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2009 AGM & SGM
rina affairs
“Over the past
That such organisations should seek Member Workshops were held during
endorsement of their courses by the the year and the Institution assisted
twelve months, the
Institution is yet another example of the an increasing number of companies
Institution’s leading
standing which the Institution enjoys in in producing Graduate Training
the international maritime community. Programmes which were subsequently
The Institution continued to encourage accredited. It is reassuring that more
the involvement of the younger members companies are recognising both the
technical journals of the naval architecture profession in necessity and value of being able to offer
were again
the Institution’s activities though student graduates such opportunity for career
membership, sponsored places at RINA development.
distributed in over
conferences and the prizes and awards For the second year, the Institution
which recognise their achievements and joined with the Boat International
100 countries” successes. This year, new RINA Student magazine and Camper Nicholson
Naval Architect Awards were introduced International in the World Superyacht
in the UK, Malaysia and India, joining Young Designer competition for both
was held for the first time in Australia those already presented in the UK, undergraduates and graduates, who
and Singapore. During the next twelve Italy, Poland, France, Canada, Korea, were set the challenge of designing a
months, the Institution will hold an even superyacht of the future. Once again,
greater number of events, in the UK, the very high standard of entries for this
Italy, Singapore, China, and Korea and
“Over the past
competition bodes well for the future of
for the first time, conferences in Belgium, this sector of the maritime industry. The
Greece, the UAE and India.
twelve months, the
Institution’s involvement with this Award
Over the past twelve months, the
Institution’s leading international
Institution organised
is most appropriate for an institution
which was founded to promote the art
technical journals were again distributed
a record number
and science of ship design.
in over 100 countries, providing the The Institution also recognised the
access to up-to-date information that is
of international
achievements of the not so young
vital to the success of both individuals
and companies. During this time, online
conferences and
members of the maritime industry
in the awards and prizes which were
digital versions of the journals were
training courses”
announced earlier this morning. One
introduced. This extension of the journals award which I will formally announce
is considered to be essential if they are to at the Annual Dinner this evening, with
remain competitive in the modern media both pleasure and sadness, is the award
era. It also provides further opportunity Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, of the Froude Medal to the late Sir Robert
for advertising revenue. Myanmar, Singapore and China. These Easton, Honorary Vice President and
The Annual Accounts again show the awards and conference places are
importance of the income which the mainly sponsored by local industry, and
Institution derives from its publications, the Institution is grateful to all those
“The Institution
and particularly its journals. The companies whose sponsorship makes
has continued to
Institution is grateful for the work of the this possible. The Institution continually
editorial staff in maintaining such high seeks to extend these and other awards,
develop its links
quality and to the advertising sales and which provide a valuable link between
production staff whose efforts ensure the industry and universities.
with universities and
commercial success of the journals. The Institution also again supported the
colleges through
The Institution has continued to Maritime Technology course, organised
develop its links with universities and by the Universities of Southampton and
the membership
colleges through the membership of Glasgow/Strathclyde on behalf of the
students and staff, with such links now Smallpeice Trust. This residential course
of students and
at more than 60 universities and colleges for 14-16 year olds again resulted in a
staff, with such links
world-wide. The Institution continued number becoming Junior Members.
to accredit academic courses that The Institution also continued to give now at more than
meet the Institution’s requirements for guidance and assistance to Graduate
membership, which this year included Members in achieving the necessary
60 universities and
applications from universities in the UK, Initial Professional Development to
colleges world-
India and Singapore, again reflecting become Corporate members of the
the internationalism of the Institution. Institution. A number of Graduate wide”
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