MILITARY ISSUE - The
task of cleaning up our oceans is a serious business, but one which may
not be given the attention it deserves by some. "They cannot be
serious about this clean sea nonsense, but we'd better put on a show for
the media." "I can't stop laughing. Do you remember the
elevator scene with Peter Sellers as Inspector
Both Barack Obama and
David Cameron did little to tackle ocean waste
during their first terms of office - but wasted $Billions of tax dollars on
outdated and dangerously polluting
naval vehicles. Lead our nations defence? They can't even keep up with
the rapid advances in civilian technology! What will the future hold -
who can tell. President
Obama seems to be taking a renewed stand on ocean
NEST is the United Kingdom Naval Engineering, Science and Technology
Forum. Concern amongst the UK naval defence community about the lack of
focus on the sustainability and development of the UK’s naval design
and engineering intellectual and knowledge base has led to the launch of
UK NEST. UK NEST will perform its role by providing a
professionally-based forum for addressing issues of common concern,
fostering specific professional development needs, and giving a focal
point for interaction with, and influencing the wider Government and
The initial UK NEST agenda includes a focus on training and development
needs; provision of an interface to the UK Maritime Industry Strategy;
examining the issues relating to pull-through of science and technology
into defence procurement projects; and tackling the standardisation of
language used to describe design phases and design maturity definition.
Elektronik UK Ltd, based in Newport, South Wales and Winfrith, Dorset is a leading supplier to the UK MoD, the Royal Navy and to other defence departments and corporate customers internationally. With its staff of around 380 highly qualified employees it provides a diverse range of products and services in the defence and security markets. Our business delivers world leading systems both above and below the water line.
With a long heritage of underwater defence technology, Atlas Elektronik UK has expertise in every area of maritime technology covering both
submarine and surface ship systems. We can offer modular and flexible products as well as research and advice in all aspects of the maritime domain. Our cable, fibre optic and support division has a business pedigree that can be traced over a century of success. We can offer cable design and manufacture, programme support, and through life support once our systems and products are in service.
Our products are supported by a world class open system architecture capability.
Atlas Elektronik UK is 100% owned by Atlas Elektronik GmbH, a joint company of ThyssenKrupp and EADS
The Marine and Technology Division of Babcock International Group
employs over 9,000 highly skilled people and is the UK's leading naval
support business. It draws on an unmatched range of engineering and
technical skills in providing through-life services and deep maintenance
to the Royal Navy's major warships and nuclear-powered submarines, in
addition to operating a wide range of strategic shore-based naval
support facilities. The Division is also expanding rapidly into the
overseas naval market sector.
Our UK-based business units each focus on a particular market segment - submarines, warships, naval base services, equipment manufacture and
logistic supoprt services, and design and technology-led programmes.
BAE SYSTEMS MARITIME
BAE Systems Maritime - Naval Ships is the UK’s leading provider of
surface warships and through-life support, a world-class industrial
partner for the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) and a leader in the global
export market for warships and innovative naval surface ship support.
Our experience in military design, construction and support encompasses
the whole spectrum of military vessels from aircraft carriers through to
rigid inflatable boats. With projects like these in hand, we want people
who have the imagination and skill to keep us right at the forefront of
surface ships technology.
BAE MISSION SYSTEMS
Mission Systems aims to be the trusted partner for the delivery of
through-life mission systems and services. We offer integrated maritime
mission systems that support mission success. We create value
through-life, bringing expertise in naval command & information
systems, torpedoes and
radar that deliver continuous operational
advantage to our UK and international customers.
BMT DEFENCE SERVICES
BMT Defence Services is Europe's leading independent centre of
excellence in naval design and engineering. Its track record in
designing new and supporting existing warships, submarines and auxiliary
vessels has been growing consistently since it was incorporated in 1988.
The authority and credibility of its design advice is determined by the
experience, qualifications and quality of its employees and by the
continued independence of its parent company from defence system and
equipment manufacturing interests.
We are constantly challenging our design capability in the work of our
multi-disciplinary BMT InSpira® project teams. Focusing on innovation
and the application of new technologies to rapid naval platform designs,
with submarine concept designs such as BMT Vidar®, the Aegir® family
of naval support ships and the Caimen®-200 Landing Craft Tank (LCT).
Cammell Laird, one of the most famous names in British industry, employs
some 800 skilled people and provides engineering services across the
naval defence, commercial marine, renewable energy, and civil nuclear
sectors. Through its network of international alliances and partners,
the company is able to provide support to ships wherever they operate.
Its heavy fabrication capabilities mean that the company is able to
build both new ships and modules for new ships and undertake steel
fabrication for the civil nuclear industry. The design capabilities also
allow the company to undertake conversions and upgrades
to existing ships. Recent major investment in its port side
infrastructure and investment has led to its becoming a hub for the
offshore wind industry.
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory is part of the Ministry of
Defence (MoD), and much of our work has to be confidential. But behind
the scenes, 3,500 of the most talented, inspirational and innovative
scientists in their fields are pushing back the frontiers of knowledge,
delivering solutions that impact on the security of the UK.
We help to keep the MoD, the Armed Forces and the security services
ahead of the increasingly complex challenges they face on the
battlefield and the home front - defining threats, devising effective
countermeasures, and advising on future policy.
GE POWER CONVERSION
GE’s Power Conversion business applies the science and systems of
power conversion to help drive the electrification of the world’s
energy infrastructure by designing and delivering advanced motor, drive
and control technologies that evolve today’s industrial processes for
a cleaner, more productive future. Serving specialized sectors such as
energy, marine, oil and gas, renewables, and industry, through
customized solutions and advanced technologies, GE Power Conversion
partners with customers to maximize efficiency.
GE solutions power, propel, and position the marine industry. Enabling
operational efficiency, asset availability, precision, and minimizing
GE’s Power Conversion business designs and supplies coherent
customized solutions which drive benefits including operational
excellence, efficiency, and environmental responsibility. Smarter
engineering coupled with GE’s range of flexible, products and systems
ensures the best solutions are available to suit the precise needs of
GE delivers flexible and reliable solutions in integrated full electric
propulsion and hybrid auxiliary propulsion systems for a wide range of
naval ships. GE's naval expertise encompasses systems including prime
movers, power generation, electrical distribution, variable speed drives
and propulsion motors, vessel automation, dynamic positioning (DP), and
Follow GE’s Power Conversion business on Twitter @GE_PowerConvers and
INMAREST INSTITUTE of MARINE ENGINEERING
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) is
the international membership organisation and learned society for marine
science, engineering and technology professionals.
IMarEST membership is open to everyone associated with marine science,
engineering and technology. The Institute's 15,000 members are based in
over 100 countries around the world, as well as at sea. Experienced,
competent, qualified people may gain formal, international recognition
of their professional status via Corporate (professional) Membership and
Registration (Chartered status, etc.)
As one of the world's leading providers of ship classification services,
it's an exciting time to join us as we look to grow our influence across
a wide range of areas, helping our clients improve their environmental
performance and setting the highest standards for marine safety.
Whatever job you do at Lloyd's Register, you'll be helping to extend our
positive influence throughout the world so we can do even more to
protect lives at sea and the environment.
By working closely with our clients and developing and applying
cutting-edge technology, we ensure that we continue to deliver high
standards of design, construction and operation, enabling us do
something that matters every single day, both as individuals and as
Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) is the organisation that equips
and supports the United Kingdom's armed forces for current and future
operations. It acquires and supports through-life, including disposal,
equipment and services ranging from ships, aircraft, vehicles and
weapons, to electronic systems and information services. DE&S also
satisfies ongoing requirements including food, clothing medical
supplies, maintenance and temporary accommodation, as well as operating
HM Naval Bases and joint supply chain for land, sea and air.
The Defence Engineering & Science Group (DESG) is a community of
9,000 professional engineers and scientists working within MoD Civil
Service to equip and support the UK Armed Forces with state of the art
technology. The UK needs modern, battle-winning forces to defend its
interests and to contribute to strengthening international peace and
security. These forces increasingly depend on scientific and
technological advances to maintain their ability to operate effectively.
We are truly the force behind the forces. DESG offers probably the UK's
top graduate development scheme for engineers and scientists; it
includes huge professional investment in you and an accelerated path to
Today's big problems demand inspired solutions. At QinetiQ, we provide
research, technical advice, technology solutions and services to
customers in core markets of defence and security. We are increasingly
working to transfer our expertise and capabilities into adjacent markets
such as energy and environment. We operate principally in the UK and
North America and have recently entered the Australian defence
Rolls-Royce is committed to the marine market and maintaining its world
leading position in the design, development, supply and support of
products and systems for commercial and naval customers worldwide. With
a primary focus on power, propulsion and motion control solutions,
Rolls-Royce serves over 2,000 customers and has equipment installed on
20,000 commercial and naval vessels operating around the world.
Our comprehensive range of products and services includes established
names such as Kamewa, Ulstein, Aquamaster and Brown Brothers which,
together with a strong focus on research and development, has made
Rolls-Royce the pioneer of many important 20th Century technologies
including aero derivative marine gas turbines, controllable pitch
propellers and waterjets.
Rolls-Royce also operates in the Civil Aerospace, Defence and Energy
ROYAL INSTITUTION of NAVAL ARCHITECTS
The Royal Institution of Naval Architects is an internationally renowned
professional institution whose members are involved at all levels in the
design, construction, maintenance and operation of marine vessels and
structures. Members of the RINA are widely represented in industry,
universities and colleges and maritime organisations in over 90
Join the Royal Navy and you are choosing more than just a job. We offer
a unique way of life and a level of security that is almost unheard of
in civilian life.
Modern naval operations - warfare, protecting shipping lanes,
humanitarian missions - rely heavily on a huge range of technology, from
the huge engines that power our ships to the microchips that control our
weapon systems. The role of the Engineering Branch is to ensure that all
the vital systems the Royal Navy relies on are maintained to high
SEA is a UK-based systems company delivering consultancy, advanced
surveillance systems and products for demanding environments.
We specialise in systems engineering, software and electronic
engineering services and solutions to Government and Industry including
expert design and manufacture.
Our activities are focused on the Defence, Aerospace and Public Sector
markets, where we have a reputation for quality, innovation and
Thales is a key player in naval serving 50 navies worldwide. The Group
draws on over 50 years of experience with a comprehensive offer spanning
from complete warship capability to the supply and integration of naval
equipments (radars, sonars, communications, optronic & electronic
warfare), systems (Combat Management Systems) & support services.
Thales has a proven track record in system engineering and system
management and has performed numerous programs as Combat System
Integrator and Prime Contractor. Operational and technical developments
over the last decades have introduced complex combat systems, which
require specialized skills and dedicated teams to achieve integrated
combat systems with optimum warfare capabilities.
at college or university
DRONES - The first marinised (UAV)
drone lands on a helipad on the back of the world's largest ocean going
vacuum cleaner. The SeaVax 'proof of concept' model ship is a fully
functional demonstrator designed to filter plastic waste from the 5 gyres
that contain upwards of 8 million tons of toxic garbage. Not only will
this scout collect valuable advance data for the plastic patrols that we
hope will clean up the oceans, but the full size version will deter pirates
from attempting to board these ships, with HD video footage as evidence,
and other non-lethal deterrents, that could reduce the high-seas policing
bill for the United
Nations - once commercially available
for cargo ships and oil
tankers. Naval leaders should note that this is clean sustainable
- Similar technology based on a stable
hull could revolutionize hydrographic map making. These robot
ships use no diesel fuel to monitor the oceans autonomously (COLREGS
compliant) at relatively high speed 24/7 and 365 days a year - only
possible with the revolutionary (patent) energy harvesting system. The
semi-submerged SWASH hullform is ideal for automatic release and
recovery of ROVs
or towed arrays, alternating between drone and fully autonomous
modes. International development partners are welcome. We are not
at this time bound by contract to any one country. This vessel pays for
itself in fuel
saved every ten years.
- ATLANTIC - BALTIC
- CARIBBEAN - CORAL - EAST
GOC - GULF
IRC - MEDITERRANEAN -
NORTH SEA - PACIFIC
- PERSIAN GULF - SEA
CHINA - PLASTIC
- PLANKTON - PLASTIC
OCEANS - SEA
LEVEL RISE - UNCLOS