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Reports of Section meetings and activities, articles of interest to Section members.  Members proposing articles for inclusion in the Section News page should contact the Hon Secretary.

Sally Garrett, Defence Technology Agency, New Zealand Defence Force, gave a presentation on Characterising the Southern Ocean and Ross Sea Wave Climate as a webinar hosted by RINA using the Zoom software platform with Phil Helmore, Deputy Chair of the NSW Section, as MC on 5 May. This presentation attracted 17 participating on the evening.

Eric Gubesch, PhD Candidate at the Australian Maritime College, gave a presentation on The Effect of Mooring Systems on Floating Wave Energy Converters as a webinar hosted by Engineers Australia using the WebEx software platform with Greg Hellessey, ACT & NSW Branch Committee Member IMarEST, as MC on 7 April.

The NSW Section Committee met via video-conference on 30 March and, other than routine matters, discussed:

The NSW Section held its 23rd AGM in video-conference on the evening of 3 March, following the March webinar technical presentation hosted by Engineers Australia on the WebEx software platform, with Valerio Corniani in the chair.

Eric Desjardins, General Manager Australia, McConaghy Boats, gave a presentation on Construction of Advanced Composite Racing Yachts as a webinar hosted by Engineers Australia using the WebEx software platform with the Deputy Chair of the NSW Section of RINA, Phil Helmore, as MC on 3 March. This presentation attracted 156 participating on the evening.

Asif Ghauri, National Manager—Marine and Diesel, Alfa Laval Australia, gave a presentation on Ballast Water Treatment: Challenges, Solutions and Operations as a webinar hosted by RINA using the Zoom software platform with the Secretary of the ACT & NSW Branch of the IMarEST, Geoffrey Fawcett, as MC on 24 February. This presentation attracted 23 participating on the evening.

The NSW Section Committee met via video-conference on 16 February and, other than routine matters, discussed:

The 21st SMIX (Sydney Marine Industry Christmas) Bash was to have been held on Thursday 3 December aboard the beautifully-restored James Craig alongside Wharf 7, Darling Harbour, from 1730 to 2130.
However, Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Sydney Heritage Fleet had stopped the use of James Craig as a venue and, as a result, SMIX Bash 2020 had to be cancelled; however, we have booked James Craig for Thursday 2 December for SMIX Bash 2021.

Rob Gehling, Secretary of the Australian Division and Vice President of the Pacific Region of RINA, gave a presentation on Are Naval Architects More than Just Designers? as a webinar using RINA’s Zoom software platform with the Deputy Chair of the NSW Section, Phil Helmore, as MC on 2 December. This presentation attracted 33 participating on the evening, including the new Chief Executive of RINA, Chris Boyd, from south Wales in the UK.

The NSW Section Committee met on 24 November 2020 and, other than routine matters, discussed:

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