Monday, 20 August 2018
Mission Systems and Battlespace Awareness Defence Technology
New Zealand Defence Force
"Sea Ice Thickness, Ship Design and Royal New Zealand Navy Operations in the Ross Sea"
The Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) returned to the Ross Sea after a 40 year hiatus in 2011. Each year the fleet visits the area to complete fishing inspections on behalf of the New Zealand Government to enforce the Commission for the Conservation of Marine Antarctic Living Resources (CCAMLR) fishing rules. The New Zealand Government has confirmed in 2016 (through the Defence White Paper) the intention for the RNZN to continue these operations and further expand our presence in the Ross Sea by purchasing an ice strengthen logistics supply ship, as well as a new patrol vessel specifically for the area. The HMNZ Aotearoa logistics ship for resupply of Scott Base is currently under construction with a delivery date in 2020. The design of the new patrol vessel is currently being completed. An important first step to the design process is understanding sea ice thickness to enable the Polar Class (ice strengthening) of the ship to be decided.
WHEN: Monday 20 August 2018
WHERE: Room 314, Science 3 Building
TIME: 3.00 pm–4.00 pm
All interested are welcome to attend
Light refreshments to follow in Common Room