Autonomous vessels are evolving rapidly and will be coming part of everyday maritime operations in relatively near futureThorough testing is critical to ensure the functionality of systems and technology and to guarantee the required safety and reliability for the autonomous vessels of the future. 

Jaakonmeri test area located in coastal area of Finland, which can be used to test and validate autonomy related maritime technology for surface vessels in authentic and challenging sea conditions (incl. arctic)The test area is open to all organizations and companies. This document explains the operating principles, policies processes to the test area. Jaakonmeri test area is operated by DIMECC Ltd. 


Test area location 

The test area available for testing maritime autonomous surface ships (MASS) and autonomy related maritime technology is in the coastal area of Finland 


About Jaakonmeri test area

The test area is named after Dr. Jaakko Talvitie, who contributed to the creation of this historical  the first ever internationally open maritime test area until his untimely passing away.