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BAE Wins Research Program

BAE Systems’ CORDA (Centre for Operational Research & Defense Analysis), has won a new contract from the MoD to lead a research program into maritime defense equipment capability. Under the terms of the contract, from the MoD Research Acquisition Organization, CORDA will lead the program as the prime contractor, and will provide advice to inform future capability planning, including equipment procurement planning decisions and to de-risk technology to support early procurement activity. During the course of the research, CORDA will work closely with academia and 23 industrial partners. Source: Manufacturer.com

French SMART PORT in Med Soon

Photo: Port of Marseille-Fos

The members of the SMART PORT steering committee adopted a first series of projects designed to take advantage of the digital transition with a view to affirming and consolidating the importance of the Aix-Marseille Provence Metropolis as a seaport. The steering committee also supported the creation of a program focusing on research and innovation: the Brain Port Community. This partnership will be based on a multi-party agreement between Aix-Marseille Université, the Port of Marseille Fos, the CCIMP, Métropole Aix-Marseille, and the PACA region.

AEGIR Participates in Stern Tube Seal Research

AEGIR-Marine, working together with two Dutch technical universities, has launched two substantial research programs in the field of stern tube seals. “Market and environmental requirements have changed and will keep changing,” said Ruud Muis, managing director at AEGIR-Marine, “Stern tube seals, however, have hardly evolved at all. AEGIR said it will be actively involved and perform many tests and parts of the research that will focus on two major issues: (1) lifetime optimization – longer docking intervals means stern tube seals must perform their duty longer, and (2) optimization of seals in combination with biodegradable oils – EAL formulas use more aggressive chemicals that can influence the seal’s lifetime in a negative way.

National Shipbuilding Research Program Issues Pre-Solicitation Notice

In advance of the next National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) Research Announcement, which the Executive Control Board plans to issue in the June 1, 2012, timeframe, a pre-solicitation notice has been issued. The Research Announcement will solicit summary proposals to respond to priorities in the program’s Strategic Investment Plan, including areas of particular interest which will be identified in the Research Announcement. The overall strategy for the Pre-Solicitation period involves dissemination of the revised proposal preparation, submission and selection processes, and the creation of opportunities for potential project team members to engage with one another and with industry representatives on possible R&D project ideas.

Roberts Re-Elected NSRP Panel Vice Chair

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Patrick Roberts, Director of Operations for ShipConstructor USA, has been re-elected Vice Chairman of the Business Process Technologies Panel for the United States National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP). The upcoming year will be Roberts’ second year in the role of Vice Chairman. The NSRP Business Process Technologies Panel advises the NSRP Executive Control Board on research projects involving technology to improve procedures and practices within the shipbuilding industry.

Whaling Ships Embark on Research Trip

According to a Kyodo News story, a fleet of whaling ships recently left Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, to conduct a scientific research program on whales in the Antarctic for the Tokyo-based Institute of Cetacean Research. During the expedition, the institute plans to catch 10 fin whales for the first time. It also plans to double the amount of catch of minke whales to about 850. In June, the International Whaling Commission adopted a nonbinding resolution urging Japan to scrap its research program at its annual meeting in Ulsan, South Korea. Source: Kyodo News.

NSRP Conference: R&D Proposal Submission

National Shipbuilding Research Program - 2012 Proposers Conference - Post-Meeting Information. The National Shipbuilding Research Program held the 2012 Proposers Conference on Tuesday, April 24th, at SCRA in Charleston, SC, as well as online via GoToWebinar. The conference provided an overview of the NSRP R&D proposal submission and selection processes in anticipation of Research Announcement (RA) 11-01. Conference Q&As can be found on the NSRP website. The participant list will…

Hearing on Oil Recovery Research & Technology Needs

The Subcommittee on Energy and Environment of the House Committee on Science and Technology conducted a hearing on Research and Technology Needs for Oil Recovery and Effective Cleanup of Oil Spills. Committee Chair Bart Gordon (D-) made an opening statement. Subcommittee Chair Brian Baird (D-) made an opening statement. Mr. Douglas Helton, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), testified that NOAA is providing scientific information regarding oil spill trajectory and conducting natural resource damage assessments. Captain Anthony Lloyd, US Coast Guard, testified concerning the National Incident Command’s efforts to respond to the ongoing oil spill. Ms.

SHIPTECH 2012 Call for Abstracts: Deadline Extended

ShipTech 2012 will be held on February 14-15 at the Rosen Plaza in Orlando, FL. Deadline for Abstracts has been extended to October 28th 2011. ShipTech 2012 is currently accepting abstracts for presentations on technology initiatives that improve U.S. shipbuilding and repair efficiencies and reduce total ownership cost through the use of innovative systems, processes or technologies. ShipTech 2012 is sponsored by the Office of Naval Research – Navy Manufacturing Center and the National Shipbuilding Research Program.

2015 NSRP All Panel Meeting in Charleston, SC

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Registration for the All Panel Meeting of the National Shipbuilding Research Program 2015 scheduled to be held at Charleston, SC from March 10-12, 2015 is now open. The All Panel Meeting is a biennial event that brings together all eleven panels of the National Shipbuilding Research Program to: present results from recently concluded and ongoing R&D projects; discuss technology gaps in the areas of ship design, construction, and modernization; and share best practices being applied across the shipbuilding enterprise.

USARC Calls for Arctic Oil Spill Research

The U.S. Arctic Research Commission believes that the U.S. needs a robust research program to address spill response in broken ice, as shipping moves into the Arctic Ocean and offshore oil drilling - in several Arctic nations - moves forward. Mead Treadwell, chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, prepared testimony for the August 20 field hearing in Anchorage of the U.S. Senate's Homeland Security Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee. Treadwell told the committee that, contrary to laws passed by Congress after the Exxon Valdez oil spill disaster in 1989, a significant national oil spill research program does not exist, nor is one planned to fit the special needs of the Arctic. It was anticipated that the U.S.

EPA, USCG Extend Agreement with Royal Caribbean

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) authorized formal exemptions by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines that allow for the enlargement of the cruise line’s research program to develop and install exhaust gas scrubber systems on its cruise ships. Under the exemption, as articulated in MARPOL, Royal Caribbean will expand the program from six to 19 ships. This emission control technology will be used in waters surrounding U.S. coasts, known as Emission Control Areas (ECAs). Because emissions from oceangoing vessels can harm air quality on land, the U.S.

NSRP Approves $2.5 Million for Cost-Saving Projects

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The National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) Executive Control Board selected 17 new research and development projects for award as part of the NSRP’s core mission to reduce the costs associated with Navy shipbuilding and repair. The projects, totaling approximately $2.5 million, will be executed through the 10 NSRP Ship Production Panels, which serve as the program’s primary public forum for industry-wide networking, technology transfer and best-practice sharing. For more information, please visit www.nsrp.org.  

MPA and IHPC to Collaborate

MPA and IHPC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at MPA's 12th Maritime Forum that will enable maritime companies to leverage on IHPC’s Computational Science and Engineering capabilities through a three-year Maritime Research Program (MRP). Some research topics of interest to participating companies include the development of advanced designs for semi-submersible jack-up rigs and the application of large-scale computational fluid dynamics. Signed by BG (NS) Tay Lim Heng, Chief Executive, MPA, and Ms Yena Lim, Managing Director, A*STAR, the MOU’s overall objective is to further enhance Singapore’s status as a maritime research and development (R&D) hub.

ClassNK and NMRI Cooperation Agreement

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Japan’s National Maritime Research Institute (NMRI) and ClassNK signed an extensive cooperation agreement at a press conference in Tokyo. The comprehensive agreement commits the two organizations to a far reaching cooperative research program, including joint R&D on new GHG emission reduction technologies and the development of new training programs for marine engineers. ClassNK, which has maintained its own independent maritime research center since 1955, and NMRI, Japan’s leading maritime research body…

ShipTech 2010, March 9-10

The 13th annual ShipTech event will be held at the Beau Rivage Resort in Biloxi, Mississippi, March 9-10, 2010. ShipTech 2010 is cosponsored by the Office of Naval Research's (ONR) Manufacturing Technology Program (ManTech) and the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NRSP) and is facilitated by the Navy Metalworking Center. Intended for the domestic shipbuilding industry, its supplier base, Navy Program Offices and Navy-sponsored shipbuilding research programs, ShipTech is organized to present research, best practices and what is currently being done to reduce total ownership costs of naval ships while enhancing the competitiveness of the domestic shipbuilding industry.

CSIRO, BHP Billiton Join Forces in Marine Research

Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia File photo BHP Billiton

The World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia will be the focus of a new marine research partnership between CSIRO and BHP Billiton Petroleum announced today. Ningaloo Reef is the largest fringing reef in the world, extending 300 kilometres along the North West coast of Australia. The five year, jointly funded A$5 million research program will include both deep and shallow reef research, turtle and shark tagging, a PhD scholarship scheme and opportunities to engage the local community, including BHP Billiton Petroleum employees, in Exmouth, WA.

NSRP Executive Board Selects New R&D Projects

The Executive Control Board of the National Shipbuilding Research Program Advanced Shipbuilding Enterprise (NSRP ASE) has announced the selection of eleven new research projects as part of the Navy/Industry co-funded portfolio specifically designed to save taxpayers money in Navy shipbuilding and ship repair. The projects -- valued at approximately $32 million, including industry cost share -- were in response to the latest NSRP solicitation released in August.

This Day in Naval History - March 20

1833 - Capt. David Geisinger of the sloop Peacock negotiates the first commercial treaty with the King of Siam. 1922 - USS Jupiter is recommissioned as Langley (CV 1), the Navy's first aircraft carrier. 1939 - The Naval Research Lab recommends financing a research program to learn to obtain power from uranium. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil.

This Day in Naval History - March 20

From the Navy News Service 1833 - Capt. David Geisinger of the sloop Peacock negotiates the first commercial treaty with the King of Siam. 1922 - USS Jupiter is recommissioned as Langley (CV 1), the Navy's first aircraft carrier. 1939 - The Naval Research Lab recommends financing a research program to learn to obtain power from uranium.

This Day in Naval History – March 20

1833 - CDR Geisinger of Peacock negotiates first commercial treaty with King of Siam 1922 -USS Jupiter recommissioned as Langley, Navy's first aircraft carrier 1939 - Naval Research Lab recommends financing research program to obtain power from uranium. 2003 - U.S. began Operation Iraqi Freedom by launching cruise missiles from Navy ships in the Red Sea and Persian Gulf. (Source: Navy News Service)

National Shipbuilding Research Program Will Hold Conference

The National Shipbuilding Research Program logo.

The National Shipbuilding Research Program will be holding a Proposers Conference on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at SCRA in Charleston, SC.  The conference will provide an overview of the NSRP R&D proposal submission and selection processes, as well as offer a forum for teaming among potential proposers in anticipation of Research Announcement 11-01. For those who are unable to attend in person, there will be a webinar option via GoToMeeting.® Additional meeting details and registration are available on the NSRP website:  NSRP Proposers Conference  

NSRP Proposal Writing Workshop

The National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) is hosting a Proposal Writing Workshop on Wednesday, October 27 at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, NC. The Proposal Writing Workshop is a public workshop tailored to potential proposers for the NSRP Research Announcement Solicitation issued on September 24, 2010. Those interested in attending the workshop will need to register in advance of the workshop commencement.  Attendance can be in-person or via webinar. For logistics and virtual attendance information: http://www.nsrp.org/Solicitation/proposal_workshop_logistics.pdf  

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