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International ICNAME Conference held and Alliance inaugurated at HEU

date: Jul 13, 15views: 1867

In order to promote innovation and cooperation in the field of naval architecture and marine engineering internationally, to construct a communication platform of among high-leveled experts and scholars in the field, the 2nd International Innovation and Cooperation in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (ICNAME) Conference was held at HEU from June 29 to 30, 2015. There were over 150 experts and scholars from 55 institutions in 11 countries, including the United States, Russia, Britain, France, Australia, Japan and Korea, attending the conference and establishing the Innovation and Cooperation in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (ICNAME) Alliance. During the conference, HEU Deputy Party Secretary, Professor XIA Guihua was elected as the first International ICNAME Alliance Council Chairman. The ICNAME Constitution was discussed and passed. This is the first constitution of an international organization in the field, indicating that international naval architecture and marine engineering has moved into a new era with a greater emphasis on innovation and cooperation.

GUO Dacheng, President of the China Association of the National Shipbuilding Industry, LI Guoan, Vice President of the China Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineering, YAO Yu, HEU President, Kirill V. Rozhdestvensky, Vice Rector of the St. Petersburg State Marine Technical University, and Sime Malenica, the Deputy Director of the Research Department of Bureau Veritas jointly opened the ICNAME Conference together, and declared the formal establishment of the ICNAME Alliance.

President GUO, pointed out in his speech that the strategic concept of "One Belt One Road", especially the construction of "Maritime Silk Road" would inevitably bring about the development opportunities for the naval architecture and marine engineering industries, with safeguards provided by marine transport and ocean exploitation equipment required. The establishment of ICNAME is bound to mean the shipbuilding industry is facing new development opportunities. The Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering disciplines at HEU are strong academically and play an important strategic role in the national shipbuilding industry, and in the stage international academic exchange in the naval architecture and marine engineering field.

XIA Guihua, HEU Deputy Party Secretary presided over the opening ceremony.

 "Building the Numerical Tank, breaking through limitations, with powerful functions and equipped with intelligent systems, requires the cooperative combination of the strong". DUAN Wenyang, Jiang Scholar and HEU Professor, who first put forward the "Numerical Tank" concept in China, reached consensus regarding cooperation on Numerical Tank research with Singapore Maritime organizations and Bureau Veritas on the platform supported by the international ICNAME alliance. "I hope that in the future, staff working together will be able to design more solid, anti-wind and anti-wave offshore platforms taking advantage of data calculation without leaving home, just like people operating smart phones. In addition, new ships will undergo testing, verification and optimization in a digital ocean world. Institutions majoring in naval architecture and marine engineering from all over the world can speed up the process of achieving the target through exploiting complementary advantages, and cooperating in order to achieve mutual benefits." All the organization members benefited through the International ICNAME Alliance platform like Professor DUAN during the conference.

Based on the Collaborative Innovation Center of Offshore and Ship Technology (China), with Harbin Engineering University (China) as the major initiator and the support from the University of Strathclyde (UK), Bureau Veritas (France), Dalian University of Technology (China), Ecole Centralede Nantes (France) and Saint Petersburg State Marine Technical University (Russia), the International Innovation and Cooperation in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (ICNAME) Alliance will be registered as an organization devoted to the exchange of research, to share their achievements in naval architecture and marine engineering, and promote extensive cooperation as well as the development of science and technology. ICNAME is organized exclusively for international cooperation in naval architecture and marine engineering in the form of promoting scientific research, achievements transformation, mutual cooperation, resource and knowledge sharing and collaborative developments among universities, research institutions and maritime industry, with a hope of advancing the innovation and development of technologies in naval architecture and marine engineering as well as the application and translation of research achievements in the marine industry.

The International ICNAME Alliance will enhance innovation and cooperation in technologies in the following fields: environment-friendly marine designing, high-performance marine designing and digitalized marine construction in the field of general marine design; numerical simulation technology and experimental technology in the field of marine hydromechanics; environment loads and ship structural strength as well as ship structure vibration analysis and noise analysis in the field of marine structural mechanics; ship power system and system control in the field of marine power; intelligent control, navigation and communication of underwater robots and new concept underwater robots in the field of underwater robot technology; deep sea floating structure design, load , dynamic response , subsea station in the field of deepwater technology; technology in the marine renewable energy field; acoustic channel and sonar system environment characteristics as well as underwater target recognition and detection in the field of acoustic technology; and other technologies including marine environmental protection and polar region projects.

During the two day international conference, more than 50 groups presented both theme reports and their reports are hot topics in international research, including numerical pool, marine renewable energy, the deep sea project, ship marine platform of polar region. In addition, the innovative arrangement of bilateral and multilateral exchange symposiums enabled representatives from every country to choose partners and subjects for themselves to hold discussions, which promoted more substantial cooperation.