The Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology is presenting the AES 2003 conference dedicated to New Ideas, New Applications and New Markets for Marine Electrical Technologies (13-14 Feb 2003, Edinburgh, UK). Since the first conference in 1997, advanced electrical and electronic technologies, especially electric propulsion, have been ever more widely adopted. Many surface ships now use electric propulsion including naval ships, cruise ships and a wide variety of other commercial vessels. The conference intends to embrace subsea technologies and in particular to investigate autonomous submersibles that rely exclusively on electrical energy for propulsion and services.
The aim of this conference is to take stock of the current situation and to assess likely future trends as confidence grows and more widespread applications are adopted. The main themes of the conference are:
Electric propulsionAuxiliary electrical systems on ships and submersiblesIntegrated information technologyMaximise the benefit of the all electric ship conceptManaging the new technologies and their impact
Papers are invited. The closing date for receipt of synopses is Monday 24 June 2002; synopses may be accepted after this date subject to availability in the AES 2003 conference programme.