Relaunching in 2018, Marine Technical Notes (MTN) is a digital journal published online by the IMarEST for its members.
The content is highly varied, ranging from reports of an operational nature, through to student & academic research and technical papers.
Marine Technical Notes provides students, cadets, apprentices and early career professionals with the opportunity to have work in any marine engineering, science or technology domain published by an international institution.
Are you an undergraduate or postgraduate student working on your dissertation or thesis? Share your research methods and results with the community to get some early publication experience and feedback. This is a great way to begin developing the skills required to write an academic paper before you embark on the challenge of writing a full paper for a peer-reviewed journal such as the Journal of Marine Engineering & Technology or the Journal of Operational Oceanography.
A chance to document a day of your work. You could have been on a ship visit, undertaken a test or trial of a new product or concept, visited a customer, attended a conference etc. A Day in the Life should give a snapshot of the things other engineers/scientists/technologists get up to in their day job and affords you the opportunity to develop skills in writing for a non-specialised audience in a blog style.
All engineers, scientists and technologists come up against problems in day to day working life. This is a chance to write a short note with an example of one of your recent problems, and how you overcame it – it might help out a colleague in the future and gives you the opportunity to develop skills in writing guidance, information and advisory documents.
Are you working on a big project either on your own or as a part of a team? Provide an update of what you are up to, what your involvement is and how you are getting on. This will help you develop skills in writing project reports and supports your skills in both team working and working independently.
Marine Technical Notes welcomes submissions of short videos of no longer than 5 minutes. The video could highlight a research topic (contemporary or historic), introduce viewers to an exciting new marine related technology or explain marine concepts, allowing it to be used in the classroom.
Please download and refer to the Author Guidlines for the submission process.
Submissions are welcome throughout the year and all undergo a degree of peer-review.
Editor-in-Chief: Oliver Simmonds CEng MIMarEST
Oliver Simmonds CEng, CMarEng, MIMarEST is currently a Principal Engineer with BMT Defence Services Ltd in Bath working on predominantly Naval projects, but covering all aspects of Marine Engineering. He initially completed a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bath in the UK, and then did a Distance Learning MSc in Electrical Power Systems. A Chartered Engineer, he has lead several major projects ranging from the supply of a hybrid power and propulsion system for an auxiliary ship, the shore based testing of a half ship set for a future frigate, future power distribution systems studies and extensive studies into the Arc Flash Hazard.