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2015-2016 Luncheon Schedule
Our monthly luncheon meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at the Westin in Calgary.
     - December 16


     - January 20

     - February 17

     - March 20

     - April 17

     - May 20

     - June 17

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 2015 John W Davies Memorial Award Announced:

Graham Warner, currently completing his PhD program at the University of Victoria, is the 2015 winner for "Localization of Bowhead Whales in the Offshore Oil and Gas Prospects of the Chukchi Sea".
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Join us at ICETECH 2016, August 15-18, 2016 in Anchorage, Alaska, USA. The Arctic Section and co-host Institute of the North are gearing up for the next ICETECH conference. Visit Email the ICETECH Secretariat to discuss participation or to join our  confidential email distribution list. Online registration is open.                       

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             SNAME Arctic Section Luncheon Meetings

Join us at our next luncheon:

Date:  Wednesday, December 16

Speaker: Bruce Calderbank, FRICS, CLS, PEng, Hydrographic Survey Consultants Intl

Topic: 2013 Tarsiut Caisson Potential Tow Route Survey at Tuktoyaktuk and Debris Survey at Thetis Bay 

Time: Check-in: 11:30-12:00. Luncheon and presentation to follow (approx 12:00-1:00).
Location: The Westin Hotel, 320 4th Avenue SW, Calgary

About the SNAME Arctic Section Luncheon Meetings:  

We maintain our monthly luncheon schedule from September through May, meeting on the third Wednesday of the month. (Our summer break runs June to August). Presentations cover a large variety of topics, including marine, Arctic, logistics, scientific research, ice monitoring, ice management, and more. Program development is still underway for upcoming 2016 Luncheon Meetings. Please contact us if you or a colleague are interested in presenting at a luncheon meeting. Contact: Luncheon Coordinator - Glenn Davis via the Luncheon Secretariat Email


Luncheon invitations are sent by email to our contact list in advance of each event. Please contact us if you wish to receive information on future Arctic Section events or if you are interested in presenting at a luncheon meeting.           

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2015 Luncheon Photos  
Join us at our upcoming luncheon meeting at the Westin on December 16.

Julia Kennedy-Francis of Kennedy-Francis Consulting presented: A Collaborative Approach to Business Relationship Building in the Offshore Industry at the October 21 luncheon meeting.

Tony Jang presented at the first luncheon meeting following our summer break on Wednesday, September 23 at the Westin Hotel.  Tony, the Marine Systems Manager at AOC, Inc of  Washington, DC, USA, presented: Flexible Warships in Foreign Navies: Applications for Future U.S. Navy Surface Combatants. Glenn Davis is the Speakers Chair, and is pictured here with Tony. (September 23 photos courtesy of Rebus Liu) 

 Our final luncheon meeting before our 2015 summer break was held on Wednesday, May 20 at the Westin Hotel.
Dr Hester Jiskoot (University of Lethbridge,
Associate Professor of Physical Geography and Glaciology, and Director of the Glaciology & Geoscience Laboratory) presented:  Dutch Whale of a Tale: Arctic navigation, weather and sea ice in 1710​. This was also our final luncheon with Alex Brovkin as Speakers Chair.


Tom Brown, Professor Emeritus, University of Calgary started off our 2015 luncheon series with his presentation Flexural Failure of Ice: What We Have Learnt on Confederation Bridge. Tom (centre) shown here with Jim Bruce and Alex Brovkin.

On February 18, Ken Croasdale presented Engineering for Canada's Northern Oceans (a study being conducted under the auspices of the Canadian Academy of Engineering). Ken (centre) is pictured with Waleed Jazrawi and Dan Masterson (left), and Alex Brovkin, and Jakub Ciring (right). 

The April 15 luncheon featured Frank Bercha presenting Molikpaq Sakhalin EER Inspection and Analysis.  Frank (left) received the Arctic Section's thank you from Merv Edgecombe (centre, past Section Chair), and Azmy Aboulazm (right, current Section Chair).

 Merv Edgecombe, past Arctic Section Chair, received the official SNAME certificate of appreciation at the April 15 luncheon meeting. Merv is pictured here with Frank Bercha (left) and Alex Brovkin (centre, who  has served as the Arctic Section's Luncheon Meeting Coordinator for many years).

 Photos from December 1, 2014:  Dan Masterson, SNAME Fellow

 Dan Masterson was inducted as a SNAME Fellow on December 1.  Pictured here with his wife, Ginny.

Bill Maddock and Peter Noble (SNAME President) with Dan. 

In attendance were friends and colleagues from Dan's over 40-year career

The celebration at the pub

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Its Arctic Section is based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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