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Bookshop Bargains -- Up to 50% Off!

Each month the RINA Bookshop offers up to 50% discount on the normal price of its publications. The following January Bookshop Bargains are offered:



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Human Factors 2016 

The work of naval architects and marine engineers directly influence the operability and safety of the vessel and the seafarer. Decisions made at the design stage can influence human behaviour and health. And an improved understanding of ergonomics by engineers can ‘design out’ hazards and prevent incidents, both to the individual and the vessel. 

With ever more complex systems and technology, greater improvements in safety can be achieved through a better understanding of human/system dynamics. A greater awareness of the role played by management structures, culture, procedures and regulation in safe and effective operation is also important to the effective running of the vessel and wellbeing of the crew.

This conference aims to bring together international specialists and professionals including designers, ship operators, seafarers, equipment manufacturers and regulators to highlight how an improved understanding of human factors can reduce costs and improve safety.




Available in Printed Format (Ref: HF16P) & USB Format (Ref: HF16USB).





Energy Efficient Ships 2016 

Building on the success of the one day conference in 2015, RINA returns to the topic of Energy Efficient Ships.

Shipping is one of the most efficient means of transportation for bulk commodities. However, as part of the global effort to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) the industry must operate and run lower emissions-higher energy efficient ships. IMO introduced mandatory standards on the energy efficiency (EEDI) of the majority of new built vessels and further regulations are expected to be developed for ship types not already covered. The Energy Efficiency Design Index and the Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) has been adopted for existing ships in an attempt to monitor (Energy Efficiency Operational Indicators -EEOI) and improve their efficiency.  

There is considerable potential for reducing emissions in the shipping sector. A lot of the technology is already available; slow streaming, improved voyage planning, trim optimisation, hull coating and propeller cleaning.  There are also a plethora of technologies available for retrofitting on existing vessels; main engine tuning, propeller and rudder upgrades, fin and duct energy saving devices, to name a few.  Not all solutions can be applied to all types of ships, and individual saving measures cannot simply be added together.  Current uptake of many of these technologies is limited, not only due to the cost of implementation and a lack of knowledge regarding their effectiveness, but as a result of the conservative nature of the industry.




Available in Printed Format (Ref: EES16P) & USB Format (EES16USB).





International Conference on Computer Applications in Shipbuilding 2015 

The 17th International Conference on Computer Applications in Shipbuilding (ICCAS) will review operational experience from existing computer applications in the design and build of ships and offshore structures and will cover a full range of topics including; engineering analysis, data modelling, PLM, CAD, CAM, integrated systems, knowledge management, systems engineering, simulation, visualisation, processes and standards. 



Available in Printed Format (Ref: ICCAS15P) & USB Format (ICCAS15USB).




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Posidonia 2019

Human Factors

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The Damaged Ship



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