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2014 Luncheon Schedule
~ Our luncheons at the Westin are
    on Wednesdays:
     - November 12
     - December 17
     - January 21, 2015
     - February 18
     - March 18
     - April 15
     - May 20
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Larissa Pizzolato awarded
     the 2014 John W Davies Memorial

for "Trends and Spatial Variability of Sea Ice and Arctic Shipping Activities in Canada, 1990 to 2013"
>> Recipient details

This scholarship is awarded annually to a full time graduate student enrolled in a recognized university in Canada or the US State of Alaska, whose research will assist in providing solutions to problems encountered in the Arctic or cold ocean environments.
>> More information >>

ICETECH 2014 was 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. The next ICETECH will be in 2016.   
>> Go to the ICETECH website >>

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  SNAME Arctic Section Monthly Luncheons

   Registration opens Nov 1 for:

  Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014

  Speaker: Chris Hill, President, Canatec
                  Calgary, Alberta

  Presentation: Arctic Energy Gateway

  Location: The Westin Hotel, 320 4th Avenue SW, Calgary

  Times: Doors Open & Registration: 11:30-12:00
              Luncheon: 12:00-2:00  

  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.

Our next luncheon meeting is scheduled for November 12 (the 2nd Wednesday) at the Westin Hotel.

Contact: Luncheon Coordinator - Alex Brovkin - Email, Phone (403) 234-5481
                Luncheon Secretariat - Susan Bercha - 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.
 2014 PHOTOS  
 David Currie, President of GeoAnalytic Inc gave the October 15 presentation: Results of a study of polynya duration and extent
in the Canadian Arctic and Northwest Greenland
. Karen Muggeridge presented the Arctic Section's thank you gift.
Len Maier, currently retired, formerly Halliburton's VP of International Operations, presented Killing the World's Most Northerly Blowout at the Westin on September 17. Pictured here (left to right): Ron Maier, Len Maier, and Alex Brovkin.   Bruce Seligman of ARKTOS presented an overview of ARKTOS development on May 21. Bruce called on the audience to discuss existing or new evacuation challenges. On April 16, Bastiaan Lammers (Boskalis) and Gerry Sarlis (Dockwise) gave a joint presentation on Integrated Marine Approach for Preparation, Transport and Installation Operations in the Arctic.
 Roger Pilkington spoke on Arctic Offshore Development Concepts - History and Evolution on March 16 at the Westin.   In The Base for the Beaufort on January 16, Doug Matthews addressed the opportunities and challenges of a Tuk port.    
  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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