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SSA member Shock Mitigation are running 3 one day events at the Grand Harbour Hotel in the port of Southampton on 24 25 26 October. Providing both knowledge and networking, these NEXT GENERATION Workshops will be relevant to many SSA members.

Workshop Lead and Shock Mitigation MD, John Haynes, said, ‘In recent years less people are expected to do more work and time is becoming scarce for everyone in the marine industry. These focused one day Workshops are designed to deliver a unique mix of sessions that bring together end-user organisations and industry solution providers.’

The innovative Programme and outstanding group of Presenters blends key decision makers, commercial and military stakeholders plus maritime technology experts. The Workshops provide a unique forum with lively panel discussions that address challenges and opportunities for the sub IMO / sub 24m professional sector.

John Haynes added, ‘Feedback from recent NEXT GEN Workshops has highlighted hot topics for further discussion. In recent weeks I have personally asked a number of organisations what are their most current and burning issues. From this we have put together a cutting edge programme. You can attend for a single day and get some really relevant insight.’

On Tuesday 24 October the NEXT GEN Shock Mitigation Solutions Workshop focuses on: ‘Shock mitigation by all means.’ This is highly relevant to professional and military organisations, boat builders, equipment manufacturers, re-fit yards and service providers. Supporters include SKYDEX from the US, Scot Seats from the UK, SHOXS and Shockwave from Canada, Grammer Nautic from Germany.

On Wednesday 25 October the NEXT GEN RIB & High Speed Craft Workshop focuses on: ‘Boat and equipment procurement in a changing world.’ Topics are relevant to pilot boats, workboats, patrol boats, search & rescue, survey vessels, superyacht tenders and unmanned vessels.

Supporters include SSA, British Marine, UKMPA, University of Southampton, Southampton Marine & Maritime Institute.

On Thursday 26 October the NEXT GEN Systems Safety & Equipment Workshop focuses on: ‘Identifying and avoiding single points of failure at sea’. Topics include blending practical and traditional approaches to safety with digital solutions. As autonomous vessels arrive in our waters a session looks at what people, training and onshore support will be required. Supporters include Spinlock, 3Si, Ocean Safety, Dyena.

The standard attendee rate is £200 per day. The discount rate for members of SSA, British Marine, RINA, UKMPA, UKHMA is £150 per day.

Timing is 09.00 to 17.00 each day, with lunch and CPD certificate included. There are networking drinks receptions on Tues & Weds from 17.30 to 19.30.

Workshop Event Manager – Julie Arthur julie@shockmitigation.com

Workshops Information www.shockmitigation.com

PRESENTERS INCLUDE:

Jonathan Lewis Maritime Command, Border Force
‘The Challenges of Building Fleets for Evolving Maritime Roles’

Dr Tom Gunston ISO Seat Testing Working Group
‘Update on ISO Standards for Boat Seat Performance Testing and Next Steps’

Hans van der Molen Head of Technical Projects & Innovation, KNRM (NL Lifeboat)
‘Comparing Lateral and Vertical Accelerations between ‘Nh1816’ and ‘Arie Visser’ Class’

Dr Thomas Coe Senior Consultant, Frazer – Nash Consultancy / Naval Design Partnership
‘The Future of Shock Mitigation Testing – Getting from Anecdote to Evidence’

Professor Ajit Shenoi Director, University of Southampton Marine & Maritime Institute
‘GMTT 2030 – Global Marine Technology Trends for the next decade and beyond’

Tony Birr Director, Century Maritime
‘Selecting Effective Craft to Fulfil Multiple Maritime Functions in Port and at Sea’

James Fanshawe Chairman, Maritime Autonomous Systems Regulatory Working Group
‘Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USV) go from Concept to Service’

Alan Priddy British Global Powerboat Circumnavigation Record Team
‘Selecting Vessel and Equipment to Break 24,000 mile Circumnavigation Record of 61 days’

RNLI Design & Engineering Team
‘Designing Redundancy into Vessels for Critical Tasks’

Captain Andrew Moll Deputy Chief Inspector, Marine Accident Investigation Branch
‘How ALL Marine Sectors can learn from Accidents & Incidents – including Points Of Failure’

Captain Don Cockrill Secretary General, UK Maritime Pilots Association
‘Maritime Situational Awareness – Science Art or Myth?’

John Haynes Managing Director, Shock Mitigation
‘Why Fundamental Seamanship and Basic Navigation Methods still matter’

Editors Contact: John Haynes john@shockmitigation.com +44 (0)7813 208222

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