MARINE 2021 – ONLINE FORMAT
Dear Authors, Colleagues and Friends of MARINE 2021,
The COVID pandemic has had a tremendous impact on all our lives but I am writing you at a time of optimism due to the recent approval of vaccines. We all hope that this is the beginning of the end of the pandemic, and that it will enable restoring normality. However, we expect that this will take some time and we thus we need to plan carefully for the months ahead.
The Steering Committee of MARINE2021 has considered different options for the next meeting scheduled for 2-4 June 2021. Reluctantly, we decided not to host the event in-person in Edinburgh, but we are working on an even more exciting and fruitful online event. We have been working with several platform providers to explore different experiences to offer you, and we are very excited to announce that we are now confident that we will be able to host a great online event.
The conference will run over the three days but the live events will focus on the afternoons.
A definitive programme will be available shortly after New Year. Please do not forget to submit your abstract by the 25th January. As always, full papers are non-compulsory but highly recommended. In fact, submitted papers will be selected for a virtual Special Issue of Ocean Engineering, and one in the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering. The Journal of Marine Science and Engineering has also sponsored a Best Paper Award of the value of 300 CHF.
We take this opportunity to wish you Marry Christmas and a Happy, and surely well-deserved, New Year!
Dr Ignazio Maria Viola
Prof. Feargal Brennan
Dr Yuner Huang
Dr Maurizio Collu
A. Serani, M. Diez and F. Stern (CFDShip-Iowa)
DQ Li SSPA
A Posa, R Broglia, E Balaras
M Biancolini, IM Viola, S Ramirez