CIRM Annual Technical Workshop 2019

26 - 28 November 2019
Inmarsat, London

Tuesday 26 CIRM Annual Technical Workshop (Plenary)
Wednesday 27 CIRM Annual Technical Workshop (Working Groups)
Thursday 28 Nautical Institue Workshop "Human Centred Design in Ship Navigation"

The second CIRM Annual Technical Workshop will take place from 26-27 November 2019. The purpose of the meeting is to progress CIRM's technical agenda, gathering members together over two days to focus on open work items.

Following the workshop - Thursday 28th November - CIRM members are invited to stay on to participate in a separate event organised by the Nautical Institute, Human Centred Design in Ship Navigation Workshop.

Both events will be held at the headquarters of Inmarsat in London. There is no cost to members for participating in the workshop or HCD event.

Delegates at the 2018 CIRM Annual Technical Workshop

Date & time

Tuesday 26th November 09:30 - 17:00 (Plenary)
Wednesday 27th November 09:30 - 17:00 (Working Groups)
Thursday 28th November 09:30 - 17:30 (Human-Centred Design workshop, organised by Nautical Institute)


99 City Road, Old Street

The venue for the Workshop is the Inmarsat headquarters. CIRM is very grateful to Inmarsat for facilitating the meeting.

Annual Technical Workshop (26th-27th)

The final agenda for the CIRM Annual Technical Workshop is under development. A high-level timetable is included below.

The first day will feature a plenary session with all members meeting together to consider general technical matters and prepare for upcoming industry meetings.

Individual Working Groups will meet on the second day. The precise schedule for WG sessions is under development, however the Radiocommunications Working Group and ECDIS Working Group will definitely meet.

Members will be informed as soon as the final Working Group programme is decided upon.

Nautical Institue HCD Workshop (28th)

This interactive forum will provide an exchange of ideas to share thoughts about and to increase the emphasis on Human Centred Design (HCD) as part of the development process for future navigation systems.

The objective is to create a forum where delegates can interact and better understand human element issues and how to address them; to evaluate and explore human element challenges and systems design; and to assess the effectiveness of existing training and familiarisation with a view to improvement for the future.

Workshop attendees will include mariners, shipping companies, manufacturers, trainers and academics.

The full programme is under development. CIRM members with something to say about the application of HCD are invited to submit a brief for a presentation... Call for papers deadline 27th September. Sponsorship opportunites also available, contact

Provisional Timetable (subject to minor change)

Tuesday 26 November:
CIRM Plenary
09:30 - 17:00
Morning: Technical Report; Review of CIRM Work Plan
Afternoon: Preparation for upcoming industry meetings
Wednesday 27 November:
CIRM Working Groups
09:30 - 17:00
Morning: CIRM ECDIS Working Group
CIRM Radiocommunications Working Group
Afternoon: CIRM ECDIS Working Group
One other CIRM Working Group TBD
Thursday 28 November:
Human-Centred Design (HCD) Workshop
09:30 - 17:30
Morning: Understanding HCD
Tools and techniques for applying HCD
Group discussion
Afternoon: Breakout groups
Group feedback
Conclusions and recommendations
Evening: Reception

Inmarsat Coporate Hotel Rates

As hosts of the event, Inmarsat have gaciously allowed participants to take advantage of their corporate hotel rates.
Note - Participants are advised to compare against the price offered on online booking websites, as this can sometimes be cheaper.

Name Rate VAT included Breakfast included Wifi included Cancellation policy
Doubletree by Hilton London Islington £187 Y Y Y 24 hrs
Hilton London Islington £166 Y Y Y 24 hrs
Holiday Inn Express London City £162 Y Y Y 24 hrs
nhow London (opening OCT 2019) £185 Y Y Y 4pm DOA
Point A Hotel Shoreditch £125 Y Y Y 24 hrs
Premier Inn London City Old Street £143.50 Y Y Y 1pm DOA
Citizen M Shoreditch 15% off best available rate Y Y Y N/A

CIRM Coporate Hotel Rate

As usual, CIRM's rate with the Park Plaza Riverbank is available to participants (located by IMO)

Corporate code: 21210

Name Rate VAT included Breakfast included Wifi included Cancellation policy
Park Plaza Riverbank £168 N Y Y 2pm DOA

Annual Technical Workshop

The workshop is open to all CIRM members. Considering the venue capacity - and in order to facilitate a productive technical meeting - CIRM will limit the number of registrations to 50 (the 2018 workshop had 45 persons in attendance). Therefore you are encouraged to register as soon as you can to avoid missing out!

Nautical Institute HCD Workshop

This event is also open to all CIRM members and manufacturers in particular are encouraged to participate - you do not have to attend the Annual Technical Workshop to also attend the HCD event. There is no limit on registrations for this event.

Click here for the Secure registration form