DC Maritime Technologies (Vancouver, Canada) together with Art Anderson (Bremerton, USA) are investigating the possibilities of organizing a Marine Electrical Engineering Symposium. The symposium would be held in a major North American city in 2002 and will provide a forum for interested professionals to discuss, debate and review marine electrical engineering topics. The intent would be to provide a general educational experience that addresses marine electrical engineering topics from a North American perspective.
The symposium would take the form of paper presentations by consultants, manufacturers, classification and regulatory bodies, shipowners and shipbuilders having interests in the North American market. Paper presentations would be followed by panel discussions with recognized experts in the field and general audience participation.
Topics to be covered will include:
Marine electrical propulsion - Present and future trends; The influence of the European market; Functional requirements, facts and figures; The "why's" and "why nots"; Construction nightmares; Classification and regulatory issues influencing design - the good, bad and ugly. Marine electrical systems - Designing for North American product availability and service; Classification and statutory regulations - common misdemeanors; You thought you understood short-circuit currents; Protection coordination requirements v. product availability.This advance notice is intended to gauge interest and support. Would you or your company be interested in:Attending such a symposium? Presenting a paper, if so on what topic? Sponsoring the event? Providing an expert?