First Ever International Conference on Marine Engineering and Technology Held in Oman!


The inaugural International Conference on Marine Engineering & Technology Oman (ICMET Oman) has been organized by the Military Technological College (MTC) in Oman together with the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST).

Innovative solutions

Taking place 5-7 November 2019 at the forward-thinking college in Muscat, delegates will visit the strikingly beautiful Gulf of Oman, which has a rich maritime history dating back more than a millennium. They will be involved in high-level discussions under an overarching theme of “innovative solutions for future needs”.

David Loosley, Chief Executive, IMarEST said, “We are delighted to be able to provide this unique forum for professional engineers and technologists from across the world to share the very latest thinking and development“.

International event

Engineer Abdullah Said Najman Al Balushi, Head of Marine Engineering Department, MTC said, “We are excited to host an international event of this magnitude, an opportunity for our professional colleagues to visit our hospitable Sultanate of Oman and expand their network with researchers and designers from academia alongside developers, technical providers and policymakers from public and private sector organisations”.

Key themes

Relevant to the international community, the future of technologies and developments within a number of key topics will be explored, including:

  • Marine Resources and Security
    Renewable energy sources; Fisheries technologies; Fisheries enforcement; Marine genetic resources, Marine biotechnology, Subsea technology; EEZ management; Coastal water security; Search and Rescue; Governance.
  • Shipbuilding Technology
    Intelligent shipbuilding; Shipbuilding innovation; Cost reduction; New challenges; Conversions.
  • Sustainability and Green Shipping
    Design for energy efficiency; Alternative fuels; Waste disposal; Plastic pollution; Noise management; Exhaust gas management; Biofouling management; Ballast water management; Design for disposal; Policy & regulation.
  • Safe Automation and Remote Manning
    Minimum manning; Safety critical software; Digitisation; Cyber security; Secure communications; Regulations; Class Rules; Reversionary control.
  • Support and Infrastructure
    Ship maintenance regimes; Designing for through life support; Monitoring and measurement; Port infrastructure; Reception facilities; Green Ports; Port security; Port
    management; Floating Storage and Regasification Units; Liquefied Nature Gas terminals.
  • Safety and Regulation
    New challenges for Class; Human factors; Regulatory overload; Learning from experience; Reasonable personal liability; Risk assessment.
  • Ship Design and Propulsion
    Ship design methods; Novel ship design; Hydrodynamics; Novel propulsion; Prime movers; Gearing; Propulsors; Integration models; Auxiliary systems.
  • Naval Engineering
    Warship design; Future challenges; Innovation; Damage control and fire-fighting; Combat systems; Electrical power management for future weapons; Submarines and underwater technology; Mine countermeasures.

The programme will be accredited for Continuing Professional Development (CPD), which can be logged within Echo, the IMarEST’s online professional development tool, to demonstrate delegates’ commitment to keeping up to date on the most recent and cutting-edge developments within the sector.

Call for papers

Prospective authors for the conference are invited to submit a paper title and an abstract by 27 March 2019. The abstract should be between 250 and 500 words (text only – please do not submit pictures, figures, graphs, equations etc.).

Papers should be technical in nature. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Technical Programme Advisory Committee and selected on the basis of technical quality, relevance and their potential for generating discussion.

All presentations are to be delivered in English. Successful authors will be asked to develop their abstract into a full technical paper of up to 4000 words with relevant illustrations for peer review, and to provide an extended abstract and presentation for the conference.

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