NEXT GEN Feedback - Shock Mitigation 2024

Some really interesting discussions and valuable input from the other presenters. Confirmation of my existing knowledge and understanding as well as bringing new information we can use in policy development going forward.
Rob Taylor - Code Vessel Lead, Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA)

Excellent presentations delivered in both an informal and informative manner on the latest issues related to whole-body vibration and repetitive shock in small boats. The following discussions without ‘fear or favour’ were most welcome and inviting for all attendees. Well done!
Gurmail Paddan - Head of Acoustics and Vibration, Institute of Naval Medicine

The TEAMS format really works as a way of engaging with industry professional SME, without unnecessary demands on the pocket or time associated with an offline event.
As always, the presenters were engaging and the presence of MAIB / MCA / RNLI gives great confidence in the veracity of the event.

Jon Lewis - Maritime Capabilities Replacement Programme, Border Force

A very well organised workshop with a breadth of relevant material from differing aspects of the area.  From a personal background principally concerned with the data analysis on small boats it gave an excellent overview of the latest developments in the wider field of shock mitigation and crew protection research that runs in parallel.
Shaun McCance - Senior Consultant, Frazer-Nash Consultancy

A really useful workshop with excellent involvement from regulators and from across the industry. These events are always well run and great to be involved in.
Tom Gunston - Gunston Consulting / British and ISO Standards

As an MoD Ergonomist and Human Factors specialist involved in maritime WBV and repetitive shock, the Workshop reassured my faith in the operator, supplier, academic, and regulating communities’ ability to not just include the human element (human response to vibration is key), but to take a greater focus on human behaviour and not just the physical and physiological attributes (anthropometry and posture). 
Peter Pisula - Senior Ergonomist, Institute of Naval Medicine

The workshop was incredibly well run. Presentations were engaging and informative, providing pertinent information to those of us in the industry of protecting people from injury while on the water.
Renée St. Lawrence - Business Development Manager, SKYDEX (USA)

Great forum and knowledge presented in a digestible manner!
Simon Mcloughlin - Managing Director, C-Fury

The Shock Mitigation Workshop was very helpful and relevant. Each of the presentations and discussions in all of the meeting were completely useful.
Mustafa Kayhan Kuzulu, Designer Engineer - ARES Shipyard (Turkey)

The workshop was very well organised and full of excellent presentations, with a lively and insightful discussion kept on-track by John's expert stewardship. My thanks and congratulations to both John and Claire for once again knocking it out of the park, and I highly recommend future workshops to anyone with a stake in the protection of crews from impact and vibration.
Joseph Salmon - Managing Director, Salmon Power Sports

I’m reasonably new to the marine industry and come from a medical background. The subjects were varied but relevant and were presented well.
Chris Terry - Ergonomics & Human Factors, Insight Workplace Health

The Workshop was generally of a high quality, the presentations were quite clear and elaborating. My compliments to Claire for hosting it and to John with his presentations and the way he managed the workshop.
Hans van der Molen - Former Head of Technical Services, KNRM (NL SAR)

All of the presentations were excellent. I look forward to the next workshop as the subject keeps evolving.
Graham Brown - Managing Director, Seasure

Knowledge transfer between professional sectors and industry solution providers is highly relevant. Huge thanks to all presenters and attendees for insightful sessions.
The open and candid discussions are excellent.
John Haynes - Workshop Lead / Managing Director, NEXT GEN Marine


Thoroughly enjoyed the course. A great insight into current and future developments. The presenters were well versed in their fields and made each presentation fascinating.
Stuart Bailey - Senior Design Engineer, Babcock International

I really enjoyed it, the holistic and international outlook from senior leaders across key industry and policy makers added considerable value to help steer our future research.
Prof Alasdair Cairns - Chair of Propulsion Systems, University of Nottingham

NEXT GEN Hydrogen showed that there is now a good basis for progress to accelerate as successful applications can inspire and provide the basis for further expansion of potential applications. We now need to put more effort into identifying opportunities for transfer of technology.
John Price - Dir, JMP Systems Engineering / Former Airbus Group Innovations

Thank you for arranging an excellent Marine Hydrogen workshop a few weeks ago. It was a really well run event with excellent speakers – I learned a lot!
Tom Patrinos - Systems Engineer, Connected Places Catapult

It was a great experience with your workshop. The knowledge and experience which was visible there was outstanding and indisputable, and the width of topics addressed.  
Kai Reichelt - Business Development Manager Testing, RINA - Germany 

The workshop yesterday was very good! Found the afternoon engaging with smooth transition through presenters and discussions were very interesting.
Arthur Fox - Electrical & Electronic Design Engineer, Babcock International

The NEXT GEN Hydrogen Workshop was indeed an amazing opportunity to achieve a complete overview of the hydrogen opportunities and the ongoing projects in the marine sector. Moreover, the last session was pointing out interesting strategies and presenting useful guidelines for new project development. It was an honour for me attend at NEXT GEN Workshop that gathered high-level professionals, but most of all it was a learning experience.
Ioana Muntean - Business Project Manager & Co-Founder, Primo Elemento - Italy

It was useful to learn more from the aerospace industry and have the perspective from the IMO. I hope the collaboration and connections made through the workshop really help accelerate the adoption of hydrogen in vessels of all sizes. CMB has already started the process, and hope others will join us.
Trevor Jasper - Director of Advanced Research and Development, CMB.TECH

Thanks for another great NEXT GEN workshop – the discussions and industry seems to have moved forward a long way in eight months. Broad content was excellent, SQEP (Suitably Qualified & Experienced Person) presenters very good in simplifying and presenting the issues/development/research and time keeping great. More of the same please.
Charles Broughton - Principal Naval Architect, Babcock International

I enjoyed all of the presentations which were detailed and informative.I liked the balance between technical and legislative/regulation/policy as there is no point talking in depth about one without the other. The examples of current technology were really useful too.
Dr Simon Gerrard - Corporate Partnerships Senior Exec, University of Nottingham

Thank you for organising NEXT GEN Hydrogen - very informative and valuable. The information gleaned has really helped me tighten up my thoughts on what we are doing and re-enforced that we are on the right track.
Simon Mcloughlin - Managing Director, C-Fury Limited

A superb workshop. All excellent presentations with a broad spectrum of perspectives on the current and real-life future evolution of Hydrogen and other alternative fuels. As one of the speakers said - what is in the public domain is only the tip of the iceberg of the R&D behind closed doors. The speed of these developments is extraordinary.
Capt Don Cockrill - Former Secretary General, UK Maritime Pilots Association

Thanks for hosting such a great event, it was the perfect mix of technology and policy based discussions.
Prof Alasdair Cairns - Dir of Powertrain Research Centre University of Nottingham

Personally I found it extremely informative and well hosted. John, your obvious rapport with the presenters brought the audience more than we would possibly have expected in a wider forum and the candid technical discussions certainly showed us all the merits of hydrogen fuel cells but also gave indicators to some of the future sticking points.
Commander Jim Ellis - Royal Navy, Future Capability Group

Thanks for another very engaging Hydrogen Workshop. Very good range of speakers sharing developing technology, experience and classification process in a short concise format - really good.
Charles Broughton - Principal Naval Architect, Babcock International Group

Thanks for a really interesting session today. Of particular interest was the work being done by Nottingham University (and partners), highlighting the potential for us to adapt to utilise the existing IC machinery in operation, along with utilising the existing depth & breadth of expertise (clearly on display today) in conventional/performance IC engineering. A really well run and thought-provoking balance of topics covered.
Jim Mair - Technical Director, Arksen

It really was an interesting event that I found very informative. Not only bringing together like minded individuals but in a forum that allows wider discussion. This event and future variants are a superb way in reaching wider audiences and support collaboration in solving some of these difficult problems.
Dr Thomas Beard - Senior Analysis Engineer, BMT Defence & Security

Thanks again for the workshop yesterday. It was great. I will be happy to participate in next ones!
Dr Cedric Rouaud - Director Fuel Cell Systems, Bramble Energy

Thank you for the excellent opportunity to show our Hydrogen powered boat and tell our story in the Zoom session. As a student team, we are always looking to form partnerships or collaborations.
Emma Alblas - Hydro Motion Team, Delft University of Technology, NL

The session was excellent. I found it very informative and it ran very smoothly.
Mark Fassenfelt - VULKAN UK, Business Development Manager South

Congratulations for putting on such a great workshop - very impressive. There was a lot of great new and innovative content and a lot of scope for transfer of technology to other sectors.
John Price - Director, JMP Systems Engineering / Former Airbus Group Innovations

Outstanding presenters and high level group from both sides of the Atlantic came together to share cutting edge knowledge and lively discussion sessions. This collaborative approach is essential for marine energy to move forward safely.
John Haynes - Workshop Lead / Managing Director, NEXT GEN Marine


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