SEAWORK INTERNATI0NAL 2020
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Dan Hook - Speaker - Managing Director, Armada
Dan Hook CEng, FRINA is a Naval Architect and Chartered Engineer with over 17 years’ experience in the marine industry. Upon graduating from the University of Southampton, Dan worked as a naval architect on the development, testing and trials of a wide range of specialist craft. During this time he recognised the potential within the unmanned vehicle industry and specialised in unmanned platform design.
Dan was one of the founding members of ASV Global, now known as L3 ASV and held the position of Managing Director as the company grew from 2 employees to about 150 before selling to L3 Technologies. This company continues to be at the forefront of unmanned surface vehicles and has supplied systems around the world for defence, survey, oil and gas and scientific applications.
Dan has since gone on to work with several small start-ups in the marine technology space with a focus on electric propulsion, low emissions and connectivity. He is currently the Managing Director of an exciting new business, Armada, part of the Ocean Infinity Group.
In addition to commercial business interests Dan is also a Trustee of the National Oceanography Centre and active on many industry/government initiatives to grow the UK marine industry. He lives in Hampshire with his wife Laoise and young twin sons Rory and Finn.
10th June 2020 – Morning Session : USV Conference
The theme of the 2020 conference will be ‘USV’s growing role in the Commercial Marine Market’. This half day Conference session will focus on Unmanned Surface Vessels and how their roles are developing in the Survey, Oceanographic, Renewable Energy, Oil & Gas, Transport and Defence sectors. The USV market was estimated at $534m in 2018 and with significant investment in the manufacture and development of advanced technology, is projected to reach $1,020 million by 2023. This session will highlight how the role of USV’s is making a positive impact in these sectors and how they can benefit future business. The 2020 Conference will be chaired by Peter Collinson, Senior Subsea and Environmental Specialist, BP International Limited.
11 June 2020 – Morning Session - Hybrid Propulsion Conference
The theme of the 2020 conference will be 'Real World Implementation of Hybrid Propulsion Solutions'. With Government legislation and environmental considerations key to reducing emission levels, this half day Conference session will explore the progress being made with hybrid propulsion in the commercial marine and workboat markets. Gain insight into case studies which demonstrate where hybrid propulsion is successfully making a difference – review the benefits to business and engage in the discussions on the challenges faced by the industry. The 2020 Conference will be chaired by Alan Cartwright, Director of Blabey Engineering Limited - a maritime consultancy.
PILOT SEAVAX - Our love affair with polymers is causing enormous damage to the marine environment, with microplastics now found in zooplankton, shellfish and the stomachs of most seabirds. This vessel is designed to use the latest technology to sample marine debris at different depths and store marine debris at different depths, allied to a database to help formulate effective fleet cleaning operations of the future. This vessel is solar and wind powered, so does not contribute to global warming. A consortium of programmers and specialist engineers are seeking funding to build a 17 meter prototype in 2021. Copyright © diagrams Cleaner Ocean Foundation Ltd. January 18 2020.
CLIMATE CHANGE - A barge using batteries to power electric drives for a 40% reduction in CO2 emissions.
The Seawork Conferences are a must for all involved in the commercial marine industry who wish to explore the challenges, changes and emerging opportunities in today’s and tomorrow’s commercial marine and workboat sector.
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