Read the latest eNEWS:

Maritime Professionals See Future Coming Fast

Back to all news


Maritime Professionals Focus on Relevant & Viable Solutions

Maritime professionals from all sectors are invited to participate in 3 dynamic one day Workshops in Southampton this October.

The NEXT GEN Workshops are each addressing aspects of operational safety for vessels, along with the safety and welfare of their crew and passengers. The group of Presenters bring a wide range of experience and expertise from sectors including ports, security, SAR and defence.

The Workshps will examine emerging technology compared to traditional methods. Workshop Lead, John Haynes said, ‘Maritime industry is steeped in tradition with a long history of changing slowly - but not anymore! The future is arriving faster than expected, but how do we identify genuine improvements compared to novel ideas that simply do not belong at sea. Our approach is to bring together a group of experts to consider what really works on a dark and stormy night.'

The NEXT GENERATION Workshops are being held 'back to back' at the Grand Harbour conference venue, Southampton UK on 24 25 26 October 2017.

DAY 1 the Shock Mitigation Solutions Workshop theme considers ‘How Shock Mitigation By All Means Improves Efficiency.’ Topics look beyond simply complying with vibration directives or unrealistic health and safety objectives that are hard to apply in the maritime workplace.

DAY 2 the RIB and High Speed Craft Workshop theme looks at ‘Boat and Equipment Procurement in a Changing World.’ Topics include Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) solutions, through life support of fleets and balancing the need for speed with reliability and durability.

DAY 3 the Systems Safety and Equipment Workshop focuses on ‘Identifying and Avoiding Single Points of Failure at Sea.’ Improving situational awareness is an emerging theme. Design led redundancy is essential for critical tasks including power, navigation and communications.

The unique knowledge gained from presentations and panel discussions will help to shape decisions that lead to improvements for in-service equipment and procurement. John Haynes added, ‘When groups of maritime professionals get together their shared knowledge and experiences can improve both the performance of their organisations and the seafarer workplace.’

NEXT GEN Workshop days are relevant to workboats, pilot boats, patrol boats, search & rescue, survey vessels, wind farm support, superyacht tenders, training and charter vessels. Attendees include professional and military organisations, boat builders, equipment manufacturers, service providers, classification and standards organisations.

Supporters of the event include British Marine, SSA, UK Maritime Pilots Association, Southampton Marine & Maritime Institute, University of Southampton, SKYDEX, Scot Seats, SHOXS, Grammer Nautic, Shockwave, Spinlock, 3Si, Ocean Safety, Dyena.

NEXT GEN Workshops Information



View all >

New 2021 Guidance on Autonomous Vessels

Maritime UK has launched an updated version of the industry…

Read more >


View all >

How Can Offshore Sector Finance Hybrid Power

Other transport sectors around the world are successfully utilising…

Read more >


View all >


14 June 2021
Cowes, Isle of Wight

Read more >


View all >

Round The World solar boat Turanor PlanetSolar

MS Tûranor PlanetSolar is the largest solar boat in the world. This 35 metre (115 feet) catamaran operates solely on…

Read more >