UNO NAME SUMMER TOUR: European Maritime Technology

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UNO NAME SUMMER TOUR: European Maritime Technology

Early June – right after Spring Term ends

Join Professor Chris McKesson for a ten day tour of European centers of maritime excellence. Toured facilities will include:

  • Blohm + Voss shipyard, Hamburg GE: A world class builder of merchant and naval vessels
  • Marintek, Trondheim NO: Towing tank and research facility serving the marine and offshore industry
  • NTNU, Trondheim NO: The Norwegian National Technical University, offering Graduate programs in marine technology
  • MARIN, Wageningen, NL: Towing tank and research facility serving the marine and offshore industry
  • Umoe Mandal a/s, Mandal NO: Builders of composite-hulled SES and hovercraft
  • KaMeWa a/b, Christineham SW: Builders of waterjet propulsors
  • MAN B&W, [[]] DK: Designers and builders of diesel engines

At each facility the tour will consist of the following:

  • During breakfast at the hotel, Professor McKesson will give a short introduction to the facility and why it is of interest to this group.
  • At the facility personnel will give their own description of the company’s products or services. They have also been invited to discuss the following points:
    • Relationship of their company with Naval Architects: Do they hire them, use them as consultants, supply them with data,…?
    • Features they value in a naval architect: What makes one great?
    • “What I wish they would teach you in school”
    • A forecast for the future of the industry

After the tour, during dinner in the city, Professor McKesson will lead a table discussion of “what did we learn?”

Cost: Students: $5000 Alumni & Friends: $6500

Costs include coach air fare from MSY, and all travel, lodging (double occupancy) and meals.

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