Stability and Capsizing of Ships Conference, will be held in Launceston, Tasmania from 7-11 February 2000. This is the first time such a conference has been held in Australia, and is recognition of the important work being done in this field by Australian researchers. The objective of these conferences is to promote a full exchange of ideas and methodologies, and to provide an opportunity for professional naval architects, researchers, regulatory agencies and ship operators to meet and discuss improvements in capsize prevention technology.
This year conference session topics include: human factors involved in stability; stability standards; the effect of water on deck; stability after damage; and the stability of high-speed craft. A special addition to this conference is a session on the stability of sailing yachts – a very topical subject after a range of recent incidents. The conference will be opened by the President of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, Dr David Goodrich, at 9.00am on Monday 7 February 2000.
For further information, contact Martin Renilson at the Australian Maritime College by phoning 03-63354770 or fax 03-63354720.