Theme: Agility Through Technology
March 1, 2018
7:30 - 16:30
Capt(N) Jacques Olivier
Department Of National Defence
Cmdre Simon Page
Royal Canadian Navy
Build in Canada Innovation Program
Dominis Engineering Ltd.
Canadian Coast Guard
VARD Marine Inc.
Jean Michel Filion
Uncharted Research & Development Inc
7:30 - 8:45
Registration, Breakfast & Networking
8:50 - 9:00
9:00 - 9:35
Opening Keynote: Accessing Innovation in DND - Overview of the Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) Program
9:30 - 10:00
Presentation 1: Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) presentation
10:00 - 10:15
Lighting Talk: Dominis Engineering
10:15 - 10:45
10:45 - 11:30
Presentation 2: Lessons Learned in Developing Infra-Red Search and Track Systems for Naval Ships: Naval IRST systems have been designed primarily for early detection of anti-ship cruise missiles (ASCM) to complement radars for ship self-defence; newer ones have added situational awareness functions. Infrared Search and Track (IRST) for Naval vessels is a relatively recent occurrence starting in the 2000’s with systems like Safron/Sagem’s “VAMPIR”. There are several reasons why IRST deployment at sea has lagged service in other environments, and this session will explore some of the challenges of designing IRST for warships and some of the evolving technologies that have helped with their design.
11:30 - 12:30
Luncheon Keynote: Seas of Change - Coast Guard Adaptation and Innovation
13:05 - 14:25
Panel 1: Decarbonization and Marine Propulsion Systems – the move towards greener operations and alternate energy systems: This expert panel will tackle the question of decarbonization in marine propulsion systems by taking a look at current technologies that allow ship owners to incrementally reduce carbon intensity and new alternative energy systems that are under development and being readied for the marketplace. The panel will address ship design issues associated with alternative energy systems and offer some insights into the ambition of Canada’s federal fleet operators regarding the uptake of these new technologies.
14:25 - 14:55
14:55 - 16:00
Panel 2: Innovative Technologies Showcase for Shipbuilding, Repair and Efficiency Improvement
Marine vessel performance assessment
The first step towards energy saving is to obtain an accurate quantification of onboard machinery performance, before implementing various operational and technical improvement options. This presentation will cover available fuel performance monitoring technologies and address critical issues to consider when designing a vessel or fleet optimization project.
Increasing Fatigue Life in Marine Structures through Effective Residual Stress Management
Application of lightweight structures and high strength steels has increased over recent years in both military and commercial vessels. The use of high strength steel allows reducing the thickness of the used material and, thin steel structures, in turn, reduce the overall weight, improve performance and stability and enhance the overall mission capability. The presence of residual stresses in such structures as a result of welding or other processes, however, leads many times to dangerous distortions and to formation and propagation of cracks that reduce significantly the fatigue life.
Emerging technologies in the domain of underwater surveillance equipment, artificial intelligence, unmanned submarines, and economic terrorism at sea.
Closing & Reception
Terri Pavelic, Vanguard
Chris Brosinsky, IDEaS
Speaker: Pierre Chartier , Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP)
Speaker: Bodo Gospodnetic, Dominis Engineering Ltd.
Speaker: Yves Boudreault, DRS Technologies
Andy Smith, Canadian Coast Guard
Moderator: Derek Buxton, Canadian Coast Guard
Moderator: Cmdre Simon Page, Royal Canadian Navy
The Shipbuilding Technology Forum is a one-day conference that is intended to showcase emerging technologies, address a range of marine and shipbuilding issues as well as ship repair and the advantages they provide for growth and export.
This event facilitates meaningful dialogue between industry, government and military so as to provide stakeholders with the knowledge and share lessons learned from a technological perspective with the aim to showcase successful investments in cutting-edge technologies.
What is the Shipbuilding Technology Forum about?
Why should you attend?
This forum is an opportunity to explore Canada’s excellence in technical shipbuilding, future technologies and the impact on economic growth and export.
Who should attend?
Prices (Includes Taxes)
This year's event will be held at the Shaw Centre, in Ottawa, ON.
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With multiple network breaks, receptions and sitdown meals, you have ample oppourtunties to connect with your desired audience. Partake in the conference sessions and gain firsthand insights on what the industry is looking for so you can better position your product and/or service offerings.
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