The conference, jointly organized by the university’s faculty and The Nautical Institute since 2007, was held on June 21-23, 2017 in Gdynia, Poland. The event was addressed to scientists and professionals in order to share their expert knowledge, experience and research results concerning all aspects of navigation, safety of navigation and sea transportation.
The 12th edition of this innovative world conference on maritime transport research is designed to find solutions to challenges in waterborne transport, navigation and shipping, mobility of people and goods with respect to energy, infrastructure, environment, safety and security as well as to the economic issues.
Gdynia Maritime University is the largest state school of higher maritime education in Poland and one of the largest in Europe. Since 1920 the University has been preparing graduates for officer positions on board merchant marine vessels and for managerial positions at the land-based institutions and companies representing the maritime industry and seaside regions.
The recently-appointed Chief Executive of The Nautical Institute was pleased to attend in person and to deliver a welcome address to the delegates. As well as participating actively in the technical sessions, Captain John Lloyd was the lead judge for one of the poster competitions and remarked: ‘These posters have been used to bring projects and ideas to life. The imaginative use of pictures and graphics enables the reader to understand complex issues and grasp the key points very quickly’.
As well as supporting key functions with the organisers and participants, Captain Lloyd visited the tall ship Dar Mlodziezy and supported the NI branch meeting held at the University.
During the Conference the Honorary Secretary of the NI Ukrainian branch Professor Vladimir Torskiy,FNI was awarded the Certificate of the Honorary Fellowship of TransNav in recognition of his long-standing service and commitment to the Conference.
Captain John Lloyd;
Chief Executive, The Nautical Institute