Today, proper and practical design of ships and other floating structures is as important as ever, since safety and efficiency are fundamental to any marine operation including technical operations on ships in a seaway, oil and gas production from floating offshore structures, installation, inspection and maintenance of structures for wave and wind energy harvesting, aqua culture, etc. On this account, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is most delighted to be the organising host of the 13th International Symposium on Practical Design of Ships and Other Floating Structures – PRADS’2016.
The focus on the maritime area has intensified in Denmark in the past few years and this is believed to continue in the future; both among politicians, the maritime industry and the research and educational institutions. An important element is the knowledge exchange between scientific staff in R&D, consultancies and universities. It is therefore considered as a very important event of mutual interest to all members of the Blue Denmark that DTU has been appointed the organising host of PRADS’2016.
Altogether, and as the leading technical university in the Nordic Countries, you should be ensured that DTU will do its best to make PRADS’2016 a success. Researchers, professionals and all interested to fathom proper design of ships and other floating structures, from theory in the earliest design stages to practical operations at sea, are warmly invited to participate in PRADS’2016 in Copenhagen and actively contribute to disseminating knowledge. We look forward to meeting you at the symposium!
"Tablet with the Proceedings will be given to all registered delegates"