2009 AGM & SGM
will be over the next year, and of course or services through the Institution’s
I will be reporting on the full impact publications and conferences? Are your
and of any changes which might have 2009 membership fees still outstanding? If
been forced on the Institution at the the answer to any of these questions is yes, The RINA website contains a
next AGM. Nonetheless, I can assure please contact the Chief Executive who will number of Directories, providing
you that what will not change will be do the rest in his usual persuasive manner. information on members’ services,
the Institution’s commitment to the As I said at the beginning of my address, academic courses and related
highest professional standards, whether this is a great institution – please let the websites
it be in its requirements for membership, world know.
the content of its publications and That completes my report to you, and Maritime Services Directory.
conferences, or in its contribution to the you now have the opportunity to become The Institution’s Maritime Services
global naval architecture profession. involved through the general discussion on Directory restricts entries to
In the face of the undoubted difficult the Institution which traditionally follows companies which employ or
times which lay ahead, you may ask this address. The floor is yours. are owned by members of the
what the individual member can do to The discussion following the President’s Institution. Entries are listed by
help. As at any time, but perhaps more Address can be read on the RINA website. category and will show company
necessary at this time, members should name, contact details, a brief
seek to promote the Institution – to bang description of the company, and
the Institution’s drum. Do you have “How ESTONIA a link to the company’s website.
engineering colleagues who are directly All members are entitled to a free
involved in the design, construction was lost – entry in the Directory.
and maintenance of marine structures, Applications for an entry should be
regardless of whether they are naval The forensic made online at www.rina.org.uk/
architects, who are not members? Do MaritimeServices.
you have colleagues who are not engineers Investigation” All queries to Headquarters for
but who are involved or interested in the members’ services will be referred
design, construction and maintenance of Following the 2009 AGM, Professor to the Maritime Services Directory.
marine structures? Would your company Draccos Vassalos and Dr. Andrzej
benefit from being a Corporate Partner Jasionowski, from the Department of Naval Maritime Courses Directory
member of the Institution? Would your Architecture and Marine Engineering Naval Architecture and related
company benefit from a graduate training at the Universities of Strathclyde and courses are listed in the online
programme? Would your company Glasgow, gave a presentation on the Maritime Courses Directory.
benefit from its employees attending the forensic investigation into the loss of the Entries may be submitted online by
Institution’s conferences? Would your MV ESTONIA, carried out by the Ship university staff members at www.
company benefit promoting its product Stability Research Centre. RA rina.org.uk/MaritimeCourses
All queries about academic
courses will be referred to the
Professor Draccos presents “How ESTONIA was lost – The forensic Investigation”
Maritime Courses Directory.
Maritime links Directory
The Maritime Links Directory lists and
provides links to (non-commercial)
organisations and other sites which
contain information of interest
to naval architects, eg news
reports, directories of companies,
newsletters, etc. The value of this
specialised directory will depend
upon it being built up into a
comprehensive database and
then being kept up to date.
Proposed entries for the Maritime
Links Directory can be made online
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