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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 December Bookshop Bargains are offered:



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Marine Design 2015

Marine Design 2015 returns to provide a forum for reporting and discussing Marine Design practice and technical innovation, including Human Systems Integration. Marine Design is an 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.



Available in Printed Format (Ref: MD15P) & USB Format (Ref: MD15USB).





The Ice Class Ships 2012:

International Conference 

Recent years have seen a large increase in the number of vessels operating in polar and low temperature environments. This includes a broad range of vessel type; tankers, bulkcarries, LNG, container ships, multi-purpose ships, cruise ships and offshore support vessels.  Compliance with just the basic ice class rules and regulations may not be sufficient for safe and effective ship operation in these environments.



Available in Printed Format (Ref: ICE12P).





Design & Construction of LNG Ships 2016

LNG accounts for a significant part of the growth in the global energy supply and despite the recent economic situation the future demand for LNG carriers, floating storage and processing systems is expected to increase.

 While some companies are building larger vessels to take advantage of economies of scale, others are looking at developing small vessels for shortsea and coastal trades to help create LNG distribution networks. New and improved containment systems are also offering the designer a diverse range of options.

 There is also a growing interest in floating production, storage and offloading systems for offshore field development and re-gasification systems (FSRU) and plants designed to avoid the need to construct land based processing and distribution centres.



Available in Printed Format (Ref: LNG16P).




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Posidonia 2019

Human Factors

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The Damaged Ship

Marintec 2019


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