jaNUary/fEbrUary 2010 The Newsletter of the Royal Institution of the Naval Architects
CHIEF EXECUTIVE'S COLUMN
IN THIS ISSUE
he Institution’s ‘mission statement’ in 1860 was “to
promote and facilitate the exchange of technical and 2010 AGM
scientific information, views and discussion”. 150 2010 Annual General Meeting of the
years on, that statement remains equally valid. Providing the Institution will be held at 10 Upper Belgrave
access to up-to-date technical information relevant to naval Street, London, SW1X 8BQ, on Thur 29 April
architecture and the maritime industry, essential to achieving 2010 at 1100.
and maintaining professional competence, will continue to be
one of the most important functions of the Institution in 2010. 2010 Annual Dinner
Such access today is provided through the Institution’s range The 2010 Annual Dinner of the Institution will
of leading international publications, conferences, the Internet once again be held at the Lancaster London
and local meetings. hotel, on Thurs 29 April.
The Institution can rightly be proud of its range of international
journals and special supplements which cover the whole spectrum of the maritime industry. The Corporate Partners
Institution’s publications are the acknowledged leaders in their fields and enjoy a well deserved The Institution welcomes its first Corporate
reputation for the quality of that coverage and their presentation. The work of the editorial and Partner members in Turkey and Gibraltar.
production staff will ensure that this reputation is maintained in 2010.
The International Journal of Maritime Engineering and The International Journal of Small Branch News
Craft Technology will continue to provide access to the results of research and development in The Shanghai Branch holds it inaugural
the maritime industry. This year, the online issue will be published in the same format as the technical meeting with a presentation
Institution’s other journals, providing improved readability and access to archive for those who “Facing the Challenge of IMO Ship Recycling
subscribe to these publications. Convention”.
The 2010 Events programme continues to reflect the Institution’s continuing commitment to
organising international conferences and courses of the highest quality, for which the Institution The Council has approved the formation of
also has a well deserved reputation. In continuation of the Institution’s commitment to making the Institution’s first Branch in India.
its conferences as widely accessible as possible, in 2010 the Institution will be organising its first
conference in Indonesia. As in previous years, a number of these conferences will be organised All you ever wished to know about rivets and
in partnership with other organisations. riveting!
The opportunity to meet with other maritime industry professionals at local meetings is one Rivet quality steel was worked at bright red
of the most important benefits for many members, and this year the Branches and Sections will to faint yellow, with wrought Iron heated and
continue to organise a wide range of technical meetings. Of course, these meetings do not just worked at white heat. This meant that the
happen, and thanks must go to the members of Branch committees who willingly give of their latter could travel longer thrown distances
time to organise such programmes. The Institution will continue its policy of forming Branches without becoming too cold to close. And
where there is the demand and support by members. 2010 will see the first meeting of the more …
Institution’s first Branch in India.
I am not sure whether the founding members of the Institution in 1860 would recognise the Letters to the Editor
Institution in 2010. However, I am sure that they would approve of the significant contribution Letters to the Editor include requests for
which the Institution has made to that development of the naval architecture profession and the information on an electric generation barge,
global maritime industry over the intervening 150 years, and which it continues to make. They Edward Samuel Braine, Charles Campbell
would surely be proud of the Institution they founded. Brown, George Barrie and the Watling
Works boatyard. Support for the Motorboat
Chief Executive Museum is also requested. Can you help?
Sustainable Shipping Awards
2010 aNNUal GENEral MEETING
The Institution is again supporting the
Notice is hereby given that in accordance with the By-laws, the 2010 Annual General
Sustainable Shipping Awards, which will
Meeting of the Institution will be held at 10 Upper Belgrave Street, London, SW1X 8BQ, on
recognise the diversity and breadth of the
Thur 29 April 2010 at 1100.
work that is occurring to change and improve
the environmental record of shipping.
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