MARINE EDUCATION - INTERNATIONAL
The Admiral Makarov State Maritime Academy, St. Petersburg, Russia (Scientific and educational center for training specialists for Russia’s merchant marine)
The Alaska Sea Grant College Program (University of Alaska, Fairbanks)
Broadreach Teen Summer Camp (Educational summer adventure programs, including dive training, sail training and marine biology programs, all over the world)
The Calhoon Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association Engineering School (MEBA, Easton, Maryland)
Captain G. Anderson Chase (Associate professor of nautical science, MMA)
Captain Roy's, Inc. (Home study captain's license training)
Chesapeake Marine Training Institute, Inc. (Professional seamanship classes for US Coast Guard licenses or seaman's documents, Hayes, Virginia)
The Delft University of Technology (The only academic course in naval architecture in the Netherlands)
Don Nugent's Maritime Schools (Links to merchant marine, naval and coast guard, as well as oceanographic schools)
De Enkhuizer Zeevaartschool (Dutch nautical college for professional sailing vessels and merchant ships)
The Falmouth Centre for Marine Studies (Cornwall)
Gdynia Maritime Academie (Poland)
The Hellenic Marine Training Center (HMTC, training for the shipping industry, Greece)
The Higher Nautical School of Vlissingen (Zeeland, Netherlands)
The Indian Maritime College (Simulator based maritime training)
KORAB (The Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Students' Assoc., Technical University of Gdansk, Poland)
The Landing School of Boatbuilding and Design (Kennebunkport, Maine)
Landsort Maritime Training AB (Crew basic training courses & rescue boat crew training, Landsort Island, Sweden)
Mad River Research (Test preparation software for the US Coast Guard engineers exam)
The MIT Department of Ocean Engineering (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
New England Maritime (Courses for boating safety, launchtender, and captains licenses, on-water training for the new boat owner, Hyannis & Quincy, Massachusetts)
North Atlantic Fisheries College (Port Arthur, Scalloway, Shetland)
North Island College (Offers a full range of marine related programs, Vancouver Island, British Columbia)
Pacific Maritime Institute (PMI, a non-profit continuing education center for professional mariners, utilizing state of the art simulation and modern training techniques, Seattle)
The Paul Hall Center for Maritime Training and Education (Preparing a skilled American work force for US flag vessels)
The Port Revel Shiphandling Training Centre (Shiphandling training using manned models and radio-controlled tractor tugs, France)
SeaSources.net (Online home study training for mariners and United States Coast Guard license exam preparation assistance)
SUNY Maritime College (New York)
Texas A & M University at Galveston (Home of the "Sea Aggies")
Tidewater Community College's Hampton Roads Maritime Training Center (Workforce training and certification in all aspects of seamanship, Norfolk, Virginia)
The Webb Institute of Naval Architecture (Private, tuition free college that offers a bachelor of science in naval architecture and marine engineering)
The Woolston Maritime Technology Centre (A college in Southampton, England that runs a variety of yacht, boatbuilding, ship joinery, marine technology and engineering courses)
The Youth Maritime Training Association (A non-profit organization aligning Washington state public high school programs with the opportunities available for students in the maritime industry and post-secondary education)
Schools, Colleges and Universities in the United Kingdom offer a wide range of courses to help you develop your future.
DELFT UNIVERSITY TECHNOLOGY
HAWAI UNIVERSITY MARINE RENEWABLE CENTRE
SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY NAVAL ARCHITECTURE
In 1995 it was proposed by our designer that a solar powered boat would be able to circumnavigate the globe using only energy from nature. He displayed the first of his development models at the Earls Court boat show in London into 1996.
On the 4th of May 2012 the theory was proven to be correct by Raphael Domjan and his superb boat the Turanor Planetsolar, thanks to generous sponsorship by Candido Swiss watches and Immosolar, leaders in the field of solar energy management.
Now the benchmark has been set, it will undoubtedly inspire others. As with so many things once a pioneer has shown the way, inevitably, the record stands like mountain to be scaled.
Solarnavigator is a battery electric trimaran with an extremely efficient hull that runs on solar power
With a boat the most important component on the agenda is the hull. Solar powered boats provide marine architects with new challenges. There are as yet no conventions. Nobody knows what will work best, because so little has been put to the test. We can attest to that because we've tried 5 hull designs to date, improving on each one. Two SWATH designs, two catamarans and a trimaran. The 6th design is not strictly speaking a trimaran, it does though have three hulls; so we're billing it as a trimaran. A hull design like this has not been built like this to date, to overcome the ever present drag and wave drag dilemma.
The other major challenge is panel design. How do you increase panel area and get as much of it facing the sun when the sun moves relative to the route, and of course keep the boat stable in all seas. We wanted at least 2 kilowatts per ton of vessel mass and can comfortably achieve that.
Not to detract from the incredible achievements of the PlanetSolar team, but the SolarNavigator project aims to improve on the record 0f 585 days set in May 2012 with our brand new design with more than twice the power to weight ratio of the current record holder.
This project represents a unique opportunity for any global company with eco friendly ambitions. If this is of interest to you please let Blueplanet Productions know using the contact details below. See the breathtaking video of PlanetSolar below to get a handle on the sort of publicity that Solarnavigator can generate.
SOLARNAVIGATOR PROJECT TIMETABLE
(1) Scheduled start-up date for the action: June 2013
(2) The duration of the construction is 6 months.
(3) Launch target: January 2014.
(4) The duration of the navigation is 8 months to September 2014.
(5) Events & hospitality for a further 12 months to September 2015.
Email: or phone UK:
+ 44 (0) 1323 831727 +44 (0) 7842 607865
Blueplanet Netdirect Productions, Solar House, BN27 1RF, United Kingdom
The design of the Solar Navigator boat has been licensed for use in
the John Storm series of books by Jameson Hunter
This website is copyright © 1991- 2012 Electrick Publications. All rights reserved. The bird logo and names Solar Navigator and Blueplanet Ecostar are trademarks ™. The Blueplanet vehicle configuration is registered ®. All other trademarks hereby acknowledged and please note that this project should not be confused with the Australian: 'World Solar Challenge'™which is a superb road vehicle endurance race from Darwin to Adelaide. Max Energy Limited is an educational charity working hard to promote world peace.