IMarEST TV recording from the 15th July 2020 IMarEST Annual Conference President's Day Lecture: The 2020s - A decade of technology revolution for marine, presented by Kevin Daffey is IMarEST 118th President. He holds Director level at Rolls-Royce, and has 29 years of engineering experience including 20 years in senior engineering leadership posts.About the session
It has been a decade of growth for shipping, with maritime trade in cargo ton-miles rising 50% since 2010.
With this growth, technology has changed to help make ships more efficient, emit less pollutants, lower the capital costs, make operations safer and we are starting to see technology help transfer jobs from the sea to the shore.
So in my presidential year, I will focus on technology. What we can expect to see from both technology evolution and technology revolution in the maritime sector and this will help me set the stage for the debate on how we as an engineering and science community must change to realise the opportunity of what is expected to be a decade of rapid technological change.
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About IMarEST Annual ConferenceThe IMarEST Annual Conference 2020 is being held as a flexible two-week virtual event
Building on last year’s inaugural event, the 2020 Annual Conference will feature multiple streams covering many of the hottest topics in the marine realm, from the challenges of decarbonisation and a wider shift to greener, more sustainable ways of operating to developments in the naval sector and the outlook for autonomous systems.
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