Preliminary task description

The 2021 Njord - The Autonomous Ship Challenge will be entirely digital to allow teams from all over the world to take part. Participants will receive access to a ship model outfitted with a selection of instruments, with which they are expected to tackle a multitude of challenges entirely autonomously. Teams will interface their algorithms using established industry standards to allow their work to be applicable in other situations.

The competition will be decided by a simulation held live in Trondheim in August 2021, where an expert panel of judges will determine the winner. Teams will be invited to Trondheim to attend the event alongside sponsors and other students.

A detailed technical specification will be made available soon, including all requirements expected of the participants and a description of the simulation platform chosen for the competition.

For more information about the challenge, download the PDF below. The document includes details about the individual aspects of the challenge and the simulation platform. Don’t forget to join our community! We have started a forum where you are encouraged to join and ask questions.

Simulation platform

To distribute the simulation platform and provide all necessary documentation for teams to get started we have prepared a GitBook. Here you will find information about the platform, as well as an installation guide to get you started. We are proud to present this year's pilot competition, and we look forward to get to know the participating teams in the coming months.

As always, use the forum if anything is unclear to get your questions answered.