Warship 2012 -­ The Affordable Warship



20-21 June 2012, Bath, UK 

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 “Achieving cost efficiency and savings through innovation in design, construction and operations”

Conference OverviewBAE Type 26

How to meet the ever increasing cost of warship procurement, upkeep and operations, whilst at the same time meeting the need for ever more capable and sophisticated platforms is a dilemma faced by most navies today. “Warships 2012 ­ The Affordable Warship” will consider how innovation and advances in all aspects of design, construction and operation can contribute towards achieving lower through-life cost ownership whilst maintaining fleet capability.


Conference Content

Papers on the following related topics, covering all types of warship

  • Procurement models for warship acquisition
  • Cost reduction
  • Through life support
  • Innovative design
  • Designing to cost and capability
  • Build in friendliness
  • Technology insertion
  • Lean manning
  • Recoverability
  • Management of risk
  • Damage control, fire fighting, situation awareness and reconfiguration of systems.
  • Innovative support solutions
  • Regulation & legislation: concept to disposal

Click here to download the Warship 2012 Conference Programme. 


Submit an Abstract or Register your interest in the Conference

The Call for Papers for this conference is now closed.  Authors please be aware that the copies of the final completed paper are generally reqired one month before the conference and copies of the authors Powerpoint presentations one week before the conference.

Conference Programme and Registration Form

Register by 28 February and save money - Early Bird Registration fees (Inc VAT)


Registration Fee (Inc VAT) By 20/05/2012 After 20/05/2012
RINA members £799 £899
Non-members £899 £999
Concessions (retired/students, etc) £360 £360
Principcal Author £190 £190
Additional Author £799 £799


The registration fee includes printed conference papers, lunch, refreshments, drinks reception, a CD of the papers and presentations after the conference, and VAT.

Cancellations received in writing two weeks before the event takes place will be subject to an administration charge of £200+VAT. Cancellations received after this time cannot be accepted and are subject to the full event fee. Delegates may be substituted; however this must be sent in writing and confirmed with the Conference Co-ordinator. In the event of cancellation of the programme for any reason, our liability is limited to the return of the registration fee.


Conference Venue

The conference will be held at The Guildhall, High Street, Bath, BA1 4BX, UK 



If you need any accommodation during your stay in Bath, www.HotelsCombined.com, the worlds largest hotel price comparison website, is offering support to participants of this conference. An exclusive 10% rebate is given to hotels booked via their website for all attendees.

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Sponsor and Exhibitors

The Royal Institution of Naval Architects enjoys a world-wide reputation for the outstanding quality of its international conferences, attracting speakers and delegates who are the acknowledged leaders in their fields. 

A number of cost effective opportunities are available including various sponsorship packages, exhibition space and literature distribution.

If you would like to find out more about the promotional opportunities available or for any further information please contact the conference department on Tel: +(0) 20 7235 4622, Email:


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Attendance at the Warship 2012 conference qualifies as Continuing Professional Development. Delegates to the conference will receive a CPD Certificate


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