Science for Sailing IV - Cybersecurity


The maritime world is on the brink of several game-changing innovations: autonomous ships, carbon-neutral fuels, Internet-of-Things-style data processing, novel cybersecurity measures… to name a few. Cyberthreats and our response to them will be one of the major factors defining safe and secure shipping in the decades to come.

To further these developments, Antwerp Maritime Academy invites innovators and hands-on users of these innovations to debate which technological developments are at the forefront for the next 5-10 years and which will have to be treated most urgently.   


We invite you at Antwerp Maritime Academy (Noordkasteel Oost 6, 2030 Antwerp) on 14 March 2023, from 12h30 






12:30 – 13:00: Coffee and registration

13:00 – 13:15: Welcome (dhr Wilfried Lemmens, RBSA)

13:15 – 13:45: Cyberthreats: numbers and examples from the maritime sector (Yannick Herrebout, Port of Antwerp-Bruges)

13:45 – 14:15: Cybersecurity: the role of Cyber Range in Industrial Control (Luc Hellebooghe and Bartek Ziolkowski)  

14:15 – 15:00: Cybersecurity in the maritime sector (CCB Belgium)

15:00 – 15:30: Coffee break

15:30 – 16:00: Cybersecurity in a European research context (Varna, Bulgaria - Dr. Borislav Nikolov and Capt. Nikolai Velikov)

16:00 – 16:30: Tips and tricks for secure maritime travel (Jan Guldentops, AP- V-ict-Or)

16:30 – 17:00: Towards a maritime cybercampus in Antwerp (MCA and AMA)

A networking drink is foreseen by 17 h 00.