In partnership with and with the support of Transport Canada, CISMaRT is to provide three short courses, “familiarization”, “conversion” and “advanced” courses, to support the marine industry on the reduction of underwater vessel noise. The three courses, each with submodules, are in post-secondary level for marine engineers and other functional specialists, such as policy officers, to increase the understanding of underwater noise caused by ships and its impacts on the marine environment.
The first familiarization short course, Introduction to Ships and the Shipping World, is designed for early-career naval architects and engineers, policy officers and non-technical personnel. It will be delivered through Brightspace, an online learning management system, from October 24 to November 2, 2023.
- Details on the first short course and the registration deadline can be found here.
The second conversion short course will be announced soon.
The third advanced short course will be announced soon.
The online workshop will be held on Zoom at 12:30 pm – 17:30 pm (NDT), April 20 and 21, 2022.
The Canadian Institute of Marine Engineering (CIMarE) and the Canadian Network for Innovative Shipbuilding, Marine Research and Training (CISMaRT) will host a one-day educational workshop at this year’s Mari-Tech Conference and Exhibition at the Halifax Convention Centre, 1650 Argyle Street, on Thursday, April 30, 2020.
Detailed announcement can be found here.
November 2018 meeting
The next meeting will be held in Halifax, NS on November 27-29, 2018. The meeting will provide an update on CISMaRT activities, report on major new initiatives and focus on project developments. Further details will be sent to CISMaRT members by the end of July.
The update of current CISMaRT programs will include a progress report on two pilot projects first reported on in the December 2017 newsletter. The first pilot project concerns operational capabilities of low- and non-ice class vessels in ice and the second focuses on developing best practices to ensure CFD analyses are performed proficiently for problems important to the marine industry.
While CISMaRT has been successful in obtaining funding to support its interim activities, further efforts are being made to seek additional funding for longer-term operations, particularly to support major new initiatives. Progress made on this front will also be discussed in the November meeting.
CISMaRT continues to seek ideas for projects, and we are happy to report that a major new initiative is being developed in collaboration with Transport Canada. The initiative concerns the technology for mitigating ship noise and associated issues. CISMaRT is working with Transport Canada to host a workshop on the subject as part of the November meeting. A short course is being planned in conjunction with the workshop that will provide an introduction to underwater noise caused by ships.
Ship time has been made available to CISMaRT to conduct engineering research. More details will be available at the November meeting and we will be looking for insight and ideas from participants.