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Interdisciplinary Research Excellence

Testing Times: The role of trials and testing in marine safety Event

Time:
18:00 - 19:00
Date:
30 November 2011
Venue:
Turner Sims

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Aparna Subaiah-Varma on 02380 597745 or email sesfsirg@soton.ac.uk .

Event details

The University of Southampton and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution hold an Annual Lecture at the University campus as part of our Advanced Technology Partnership. This also involves active research projects in engineering and sponsored students. Each year we invite an eminent speaker to deliver the lecture based upon their own work that has focused on safety and engineering around the marine and/or maritime sectors.

https://www.southampton.ac.uk/engineering/news/events/2011/11/30_rnli_lecture_ian_dand.page

RNLI ANNUAL LECTURE

The University of Southampton and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution hold an Annual Lecture at the University campus as part of our Advanced Technology Partnership. This also involves active research projects in engineering and sponsored students. Each year we invite an eminent speaker to deliver the lecture based upon their own work that has focused on safety and engineering around the marine and/or maritime sectors. The Annual Lecture has become one of the most prestigious in the University Calendar. We are pleased to welcome Dr Ian Dand to the University as our speaker for the Lecture this year.

The last few decades have seen major cultural and technical changes in the maritime world. Dr Ian Dand has been at the forefront of these changes during his career as a naval architect. His lecture will focus on the reasons for the changes and the lessons learnt, primarily with regards to maritime safety.

He will explain how hydrodynamic model test studies have illustrated the equal importance of operational aspects alongside design in reducing marine risk. Topics will include the high profile investigation of major accidents at sea as well as the exploration of ship behaviour whose raison d'étre is motivated by safety. It will range in scope from super-tankers to RNLI lifeboats. The lecture will end with a personal view of marine safety at the present time.

The Lecture by custom will be delivered in the University at 6.00pm. Tea and biscuits will be served in the foyer at 5.30pm. All are welcome.

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