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29 January 2019

Two Key and Complementary IMarEST Events Being Held Alongside Each Other for the First Time

Two influential Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) events – Engine As A Weapon (EAAW VIII) and the Marine Electrical and Control Systems Safety Conference (MECSS 2019) - are to be held for the first time alongside each other at America Square Conference Centre in London on Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 July 2019.

EAAW VIII, with its theme ‘Evolving intelligent platforms for the future battlespace’, will be chaired by Cdr Ian Hassall RN, T45 Deputy Team Leader and T45 Platform Chief Engineer, Ministry of Defence, UK; while MECSS 2019 (the fourth in the biennial series) has as its theme ‘Inspiring safer systems at sea’ and is chaired by Kevin Daffey, Director Ship Intelligence and Engineering & Technology – Commercial Marine, Rolls-Royce plc.

Cdr Ian Hassall. explains:

“There are clear synergies between these two seminal IMarEST Learned Society events, indeed their themes complement each other. The first day of presentations will be held jointly, with the second day splitting into two parallel sessions focussing on topics specific to each event. At the end of Day One, we are considering a Debate involving all participants, which worked extremely well at MECSS 2017".

The timings for refreshments and the networking programme will be synchronised throughout Day Two ensuring maximum interaction between all participants, a key feature of all IMarEST events.

Kevin Daffey highlights the strength of combining the two events:

“There are technical commonalities between them which will be of considerable interest to both audiences. For example: electrical safety hazards; autonomy and applications of AI; system integration and challenges around cyber security. Our programme will enable delegates to ‘pick and mix’ to tailor their time with us in early July to suit their particular need.”

The Call for Papers and revised websites will be launched shortly by FIGS Events, organisers of the duo of events on behalf of IMarEST. The websites and will provide full information on all elements of the duo of events including sponsorship packages and exhibiting opportunities.


About the IMarEST:

The IMarEST is an international learned society and membership body that brings marine engineers, marine scientists and marine technologists together into one multi-disciplinary professional body. The largest marine organisation of its kind, it spans 128 countries and works to promote the scientific development of marine engineering, science and technology, providing opportunities for the exchange of ideas and practices and upholding the status, standards and expertise of marine professionals worldwide. Members are able to gain professional registration through the Institute (such as Technician, Incorporated, Registered or Chartered status). The IMarEST is an NGO with consultative status at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and observer status at the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, International Hydrographic Organization, the London Convention/London Protocol (LC/LP) and the Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP). It has special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC), which facilitates its access to other international intergovernmental meetings where its specialized marine expertise is of particular use, e.g., the United Nations meetings on Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the work of the International Seabed Authority on marine mining. w: