Maritime academic facilties internationally





The University of the South Pacific (USP) is an intergovernmental organization and public research university with a number of locations spread throughout a dozen countries in Oceania. It is an international centre for teaching and research on Pacific culture and environment. USP's academic programmes are recognised worldwide, attracting students and staff from throughout the Pacific Region and internationally. The colonial link and the establishment of the University of the South Pacific in 1968 allowed the education system to follow suit from the qualification system of the Commonwealth. The University of the South Pacific is the only university in the Oceania region to be internationally recognized outside of Australia, New Zealand and the U.S. state of Hawaii with its bachelor's and other awards programme. USP is owned by the governments of 12 Pacific Island countries: the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.







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ShipShape is a program for creating, fairing, and interpolating a set of ship’s lines. It has been configured to interface with the existing Wolfson Unit Hydrostatics and Stability suite of programs. ShipShape is Windows XP/Vista/7 32-bit and 64-bit compatible.


ShipShape is highly flexible and can be used to create many different hull forms, including merchant and fishing vessels, chine craft, yachts and multi-hulls. It employs a fairing method which is intuitive for the user and produces the exact shapes the designer wishes to achieve.


Downloads: SHIPSHAPE PROGRAM  ShipShapeManual.pdf   ShipShapeBrochure.pdf








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Australian Maritime - Geneve - Hawaii Renewable - NERC - Newcastle Naval


NOC Oceanographic - Plymouth - Portsmouth - Seoul Naval - SOTON


Strathclyde Marine - Sussex - TU Delft - USP South Pacific - Webb Institute




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Plymouth University

Portsmouth University

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NOC robot vehicles launched from Plymouth-on fish tracking mission

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Wolverine ZCC, zero carbon cruiser


PATENT PENDING - By cutting the cost of oceanographic survey and speeding up data collection, we will learn more about the oceans, for which the Bluefish ZCC platform is the ideal robotic ocean workhorse. Based on a stable SWASH hull this design is under development by British engineers. This robot ship uses no diesel fuel to monitor the oceans autonomously at relatively high speeds 24/7 and 365 days a year - only possible with the revolutionary energy harvesting system. The modular hullform is adaptable for automatic release and recovery of AUVs, ROVs or towed arrays, alternating between drone and fully autonomous modes. This vessel pays for itself in fuel saved every ten years. Armed with missiles and torpedoes this ZCC could revolutionize naval warfare, at the same time reducing ocean pollution.







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