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Bookshop Bargains -- 50% Off!

Each month, the RINA Bookshop offers a 50% discount on the normal price of its publications. The following April Bookshop Bargains are offered:



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Marine Design 2020

Marine Design 2020 returned to provide a forum for reporting and discussing Marine Design practice and technical innovation, including Human Systems Integration. Marine Design is a holistic design process with a strong focus on the end users as well as stakeholders in the design process, based on the principles of Industrial Design. Effective Marine Design requires a multidisciplinary design team of Naval Architects, Industrial Designers, Human Factors specialists, Environmental Psychologists and Interior Designers. The start of the Marine Design process involves understanding the personas and needs of the end user. The aim of Marine Design is to improve the aesthetics, human factors and functionality of a vessel or system, and its' marketability. Human Systems Integration provides a through-life, integrative framework with the potential both to enhance safety and increase performance while reducing through life costs.


Although the conference had a focus on the superyacht, cruise and offshore sectors (offshore wind), it is recognised that cross-sectorial innovation is critical to the development of Design-Driven Innovation as a process. Therefore, the conference explored innovative approaches from across all marine design sectors, including the dialectic between luxury design in the superyacht and cruise sectors, and the utilitarian design approach of both the offshore sector and conventional marine transport system design, while reflecting upon the needs of the end user. This included themes around the concept of sustainable luxury, and the Transfer of Innovation (TOI) from the superyacht sector to the mainstream, to support the expanding needs of water based public transport, as well as the recruitment challenges of the offshore wind farm industry. Such challenges represent an opportunity for Marine Design to enhance the design meaning, user experience and provide innovative solutions, resulting in competitive advantage through product differentiation.


Available in PDF Format (Ref: MD20FE) 


Pacific 2010: Multi-Role Vessels

Pacific 2010 IMC provided a unique opportunity for people involved in maritime and naval affairs around the world to discuss the latest developments in design, naval architecture, engineering, science and technology'. With the concurrent Maritime Exposition, the event provided a meeting place for industry representatives to exchange ideas and to establish personal and business contacts.


Pacific 2010 IMC was held in association with the Pacific 2010 International Maritime Exposition, and followed the success of the International Maritime Conference held in January 2008.


The conference was proudly hosted by The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, Engineers Australia and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology.

Available in PDF Format (Ref: PACIFIC10FE)


Warship 2007

This conference, the 27th in RINA's successful Warship series, looked at the 'Affordable Warship'. The conference was held in Bath on 20-21 June 2007. The ever increasing cost of warship procurement, upkeep and operations, whilst at the same time meeting the need for ever more capable and sophisticated platforms; a dilemma faced by most navies today.  This conference considered how advances in design, construction and operations can contribute towards lower through-life cost ownership whilst maintaining fleet capability.


Available in PDF Format (Ref: WS07FE)  


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