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Maritime Professionals meet at Grand Harbour Southampton

Over 80 people attended a specialist event for the sub IMO / sub 24 metre professional sector at Grand Harbour Southampton UK from 26 to 28 April 2016.

The unique NEXT GENERATION Conference brought together an international group of experts armed with the latest knowledge to identify problems that affect the maritime sector worldwide – and highlight potential solutions!

A wave of cutting edge maritime innovations were highlighted and discussed by marine industry professionals including:

Aradex / BAE Systems / BAE Systems Hybridrive / Barrow International / British Marine / Carbon Trust / CCS - Corporate Clothing Solutions / CD Adapco / Century Maritime / DNV-GL / DSTL - Defence Science Technology Lab / ERPM UK Ltd / Frazer-Nash Consultancy / KPM Marine / Lloyd’s Register / Longitude Engineering / MAIB - Marine Accident Investigation Branch / MCA - Maritime Coastguard Agency / Mercator Media / UK MoD - Ministry of Defence / Naust Marine / NDP - Naval Design Partnership / Navis / NMEA - National Marine Electronics Assoc / Offshore Expeditions / Pallington Foot / Poole Harbour Commissioners / Prince William School / QinetiQ / REAP Systems / RINA - Ship & Boat International / RK-Marine / RNLI - Royal National Lifeboat Institution / Rogers Yacht Design / Royal Marines / Salcombe Harbour Authority / Shock Mitigation / Southampton Solent University / SSA - Shipbuilders & Shiprepairers Assoc / SMMI - Southampton Marine & Maritime Insitute / University of Southampton / Southampton Solent University / SubSea Craft Ltd / Sue Stevens Media / Sun Ra Solutions / Team Brittania / Torqeedo / Triskel Ltd / UKMPA - UK Maritime Pilots Association / Warsash Maritime Academy / Wartsila UK Ltd / Westport Yachts / Windship / XALT Energy / Yacht Consultancy / ZF Service UK Ltd

Workshop Lead John Haynes said, ‘We are really proud to welcome onboard this great group of maritime professionals and innovators. We focus on viable innovation and using people’s time effectively. We also know that having the right people onboard is essential and there is no substitute for meeting the experts face to face when asking the hard questions.'

Topics are relevant to Workboats, Pilot Boats, Patrol Boats, Search & Rescue, Wind Farm Support, Fishing, Survey Vessels, Superyacht Tenders and the emerging market for Unmanned Surface Vessels. Workshop attendees include Boat Builders, Equipment Manufacturers, Service Providers, Designers and Classification Societies.

Boat builders and specialist component manufacturers now recognise that they need to work together to develop next generation systems that fit the rapidly changing requirements of modern fleets. The unique knowledge gained from these workshop sessions will help to shape long term decisions that lead to improvements for in-service systems and procurement of next generation vessels.



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