Symposium 'Future Waves'
MARIN Jubilee Symposium 'Future Waves' - April 17, 18 & 19, 2007
In the past 75 years, MARIN has made plenty of waves. In 2007, we're making 'Future Waves'

In 1929, MARIN was originally founded as the Netherlands Ship Model Basin (NSMB). In 1932 the first model test basin, the Deep Water Towing Tank, was completed. For a complete overview of MARIN today take a look at our corporate jubilee film.

In three-quarters of a century we have come a long way. We have turned our knowledge and experience of hydrodynamic and nautical technology into innovative products. We recognise that we could not have achieved this on our own. We wanted our clients to be closely involved in celebrating our 75th anniversary with us.

So the most important event in this milestone year was our symposium 'Future Waves, on April 17, 18 & 19, 2007. Almost 300 participants shared their views on innovation in hydrodynamics and maritime technology. It was the perfect time and place to look at the future of maritime industry.

April 17 & 18 covered technical sessions on the main areas of Transport, Energy, Safety & Security and Leisure. April 19 was focussed on the future of the maritime sector from different perspectives with navy, industry and governmental point of views. These jubilee sessions were chaired by Charles Groenhuijsen as a well-known international journalist and writer. Inspiring presentations were given by Dutch and international leading experts ensuring interesting and open discussions.

Of course we celebrated our jubilee with a variety of fesitivities and the presentation of our jubilee book. Our Seakeeping and Manoeuvring Basin was the perfect place for a 'Future Waves' reception and buffet on April 17.

On April 18 we enjoyed a culinary and entertaining cruise on the 80 m long four level partycruiser Jules Verne, cruising the river Rhine.

On April 19 the first copy of the MARIN Jubilee book 'Pride' was presented to former president Marinus Oosterveld. All participants received a copy.

Here you can find the Speakers on 'Future Waves' and the PhotoGallery

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