29 Mar 2023

Creating the Future of Sustainable Fast Boats Conference

In partnership with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and Damen Shipyards, the Royal Institution of Naval Architects to host the SURV11: Creating the Future of Sustainable Fast Boats Conference in Rotterdam, Netherlands in June 2023

Rick van de Weg

In June, maritime professionals will gather for the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) 11th instalment of the Surveillance, Search and Rescue Craft (SURV) Conference. The event will take place on 21-22 June 2023 at the Wereldmuseum, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

SURV11 is a biannual event that brings together industry experts and professionals. It aims to promote and share technical knowledge on industry best practices. The conference will cover a range of topics, including analyses of designs, applications, and operations of new vessels in this segment, as well as a review of existing vessels and their use across all marine environments.

The conference will feature keynote presentations from leading experts in the field, as well as technical sessions and panel discussions. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with fellow professionals and engage in debate on the latest trends, technologies and challenges facing the industry.

“We are delighted to be back hosting the 11th instalment of the SURV Conference in June 2023”, says RINA Operations Director, Dmitriy Ponkratov. “This conference provides an excellent platform for engineers, operators, naval architects, and other industry professionals to exchange knowledge and ideas, and we look forward to welcoming delegates from around the world.”

RNLI’s Principal Naval Architect Holly Phillips says: ‘’We were honoured to be invited by RINA to partner with them for the SURV11 conference. The RNLI has long supported this series of conferences, not only as delegates who can learn about the new developments in the industry but also from a CPD perspective as the conferences provide an excellent opportunity to present technical papers and network with peers and engineering experts in their field.’’

Wim Boerma, Product Manager High Speed Craft at Damen says: “This event plays a crucial role in bringing together industry experts to share knowledge and ideas for a sector that ensures maritime safety of people all around the world. Our industry is constantly evolving and conferences such as this are a driving force for the innovations that enable us to prepare for the future. Damen is proud to be a supporter of the SURV Conference.”

The SURV11 Conference is open to all interested parties, including members of RINA, other professional institutions and the wider maritime industry. Registration for the event is open, and further details can be found on the RINA website: https://www.rina.org.uk/SURV11_2023.html