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Full Scale Ship Performance Conference

24-25 October, London, UK

Call For Papers

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In general there is a growing need in the maritime world for ship performance analysis on full scale. This has several reasons related to either cost saving, legislation and environmental concerns.

The appearance of accurate and comprehensive measurements of in-service performance data at full scale can now provide an accurate picture of ship behaviour throughout a voyage and also the effects of it; fouling, wind and waves and the benefits of performance improving technologies such as new anti-fouling paints and new hull form and propulsion design, including retro-fit technologies.

The introduction of the IMO Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) the need for ship full scale performance measurement and verifications has grown in importance.  There are now new ISO standards for initial ship trials to verify the EEDI calculations. ISO 19030 standard consolidates the latest academic and industry knowledge regarding a standardised method to measure the performance of a vessel through the water. IMO and EU require vessels to monitor their efficiency in terms of fuel consumption and distance travelled (EU MRV starts 1st January 2018 and the IMO system 1st January 2019). It is expected that the data collected will help inform future EEDI regulations.

Conference Topics

Papers are invited on the following topics: 

  • Case studies of actual full scale ship measurements
  • Analysis of full scale ship measurements
  • Ship performance modelling
  • Calibration of ship performance models
  • Accurate measurement of shaft power and speed through water
  • Monitoring and correcting for environmental conditions
  • Measurement technology and sensors
  • Accuracy/noise and errors bands

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit their paper for publication in the International Journal of Maritime Engineering.

Submit Abstract or Register Interest

Submit an abstract or register interest in the Full Scale Ship Performace Conference and receive updates as they become available.

Click here to download the Call for Papers

If you wish to submit an abstract, please send a paper title, brief summary (no more than 250 words) of what the proposed paper would be about and your contact details via the link above, by email directly to  or fax to +44(0) 20 7259 5912. The deadline submission for abstracts is 25th June 2018.

8-9 Northumberland StreetConference Venue

The Full Scale Ship Performance conference will be held at the Institution's Headquarters.

Delegates may take advantage of the Institution's membership to stay at Club Quarters, less than one minute's walk from Headquarters 

Click for details of Headquarters and Club Quarters .

Sponsorship & Exhibitors

RINA events provide the perfect opportunity for effective and highly targeted marketing opportunities.  More information for Sponsors and Exhibitors

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Attendance at the RINA conferences and courses qualifies as Continuing Professional Development. Delegates to the conference will receive a CPD Certificate

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