Marine Surveying International Fest 2018


06/11/2018 - 07/11/2018    
All Day


Bookings closed

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The profession of marine surveying is set to be recognised with its own special day courtesy of the International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS) on 6 and 7 November in a crazy but innovative way!

Most professions and activities increasingly recognise their own special international days. Three such examples are World Radio Day, World Puppetry Day and International Firefighters’ Day. And of course, a little closer to home, there is World Maritime Day too.

IIMS thought it was overdue that marine surveyors have their own special day – a day that celebrates and recognises the importance of their work and profession and promoting the vital role they perform to the wider marine world. So, IIMS has decided to create the Marine Surveying International Fest 2018, a 24 hour marine surveying jamboree. The date for this innovative and eye-catching event, which is brought to you in partnership with Constellation Marine Services and Nautical Institute, is Tuesday 6th into Wednesday 7th November. No matter what time zone you are in around the world, or area of surveying you work in, we hope to offer something of interest to you. The day will equally appeal to those who work with surveyors, or touch the profession in some way.

How it works
Marine Surveying International Fest 2018 is an online only event and will be anchored and hosted from the IIMS head office in the UK. It is a rolling 24 hour non-stop marathon starting at 11.00 hrs (London UK time) on Tuesday 6th November and running non-stop until 11.00 hrs (London UK time) on Wednesday 7th November. The Fest will be opened by Mike Schwarz, IIMS CEO, in discussion with Capt John Lloyd, Nautical Institute CEO.

Each hour on the hour, a new presentation will be delivered live (with one exception) by a knowledgeable presenter somewhere in the world on a surveying related or relevant business topic. There is a balance between commercial ship and yacht and small craft content. For one fee, you can join the Fest taking advantage of as many of the 24 presentations over the 24 hours as you wish. And if you miss any presentations because the time does not work for you in your location, your fee gives access to the entire content after the Fest, which will be videoed so you can catch up.

If you cannot make the date, but would still like to have access to the video content, which will not be made available publicly after the event for six months, then the fee covers that option too. This is also relevant if you have an unstable or poor quality internet connection and cannot join live.

Here’s the schedule so far – watch for updates:
11.00 (UK time) Mike Schwarz, IIMS CEO, in conversation with Capt John Lloyd, Nautical Institute CEO
12.00 (UK time) Capt Zarir Irani presents: Latest trends in surveying using new techniques for evidence collection
13.00 (UK time) Professor Christopher Abraham presents VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity) and explains why we need to open our eyes to disruptive technologies happening all around us and likely to grow
14.00 (UK time) Jon Sharland, Tritex NDT Ltd, presents: Ultrasonic thickness gauges and how to use them
15.00 (UK time) Milind Tambe presents: What a surveyor needs to know about making best use of a digital camera and digital image asset management
16.00 (UK time) Paul Winter presents: Effective report writing and reducing the potential of claims from a PI underwriting perspective (pre-recorded)
17.00 (UK time) Mick Uberti presents: From ISM code to Domestic Commercial Vessels
18.00 (UK time) Phil Duffy presents: Large yacht and small craft valuations
19.00 (UK time) Andrew Drage, Copper Development Association, presents: The corrosion behaviour of metals in seawater
20.00 (UK time) Simon Ward, MatthewsDaniel presents: From jack-up to belly up (pre-recorded)
21.00 (UK time)  Andy Ridyard, SeaSystems Electrical Controls presents: Teach a man to fish – electrical controls
22.00 (UK time) Nippin Anand presents: Near miss reporting: A (mis)leading indicator of safety?
23.00 (UK time) Mike Schwarz presents three short business management topics: Looking good on the web, cashflow management and strategy preparation
00.00 (UK time) Luc Verley presents: Dredging technology
01.00 (UK time) Peter Broad presents: Big commercial shipbuilding – the challenges and highlights
02.00 (UK time) Ken Livingstone presents: A basic introduction to subsea
03.00 (UK time) Gary Lowell presents: An Introduction to surveying wooden runabouts – (pre-recorded)
04.00 (UK time) Jason Wee, Claims Director, Standard Club presents: The role of a P&I Club surveyor
05.00 (UK time) Nick Parkyn presents: A background and introduction to synthetic yacht rigging
06.00 (UK time) Mike Wall presents: Speed and angle of blow assessment
07.00 (UK time) Capt Ruchin Dayal presents: Iron ore fines – IMSBC Code 2018
08.00 (UK time) Karen Brain, Matrix Insurance presents: How to write an expert report for court
09.00 (UK time) Jayan Pillai presents: Firefighting on ships and boats
10.00 (UK time) A panel of ‘veteran surveyors’ with a combined age of 400 plus years discuss the marine surveying profession and share their years’ of wisdom

How much does it cost?
The one-off fee to participate is just £100 (less than £5 per presentation). This entitles you to join the proceedings, leave at any time and then re-join the channel later, or the next day if you so wish so that you can take the presentations that are of most interest and relevance to you.

On receipt of your booking, you will be given the unique code that will give you access to the channel for the whole 24 hour period using the Zoom online platform.

To reserve your place, simply choose your preferred option below, select your payment preference (debit card, credit card or PayPal). We’ll be in touch on receipt of your booking with full details.

If you prefer to call us (UK office hours only) and pay using your card over the phone please call + 44 23 9238 5223.


Bookings are closed for this event.

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