Celebrating Navigation: Glancing Back - Looking Forward
|Date||13-14 September 2012|
|Venue||Sherwell Centre, Plymouth University|
Co-hosted by Plymouth University's Marine Institute, the Nautical Institute and the Royal Institute of Navigation this event will mark the 150th Anniversary of Plymouth's School of Navigation - the forerunner to Plymouth University.
Key people from the shipping industry will join academics to glance back at the strides made over 150 years of change and look forward at the challenges which are presented by technology in the twenty first century.
The role of Plymouth's School of Navigation which was founded in the mid-nineteenth century will be recognised, but the focus of the conference will be on present and future issues.
Thematic sessions in the conference will cover issues such as traditional support for the today's navigator to the development of virtual aids to navigation, developments in position fixing, automated collision avoidance techniques, the human interface, simulation, training and 'future horizon scanning'.
Paul Wright, Asssociate Director of the Marine Institute stated "many high profile presenters will be attending, including Captain Ian McNaught, Deputy Master of Trinity House, Professor Mike Barnett of Southamption Solent University who has engaged in research on the human interface, Andy Norris a navigation systems consultant and the Presidents of the Nautical Institute and the Royal Institute of Navigation".
For further information download the flyer and programme below and visit www.navcon150.com.