Venue: London, UK
As part of the celebrations marking 50 years since the launch of the SRN-1, the UK's first hovercraft, RINA will be running another of its successful conferences on the subject of hovercraft and surface effect craft. This will not only be an opportunity to look back on 50 years of development, but more importantly a chance to look forward to the current and future developments in the field.
The conference will also cover the latest developments in design, manufacture and operation of surface effect craft.
The merits of such vehicles over other marine vessels are becoming increasingly clear especially with the new problems related to climate change, rising global sea levels and major natural disasters. This diversification of roles brings new challenges for both designers and operators.
RINA invites papers relating to both Surface Effect Craft and Air Cushion Vehicles, covering all aspects of Design, Operation, Development and Regulation.