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How Maritime Organisations Can Develop a Holistic Approach to Shock Mitigation By All Means

John Haynes AFNI FRINA - Workshop Lead - Managing Director, Shock Mitigation

John is an Associate Fellow of The Nautical Institute, Fellow of RINA, Commercial Yachtmaster Ocean and Advanced Powerboat Instructor. Subject matter expertise includes 30 years professional sector training, consultancy and strategic product development. He has worked with over 100 organisations including military, SAR, police, commercial operators, designers, OEM equipment manufacturers and boat builders. He has chaired a broad range of maritime conferences and workshops. Technical…


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The Challenges of Building Fleets for Evolving Maritime Roles

Jon Lewis - Maritime Command, UK Border Force

Inspired by a voyage on the STA vessel “Winston Churchill” Jon started his career at sea as an Engineering cadet with Texaco overseas Tankships in 1979, studying at Reardon Smith in Cardiff and Warsash (Argyle Road) in Southampton. Jon joined HM Customs and Excise in 1985, joining the Cutter service (Marine Branch). He progressed from junior engineer to Chief Engineer in 1994, before coming ashore in 2012. After completing further training as an ISM Lead Auditor, DPA, Jon gained the NEBOSH General Certificate. Jon was promoted to Head of HSST in May…


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The Future of Shock Mitigation Testing - Getting from Anecdote to Evidence

Dr Thomas Coe - Senior Consultant, Frazer-Nash Consultancy / Naval Design Partnership

Dr Thomas Coe is a Senior Consultant with Frazer-Nash Consultancy currently on secondment to the Naval Design Partnership as the High Speed Craft Group Manager and Technical Lead of the MoD’s Maritime Whole Body Vibration Project. He has an extensive background in WBV in small fast craft having completed a PhD in the subject from Southampton University, conducted numerous at sea and laboratory trials and is a member of a number of international committees on the subject. Prior to joining the NDP he worked on a variety of projects for Frazer-Nash including…


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Update on ISO Standards for Boat Seat Performance Testing and Next Steps

Dr Tom Gunston - ISO Seat Testing Working Group

Tom Gunston has been involved in assessing the shock and vibration isolation performance of seating for land, sea and air transport for over 20 years. He is currently the Convenor of the international (ISO) working group tasked with the development of a standard test for marine seats and is Chair of the British Standards panel on Whole Body Vibration. He carried out research into suspension seat performance at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research and then worked for two years at QinetiQ assessing…


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Enhanced Seat Cushion Performance and Non-Mechanical Shock Mitigation Solutions

James Taylor - President & CEO, SKYDEX Technologies

For almost 30 years Jim Taylor has been focused on developing innovative and highly engineered products for a variety of technically demanding industries. As President & CEO of SKYDEX since 2014, Jim has focused the company on technology innovation, streamlining its development processes and expanding the applications of its technology portfolio. He is proud of the hard work and dedication of the SKYDEX team that is providing its customers with outstanding service and is developing new products for many military and commercial markets. Educated…


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Cutting edge update on suspension seating innovations and industry led technology

Paul Taylor – SHOXS

The SHOXS engineering team works closely with customers to develop a wide range of technology led products to meet the shock mitigation requirements of boat builders and end user organisations. The objective is high quality engineering coupled with a variety of configurations to meet the widest range of applications. The SHOXS product line is constantly advanced through sea trials, lab testing, science and engineering.         NEXT GEN Workshops - October 2017 For more information www.shoxs.com…


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Cutting edge update on suspension seating innovations and industry led technology

Jonathan Young – Scot Seats

Scot Seats have developed the knowledge and experience to provide world class marine seating solutions. The marine range includes shock mitigation jockey and helmsman style seats, crew and passenger seating. In-house skills include metal fabrication, joinery, upholstery, spray painting / coating and composite manufacture. Scot Seats Group design and manufacturer seating for multiple transport sectors.           NEXT GEN Workshops - October 2017 For more information www.scotseats.co.uk…


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Utilising experiences from on & off road transport to improve maritime transport seating

Arvid Uzolas – Grammer Nautic

GRAMMER Nautic manufacture a range of dedicated marine seating for the professional maritime sector. Avento Pro Air and Avento Pro M suspension seats are designed to provide high standards of comfort and ergonomic support for crews and passengers on professional vessels in the maritime workplace. Grammer has been building seats for all modes of transport for over 50 years.           NEXT GEN Workshops - October 2017 For more information www.nautic.grammer.com…


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Cutting edge update on suspension seating innovations and industry led technology

Sean Gerrett - Shockwave

Shockwave design, develop and manufacture a range of marine suspension seating. Shockwave ICE - Integrated Control Environment - are suspended cockpits designed to provide adjustable, multi-axis shock mitigation for vessel crews, equipment and electronics. Shockwave is dedicated to marine safety and adventure with a history of taking products into some of the most severe open water conditions on the planet.       NEXT GEN Workshops - October 2017 For more information www.shockwaveseats.com…


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Global Marine Technology Trends - 2030 and Beyond

Professor Ajit Shenoi - Director, Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute, University of Southampton

Ajit Shenoi is Director, Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute and the Lloyd’s Register / Royal Academy of Engineering Professor of Lightweight Structures within Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton. Professor Shenoi graduated in 1974 with a degree in naval architecture from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Between 1974 and 1978 he worked successively in Mazagon Docks Bombay and Arya National Shipping Lines, Tehran before returning to academe, to the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow from where he obtained his doctorate…


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Balancing the Need For Speed with Reliability and Durability

John Haynes AFNI FRINA - Workshop Lead / Managing Director, Shock Mitigation

John is an Associate Fellow of The Nautical Institute, Fellow of RINA, Commercial Yachtmaster Ocean and Advanced Powerboat Instructor. Subject matter expertise includes 30 years professional sector training, consultancy and strategic product development. He has worked with over 100 organisations including military, SAR, police, commercial operators, designers, OEM equipment manufacturers and boat builders. He has chaired a broad range…


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Selecting Effective Craft to Fulfil Multiple Maritime Functions in Port and at Sea

Tony Birr - Workshop Facilitator / Director, Century Maritime

Tony started his working life in the Royal Navy before joining the British Police Service, serving for a total of 32 years. He gained skills and experience covering both operational and organisational leadership, project management, procurement, significant change management and technology integration. During his police days he was responsible for all Marine Operations in the Solent area including protection of national infrastructure. This involved taking into account threat levels and risk assessments, formulating and developing strategies and working with partner agencies. He now uses this experience to work with ports, harbour…


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How Traditional Versus Innovative Materials Affect Design and Structural Limitations

Adam Younger - Principal Naval Architect, Adam Younger Design

Adam worked as a Naval Architect in the design offices of Souter Shipyard and FBM Marine (formerly Fairey Marine) focussing on commercial craft and high performance boats. Founded in 1989 Adam Younger Design (AYD) has designed many specialist craft on a contract basis for boat builders worldwide. Clients include Technohull, Ribeye, Renegade RIBs. Designs include luxury tenders, search and rescue craft, high speed patrol craft and race winning powerboats. He has raced extensively and has been a British and European Champion. Adam has extensive experience of desgning and operating high performance stepped…


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Unmanned Surface Vehicles go from Concept to Service

James Fanshawe CBE - Chairman, Maritime Autonomous Systems Regulatory Working Group

James Fanshawe retired from the Royal Navy in 2005. An Anti-Submarine warfare specialist, he commanded HMS Hurworth, HMS Cleopatra, HMS Fearless and was the Commander United Kingdom Task Group and Commander of the Devonport Flotilla. He held several senior appointments ashore including Director of Plans at the UK Permanent Joint Headquarters. James works within a mixed commercial portfolio, chairing several companies and organisations. He chairs the UK’s Maritime Autonomous Systems Regulatory Working Group on behalf of the Marine Industries Alliance. This group has now released a Code of Conduct for the…


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20 Years Experience of Preparing Extreme Watercraft for Endurance Racing and Passages

Russell Marmon – International PWC Champion, Professional Engineer

Russell has extensive experience operating watercraft and RIBs. He been riding PWC for 25 years and racing for 19. He has owned over 40 personal watercraft from various manufacturers. In 1996 he crossed the English Channel from the Channel Islands on a PWC. He has competed in Europe the US and Africa with the main focus on endurance races, some covering over 300 miles in a day with top speeds in excess of 70mph. As a seasoned endurance racer his winning results are a combination of high performance machine, robust…


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Selecting vessel and equipment to break 24,000 mile Circumnavigation Record of 61 days

Alan Priddy - Global Powerboat Circumnavigation Record Team

Alan Priddy is a world leader in offshore expeditions and is the current holder of 37 World Records. He has powerboated and sailed around the world in both directions and he now knows what type of craft is required to break the World Powerboat Circumnavigation Record of 61 days. He attempted to circumnavigate the world in a RIB in 2002, and in 2008 successfully completed a circumnavigation by yacht. He has also navigated a…


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Design Challenges of Building Modern Lifeboats for the RNLI

Iain Wallbridge - Senior Naval Architect, RNLI

Iain is a Chartered Engineer and a Senior Naval Architect at the RNLI. Currently he is providing technical support to the Atlantic 85 construction program, various composite repairs and managing stability related issues. Prior RNLI experience has included project management of the redesign of the original RNLI E-Class fleet, detailed stability analysis and extensive boat trials. Previously Iain completed a Shipwrights apprenticeship working on a wide range of boats, yachts and commercial vessels (up to 100'), worked for a major luxury yacht builder working on structural drawings, weight and stability calculations and…


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Why Fundamental Seamanship and Basic Navigation Methods Still Matter

John Haynes AFNI FRINA - Workshop Lead / Managing Director, Shock Mitigation

John is an Associate Fellow of The Nautical Institute, Fellow of RINA, Commercial Yachtmaster Ocean and Advanced Powerboat Instructor. Subject matter expertise includes 30 years professional sector training, consultancy and strategic product development. He has worked with over 100 organisations including military, SAR, police, commercial operators, designers, OEM equipment manufacturers and boat builders. He has chaired a broad range…


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How ALL Marine Sectors can learn from Accidents & Incidents - including Points Of Failure

Captain Andrew Moll - Deputy Chief Inspector, Marine Accident Investigation Branch

Andrew joined the Royal Navy in 1978. He served in HMS COVENTRY during the Falklands Conflict in 1982. His career was largely sea-going, spent in destroyers and aircraft carriers. His commands included: the fast patrol boat SNV AL FULK, while on loan to the Omani Navy during the later stages of the Iran-Iraq war; the Type 42 destroyer, HMS YORK, in the Gulf on counter-narcotics operations; the Type 22 frigate, HMS CHATHAM, leading NATO’s squadron in the Mediterranean and patrolling the Baltic. After 27 years of naval service Andrew…


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Maritime Situational Awareness - Science Art or Myth?

Captain Don Cockrill MBE FNI - Secretary General, UK Maritime Pilots Association

Don’s seafaring adventures began in 1973 as a cadet with Canadian Pacific (CP Ships) from where having progressed to master specialising in petro-chemicals he spent a brief period with Stolt-Neilson before joining the Port of London Authority as a pilot in 1991 where he still works as one of the senior pilots. Concurrently throughout almost all of that period he has been involved one way or another in the administration and work of the United Kingdom Maritime Pilots’ Association most recently as its chairman for…


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Measuring Noise in Maritime Environments

Phil Moxley - Senior Noise and Vibration Engineer, Frazer-Nash

Phill Moxley is a senior engineer working in the noise and vibration team of Frazer-Nash Consultancy, where he has been involved with the measurement and assessment of noise and vibration on a variety of marine platforms. Prior to this he undertook a PhD in human responses to vibration at the Human Factors Research Unit in the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton, and spent two years conducting noise exposure assessments in the offshore oil and gas sector.       NEXT GEN Workshops - October…


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Cutting edge update on lifejacket and MOB innovations / PPE and safety technology

Doug Vincett – Spinlock

SPINLOCK Deckvest range of lifejackets has a compact 3D shape with front opening belt system for fast and secure fitting. The wide range of chest and back adjustment allows the wearer to have a comfortable fit which gives increased freedom of movement for working on deck. Provides efficient working and reduced fatigue for ‘continuous wear’ commercial marine applications due to improved design, weight distribution and fit.         NEXT GEN Workshops - October 2017 For more information www.spinlock.co.uk…


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Cutting edge update on lifejacket and MOB innovations / PPE and safety technology

Alistair Hackett – Ocean Safety 3Si

3Si (Safety & Survival Systems International) group has a large portfolio of marine safety products and services covering commercial, leisure and military markets. 3Si specialises in the worldwide supply, distribution, service and hire of marine safety equipment. Brands include Ocean Safety, Challenger, Kru, Revere Survival, Typhoon and Neil Pryde Sailing.             NEXT GEN Workshops - October 2017 For more information www.oceansafety.com…


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Vessel and Crew Health Monitoring to aid Operators Managing Fleets and Staff

James Glover – DYENA

Dyena OFFSHORE is a vessel and crew health monitoring solution designed to aid operators in managing the fleet and wellbeing of their staff. Features information on position, performance and crew manifest plus recording acceleration and vessel motion in 6 axes. System can monitor and review engine parameters, vessel use for condition based maintenance and provide man overboard alert.           NEXT GEN Workshops - October 2017 For more information www.dyena.com…


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Comparing Lateral & Vertical Accelerations Between Nh1816 & Arie Visser Class

Hans van der Molen - Head of Technical Projects & Innovation, KNRM (Royal Netherlands Lifeboat)

Hans has been working for the Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue organisation for over 27 years as technical superintendent, where he is currently in charge of a small team which is responsible for technical projects and technical innovation. Hans started his career in the merchant navy as one of the first  ships engineer / navigation officer generation. After being stationed 2 years in Japan and Korea as part of a new building team for container vessels and a career at sea for almost 9 years, Hans decided to join the lifeboat services,…


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