Modern day shipping faces an enormous challenge to reduce its fuel consumption and emission of CO2 to meet the prescribed MARPOL targets. Wind propulsion has been a popular research topic for green shipping enthusiasts throughout the 20th and 21st century, particularly at times of high bunker prices.
Flettner rotors are a form of wind based propulsion that utilises the "Magnus effect" to generate a lift force that can contribute to the propulsive needs of a ship.
The Maritime Conference and Expo details and agenda, which will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, United Arab Emirates, on 30th – 31st of October, 2017 under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Abdullah Bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development, Chairman of the Federal Transport Authority – Land and Maritime.
The Society for Underwater Technology, The Hydrographic Society in Scotland and The International Marine Contractors Association are holding our popular annual joint seminar on 1st November 2017 in Aberdeen.
Much like other industries we have experienced a tremendous rate of development in technological capability which has enhanced the efficiency of our operations. These include a significant decline in the cost of data processing and storage, miniaturization of subsea sensors, increased computing capacity, quick, reliable, wireless communications, increased utilization of subsea robotics and sophisticated data analytics and artificial intelligence. However, within a cost constrained environment stakeholders must drive development towards a value based solution.