International Safety and SAR Design Competitions

Posted in LIFELINE November 2017 - English

Notice from the Worldwide Ferry Safety Association: 5th International Student Design Competition-A Project of the Worldwide Ferry Safety Association

The goal of the Worldwide Ferry Safety Association (www.ferrysafety.org) is to improve safety for passengers and crew. To that end the Worldwide Ferry Safety Association sponsors an international student design competition to generate innovative designs for safe and affordable vessels.

For the past four years, awards have been made to student teams of $10,000 annually, with $5000 awarded to the top team. An impressive roster of internationally-distinguished maritime professionals serve as judges. Awardees have been recognized at international maritime conferences and through widespread media reports. The previous competitions were to design: a passenger ferry for the Bangladesh river system; an inter-island RoPax for Papua New Guinea; an inter-island RoPax for Indonesia; and an urban passenger ferry for Bangkok, Thailand.

This Fifth Design Competition for a Safe and Affordable Ferry is focused on designing a passenger ferry to traverse the Singapore Strait between Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.

For questions , kindly contact Dr. Roberta Weisbrod, executive director of the Worldwide Ferry Safety Association, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please register your participation through www.ferrysafetydesigncompetition.org.

 

Student Design Project Challenge at Dalhousie University-Conceptual Design of an Unmanned Marine Vehicle for Search and Rescue

The Departments of Industrial Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, are inviting students/student teams at recognised educational institutions to submit entries to: 'A Challenge for the Conceptual Design of an Unmanned Marine Vehicle for Search and Rescue (SAR)'.

The Challenge
To conduct a Feasibility Study for determine the 'Statement of Requirements' (SOR) for an Unmanned Marine Vehicle for Search and Rescue.

The Target Audience
University and college student teams, including Naval Architecture, Engineering (Industrial, Mechanical), Navigating Officer Cadets, Ocean Technology, etc.

The Timeline
Project to be completed by 31 May 2018 (educational institutions in the Southern Hemisphere and others with alternative academic schedules are subject to special consideration). Confirmation of intention to enter - by 15 December 2017.

The Sponsors
Departments of Industrial Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Go to http://marsar.industrial.engineering.dal.ca/UMV-SAR_Student_Design_Project_Challenge_Dalhousie.pdf for details on the Challenge scope and application process. Or contact John Dalziel or Ronald Pelot at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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