Insights Gained from the Study of Indigenous Craft
"History doesn't repeat itself, but sometimes it rhymes" - Mark Twain
Mr. Peter Noble:
President and Principle Advisor, Noble Associates Inc.
Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Westchase Marriott Hotel
2900 Briarpark Dr.
Houston, TX 77042
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We are very fortunate in the field of naval architecture in that boats, ships and marine craft are among the earliest examples of man's creative instincts being applied to developing technology on a substantial scale. The sense of continuity with a living past obtained by the study of the work of previous generations of designers and builders, realizing that many
current problems were their problems too, is both valuable and satisfying. Ship and boat design and building have long histories. Most ideas have been tried before and it is very often possible to test a new idea against past experience.
Changes in knowledge and materials may give a different answer but often the verdict of history is correct. We should not ignore this legacy; we should study it, understand it and use it in order that we can fulfill our mission now and in the future.
Peter Noble is a naval architect and offshore engineer with a wide range of expertise and experience in the marine and offshore industries. His career has included positions with ship and offshore design consultants, with offshore and marine research and development companies, with major classification societies and most recently as Chief Naval Architect for a major international oil company, He currently operates a small consultancy, Noble Associates Inc., which offers clients technology advisory services in offshore arctic and marine sectors
Throughout his career, Peter has been active in professional marine and offshore engineering community. He has recently completed a 2 year term as President of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. He is currently a Vice President of the IMarEST, as well as remaining active in some SNAME Committees