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Marine Coatings Conference



18th April 2013, London, UK 

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The marine environment has always been a harsh and unforgiving environment for both anti-fouling and corrosion control coatings systems. In the current economic climate the industry faces an even greater need to improve the performance and cost effectiveness of coatings systems. The industry is now being affected by more and more legislation on safety and environmental protection issues.

Both from a financial and environmental point of view the need for a clean hull, reduced resistance and hence reduced fuel consumption have never been more important. Many operators including the offshore energy sector are seeking coating systems with greater surface tolerant and extended life to 15, 20 or even 40 years.

Also check out  the Marine Coating ­ Risk Management Course, 13 September 2013, London. This one-day course will review the risks and problems associated with marine coating failure.

Conference Content


A provisional list of the papers being presented include:

  • A Note on Current Anti-Fouling Issues: Dr R L Townsin
  • A Parametric Study: Hull Roughness Effect on Ship Frictional Resistance: Yigit Kemal Demirel, Osman Turan, Atilla Incecik, University of Strathclyde, UK
  • An Overview of Marine Corrosion Protection with Regards to Cathodic Protection and Coatings: Tahsin Tezdogan, Yigit Kemal Demirel, University of Strathclyde, UK
  • A Study for the Effect of Surface Roughness on Resistance Characteristics of Flat Plates: Onur Usta, Emin Korkut, Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering Istanbul, Turkey
  • Thickness of Marine Coatings: Measurement, Standards and Problems: Rob Francis, R A Francis Consulting Services, Australia
    Evaluation of Electrodeposited Polyaniline on Marine Grade Aluminium for Antifouling Properties: T To, University of Auckland, Australia
  • The Better Alternative Underwater Hull Coating System is Already Here: Boud Van Rompay, Founder and Ceo, Hydrex.
  • The Smoke Density Evaluation and Dynamics Investigation of Acrylic and Intumescent: Zhishi Li, Huajin Wang, Wei Zhao, Jun Zhao, Wei Lu, Marine Chemical Research Institute, China
  • New Horizons in Marine Antifouling Coatings: Yigit Kemal Demirel, Osman Turan, Atilla Incecik, University of Strathclyde, UK


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Registration and Payment



Registration Fee (Inc VAT) By 18/03/2013 After 18/03/2013
RINA members £350 £400
Non-members £400 £450
Concessions (retired/students, etc) £180 £1180
Principcal Author £100 £100
Additional Author £350 £350

Register by 18th March and save money - Early Bird Registration fees (Inc VAT)

The registration fee includes printed conference papers, lunch, refreshments, drinks reception, a CD-ROM of the papers and presentations after the conference, and VAT. The CD-ROM will be posted to the delegates about 10-12 weeks after the conference.

Additional coppies of the conference papers or CD-ROM will also be available for sale ( members £110 and non-members £130) after the event. If you would like to order a copy , contact Billy Allen, Bookshop Assistant on +44 (0)20 7235 4622 or via e-mail at

Registration and Payment methods

1: Register and pay online using a secure link

2: Register and pay by bank transfer or cheque

Payments must be made in sterling by Eurocheque, cheque drawn on a bank with a UK branch address or sterling bank transfer. Please note that RINA requires payment before the conference date.


Under UK Customs and Excise regulations delegates from all countries are required to pay VAT on any conference or course taking place in the UK. Delegates from outside the UK may be entitled to reclaim this cost.

Cancellation Policy

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.


The venue for the conference will be at the Royal Institution of Naval Architects Head Quarters at 10 Upper Belgrave Street, London, SW1X 8BQ. The conference will take place in the Weir lecture hall, teas/coffees and lunch in the Denny Library. 



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Continual Professional Development

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Attendance at The Marine Coatings conference qualifies as Continuing Professional Development. Delegates to the conference will receive a CPD Certificate





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