Marine Resources and Security

Renewable energy sources; Fisheries technologies; Fisheries enforcement; Marine Genetic resources, Marine biotechnology, Subsea technology; EEZ management; Coastal water security; Search and Rescue; Governance.

Shipbuilding Technology

Intelligent shipbuilding; Shipbuilding innovation; Cost reduction; New challenges; Conversions.

Sustainability and Green Shipping

Design for energy efficiency; Alternative fuels; Waste disposal; Plastic pollution; Noise management; Exhaust gas management; Biofouling management; Ballast water management; Design for disposal; Policy & regulation.

Safe Automation and Remote Manning

Minimum manning; Safety critical software; Digitisation; Cyber security; Secure communications; Regulations; Class Rules; Reversionary control.

Support and Infrastructure

Ship maintenance regimes; Designing for through life support; Monitoring and measurement; Port infrastructure; Reception facilities; Green Ports; Port security; Port management; Floating Storage and Regasification Units; Liquefied Nature Gas terminals.

Safety and Regulation

New challenges for Class; Human factors; Regulatory overload; Learning from experience; Reasonable personal liability; Risk assessment.

Ship Design and Propulsion

Ship design methods; Novel ship design; Hydrodynamics; Novel propulsion; Prime movers; Gearing; Propulsors; Integration models; Auxiliary systems.

Naval Engineering

Warship design; Future challenges; Innovation; Damage control and fire-fighting; Combat systems; Electrical power management for future weapons; Submarines and underwater technology; Mine countermeasures.