Welcome by Prof Richard Birmingham, Newcastle University

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Newcastle University

School of

Marine

Science and Technology

marine@newcastle.ac.uk

School of Marine Science and Technology

Newcastle University

Prof Richard Birmingham

Head of School

2011

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Origins

Historical Perspective

The Armstrong Building

100 years of Marine Technology

The Dove Marine Laboratory

100 years of Marine Science

Strong international reputation in both fields

Recent Past

School formed from Departments of Marine

Technology and Marine Science

Created the largest and widest ranging academic unit in Europe

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The School

Staff

60 teaching and research academics with 30 support staff

Five Locations:

Newcastle: Armstrong Building, Ridley Building

Cullercoats: Dove Marine Laboratory

Blyth: research vessel base

Singapore - branch campus

Students: aprox. 900 undergraduate, postgraduate and research students

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NUMI Singapore

NUMI: Newcastle University Marine

International

Delivering 3 Bachelors programmes of 2 years duration in Singapore

Delivering 1 part time MSc in intensive schools

5 Newcastle academics based in Singapore

In 2011 Over 80 students will be awarded

Newcastle BEng degrees after 2 years study

In future graduating 100 students per year

All line management, QA, HR, etc from

Newcastle

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Undergraduate Degree

Programmes

BEng/MEng Marine Technology degrees:

Naval Architecture

Marine Engineering

Offshore Engineering

Small Craft Technology

BEng degrees delivered by NUMI Singapore

Naval Architecture

Marine Engineering

Offshore Engineering

BSc Marine Science Degrees:

Marine Biology

Marine Biology and Oceanography

Marine Zoology

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Postgraduate Programmes

Taught PG Programmes (185 students per year)

10 MSc Programmes in Marine Technology including:

MSc Naval Architecture

MSc Marine Engineering

MSc Pipeline Engineering

MSc Subsea Engineering

MSc Marine Transport with Management

MSc Tropical Coastal Management

MSc in International Marine Environmental Consultancy

MSc in Aquaculture Enterprise and Technology

PhD with Integrated Studies

For 2012: Maritime MBA

Distance Learning MSc Programmes

MTEC

MSc International - Singapore

Research PhD Programme

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Graduate Employment

Exceptionally good track record for graduate employment

Careers Fair

Organised by School

– Marine focus

38 companies attend for 2 day event, with company stands and presentations

Recruiting for employment and summer placements

Engaging with companies for other initiatives:

Project collaboration

Scholarships and Bursaries

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Future Directions

We continue to monitor for opportunities for niche Masters programmes in interdisciplinary areas, exploiting the interfaces between science, technology, and enterprise

We continuing our international expansion of educational provision delivering undergraduate and post graduate programmes in-country

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FACILITIES

Emmerson Cavitation Tunnel

Hydrodynamics Laboratory

Towing tank

Wind, wave and current tank

Flow cell

Jones Marine Engineering Laboratory

Ridley Laboratories

Dove Marine Laboratory

Research Vessel

Marine Documents - Special Collection

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CAVITATION TUNNEL

Originally commissioned in 1951

Modernised in 1980 and 2000

£1m plus investment in 2007 to give higher speed capability with matching control systems

The only Cavitation Tunnel in the UK

Activities include propeller cavitation, noise, propulsion, renewable energy turbines, coatings

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Main pump power 300kW

Max flow velocity 10m/s

Test section area 0.99m

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Model propeller size to 400mm

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CAVITATION TUNNEL

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TOWING TANK

Originally commissioned in 1951

Length 37m

Water Depth 1.2m

Carriage Velocity up to 3m/s

Full range of wave spectra

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Recent updates

Wave making capability

Telemetry equipment

Motor control system to enhance low speed and high speed testing capabilities

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WIND WAVE CURRENT TANK

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WIND WAVE CURRENT TANK

A unique facility

Model testing in any or all combinations involving wind, waves and currents

Key application areas include renewable energy including Tidal

Turbines

Working length 11m

Maximum water velocity 1m/s

Maximum wind velocity 20m/s

Full range of wave spectra

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FLOW CELL

Specifically designed to test biofouling resistant coatings

Can be used with saltwater and fresh water

Simulates fully developed turbulent boundary layer simulating ship velocities up to 40 knots

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Maximum water velocity 13.4m/s

Pump capacity 90 litres/s @ 10m head

Operating temperature 28

0

C to 3

0

C

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Marine Science

– Labs

Main Research Themes

Marine Biogeochemistry

Including focus on the role of the marine system in the global cycles of climatically active trace gases

Marine Biotechnology

Including research on marine biofouling and its control and industrial and medical biomedical applications of marine bacteria and fungi

Marine Ecology

Including research on the dynamics of fragile marine ecosystems and invertebrate reproduction

Ridley Labs

Located on Main Campus

Dove Marine Laboratory

Located in Cullercoats Harbour

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The Dove Marine Laboratory

A unique facility

– opened in 1908

Located in Cullercoats Harbour

Recently refurbished seawater tanks feeding aquaria

Ballast Water Research

– linking Marine Science to

Marine Technology

Public Engagement

– awareness raising, education, promoting stewardship and public empowerment

CPD and training the Marine Scientists of the future

Conference facilities

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RESEARCH VESSEL

Designed and tested in-house

Currently under construction at Alnmaritek in Blyth

Launch 2011

Principal Dimensions

Length Overall 18.0m

Beam Overall 7.0m

Design Draft 1.64m

Displacement (light) 28 tonnes

Payload 5 tonnes

Max Speed 20 knots

Cruising Speed 15 knots

Engines 2 x 600hp

Propulsion 5 bladed propellers

Classification MCA Category 2

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RESEARCH VESSEL

Features

High efficiency innovative hullform

Bow-thrusters and DP system

Raised viewing Platform – marine mammal research

Moon Pool – ROV operations

Propeller observation window

Live performance monitoring system

Wave measuring radar

Noise mitigation/analysis system

Applications

Conventional trawling, Fishing with static equipment

Soft sediment coring and grabs

Large crane, hydraulic A-frame

Trawling, hydrographic and auxiliary winches

Accommodation for 4 persons

Plankton and water sampling

Underwater survey & ROV support

Marine mammal and bird observation

Diver support

Propeller torque and thrust measurement

In situ hydrodynamic and coatings studies

Noise analysis

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Investment in Laboratories

2007 -

£1.3 million invested in upgrading of:

Cavitation Tunnel

Hydrodynamics Laboratory

2008 -

£0.75 million invested in relocation and upgrading of Jones Marine Laboratory

2009 -

£0.35 million invested in upgrading the Dove Marine Laboratory

2010 -

£1.1 million investment in replacement of the research vessel

Bernicia

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Conclusion

The School of Marine Science and Technology is uniquely placed to contribute to education and research in the marine field in the 21st century

Our integration of marine science and technology enables us to exploit the significant developments at this interface

Our strong local contacts enable us to exploit the regional industrial resurgence in the marine sector

Our world wide reputation enables us to exploit the globalisation of higher education.

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Newcastle University

School of

Marine

Science and Technology

marine@newcastle.ac.uk

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