The Seawork Conferences are a must for all involved in the commercial marine industry who wish to explore the challenges, changes and emerging opportunities in today’s and tomorrow’s commercial marine and workboat sector.

Returning for 2022, the Seawork Commercial Marine Conferences delivered updates and insights in the fast moving Uncrewed Surface Vessel and Hybrid & Electric Propulsion markets.

USV Conference - Wednesday 22nd  June 2022 - Morning Session

The theme of the 2022 conference was ‘USV’s growing role in the Commercial Marine Market’.  This half day Conference session focused on Unmanned Surface Vessels and how their roles are developing in the Survey, Oceanographic, Renewable Energy, Oil & Gas, Transport and Defence sectors. The USV market was estimated at $534m in 2018 and with significant investment in the manufacture and development of advanced technology, is projected to reach $1,020 million by 2023. This session highlighted how the role of USV’s is making a positive impact in these sectors and how they can benefit future business. The 2022 Conference was chaired by Peter Collinson, Founder of Dendrityca Limited.

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Hybrid & Electric Propulsion Conference - Thursday 23rd June 2022 - Morning Session

The theme of the 2022 conference was ‘Real World Implementation of Hybrid & Electric Propulsion Solutions’.  With Government legislation and environmental considerations key to reducing emission levels, this half day Conference session explored the progress being made with hybrid and electric propulsion in the commercial marine and workboat markets. Gain insight into case studies which demonstrate where hybrid and electric propulsion is successfully making a difference – review the benefits to business and engage in the discussions on the challenges faced by the industry. The 2022 Conference was chaired by Noel Tomlinson, Future Business Development at BMT & SMI Workboat Working Group Lead.

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Commercial Marine Network - Get Set For Workboat 2050

An online conference series of expert panels navigating the waters of decarbonisation compliance in the workboat industry. Looking at cost effective solutions to help you tackle the challenges brought about by regulatory change.

Join our online forum of experts for a series of free bitesize webinars!

Session 5 took place both in person and online on Tuesday 21 June 2022, 10:00 - 11:00 BST
Watch series 1 and series 2 on-demand 

Delegates are encouraged to join in the discussion of opportunities and to share ideas and experiences with fellow commercial marine professionals. Maximise on the opportunity to network with key industry stakeholders and view the services and products offered by our circa 610 exhibitors who represent workboat businesses from around the world.


The Seawork 2022 free-to-attend ‘Business Briefings’ conference sessions were held across the three days of Seawork. The conferences covered a variety of issues within the Marine Industry and featured presentations from our Supporting Associations. 

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For further details please contact the events team via email or on +44 1329 825335.


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