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John Cross 

Instructor, School of Maritime Studies, Fisheries and Marine Institute 

John Cross has a Diploma in Marine Navigation and holds an ON II certificate. He spent his early career working as a navigator on bulk carriers and oil tankers. He then became interested in engineering and received B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and a M.Eng. in Ocean Engineering. He is a registered P. Eng. and spent time in both the consulting and regulatory industry before joining the Marine Institute.

 

He is interested in autonomous ships and his current research looks at the safety implications of autonomous ships.  He has made numerous presentations including presenting at the Autonomous Ship Technology Symposium and at the conference Achieving Critical MASS in Washington.