2nd International Conference on Ship Manoeuvring in Shallow and Confined Water: May 18 - 20, 2011, Trondheim, Norway.
PhD and Post-doc in progressDagfinn Husjord commenced a 3 years PhD scholarship in September 2008. Husjord graduated from NTNU in 1999 with a degree at Master’s level in Nautical Science. He has served several years onboard various types of merchant ships as a senior navigation officer and comes from the position as Senior Lecturer in Nautical Science at University of Tromsø. The topic of his doctoral work is Guidance and Decision-support System for Safe Navigation of Ships Operating in Close Proximity. Dr Yunja Yoo is employed as Post-doc for a period of 18 months. She commenced the position in September 2008. She holds a MSc degree from Korea Maritime University and is a fully trained ship navigation officer. Dr Yoo was awarded a PhD degree in GPS signal processing from Kobe University in 2007. She is making her research related to the activities of WP 4 (Nautical aspects and Guidance System Design).
Hiring of Ph D candidate and Post DocDagfinn Husjord has been given one of the PhD scholarships financed by the project. Husjord graduated from the Nautical Study at NTNU in 1999. He comes from a position as Senior Lecturer in Nautical Science at University College Tromsø. Husjord started his PhD scholarship 1st September 2008.
PhD. Yunja Yoo has been hired as a Post Doc student for a period of 18 months starting mid September 2008. She has a MSc degree from Korea Maritime University and a PhD from Kobe University in 2007. Yoo will make her Post Doc study related to WP 4 “Nautical aspects” activities.
Paper presentations in 2009Dr Yunja Yoo will be attending the ION GNSS-conference in Savannah, USA, in September with the paper "Experimental Results of Relative Speeds and Distances in STS Lightering by Application of GPS-based Systems" authored by herself and with E. Pedersen, N. Kouguchi, and Y. Arai as co-authors. It will appear in the Proc. of the ION GNSS 2009, Savannah, Georgia, 22 – 25 September 2009.Dr Yunja Yoo attended the MARSIM-conference in Panama City in August with the paper "Field Observation and STS Lightering with Comparative Analysis Results of Relative Speed" authored by herself and with D. Husjord, E. Shimizu and E. Pedersen as co-authors. The paper appears in the Proc. of the International Conference on Marine Simulation and Ship Manoeuvring (MARSIM 2009), Panama City, Panama, 17 – 19 August 2009.Dagfinn Husjord presented the paper "Operational Aspects on Decision-making in STS Lightering" at the ISOPE-conference in Osaka, Japan. It is authored by himself and E. Pedersen. The paper is in the Proc. of the 19th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference and Exhibition (ISOPE 2009), Osaka, Japan, 21 – 26 June 2009.Prof. Etsuro Shimizu did also attend the ISOPE event in June with the paper "A Controller Design for Lightering Operations Using Relative Distance Sensor" written by himself and E. Pedersen. It appears in the Proc. of the 19th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference and Exhibition (ISOPE 2009), Osaka, Japan, 21 – 26 June 2009.
Dr Yunja Yoo was present at the TransNav-conference in Gdynia, Poland, in June and presented the paper "Application of 3-D Velocity Measurement of Vessel" by VI-GPS for STS Lightering authored by herself and with E. Pedersen, K. Tatsumi, N. Kouguchi, N., and Y. Arai as co-authors. It appears in the Proc. of the 8th International Symposium on Marine Navigation and Safety at Sea Transportation (TransNav 2009), Gdynia, Poland, 17 – 19 June 2009.
Previous publicationsPedersen, E., Shimizu, E., and Berg, T. E. Navigational "Challenges for Ships Operating in Close Proximity". In Proc. of the International Conference of Safety and Operations in Canals and Waterways (SOCW 2008), Glasgow, Scotland, UK, 15 – 16 September 2008.Pedersen, E., Shimizu, E., and Berg, T. E. "On the Development of Guidance System Design for Ships Operating in Close Proximity". In Proc. of the Position Location and Navigation Symposium (IEEE-ION PLANS 2008), Monterey, California, USA, 05 – 08 May 2008.Pedersen, E., Shimizu, E., Haugen, T. and Berg, T. E. "Application of a Short-range Distance Measurement System in Ship-to-Ship Operations". In Proc. of the ION National Technical Meeting 2008, San Diego, California, USA, 28 – 30 January 2008.Shimizu, E. and Pedersen, E. "A Controller Design for Lightering Operations Using Relative Distance Sensor". ISOPE-2008 in Vancouver, Canada, 06 – 11 July 2008 (oral presentation only).
Abstracts to be submittedAbstracts will be considered for the following upcoming conferences in 2010:• ION 2010 International Technical Meeting, San Diego, Ca., 25 – 27 January 2010.• IEEE/ION PLANS 2010, Indian Wells/Palm Springs, Ca., 04 – 06 May 2010.• Japan Institute of Navigation, May/Oct. 2010. (Biannual conferences.) • OMAE 2010, Shanghai, China, 06 – 11 June 2010.• ISOPE-2010 Beijing, China, 20 – 26 June 2010.Planned field observation and testing programmeScientists from NTNU and Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology will join a Service Ship (Aframax tanker) from SPT Ltd. in Houston when this is to perform a lightering operation in the US Gulf in November 2009. The field testing will aim to check what accuracies in relative speeds and distances that can be achieved by two different technology platforms. Video recordings and data download from the service ship’s Voyage Data Recorder will be made.
Observation of lightering operation
Scientists from NTNU and Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology will visit Skaugen Petrotrans in Houston to observe a Gulf of Mexico lightering operation. The operation will be documented using Kongsberg Seatex position measuring equipment, video and data from the service vessel's Voyage Date Recorder
BW Gas, Rolls-Royce Marine and MARINTEK co-operate in an Arctic STS project
A consortium led by BW Gas will study ship-to-ship operations for LNG vessels in Arctic waters. Additional consortium partners are Framo Engineering and DNV. The R&D project started in February 2007 and is partly financed by The Research Council of Norway under the MAROFF programme. Russian companies are invited to take part in the project. For more info click here (sett inn lenke til prosjektside som skal legges opp av BW Gas)
SMS and MARINTEK looks at emergency lightering in harsh weather
As part of the ongoing R&D project “Arctic Emergency Operations” SMS and MARINTEK will prepare new simulation models for open water, harsh weather lightering. It is expected that the new models will be implemented late 2007 at SMS. For more info on the AEO project click here
This workshop on verification and validation of ship manoeuvring simulation methods took place in Copenhagen April 14th – 16th 2008. For more info on SIMMAN 2008 click here
Published May 4, 2007