NTNU. She started in Kongsberg Maritime as a maritim trainee, a two-year trainee program hosted by the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association. After
the trainee period, An-Magritt worked with Kongsberg Maritime’s global offshore projects and continued as department manager of the drilling automation team. An-Magritt then turned towards innovation and research projects as project manager within the technology division in Kongsberg Maritime and continuing on to head the development program for maritime autonomous surface ships. In line with the focus areas at Kongsberg, An-Magritt also sits as a member of the board at the Norwegian Forum for Autonomous Ships, Norsk Industri – Maritim Bransjeforening and the US Ship Operations Cooperation Program.

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