Busy conference year lies ahead for IMarEST

Maritime Education and Training — By on November 12, 2012 at 10:14 PM

With a dozen conferences programmed, 2013 promises to be a busy year for the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST).

Embracing civil and defence topics, marine engineering, marine science, offshore oil and gas and LNG, environmental issues, and the Arctic, the 2013 conferences are designed to reflect current maritime concerns and will present the latest innovations in marine engineering, science or technology.

“We have a really stimulating programme to share with members and the global marine community alike, ” says IMarEST Chief Executive, David Loosley. “Some are editions of successful established events that are traditionally held every year, or biennially; a further six are brand new events being held in Houston, Texas; Singapore; Cyprus; Amsterdam and  London– we are eager to ensure that IMarEST events reach as wide an audience as possible, for our 15, 000 members are based in over a hundred countries around the world.”

The 2013 programme The outline programme with descriptive details on each event is now on the IMarEST website at www.imarest.org/Portals/0/IMarEST/Events/ForthcomingIMarESTEvents2013Flyer.pdf  – event titles, themes, dates and venue are:-

1st IMarEST Offshore Technology Conference Challenges of Deepwater Engineering March/April 2013 – Houston, Texas, USA

2nd IMarEST Ballast Water Technology Conference (Sponsored by VideoTel) Harmonisation, certification and supply Thursday 25 and Friday 26 April 2013 – London, UK

1st IMarEST LNG Ship Fuel Technology Can technology cope with commercial expectations? May 2013 – location to be confirmed

The 1st IMarEST Naval Engineering and Technology Conference Tuesday 14 – Thursday 16 May 2013 – Singapore

2nd IMarEST Ship Noise and Vibration Conference (Sponsored by VideoTel) The next big challenge for shipping June 2013 – London, UK

Engine As A Weapon V International Symposium Delivering Military Effect: A holistic approach to combat and platform system integration Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 July 2013 – Bristol, UK

1st IMarEST Emissions Conference Ensuring that shipping is ready with the right technology September 2013 – Cyprus

4th IMarEST Condition Based Maintenance Conference A smart approach to maintenance for owners September 2013 – location to be confirmed

Marine Electrical and Control Systems Safety Conference (MECSS) Delivering integrated, dependable, safe and reliable systems Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3 October 2013 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

3rd IMarEST Prevention of Marine Failures Conference Avoiding the cost of failure October 2013 – location to be confirmed

4th IMarEST Ship Propulsion Systems Conference Efficiency and compliance November 2013 – location to be confirmed

2nd IMarEST Arctic Shipping and Offshore Technology Forum Technical challenges of profit with environmental safety December 2013 – location to be confirmed

Further information on all events is available by emailing events@imarest.org

Events still to come in 2012 “It is exciting looking forward to such an interesting programme of events, but we must not forget some key dates still to come this year, ” says David Loosley. “Indeed, they give a good impression of IMarEST activity, for we have a conference on a key topic – ship propulsion systems, accompanied by our Founders’ Lecture held in association with ClassNK.”

3rd IMarEST Ship Propulsion Systems Conference Meeting Tier III and the Energy Efficiency Design Index Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 November – London, UK

2nd Annual IMarEST Founders’ Lecture in association with ClassNK Can shipping meet the challenge of change? Speaker: Dr Martin Stopford, President, Clarkson Research Tuesday 20 November – London, UK

Further information on all aspects of IMarEST’s work with, and on behalf of, members is available at www.imarest.org with details of events at www.imarest.org/events .

ENDS

About IMarEST

• The IMarEST (Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology) is the leading membership body and learned society for marine professionals, industry, research and education, with 50 branches and 15, 000 members worldwide • Professional Recognition: qualifications for membership are based on the educational background and/or multi-disciplinary experience ensuring that high professional standards are maintained • The only membership body that can award Chartered Marine Scientist and Technologist, Chartered, Incorporated and Engineering Technician status to their professional engineering counterparts • The IMarEST is part of the Marine Engineering, Science and Technology Federation • IMarEST Marine Partners:  a membership network for organisations in industry, research and education operating in the marine and offshore sectors • Maritime journals include MER (Marine Engineers Review); Shipping World & Shipbuilder incorporating Maritime IT & Electronics; The Marine Scientist; and the Journal of Operational Oceanography. • IMarEST Publications: Technical Proceedings Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology (JMET), Journal of Operational Oceanography (JOO) and a catalogue of 100+/- books • The IMarEST Library is now housed at Lloyd’s Register at 71 Fenchurch Street, where IMarEST members and non-members alike have access to an extraordinary knowledge base. There is member-only access to a small but growing number of eBooks via www.imarest.org/knowlege. • IMarEST organises 30-40 events and conferences annually; and was the host organisation for the World Maritime Technology Conference held in London in 2006

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