India: Opportunities for Maritime Research in Academia and Industries – Seminar Highlights

by OldSailor on February 7, 2010

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Seminar_Maritime_Research_Academia_Industries_2An interesting, day long seminar on “Opportunities for Maritime Research in Academia and Industries” was hosted by the AMET University, Chennai in support with National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi on February 06 at Hotel Le Royal Meridien, Chennai.

The seminar was held to commemorate the 18th year of AMET’s establishment and the 3rd year of becoming the First University for Maritime Education in India.

After registration by the participants, delegates and media, the seminar started around 1000 hours with introduction of all speakers. A souvenir was also released and distributed on this occasion.

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Welcome Address was given by Capt. S. Bhardwaj, Vice Chancellor, AMET University; followed by Opening Address by Mr. J. Ramachandran, Chancellor, AMET University and Theme Address by Dr. L.R. Chary, Prof. Emeritus, AMET University.

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Inaugural Address was given by Chief Guest Dr. Björn Kjerfve, President, World Maritime University, Malmö, Sweden; followed by address by Guest of Honour, Admiral (Retd) Arun Prakash, Chairman, National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi, India.

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Address by Dr. Prof Helen Sampson, Director, International Seafarers Research Institute, Cardiff University, Wales, UK; after lunch break address by Dr. Flemming Just, Director, Department of Maritime Research and Innovation, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark.

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Address by Dr. Philip Sayer, Reader/Associate Dean (Academic), Department of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, University of Strathclyde, UK; and address by Prof. Dr. Vladimir A. Loginovsky, Head of Navigation Chair, Admiral Makarov State Maritime Academy, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.

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Address by Mr. Philip Wake, Chief Executive, Nautical Institute, London, UK; and address by Mr. Richard Speight, Depute Principal, Glasgow College of Nautical Studies, UK.

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Address by Prof. Dr. Capt. Masao Furusho, Faculty of Maritime Sciences, Kobe University, Japan; and address by Mr. Patrick Routledge, Head of Marine Engineering, South Tyneside College, South Shields, UK.

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During the question and answer session, the participants brought out that

  • development of Inland Waterways of India also be taken up in research.
  • in addition to infrastructure based subjects, knowledge based subjects like commercial shipping, shipping management, marine insurance, arbitration also be taken up in research.

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The seminar came to a close with a colorful cultural program by AMET Cadets, group photograph and dinner by 1930 hours.

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For more details, contact AMET University, Chennai.

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