Energy Efficient Operation of Ships

Author: International Maritime Organization

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789280115864

Category: Merchant mariners

Page: 60

View: 6272

This model course is designed to facilitate the delivery of training in order to promote the energy-efficient operation of ships. The course contributes to the IMO's environmental protection goals as set out in resolutions A.947(23) and A.998(25) by promulgating industry "Best Practices", which reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the negative impact of global shipping on climate change. The course also covers essential subjects to develop management tools to assist a shipping company in managing the environmental performance of its ships. Therefore, the contents of the course reflect the guidance for the development of a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP), resolution MEPC.213(63), adopted 2 March 2012.
Posted in Merchant mariners

Ocean Noise and Marine Mammals

Author: Committee on Potential Impacts of Ambient Noise in the Ocean on Marine Mammals,National Research Council,Ocean Studies Board,Division on Earth and Life Studies

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309085365

Category: Science

Page: 204

View: 3840

For the 119 species of marine mammals, as well as for some other aquatic animals, sound is the primary means of learning about the environment and of communicating, navigating, and foraging. The possibility that human-generated noise could harm marine mammals or significantly interfere with their normal activities is an issue of increasing concern. Noise and its potential impacts have been regulated since the passage of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972. Public awareness of the issue escalated in 1990s when researchers began using high-intensity sound to measure ocean climate changes. More recently, the stranding of beaked whales in proximity to Navy sonar use has again put the issue in the spotlight. Ocean Noise and Marine Mammals reviews sources of noise in the ocean environment, what is known of the responses of marine mammals to acoustic disturbance, and what models exist for describing ocean noise and marine mammal responses. Recommendations are made for future data gathering efforts, studies of marine mammal behavior and physiology, and modeling efforts necessary to determine what the long- and short-term impacts of ocean noise on marine mammals.
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Atmospheric and Oceanic Mesoscale Processes

Author: Maithili Sharan,Sethu Raman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783764384937

Category: Science

Page: 1880

View: 1737

This volume contains many original findings on mesoscale processes in atmospheric and oceanic systems through mathematical modeling, numerical simulations and field experiments. These scientific papers examine and provide the latest developments on a range of topics that include tropical cyclones/hurricanes, mesoscale variability and modeling, seasonal monsoons and land surface processes including atmospheric boundary layer.
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Seamanship Techniques

Shipboard and Marine Operations

Author: D.J. House

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317197704

Category: Transportation

Page: 888

View: 9189

Ideal for Merchant Navy Officers from Cadet rank to Master Mariner, the fifth edition of this highly respected book is in full colour, and has been updated to include more information on topics as diverse as electronic navigation and AIS technology whilst still including essential information on subjects such as safety at sea, rescue operations, watchkeeping duties and pollution control. It covers international standards and works well on courses throughout the world. Seamanship Techniques is written for serving mariners and nautical students from cadet to master level, studying for professional marine qualifications under the International Maritime Organization as per STCW requirements. Used by training establishments around the world, this best seller is the only reference to both shipboard practice and ship operations that seafarers will need.
Posted in Transportation

Miscellaneous Problems in Maritime Navigation, Transport and Shipping

Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation

Author: Adam Weintrit,Tomasz Neumann

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0415691184

Category: Computers

Page: 234

View: 7690

The TransNav 2011 Symposium held at the Gdynia Maritime University, Poland in June 2011 has brought together a wide range of participants from all over the world. The program has offered a variety of contributions, allowing to look at many aspects of the navigational safety from various different points of view. Topics presented and discussed at the Symposium were: navigation, safety at sea, sea transportation, education of navigators and simulator-based training, sea traffic engineering, ship's manoeuvrability, integrated systems, electronic charts systems, satellite, radio-navigation and anti-collision systems and many others. This book is part of a series of six volumes and provides an overview of Problems in Maritime Navigation, Transport and Shipping and is addressed to scientists and professionals involved in research and development of navigation, safety of navigation and sea transportation.
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The Maritime Engineering Reference Book

A Guide to Ship Design, Construction and Operation

Author: Anthony F. Molland

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080560090

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 920

View: 3541

The Maritime Engineering Reference Book is a one-stop source for engineers involved in marine engineering and naval architecture. In this essential reference, Anthony F. Molland has brought together the work of a number of the world's leading writers in the field to create an inclusive volume for a wide audience of marine engineers, naval architects and those involved in marine operations, insurance and other related fields. Coverage ranges from the basics to more advanced topics in ship design, construction and operation. All the key areas are covered, including ship flotation and stability, ship structures, propulsion, seakeeping and maneuvering. The marine environment and maritime safety are explored as well as new technologies, such as computer aided ship design and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). Facts, figures and data from world-leading experts makes this an invaluable ready-reference for those involved in the field of maritime engineering. Professor A.F. Molland, BSc, MSc, PhD, CEng, FRINA. is Emeritus Professor of Ship Design at the University of Southampton, UK. He has lectured ship design and operation for many years. He has carried out extensive research and published widely on ship design and various aspects of ship hydrodynamics. * A comprehensive overview from best-selling authors including Bryan Barrass, Rawson and Tupper, and David Eyres * Covers basic and advanced material on marine engineering and Naval Architecture topics * Have key facts, figures and data to hand in one complete reference book
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Practical Ship Design

Author: David G. M. Watson

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080440545

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 558

View: 4269

The ever-growing demand for commercial activities at sea has meant that ships are rapidly developing and that the rules governing their construction and operation are changing. Practical Ship Design records these changes, their outcomes and the reasoning behind them. It deals with every aspect of ship design and handles a wide range of both merchant ships and naval ships with authority. It provides coverage of cargo ships and passenger ships, tugs, dredgers and other service craft. It also includes concept design, detail design, structural design, hydrodynamics design, the effect of regulations, the preparation of specifications and matters of costs and economics. Drawing on the author's extensive practical experience, Practical Ship Design is likely to interest everybody involved in the design, construction, repair and operation of ships. Students and the most experienced professionals will all benefit from the book's vast store of design data and its conclusions and recommendations.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Power Boating For Dummies

Author: Randy Vance

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470486917

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 2577

Power Boating For Dummies is a guide to power boating for both new and experienced boaters. It advises readers of necessary boating supplies, safety concerns and equipment, accessories, and includes locations of boating facilities, and how to safely pilot the ship.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

The ROV Manual

A User Guide for Remotely Operated Vehicles

Author: Robert D Christ,Robert L. Wernli, Sr

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0080982913

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 712

View: 4456

Written by two well-known experts in the field with input from a broad network of industry specialists, The ROV Manual, Second Edition provides a complete training and reference guide to the use of observation class ROVs for surveying, inspection, and research purposes. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and substantially expanded, with nine new chapters, increased coverage of mid-sized ROVs, and extensive information on subsystems and enabling technologies. Useful tips are included throughout to guide users in gaining the maximum benefit from ROV technology in deep water applications. Intended for marine and offshore engineers and technicians using ROVs, The ROV Manual, Second Edition is also suitable for use by ROV designers and project managers in client companies making use of ROV technology. A complete user guide to observation class ROV (remotely operated vehicle) technology and underwater deployment for industrial, commercial, scientific, and recreational tasks Substantially expanded, with nine new chapters and a new five-part structure separating information on the industry, the vehicle, payload sensors, and other aspects Packed with hard-won insights and advice to help you achieve mission results quickly and efficiently
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Tugboats Illustrated

History, Technology, Seamanship

Author: Paul Farrell

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393069310

Category:

Page: 192

View: 1520

A gorgeously detailed guide to the evolution, design, and role of tugboats, from the earliest days of steam to today s most advanced ocean-going workboats."
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Catamarans

The Complete Guide for Cruising Sailors

Author: Gregor Tarjan

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071596220

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 8479

The modern cruising catamaran has arrived The arguments are over and the verdict is in--cruising catamarans comprise a rapidly growing percentage of the cruising fleet worldwide. Their advantages of space, stability, speed, and handling under power are truly compelling, and modern cats are every bit as reliable as monohulls. This long overdue, in-depth guide will help you choose and cruise the right catamaran for your needs. “An authoritative guide for novices and experienced sailors; the best book written on the subjects since the early 1990s.”--“Trimaran” Jim Brown, renowned multihull designer “In Catamarans, Gregor Tarjan shares his enthusiasm for yachts with two hulls, based on years of sailing all types. An excellent introduction.”--Dick Newick, legendary catamaran and trimaran designer “If you are contemplating spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on a cruising catamaran, the small price of this book is probably the best investment you could possibly start with.”--from the Foreword by Charles K. Chiodi, publisher of Multihulls Magazine
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The evolution of the cruise missile

Author: Kenneth P. Werrell,Air University (U.S.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 289

View: 1403

Posted in Technology & Engineering

The wind power book

Author: Jack Park

Publisher: Cheshire Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 253

View: 3512

A detailed look at the technology of wind generated power includes a comparison of various system designs, advice on assembling a wind power system, and an analysis of wind power availability in each state
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History of Telemedicine

Evolution, Context, and Transformation

Author: Rashid Bashshur,Gary William Shannon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781934854112

Category: Medical

Page: 415

View: 4899

The History of Telemedicine provides a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the evolution of telemedicine from ancient Greece to the present time. It places the development of this field in the context of the never ending quest for providing equitable access to health care and re-casting the medical care landscape, while trying to assure quality and contain cost. The book describes the origin of modern telemedicine in experiments such as those by Willem Einthoven's 1905 long distance transfer of electrocardiograms through the pioneering era of teleradiology and telepsychiatry of the 1950s, its coming of age in the 1970s, its maturation in the 1990s, and finally the recent transformation and adoption by the mainstream. The authors delve into the rich history of telemedicine and tell the story from its genesis to the present time, reporting its continuity and evolution, its various adaptations, and the context that sustained interest and development in this modality of care and continues to guide its transformation into the future. The authors' central theme throughout the book is telemedicine's potential role in improving human health.
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