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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.

The NSW Section Committee also met on 20 July and, other than routine matters, discussed:

Lawrence Doctors, Professor Emeritus, UNSW Sydney, gave a presentation on The Hydrodynamics of the Sydney Harbour RiverCat Ferries 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 7 July. This presentation attracted 139 participating on the evening.

Ian Moon, Head of Engineering, Naval Ship Management (Australia) (known as NSM), gave a presentation on An Inclusive Approach to Naval Sustainment as a webinar hosted by Engineers Australia using the WebEx software platform with IMarEST ACT & NSW Branch Committee Member, Simon Wong, as MC on 2 June. This presentation attracted 118 participating on the evening.

The NSW Section Committee met on 25 May and, other than routine matters, discussed:

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.

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