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Antony Jacob Ashish leads the Acoustics and Non-destructive Evaluation Division of Planys Technologies. He graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras with an M. S. degree specialising in the field ultrasonic non-destructive evaluation (NDE) with applications in the fields of maintenance, quality assurance and design to which he has contributed numerous publications and patents. His currents interests are towards customizing and developing NDE techniques for remotely operated robotic platforms. His previous work experience includes working as a project scientist at the Centre for Nondestructive Evaluation, IIT Madras and as a mechanical engineer in the maintenance division with MRF Tyres, Pondicherry.
The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO) promotes international cooperation in marine sciences to improve management of the ocean, coasts and marine resources. The IOC-UNESCO enables its 150 Member States to work together by coordinating programmes in capacity development, ocean observations and services, ocean science and tsunami warning. The work of the IOC contributes to the mission of UNESCO to promote the advancement of science and its applications to develop knowledge and capacity, key to economic and social progress, the basis of peace and sustainable development.
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Dr. Asokan Thondiyath is a Professor in the Department of Engineering Design at IIT Madras, India. He completed his B.Tech. and M.Tech. in mechanical engineering from Calicut University and received his Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, in the year 2000. Dr Asokan is heading the Robotics Laboratory at IIT Madras and has contributed significantly in the development of the first indigenous Autonomous Underwater Robot, which is undergoing sea trials now. Prof. Asokan is the National Secretary of The Robotics Society and the Organizing Chairman for the 2019 International Conference on Advances in Robotics. His areas of teaching and research are Robotics, Product design, and Medical device design. Dr Asokan has published more than 130 papers in International Journals and conferences and has filed 20 patents in India, USA, Europe, and Singapore.
Further details can be found at http://ed.iitm.ac.in/~asokan
Tanuj Jhunjhunwala is the Co-founder and CEO at Planys and currently leads business development, strategy and fundraising. He is a 2014-batch alumnus from IIT Madras with Btech in Mechanical Engineering and Masters in Product Design. Planys is a deep technology startup developing cutting-edge technology solutions for underwater inspection of assets. Planys specialises in advanced marine robotics, next-generation inspection techniques and post inspection AI-powered data analysis and reporting. More recently, Tanuj was featured on the highly acclaimed ‘Forbes 30 under 30 2021 Asia List’ under the category ‘Industry, Manufacturing & Energy’.
Jill Zande is the President/Executive Director of MATE Inspiration for Innovation. Highlights of her 23 years with MATE include establishing the global ROV (remotely operated vehicle) student competition and coordinating the development of MATE’s Underwater Robotics: Science, Design & Fabrication textbook. Both involved cultivating and maintaining partnerships with industry, professional societies, academic institutions, and STEM professionals. Jill is an active member of the Marine Technology Society (MTS). She served on the MTS Board as the Vice President of Education and Research for 6 years. She currently serves as the MTS-Monterey Bay Section Chair and the Underwater Intervention (UI) Technical Program Committee Marine Education Track Chair and is a member of the MTS ROV and Education Committees. Jill is a 2020 recipient of an MTS Fellows Award, one of the society’s most distinguished achievements. In 2018, she was listed as one of the top ten “Ocean Influencers” by Marine Technology Reporter magazine. Jill has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Marine Science from Penn State University and a Master’s degree in Oceanography and Coastal Sciences from Louisiana State University (LSU). During her Master’s degree program at LSU, Jill participated in research cruises that investigated hydrocarbon seep communities in the Gulf of Mexico using the Johnson Sea-Link and Alvin submersibles.
Nikola Mišković is a Full Professor at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing where he teaches control engineering related courses. Currently he is the Vice Dean for Research. His research activities are conducted within the Laboratory for Underwater Systems and Technologies (LABUST, https://labust.fer.hr/). He participated in 14 European projects (H2020, FP7, DG-ECHO, INTERREG) out of which he coordinated FP7 CADDY, focusing on the development of the first underwater robot for interaction with divers; H2020 aPad, devoted to commercialization of an autonomous surface vehicles developed in LABUST, and H2020 EXCELLABUST devoted to increasing LABUST excellence in marine robotics. He also participated in 4 Office of Naval Research Global (ONR-G) projects (coordinated 3), 2 NATO projects, and 7 national projects (coordinated 3). He published more than 70 papers in journals and conference proceedings in the area of navigation, guidance and control, as well as cooperative control in marine robotics. Prof. Mišković is a senior member of IEEE (president of Chapter for Robotics and Automation of the Croatian Section from 2016 to 2019), IFAC (member of the Technical Committee on Marine Systems) and Centre for Underwater Systems and Technologies (vice-president since 2010). He participated in 8 conference international programs committees, he is member of 2 journal editorial boards and he serves as a technical reviewer for various international journals. In 2013 he received the young scientist award “Vera Johanides” of the Croatian Academy of Engineering (HATZ) for scientific achievements, and he received the annual State science award for 2015, awarded by the Croatian Parliament.
The National Technology Centre for Ports, Waterways & Coasts (NTCPWC) has been envisioned as the centre for technological innovations and evolution of new ideas and breakthroughs for the port and maritime sector. It works as the technology arm of Ministry of Shipping and providing the needful technological support to ports, IWAI and other institutions. This Centre gives effective solutions to an extensive range of problems being faced in the industry through scientiﬁc support and also providing valuable education, applied research and technology transfer in maritime transportation at the local, regional, national and International levels.
Geometry Construction Co is a Partnership firm Established in the year 2005 to provide Construction Services in the field of Marine Coastal Protection Works providing soft and Hard solutions, Port construction, wharfs , jetties, and offshore pipeline works and specialised dredging works . The company through its sister concern sea lion diving services provides all types of underwater diving activities including salvage operations
ITD Cementation India Limited (ITD Cem) has been a silent contributor to the infrastructure growth in the country for over eight decades. ITD Cem has won the confidence & respect of their clients, employees, stakeholders & all those whose lives are bettered in the process. And with their skilled human resources, expertise and state-of-the-art equipment at work, world-class projects are standing tall. ITD Cem’s accreditation with ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 Certifications is a definitive assurance of the ITD Cem commitment.
ITD Cem, has successfully maintained its position as a market leader in the field of Maritime Structures and Foundations. ITD Cem is a preferred contractor for Highways, Bridges, Flyovers, Industrial Structures and has established a strong presence in Tunnels, Dams and other Infrastructure projects. With its eight-decade reputation of constructing some of the most prestigious & vital projects, ITD Cem has an array of Infrastructure projects to showcase. They include large commercial and institutional buildings, elevated highways, viaducts, railways, elevated and underground metro rail, airports, water and waste water treatment plants, pumping stations, water conveying piping and utilities. Maritime structures built by the company are spread over India’s entire 7,500 kms of coast line and exist in all major ports and majority of the minor ports.
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Sea-Bird Scientific is the world’s largest developer and manufacturer of products for the measurement of salinity, temperature, pressure, dissolved oxygen, fluorescence, nutrients and related oceanographic parameters in marine waters. These tools are used around the world by ocean researchers, resource managers, and key industries engaged in offshore exploration and ocean resource utilization. Our customers include research institutes, ocean observing programs, national and local government agencies, oil companies, engineering firms, environmental consulting businesses, and navies throughout the world.
Hi-Tech Elastomers was established in 1992. We are manufacturer of marine rubber fenders for all kind applications for majority of ports in India and abroad. Hi-Tech has superlative plant with robotic welding machine and programmable CNC cutting machines.
Hi-Tech offers products confirming to all popular Engineering Standards and specifications like lSI, JIS, ASTM, BS, ISO, DIN, PIANC and many others for its full range of products. We offer Quality inspections from major Engineering Consultants / Third Party Inspection Agencies like Lloyds, BVIS, TUV, IRS, LRS, SGS, ABS,DNV GL for all our products as per customer requirements.
Nortek designs, develops and produces scientific instruments that apply the Doppler principle to underwater acoustics in order to measure water in motion, such as currents and waves. We provide innovative, robust, and accurate instruments, backed up by advanced software and comprehensive support to ensure customers maximize value from their measurements.
These instruments are used by scientists, researchers and engineers at renowned institutions and government agencies worldwide. They are employed in demanding environments that require state-of-the-art instrumentation that is reliable and easy to use. Our objective is to excite users with innovative technology underpinned by oceanographic science and research.
ICTINEU Submarins, S.L. provides submarines, diving services and sub-sea technology solutions. Pioneered to build the ICTINEU 3, the first deep-sea manned submersible to be DNV-GL certified with pressure-tolerant lithium batteries and 20 miles ranged autonomy. It is now a global leader company in certified lithium battery systems for full ocean depth – 11.500 m, specialised in pressure tolerant electronics; lightweight structures and exacting enclosures in FRP and customised R&D services with turnkey delivery. Innovation is our core, diving our passion.In Barcelona since 2007, our facilities include electric and hyperbaric laboratories (1400 bar service) and 750 m2 workshop.
Qualisys is a leading provider of motion capture technology and has a long history of supplying research, engineering, entertainment, and sports facilities with high-end camera systems and expertise in capturing and analyzing movements. Track free-running AUVs, underwater objects towed in a towing tank under the different wave, current, and wind conditions with Qualisys underwater cameras, the world’s only commercially available optical motion capture cameras for underwater use. Qualisys offers a wide range of products and services and has offices in Gothenburg, Chicago, and Shanghai.
Nipun Engg. Solution is an ISO certified organization based in the port city of Vishakhapatnam, INDIA. The company specialized in provided cutting edge technology to various projects in the Maritime, Dredging, Oil & Gas and Ocean science industries. As part of Atma Nirbhar Bharat various automation and oceanographic products have been developed and delivered to various government and private organization in India.
Over the past few years Elektronik lab India Pvt Ltd has built up a significant reputation as a full line system integrator for Marine communications, Satellite communication, Oceanographic equipment and Navigation equipment from GPS to GMDSS, from Simulators to Satellite Communication equipment. Today EIPL is one of India’s renowned and largest distributors of Marine Communication, Navigation & Oceanographic equipment.
With head office at Chennai and a strong network of branch office at main coastal locations across India, including branch office at capital city Delhi. EIPL is fully equipped with well-informed, trained & experienced Engineers to provide both pre and post-sales services support.
EIPL’s main nature of business can be divided into the following areas:-
Pan India Group started operations in 1985, We bring to the table a unique combination of expertise in specialized marine equipment & surveying with marine science disciplines. We are associated in various marine sectors such as Hydrography, Oceanography, Engineering and Marine Construction and Positioning, Navigation Solutions & services to various Organizations. We have a team of dedicated professionals, OEM trained and certified engineers, representing the best brands, who strive to provide exceptional innovative solutions and latest technology to our marketplace. We are market leaders in the sale and distribution of Marine equipment including Multi beam & Single beam Echo Sounders, ADCPs, Sonars, Autonomous Underwater vehicles, ROVs etc. We have the capability of Maintenance of highly specialized equipment for which we offer and carry out AMC / CAMC services to help our customers. We also have a highly skilled and specialized team for installation and commissioning of the supplied Equipment. “
We, Pan India, are registered with MoD, Indian NAVY under Make in India program. Owing to the “Make in India” policy, we are the ship integrators and developers of Data Acquisition and Processing System, integrating various Sensors and equipment like UAV, Lidars, drones, Echo sounders, etc. under Make in India Project.
Larsen & Toubro (L&T) is a multi-billion Dollar technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing and financial services conglomerate, with global operations. A strong customer – focused approach and constant quest towards maintaining top-notch quality, have enabled L&T to attain and sustain leadership in its major lines of businesses over seven decades.
L&T Defence, a group company of Larsen & Toubro, is one of India’s leading companies for supply of Defence Equipment and Systems in the private sector, with over 30 years of experience in this field. The Company provides indigenous, design-to-delivery solutions across the defence spectrum – from surveillance to strike capabilities, and mobility platforms essential to enhance their effectiveness.
Teledyne Marine is an organization comprised of 23 leading-edge undersea technology brands that have been assembled by Teledyne Technologies Inc. Through acquisitions and collaboration, Teledyne Marine has evolved into an industry powerhouse, providing the widest breadth of marine technology in the industry, now available through a single supplier. Each Teledyne Marine brand is a leader in its respective field, with a shared commitment to providing premium products backed by unparalleled service and support.
With technologies divided into 5 core segments; Imaging, Instruments, Interconnect, Seismic and Vehicles, Teledyne Marine sales staff can address not only brand level solutions, but turn-key, customized systems that leverage our full range of technology. Our goal is to provide one-stop purchasing capability, world-wide customer support, and the technical expertise to solve your toughest challenges.
K.U.M. Umwelt-und Meerestechnik Kiel GmbH., over the last two decades has supported leading academic and research organisations around the World by developing bespoke subsea technology systems. K.U.M. today are established as the leading provider of subsea data acquisition system, delivering end-to-end services; from concept to manufacturing, and also delivering turnkey solutions.
Pioneers in the manufacture of OceanBottom Seismometers (OBS), evolving with new technologies and customized to the needs of customers; we deliver varied products & services to the industries and research institutes involved in deep sea research, offshore oil & gas, subsea exploration & engineering, defence and medical equipment.
Our subsidiary K.U.M. India Private Limited, incorporated in May 2020 under the guidelines and regulations of Government of India; to manage Indian operations and provide same level of turn-key end to end solutions, in-country support & maintenance services etc. in the field of marine and oceanography, underwater systems, deep sea technology, and for our product line – to customers in India and in the region. With rich experience and good connect, we are also exploring data management services, integration and calibration, and O&M services.
Our vision is to help you make the impossible, possible at depth.
Samhitha Marine, a professional business support services organisation focused on marine & oceanography, underwater systems, deep sea technology domain; working in the Indian market, as technical associates for world leading companies of repute – helping them define their strategy, business development and in-country operational support. We are evolving new approaches, defining strategic alignments for taking next steps for turnkey and customised solutions, integration and maintenance services – from India; together, we deliver.
As an executive branch agency within the Department of Defense, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) supports the President’s budget. ONR provides technical advice to the Chief of Naval Operations and the Secretary of the Navy.
February 21, 2022 (Monday)
Please come hang out with fellow students for a special luncheon being organised during OCEANS 2022 Chennai post which we will head out as a group. The outing will potentially be to the local crocodile park (https://madrascrocodilebank.org), the only one of its kind in the world. Plans are also afoot to take the students on a themed heritage walk around the city, to explore the familiar sights of Chennai in more detail.
February 23, 2022 (Wednesday)
A platform to network, acquire influential mentors, make friends for women to advance in their life & career and benefit of humanity. The WIE events would be hosted in hybrid mode for both virtual and physical attendees.
February 23, 2022 | 1430 – 1600hrs (IST) | Hybrid Event
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Kongsberg Maritime is a world leader in marine technology. Our solutions are suitable for subsea, navy, coastal marine, research, scientific & fishery equipment and more.
KONGSBERG’s systems are central to the vessel’s position as one of the most advanced research vessels ever built e.g: RV David Attenborough RRS Sir Davide Attenborough
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KONGSBERG’s integrated systems includes the ship design and all its solutions, ranging from propulsion systems, engines, deck machinery, automation, bridge, control systems, energy, hydroacoustics, sensors & robotics (incl. USV and AUV…).Follow us
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an integral part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is a global leader in environmental science and technology, working to address our Nation’s most pressing challenges and advance our mission of science, service and stewardship. Within NOAA, Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, or NOAA Research, arm provides the research foundation for understanding the complex systems that support our planet. Working in partnership with other NOAA organizational units NOAA Research enables better forecasts, earlier warnings for natural disasters, and a greater understanding of Earth. NOAA Research’s role is to provide unbiased science to better manage the environment, nationally, and globally.
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Oceanic and Atmospheric Research or NOAA Research or “OAR”: research.noaa.gov
Schmidt Ocean Institute is a 501(c)(3) private non-profit operating foundation established in March 2009 to advance oceanographic research, discovery, and knowledge, and catalyze sharing of information about the oceans.
Since the Earth’s oceans are a critically endangered and least understood part of the environment, the Institute dedicates its efforts to their comprehensive understanding across intentionally broad scope of research objectives.
Eric and Wendy Schmidt established Schmidt Ocean Institute in 2009 as a seagoing research facility operator, to support oceanographic research and technology development focusing on accelerating the pace in ocean sciences with operational, technological, and informational innovations. The Institute is devoted to the inspirational vision of our Founders that the advancement of technology and open sharing of information will remain crucial to expanding the understanding of the world’s oceans.
Since 1942 Norinco Private Limited has been providing products and services to India’s Oceanographic, Marine, Offshore, steel and hydrogen sectors.
For 7 of India’s premier research vessels, Norinco provides comprehensive services, maintaining, deploying and collecting data.
The owners of these vessels are India’s most prestigious research Institutes such as NIOT (National Institute of Ocean Technology), CMLRE (Centre for Marine Living Resources & Ecology), NCPOR (National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research), GSI (Geological Survey of India).
Norinco’s R&D centre has developed products for oceanography such as Grabs, samplers, underwater camera’s etc and undertaken Technology transfers to commercialize products for use by the Indian Navy and other research organisations.
Norinco has deployed over 150 Moored coastal observations around Indian & supplied Met Ocean Buoys to customers in India.
Norinco represents OEM’s that are world leaders such as Kongsberg Maritime (underwater robotics, subsea mapping systems, Dynamic positioning systems etc) & MacGregor (Oceanographic Handling systems).
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Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyderabad is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India mandated to provide the best possible ocean information and advisory services to society, industry, government agencies and the scientific community through sustained ocean observations and constant improvements through systematic and focused research. INCOIS provides ocean information, warnings, advisories, and forecasts to various stake holders namely fisher folk, the coastal population, government agencies involved in coastal zone management and disaster management, the shipping industry, the oil and natural gas industry, the Indian Navy, the Coast Guard, researchers, academia and students.
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Prof. R. Sundaravadivelu Advisory Services Pvt. Ltd. (PRSAS) took roots in 2018, with an out- look to provide specialized engineering, project advisory and consultancy services.
PRSAS focus is on waterfront development including ports, dry docks, ship lift, travel lift, coastal protection structures, offshore structures, wave, tidal, ocean thermal, solar and wind energy, seawater intake and outfall systems.
PRSAS provides an eco-friendly and sustainable solution for the development without compromising environmental, social and business needs.
PRSAS have so far completed about 25 major projects and the average turnover is about Rs. 6 million per year.
We, Sri Pathy Associates Private Limited (formerly known as Sri Pathy Assoceates), 62, Thangaperumal Street, Erode – 638 001 are one of the leading Civil Engineering Contractors in Tamilnadu under class I registration (State Level) with state Public Work Department (P.W.D), Irrigation Department, Fisheries Department, Housing Board, Highway and Local Bodies. We have been executing civil works with the above mentioned departments since the inception in 1989. Further we have undertaken works in Karnataka such as Irrigation project and Fishing Harbor projects etc., We attribute the following few lines through which we have given concrete evidence for the substantiation of our accomplishment in Civil Engineering field.
We are having all the infrastructure facility to meet out the above all projects and full fill the future expansion plan also. Since we are having all the infrastructure facility in up to date model with modern technology result of our project work are in only quality base.
It is needless to accentuate that Civil Engineering Construction work is our company’s backbone and our past experience in different categories lead to our present culmination to cope and withstand to modern era methodologies.
Since its inception way back in 1995, Emjay Constructions has been delivering projects on time with good quality and safety standards.
With over three decades of quality & timely execution of projects, stringent adherence to specifications and impeccable service, Emjay was able to earn a reputation as trustworthy contracting company in Tamilnadu.
Over the years, Emjay was able to establish benchmarks of engineering excellence, adherence to quality processes, and enduring customer relationships by delivering efficient solutions.
Emjay has to its credit of having constructed scores of Marine structures, Stock yards, Industrial Buildings, factories etc.,
Indomer Coastal Hydraulics (P) Limited, Chennai is a leading Oceanographic Company in India, promoted by a team of Former Scientists from CSIR – National Institute of Oceanography, Goa. Dr. P. Chandramohan, the Managing Director of the company has served 25 years in NIO as Scientist and Head of Ocean Engineering Group before establishing Indomer in 1998. The organization today is one of the best equipped and scientifically managed Institutions to undertake multidisciplinary oceanographic investigations, Environmental Impact Assessment studies, Mathematical Modelling reports, Engineering Design, and Project Management work. Certified by NABET-QCI, NABL and ISO Group, the company is today a market leader in taking up works related to Desalination Plants, Effluent Outfalls, Port & Harbour related studies and Coastal Engineering Works & Statutory Clearances.
NORBIT is a global provider of tailored technology to carefully selected niches. The company’s business is structured to address its key markets; Oceans, offering tailored technology solutions to global maritime markets, Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITS), offering connectivity solutions for traffic systems and truck applications, and Product Innovation & Realization (PIR), offering R&D services and contract manufacturing to key customers.
NORBIT is headquartered in Trondheim, Norway, with manufacturing facilities in Selbu, Røros and Trondheim, Norway and 12 offices and subsidiaries around the world.
Coastal Marine Construction & Engineering Limited (COMACOE is an 100% indigenous, first-generation entrepreneur owned, debt-free company, headquartered in Mumbai, with offices and operations across India’s large coastline and overseas.
Serving the industry for over 26 years, COMACOE is an ISO 9001 certified company, providing high-quality, integrated services for marine infrastructure development and sustenance. COMACOE has steadily evolved from its earlier avatars in late 80s into a US$ 65Mn company today – a marine construction services provider of choice, and a market leader in all its chosen areas of focus. With prime, blue-chip clients across industry sectors, COMACOE has an impeccable track record of executing complex marine projects successfully across geographies globally, some in extremely harsh and challenging marine environments such as the Gulf of Cambay and Gulf of Kutch.
With regular investments in capacity building, COMACOE has steadily grown its client-base in overseas markets as well and has successfully executed projects in Kazakhstan, Qatar, Iran, Iraq, UAE, Sudan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, Mexico, Mozambique, Bangladesh, Tanzania and Senegal.
The control theory of nonlinear systems has been receiving increasing attention in recent years, both for its technical importance as well as for its impact in various fields of application. In this context, an alternative, frequency domain approach is pursued here. In the rest of this work, a specific system form of linearly decoupled but nonlinearly coupled subsystems is examined. The mathematical toolbox of the Hilbert transform is appropriately introduced for obtaining two low-pass subsystems that form an equivalent description of the essential overall system dynamics. The nonlinear coupled dynamics is investigated systematically by partitioning the coupled system state vector in such a way as to fully exploit the low-pass and the band-pass intrinsic features of free dynamics. In particular, by employing the Hilbert Transform, a low-pass equivalent system is derived. Then, a typical case is investigated thoroughly by means of numerical simulation of the original coupled low and band-pass, real-state-variable system and the low-pass-equivalent, complex-state-variable derived one. The nonlinear model equations considered here pave the way for a systematic investigation of nonlinear feedback control options designed to operate mechatronic transducers in energy harvesting, sensing or actuation modes.
Dr. Nikolas Xiros
University of New Orleans, USA
Nikolas Xiros is a J.L. Goldman Endowed Professor and Chair of the Boysie Bollinger School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the University of New Orleans. His career spans more than 25 years in both industry and academia and his expertise lies within the fields of marine and electromechanical systems engineering. He holds an electrical engineer's degree, a MS in math, a MS in physics and a marine engineering doctorate. His research interests are process modeling and simulation, system identification, dynamics and control, reliability, signal and data analysis. He is author of many technical papers and Springer monograph 'Robust Control of Diesel Ship Propulsion'. He is also a Chief Editor for the recently published Springer Handbook of Ocean Engineering.
The tutorial will cover, starting from basic principles of Physics, the modeling of ocean flows such as wind-driven currents and pressure-driven geostrophic flows, and shed light to better understanding of the physical ocean. In particular, the tutorial will cover discuss fundamentally different features of oceanographic flows in contrast to small-scale engineering flows, and also commonality with large-scale atmospheric flows and planetary flows. . The tutorial will discuss several subtle aspects of ocean-flow analysis that may not be easily trackable in the texts on the subject. Fascinating features of oceanographic observations such as westward intensification and topographic steering of currents will be discussed based on the concept of potential vorticity and its conservation. Scope of ocean models such as POM, MITGCM, HYCOM and ROMS will be also addressed in the tutorial.
Prof. P. Ananthakrishnan
Dr. P. Ananthakrishnan is a faculty member in the Department of Ocean Engineering at IIT Madras. He teaches courses in Fluid Mechanics, Ship Hydrodynamics, and Oceanography. His research areas are (i) Wave Mechanics, (ii) Wave-Body Interactions; (iii) Development of Numerical Algorithms for Nonlinear Wave-Body Interaction; (iv) Hydro-Elasticity of Ships (v) Ocean Energy Conversion and (vi) Bio-Inspired Propulsion for Marine Vehicles. He has authored several publications on these topics and also, a Chapter on Wave Mechanics in the Handbook of Ocean Engineering.
The tutorial will cover the following topics: Introduction to corrosion, forms of corrosion, factors that affect corrosion in the ocean, mitigation techniques for corrosion control. The tutorial will review the basic concepts of corrosion for alloys, how the ocean environment affects corrosion, and a brief description of the main techniques used for corrosion control, Material selection, coatings, and cathodic protection will also be discussed.
Prof. Francisco Presuel-Moreno
Florida Atlantic University, USA
Dr. Presuel is a Professor in the Ocean and Mechanical Engineering department at Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Presuel research interests are in corrosion, modelling of corrosion processes, as well as methods to prevent or control corrosion. Of particular interest are the corrosion of the reinforcing steel embedded in concrete for marine structures (bridges) and concrete durability.
The paper has three parts: Part-1: Design rules in nature, Mechanics and face of failure. Part-2: Lotus effect, Drag reduction in underwater vehicles, Tuna based oscillating propulsion mechanism, Murray’s law in manifolds and hydraulic circuits. Part-3: Design tools and Applications in Ocean Engineering. A numerical analysis is carried out on the viewport window to study the viewport behaviour at its corner. Acrylic viewport, pressure vessels, underwater thrusters, and pressure compensated hydraulic circuits are widely used components/sub-systems in ocean engineering. Stress reduction at corner of viewport and spherical shell is achieved by Biological Growth Method. Underwater forward propulsion in AUVs is inspired from Tuna based oscillating propulsion mechanism which is used by aquatic animals to propel in forward direction. Drag determination and reduction in underwater propulsion is very important criteria for thruster selection. It can be achieved by making surface texture as hydrophobic like Lotus which show self-cleaning property and tendency to remain dry called Lotus effect. Design of micro-fluidic systems is based on the bio-mimetic design rule of Murray’s law in hydraulic circuits which is obtained from the study of mammalian cardiovascular system’s vascular network. Therefore, many engineering problems like these can be solved by studying nature’s models and taking inspiration from them.
Dr. S. B. Pranesh
National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), Chennai.
Dr. S. B. Pranesh received a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Madras, Chennai, India, in 2002. He received a Master of Engineering in Computer-Aided Engineering in 2007 and completed Doctor of Philosophy in Ocean Engineering from IIT Madras in 2019. Since October 2009, he is working as a senior Scientist in National Institute of Ocean Technology under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India. He has been actively involved as a researcher in the field of underwater mechanical system design and analysis. He is a member of the Indian Science Congress Association and Ocean Society of India.
Mr. Rahul Bharti
National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), Chennai.
Mr. Rahul Bharti received a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar and Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Thermal Engineering and Fluid Sciences from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in 2021. He is working as a Scientist in National Institute of Ocean Technology under Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India.
This tutorial aims to highlight the many ways in which accelerating climate change, overexploitation and mismanagement, and ever-growing marine pollution are transforming the chemical and physical characteristics of the world’s ocean basins. This ongoing chemical and physical transformation of the oceans will have profound implications for marine life, Earth’s climate, coastal human populations, and ocean-based economies around the world. The tutorial will discuss the wide-ranging adverse impacts of the ongoing changes in the marine food-web on the Blue Economy of India and other coastal and island nations around the world, and how the young citizens, entrepreneurs, conservationists, academics, policy makers and shapers, can affect change and contribute towards building a sustainable Blue Economy that protects and preserves our planet’s incredibly rich ocean biodiversity. By the end of the workshop the attendees would have learnt: 1. The multitude of ways in which climate change and other human interventions are changing the distribution of marine species in the world’s ocean basins. 2. The socio-economic consequences of these changes in the marine environment for India and other coastal and island nations. 3. The opportunities and mechanisms through which young citizens can contribute towards mitigating the human-caused stressors and conserving the rich ocean biodiversity.
Dr. Pushp Bajaj
National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi, India
Dr. Pushp Bajaj is a Research Fellow and the Head of the Blue Economy and Climate Change Cluster at the National Maritime Foundation in New Delhi, India. His research areas of interest include climate change impacts on India’s maritime and naval security, climate resilience of India’s critical maritime infrastructure, climate change impacts on marine biodiversity, sustainability in the maritime domain, and the Blue Economy. Prior to joining the Foundation, Dr Bajaj worked as an independent science writer and researcher focusing on climate change and the environment where he published several articles on sustainable development, climate science, climate policy, and related areas. He received his PhD in Chemistry from the University of California, San Diego, USA, where he was a graduate student researcher for the NSF-funded Centre for Chemical Innovation – Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment based in San Diego, CA, USA.
Oxygen is an essential parameter in aquatic research, monitoring and aquaculture. With the introduction of oxygen optodes in 2002 the technical possibilities to measure O2 were enormously improved. Still many end users do not have a sufficient understanding of how to make oxygen measurements with sufficient quality and how to interpret the collected data. This tutorial is intended to present recent findings on oxygen dynamics and how sensors can be handled in the field to improve the data quality. The challenges of measuring in low oxygen environments and the shortcomings of the reference method, Winkler titration, will be discussed. Pressure effects on the sensing foils in deep water will be presented and results from new developments like trace O2 detection and more stable foils with better deep sea pressure behaviour will be presented.
Dr. Anders Tengberg
Xylem, Norway and University of Gothenburg, Sweden
More than 25 years of experience in development and use of underwater technology. Work is reflected in more than 50 scientific publications. Since 1997 scientific advisor and product manager for water quality sensors at Aanderaa/Xylem in Norway and part time with oceanographic research at the University of Gothenburg/Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.
The tutorial session will review the fundamental principles of marine vehicle control. Topics to be covered include: basic concepts in stability, controllability and observability; feedback linearization by dynamic inversion; nonlinear backstepping; control of under-actuated vehicles; sliding mode control and adaptive control.
Dr. Karl von Ellenrieder
Libera Universitá di Bolzano, Italy
Karl Dietrich von Ellenrieder received his B.S. degree in aeronautics and astronautics, with a specialty in avionics, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) in 1990, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University, (USA) in 1992 and 1998, respectively. Since 2016, he has been a Full Professor of Automation in the Faculty of Science and Technology at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy). From 2003 to 2016, he was with the Department of Ocean & Mechanical Engineering at Florida Atlantic University (USA) where, after being promoted through the ranks from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor, he ultimately served as a Full Professor of Ocean Engineering and as the Associate Director of the SeaTech Institute for Ocean Systems Engineering. His research interests include automatic control, the development of robotic unmanned vehicles, human-robot interaction and the experimental testing of field robots. Prof. von Ellenrieder is a member of the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society and the IEEE Control Systems Society.
The ports developed in india are deepened from 9m to 14/16m so that Panamax vessels can be handled. Case studies of Visakhapatnam, Tuticorin and Haldia will be discussed. The design and construction methodology, while the existing berth is in operation and demotion of old structures by controlled blasting with monitoring of vibration of nearby structures will be highlighted for Visakhapatnam port. The proposal for deepening of VOC ( Tuticorin port) will be discussed. The methodology of integrating the block type structure with piled structure along with analysis and design training will be given. The lock gate free Haldia dock complex and the various studies carried out for opening a new entrance so that the vessels can be berthed will be presented. The modifications required in the existing structures will also be explained.
Prof. R. Sundaravadivelu
Dr. R. Sundaravadivelu has joined the Department of Ocean Engineering as faculty in 1982. He is currently Emeritus Professor. He is the Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (second from the department) from 2006. His team with international scientists has bagged the Center of Excellence project funded by MHRD. Prof. R. Sundaravadivelu has carried out industry projects for National and international clients. He has published more than 250 papers in national – international journals and conferences.
He has developed M Tech program in Petroleum Engineering ( ranked at 30 by QS world ranking in 2021)in association with ONGC and User oriented M Tech program in Ocean Technology in association with NIOT. The prestigious Ramseur award was received by the Chilika Development Authority to restore Chilika Lake as a wetland based on his scientific contribution. The pivotal project on coastal protection using “soft” geosynthetics technology in Pentha Oriss was featured in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as India’s initiative on the environmental management.