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2014 Luncheon Schedule
April 16 @ the Chevron Center
May 21 @ the Chevron Center
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ICETECH 2014 will be held at the Banff Conference Centre: July 28-31, 2014 in Banff, Alberta, Canada. This conference, hosted by the Arctic Section, is held every two years.
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John W Davies Memorial Award
A yearly scholarship is available to any full time graduate student enrolled in a Canadian University whose research will assist in providing solutions to problems encountered in the Canadian Arctic or in cold ocean environments.
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  Upcoming SNAME Arctic Section Luncheon

Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Presentation: Integrated Marine Approach for Preparation, Transport and Installation Operations in the Arctic

Speakers: Gerry Sarlis of Dockwise and Bastiaan Lammers of Boskalis Offshore Subsea Contracting

Description:  Offshore exploration in the arctic faces specific challenges, in a remote area with limited open ice season. Efficient execution with minimum mobilization of different vessels can be achieved by combination of technologies together with an integrated solution of transport and installation. These solution may include technical innovations with respect to load-out from fabrication site, transport to the field, launching, installation, ballasting, dredging, reclamation, preparation of pipeline corridors  and rock placement. Industry experience with such integrated solutions can serve as a stepping stone for new arctic developments. More information.

Location: Chevron Conference Center,
                  2nd Floor of Chevron Plaza (next to the elevator bank), +15 accessible, 500 - 5th Avenue SW                  

Time: 11:30-12:00 Opening & Registration
           12:00         Lunch and Presentation

Contact: Luncheon Coordinator - Alex Brovkin - Email, Phone (403) 234-5481
                Luncheon Secretariat - Susan Bercha - Email 

  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.

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.

  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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