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2017 Luncheon Schedule
Our luncheon meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month in Calgary.
 

Upcoming dates:

~ November 15

~ December 20

~ January 17

~ February 21

~ March 21

~ April 18

~ May 16

 

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2017 John W  Davies Memorial Award Closed, Announcement Pending

The annual competition is open to any full time graduate student (at a recognized university in Canada or the US State of Alaska) whose research will assist in providing solutions to the problems encountered in the Arctic or in cold ocean environments. 2017 applications have been received and are currently under review. Award recipients will be announced in October.

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                                 ... to the Arctic Section of SNAME!              Member areas = dark blue on map

             SNAME Arctic Section Luncheon Meetings 

                                     Next 2017 Luncheon:

                          Wednesday, November 15

Speaker: Doug Matthews, Matthews Energy Consulting

Presentation: Is It All Over for Northern Oil and Gas?

Location: The Westin, Calgary

Time: Registration 11:30am to noon. Luncheon at 12:00

Details:  Challenged by regulatory uncertainties, high costs, distance to market, lower for longer oil and natgas prices, slowing and perhaps irreversible world oil demand and southern basin competition, the days of oil and gas exploration in the NWT, both onshore and offshore, are done. Doug Matthews will address each of these issues in turn and will also look at how changes in the world economy are all acting against northern Canadian oil and gas development. >> More information >>

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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). We will not hold a September 2017 luncheon. 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 2017 Luncheon Meetings. Please contact us if you or a colleague are interested in presenting at a luncheon meeting.

Luncheon invitations are sent by email to our contact list in advance of each event. Contact us if you wish to attend or receive information on future Arctic Section events.           

             
2017 Luncheon Photos  
Bruce Calderbank John Fitzpatrick presenting     
On May 17, Bruce Calderbank, FRICS, CLS, PEng, Hydrographic Survey Consultants Intl Ltd, presented Why Did the Clipper Clip It?   John Fitzpatrick, PEng, CJK Engineering, presented Two Viable Production Platforms in 200m water depth, for NE Greenland at our April 19 luncheon.     
 Susan with John Fitzpatrick  Roger Pilkington remembering Colin Langford Mohamed Ahmed and Azmy Aboulazm  

John Fitzpatrick receives the SNAME "icebreaker" thank you gift.

John's presentation was supported with images by Jakub Ciring. Visit our archives pages to view this (and other) presentations.

Also on April 19, Roger Pilkington delivered a memorial to Colin Langford who passed away in January. Colin was a long-time member, and in recent years continued to take part in our luncheon meetings.   Mohamed Ahmed, PhD student, University of Calgary presented on Estimation of Marine Carbon Sinks and Sources in a Changing Arctic System by Using Geospatial Information Technology. Azmy Aboulazm, Section Chair and Awards Chair, with Mohamed.  Our first luncheon of 2017 was held on February 15. We were pleased to welcome Mohamed Ahmed, a winner of the SNAME Arctic Section’s 2016 John W Davies Memorial Award. Mohamed presented on the research for which the award was conferred.
2016 Luncheon Photos       
       
 On September 21, Dr. Rob Huebert. Senior Research Fellow, Department of Political Science, University of Calgary, presented on Canada's Arctic Sovereignty.  Azmy Aboulazm, Arctic Section Chair, with Dr. Rob Huebert.  Ken Croasdale, PEng, CEng, FCAE, Ice Engineering Consultant, presented An Arctic Carol: The Arctic Past, The Arctic Present, and The Arctic Yet to Come on December 21. Ken's Dickens-themed presentation was in keeping with the spirit of the season, with Christmas and the holidays around the corner. Thank you Michel Metge for introducing Ken!
 

 

   
 On February 17, Dr. John Yackel. Professor and Head of the Department of Geography, University of Calgary, presented on the Churchill Marine Observatory. February 17 luncheon, Dr Yackel presenting.  The presentations are always interesting... And the food is delicious! 
 2015 Luncheon Photos      
   
Bruce Calderbank, FRICS, CLS, PEng, Hydrographic Survey Consultants Intl, presented on the Tarsuit Caissons and gave an interesting overview of his Arctic operations experiences. We also celebrated the Christmas and holiday season at this December 16 luncheon meeting.

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 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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