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2017 Peachman Lecture: Future ship, offshore and nautical research

Since 2011, Dr. Bas Buchner has been the president of MARIN (Maritime Research Institute Netherlands), the largest independent maritime research institute in the world.| Short Read
The Captain Ralph R. and Florence M. Peachman Endowed Lectureship Series is presented by a prominent member of the naval architecture and marine engineering community in recognition of Captain and Mrs. Peachman, yearly, in perpetuity.

Developing safe, smart and clean ships, offshore structures and ports is the challenge of the maritime industry. What sort of trends do we foresee in transport over sea, naval ships, offshore energy and nautical port design? Is it really possible to develop zero emission ships? Is offshore renewable energy going to be an alternative for offshore oil and gas? Do floating ports and cities help in times of sea level rise and overpopulation? Research should be focused on supporting this challenge. What should be our focus in this research? What interesting physics need to be studied? What will be the tools of the future? What is the role of the human factor in this?

Based on his extensive experience in this field and MARIN’s research, Dr. Bas Buchner will focus on these questions.

Dr. Bas Buchner studied at Delft University of Technology and graduated in 1991. He joined MARIN (Maritime Research Institute Netherlands), the largest independent maritime research institute in the world, and was responsible for many model test and simulation projects related to mooring, platform response, offloading analysis and wave impact loading. He specialized in the topics of extreme waves, green water loading and wave impacts. He completed his Ph.D. on the subject of ‘Green Water Loading on Ship Type Offshore Structures’ (2002). He was manager of the MARIN Offshore Department from 2000 to 2010. He was Visiting Professor at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and has authored more than 50 papers in the field of offshore hydrodynamics. Since 2011, he has been the president of MARIN.

The Captain Ralph R. and Florence M. Peachman Endowed Lectureship Series is presented by a prominent member of the naval architecture and marine engineering community in recognition of Captain and Mrs. Peachman, yearly, in perpetuity.

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