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

     

More dates to follow starting: September 21

October 1

November 16

December 21

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2016 John W  Davies Memorial Award - Review underway

Applications that have been submitted and accepted. The review process is currently underway. Scholarship awards will be made once the review process is complete - likely in September or early October. This year the scholarship has been expanded, and two awards will be granted to two different recipients. >> More information >>

 

2015 John W Davies Award Winner

Graham Warner, PhD program at the University of Victoria, was the 2015 winner for "Localization of Bowhead Whales in the Offshore Oil and Gas Prospects of the Chukchi Sea".
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ICETECH 2016 in Anchorage, Alaska, USA has been cancelled. For further explanation or archival information about the conference, visit www.icetech16.org. Email the ICETECH Secretariat to to join our  confidential email distribution list and receive updates on future ICETECH activities.                      



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             SNAME Arctic Section Luncheon Meetings 

                    
Next  Luncheon

Date: Wednesday, September 21  

Speaker:  Dr Rob Huebert will speak on Canada's Arctic Sovereignty   >> More information >>

Location: The Westin Hotel, 320 4 Ave SW, Calgary

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

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 2016-2017 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.           

Arctic Section photos and more ...

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                >> History >>           >> In Memoriam >>           >> The SNAME Propeller >> 
2016 Luncheon Photos  
 

 

   
 On February 17, Dr. John Yackel. Professor and Head of the Department of Geography, University of Calgary, presented on the Churchill Marine Observatory.      
 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  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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  SNAME is the premier North American society for professionals engaged in ship design, construction and operations.
Its Arctic Section is based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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