ASNE to Host Launch & Recovery Symposium

By Eric Haun
Friday, August 29, 2014

The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) announced that registration has opened for its Launch and Recovery Symposium 2014: Launch and Recovery of Manned and Unmanned Vehicles from Surface Platforms. The theme for 2014 is Mission Effectiveness, Safety and Affordability.

The event is slated to take place November 19-20, 201 at the Maritime Institute conference center in Linthicum, Md.

According to ASNE, the symposium provides an opportunity to learn about launch, recovery and operations of manned and unmanned vehicles from marine platforms. Manned and unmanned vehicles include helicopters, rotorcraft, fixed-wing aircraft, RHIBs, high-speed craft, tenders, UAV, USV, UUV and more. Marine platforms include naval, coast guard, passenger and commercial ships, as well as offshore platforms and other vessels.

International and domestic segments of industry, government and academia with an interest in improving vehicle operations from surface craft and also from all researchers, designers and manufacturers who contribute the necessary technologies or products are encouraged to attend, ASNE said.

Keynote speakers:
•Rear Adm. Michael Haycock, USCG, Assistant Commandant for Engineering & Logistics (CG-4)
•Roy Thomas, Engineering Manager, Corporate Chief Engineer's Office, ABS
•Capt. Christopher Saindon, USN, Director, Aviation Safety Programs, U.S. Naval Safety Center

Agenda highlights:
•Opening Keynote by Coast Guard's new Chief Engineer
•Recent developments in automation of launch and recovery systems
•Key Safety considerations for launch and recovery operations
•Operational experience with launch and recovery on newest USN and USCG ship classes
•Latest analysis methods for predicting vehicle and ship interaction during launch and recovery

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