CIMarE / SNAME Joint Meeting
Challenges to Arctic Marine Operations
Saturday April 25, 2009
0900 - 0930 Registration (Coffee & Muffins)
0930 - 1015 Canada's rapidly changing Arctic –An Opportunity for the Marine Industry, or-- Is It?
Joe Spears, Horseshoe Bay Marine Group
The Arctic Ocean Basin is rapidly changing and there is renewed interest in the Arctic and it resources. Many commentators have called it the new “Cold War”. This presentation will examine the opportunity this presents for Canada, one of the world’s largest costal nations. The marine industry will take on critical importance in a changing world that is beginning to see the effects of climate change. This paper and PowerPoint presentation will examine the Canadian Arctic and how Canada needs to seize this opportunity and assume a leadership role in the Arctic. To do that Canada’s needs the capability and capacity in its marine industries. One approach to how to achieve that and maximize the benefits to Canada in the changing Arctic will be explored.
1015 – 11:30 Challenges to Potential Shipping Systems In The Arctic,
Dermot Loughnane, Tactical Marine Solutions Ltd.
This presentation will examine the challenges to commercial shipping in developing new systems in the Arctic. It will describe some of the constraints to new systems such as the ice conditions, limited draft at Arctic ports, the limited season for some northern areas, the great distances to discharge ports and the economic challenges of operating very high iceclass ships. It will also discuss the methodology that has been used to examine such systems in previous Arctic shipping projects for oil, gas and mining projects.
1130 – 1145 Coffee
1145 – 1230 The Canadian Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) Design,
Dan McGreer, AOPS Design Manager, STX Canada Marine
Mr. McGreer will present an overview of the AOPS project. This presentation will cover the ship performance requirements, procurement process and a summary of the current Definition Design.
1230 – 1315 Lunch
1315 – 1445 Submarine Design Considerations,
Glenn Walters, Director - Systems Engineering, CSMG Inc and
Mark C Wilson, Lieutenant Commander , Project Manager VIC EDWP
The aim of the presentation is to give the audience a basic awareness of design considerations for submarines. The presenter will cover this topic by using the Victoria Class (formerly Type 2400 Upholder Class) as the baseline for discussion on the relative importance of design considerations. As with most marine naval architecture and engineering designs, the “art of the compromise” will be a common theme throughout the presentation. The presenter will familiarize the audience with the requirements for watertight integrity, stability, manoeuvring and propulsion, submarine escape and rescue, auxiliary systems, operations and through life support.
1445 – 1500 Coffee
1500 – 1630 Tour of HMCS Victoria, formerly Type 2400 Upholder Class Submarine.
LOCATION: CFB Esquimalt NADEN Wardroom (Lower Bar)
1586 Esquimalt Road
Esquimalt (Victoria), BC
PRICE (CAD): Members $45
REGESTRATION / CONTACT: Please Register at http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=181784 and pay by credit card
or E-mail your intention to attend to John Marrack( email@example.com ) by Monday, April 21.
Only cash and cheques will be accepted at the door.