Maritime Future Technologies

Driving innovation in the maritime sector


Our dedicated Maritime Future Technologies team is available to support innovative ship owners and operators, helping you to achieve the ambitious targets set out in Maritime 2050 and the Clean Maritime Plan, as well as the decarbonisation targets set by the IMO  

The next decade will see huge leaps in the maritime industry. From changes to the fuels we use, to the greater use of autonomous technology. The Maritime Future Technologies team is here to help you adapt to these changes responsiblysustainably and innovatively 

Our team has a wealth of expertise across maritime decarbonisation projects and autonomous vessel trials. They’re here to help you by: 

  • Providing insight and knowledge on new emerging technologies – working closely with academia and industry bodies to make sure you have access to specialised and independent research and findings.  
  • For key innovators they will help you connect with the world-leading policy team at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to conduct the safe trials and testing of technologies. They’ll be your point of contact to ensure consistency and clarity. 
  • Offering sector support with the regulatory change needed to keep your ships operating safely. Ensuring UK regulation is world leading, flexible and ensuring it is fit for purpose for the future maritime environment. 

Have you got a project the Maritime Future Technology team could support you with? 

Please get in touch to connect with our experts.


Listen to our team's latest podcast.

MCA podcast regenerating the shipping industry


News from the Maritime Future Technology team

Maritime Future Technologies team charged up by research placement

MCA Drives Forward World-Leading Smart Shipping Innovation


Autonomous vessel trials 

Supporting the ships of the future

Autonomous vessel work continues

How autonomous ships can best be regulated



MOU signed between MCA and University of Southampton