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IEEE Technical Meeting
Institute for Marine Dynamics (IMD) Tour

Date:Monday, 14 May 2001 at 1900
(West of Engineering)
Memorial University
ParkingAt the front of IMD (facing Engineering)
Tour Host:Jim Millan

The Institute for Marine Dynamics (IMD) was established in 1985 to provide innovative solutions and technical expertise in support of Canadian ocean technology industries. The Institute's capability is unique to the nation - no other organization offers the combination of knowledge, experience and world-class facilities. IMD employs numerical, model and full scale studies to predict or evaluate the performance of a range of systems in the ocean environment. It has established a world-wide reputation for the excellence of its work, building an impressive record of collaborative and contractual research and a history of solid scientific achievement. It has helped to commercialize vessel prototypes, underwater systems, ice detection equipment, and more. Ongoing research projects provide the long-range investment in knowledge required to compete in the international marketplace of the 21st century.

The tour will emphasize aspects of IMD that would be of interest to IEEE members, with the focus being on the electronics and computers systems that support our ship and offshore structure model testing.

The tour group will be able to observe the major facilities (the tanks), electronic instrumentation, data acquisition, computer and control systems, as well as the actual ship models and fabrication shops. We'll take a look at

Typical model testing projects that IMD has been invloved with over the years include:

Many of the large scale models from such projects will be seen during the tour.

For more information about IMD, and what we do, please visit the website at

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