Next week, maritime professionals will gather for the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) 11th instalment of the Surveillance, Search and Rescue Craft (SURV) Conference. The event will take place at the Wereldmuseum, Rotterdam, the Netherlands on 21-22 June.
After the conference, on Friday 23 June, there will be an opportunity to visit Damen Shipyard Gorinchem and its Lighthouse innovation space. Only a limited number of seats will be available for SURV11 attendees.
“We are thrilled to invite delegates to attend our SURV 11 Conference as well as provide an opportunity to bring them to the newest Damen facility,” says RINA Operations Director, Dmitriy Ponkratov. “We have recently announced the preliminary programme, with two keynote speakers, and we are delighted to share that this conference will be a fantastic networking opportunity and a place for the industry experts to exchange knowledge and ideas.”
SURV11 is the latest iteration of a biennial event that brings together industry experts and professionals. It aims to promote and share technical knowledge on industry best practices. The conference will cover a range of topics, including analyses of designs, applications, and operations of new vessels in this segment, as well as a review of existing vessels and their use across all marine environments.
The conference will feature technical sessions, panel discussions, as well as two keynote presentations from leading experts in the field, including Wim Boerma, Product Manager High Speed Craft, Damen Shipyards and Magnus Wikander, Head of Strategic Development Maritime Hydrodynamics, RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden). Attendees will have the opportunity to network with fellow professionals and engage in debate on the latest trends, technologies and challenges facing the industry.
RNLI’s Principal Naval Architect Holly Phillips says: ‘With now only a few days away, we would like to encourage people to register for this event which is a great opportunity to hear about some of the technical developments in the area of maritime search and rescue and to network with others working in this field.’’
As a partner of the SURV 11 Conference, Damen recognizes the importance of bringing industry experts together to share knowledge and ideas. Joining the SURV 11 Conference enables you to network with industry leaders, gain cutting-edge insights, explore future opportunities, and contribute to shaping the future of the maritime sector,” Wim Boerma, Product Manager High Speed Craft at Damen.
The SURV11 Conference is open to all interested parties, including members of RINA, other professional institutions and the wider maritime industry. Registration for the event is open, and further details, including the preliminary programme, can be found on the RINA website: https://www.rina.org.uk/SURV11_2023.html .