Panel Moderator: LCDR Dallas Smith, Chief, USCG Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise
Considers shipboard systems involved in the handling and transport of CNG/LNG as cargo. This panel will also consider the handling and use of natural gas as a shipboard fuel, addressing, among other things, systems, containment, fuel quality, safety considerations. Will also consider recent international and domestic requirements, including environmental considerations.
Panel Moderator: Dr. Koichi Yoshida, IMO Marine Environmental Protection Committee Subject Matter Expert/p>
Considers technologies and best practices for improving energy efficiency in the design and operation of ship equipment and systems. Potential topics include Energy Efficiency Design Index, Energy Efficiency Operational Indicator, and Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan.
Considers containment and handling systems, bunkering systems and safety considerations for fuels other than natural gas. Also considers the latest requirements and standards used by ship owners and designers, including the IMO Gas-Fueled Ships Code (IGF Code). Some examples include biofuels, hydrogen, and methanol. Also considers costs associated with infrastructure, training, operations and maintenance.
Panel Moderator: Mr. Tim Meyers, Senior Staff Engineer, USCG Systems Engineering Division
Considers technological advancements in a variety of subjects affecting the offshore industry and the marine transportation system. This includes systems for ensuring the safe and effective offshore exploration and extraction of energy resources, including dynamic positioning, hazardous areas, and safety systems. Will consider lessons learned from operations as well as application of related standards.
Panel Moderator: CAPT Joshua Reynolds, USCG District 8 Outer Continental Shelf OCMI
Consider requirements within the recently adopted IMO Polar Code and the IACS Polar Class rules. This includes vessel design considerations for low temperature environments. Also considers experiences of organizations operating ships in Polar Waters.
Panel Moderator: LT Chris Rabalais, Staff Engineer, USCG Systems Engineering Division
1. Developments at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and in the U.S. regarding the IMO Polar Code Requirements
CAPT Ben Hawkins
Chief, Office of Design and Engineering Standards
Considers issues, technologies, equipment and standards under the Annexes to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL 73/78). Topics include pollution prevention requirements and standards for oil, sewage, garbage, ballast water, and air emissions.
Panel Moderator: CAPT Scott Kelly, Chief, USCG Office of Operating and Environmental Standards
Considers issues/advancements regarding automation and autonomous ship technology, as well as the intercept with cybersecurity