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Calling all Mariners: AUSMARINE opens Thursday
Thursday, 18 November 2010 10:04

A gentle reminder from Baird Events, the organisers of AUSMARINE 2010, that the Exhibition opens at the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre at 9:45am next Thursday, November 23.


While the exhibition, which runs for three days, until Saturday, November 25, has a large range of exhibits to interest commercial and government mariners of all kinds, there are two important and thought provoking seminars. Both invite serious industry participants without charge.

Anyone participating in either or both seminars is almost certain to learn much of interest and value and to make some useful contacts.

The programme for the seminars follows below.

For further information please contact:

Kishore Navani
Baird Events
PH: +61 3 9645 0411
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“Australia and the Indian Ocean: Great Opportunities, Big Challenges”

Tuesday, November 23, from 0845 to 1300hrs. Venue: PCEC Meeting Room 7, Level 2.

The seminar is hosted by the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) at the University of Wollongong. It is  convened by Professor Sam Bateman, Professorial Research Fellow at ANCORS and co-author of the recent report “Our western front – Australia and the Indian Ocean” for the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI).

Australia should be giving greater attention to the Indian Ocean. Australia is a major stakeholder in this ocean, including its security and stability. The country has a larger area of maritime jurisdiction in the ocean than any other Indian Ocean country. Australia’s greatest challenges, and perhaps also opportunities, concerning border security, offshore sovereignty and sovereign rights are in the Indian Ocean.

Session 1 – The Geo-Political Setting

  • Strategic Overview of the Indian Ocean Region (Dr Alexey Muraviev, Convenor, International Relations Program, Curtin University of Technology)
  • India, Pakistan and the Indian Ocean (Professor Samina Yasmeen, Director, Centre for Muslim States and Societies (CMSS), University of Western Australia)
  • Energy Security (Major General John Hartley, CEO of Future Directions International)

Session 2 – Key Maritime Issues

  • Marine Scientific Research (Associate Professor Lynnath Beckley, Marine Management Research Group, School of Environmental Science, Murdoch University)
  • Protecting the Marine Environment (Captain Kerry Dwyer, Australian Marine Environment Protection Association)
  • Natural Hazards and Climate Change (Dr Nick D’Adamo, Officer in Charge, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Office, Perth), UNESCO
  • Fisheries (Professor Dennis Rumley, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University of Western Australia, and Chairperson, Indian Ocean Research Group Group)


“Marine Challenges 2010”

Wednesday, November 24, from 0830 to 1630hrs. Venue: PCEC Meeting Room 7, Level 2.

This high-quality, highly-informative seminar will be hosted by Baird Publications in association with the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST), with the following programme:

Session 1

  • Official Opening (Dr Marcus Jones, Chairman IMarEST UK)
  • Harnessing the latest in science and technology to meet demand for sustainable marine futures (CN Battershill, PhD Research Team Leader, Supporting Sustainable Use of Marine    Biodiversity, Australian Institute of Marine Science Adjunct Professor James Cook University, University of Western Australia)
  • Marine challenges with loadout and marine transportation of heavy structures in Western Australia (Mike Priestly, Principal Engineer ONA Marine

Session 2

  • Port development and marine engineering (Steve Wade, General Manager, Asset and Infrastructure Maintenance, Fremantle Ports)
  • New development in marine engineering (Kent Stewart, Managing Director, Maritime Engineers)
  • Challenges of designing a platform to meet key warfighting functionality (Jules Moore, BEng MIEAust CPEng, ASMD Lead Integration Engineer,
    BAE Systems Australia)

Session 3

  • Searching for a release in a fouled up market – silicone fouling release coatings as an alternative to antifoulings (Nic Lawrence, National Key Accounts Manager Marine, Hempel (Australia)
  • Numerical Analysis of Gross Shipboard Spectographic Oil Analysis Program (SOAP) Data as a Maintenance and Configuration Management Tool (Greg Hellessey, Chief Marine Engineer, Australian Customs)
  • Oceanographic Update (Dr Nick D’Adamo, Officer in Charge, Perth Regional Programme Office of the Intergovernmental Oceanogaphic Commission (IOC)), UNESCO

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