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Maritime TV DigiMariner XI - April 23, 2024 on MaritimeTV


A dedicated team of alumni, led by the USMMA Class Of ’69 and known as the "Group of 69”, has initiated an opportunity for all alumni and industry thought leaders to positively impact the Academy and the entire US Merchant Marine community by proactively developing maritime digital technology education for dissemination within the Kings Point curriculum in preparation for the 4th Industrial Revolution. This is a call-to-action for every Kings Point alumnus and maritime professional who plays a role in the evolving digitalization of shipping or is involved within an operating maritime organization which has digital competencies, to participate in this initiative. The group has enlisted and are working with the USMMA Academic Dean and faculty to implement this program. To launch this effort, the group is working with Maritime TV to produce live virtual DIGIMARINER ‘mini-conferences’.

The first DIGIMARINER conference was dedicated to Maritime Transportation and took place on November 18, 2020

The DIGIMARINER II conference was dedicated to Marine Engineering and took place February 26, 2021

The DIGIMARINER III conference took place on April 20,2021

The DigiMariner IV Conference took place on September 24, 2021

The DigiMariner V Conference took place on January 13, 2022

The DigiMariner VI Earth Day Edition Conference took place on April 22, 2022

The DigiMariner VII Conference took place on Sept. 30, 2022

The DigiMariner VIII Conference took place on January 26, 2023

The DigiMariner IX Conference took place on June 9, 2023.

The most recent live virtual DigiMariner X Conference took place on October 20, 2023 and can be viewed here. The initial goal is to create an accessible video repository database of educational knowledge regarding the many facets of the digitalization of the shipping for USMMA midshipmen, and eventually all maritime educational institutions and industry professionals.

Please note that sponsorship and presenter positions are still available for the archive of all prior DigiMariner Conferences. Sponsors will be pre-recorded in a video interview for later archiving on the DigiMariner conference webcast site(s) and provided a copy of the video interview for their own unlimited use. For more information on becoming a sponsor or a presenter for the series, please contact us at [email protected] or call (703) 961-9250 Ext. 221


DIGIMARINER XI AGENDA APRIL 23, 2024 (All times Eastern)


Morning Session

10:00 AM Welcome, DigiMariner XI. Dave Gardy, KP ’80, CEO Maritime TV, TV Worldwide and Dan Turissini KP ‘81 Cybersecurity Specialist, Certified Provisional Instructor, CMMC, for Educare (Live)

10:10 AM Opening Keynote: Sean Ritchie KP ‘92 Transportation/Logistics Operations Lead - North America for Cargill (Pre-recorded)

10:20 AM Opening Session: Wind Assisted Propulsion
Presenter: Dr. Qing Yu Director, Technology - Structures & Hydrodynamics at American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) (Pre-recorded)

Video: Testing Wind Propulsion on a Product Tanker (Shell, Norsepower, Energy Technologies, Institute and Maersk Tankers.)

10:40 AM Cargill’s Wind Assisted Propulsion Project and Results from First Voyages
Presenter: Keith Dawe - Head of Decarbonisation and Energy Transition, Cargill Ocean Transportation at Cargill, Geneva, Switzerland. (Pre-recorded)

11:00 AM Bar Technologies and Wind Assisted Propulsion
Presenters: Simon Schofield, CTO,  Bar Technologies Portsmouth, U.K.

11:20 AM Flettner Rotor-Powered Marine Vessel – Design Evaluation and Systems Optimization – KP Scholars Project
Presenters: M/n Zachary Almadani 1/C, M/n Joshua Garcia- Billings 1/C, M/n Hannah Newsom 1/C, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

11:40 AM Wind-Assisted Propulsion Closing Discussion
Presenter: Capt. Peter Kahl, KP ’79, Associate Professor, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

12:00 PM Break for Lunch (Sponsor Videos Led by Patrick Webb, KP ’90, Wabtec)

Afternoon Session

1:00 PM Afternoon Opening Keynote Speaker:
Presenter: Bob Burke KP ’81 CEO, Principal, Ridgebury Tankers

1:20 PM Getting Published in the U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings
Presenter: Bill Bray USNA ’88 - Deputy Editor In Chief, Proceedings Magazine at U.S. Naval Institute.

1:40 PM Research Articles: A Primer for Faculty New to Publishing
Presenters: Dr. James Garofalo, Associate Professor, & Dr. Michael Roenbeck, Associate Professor, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

2:00 PM Doing Research and Publishing at Kings Point
Presenter: M/n Hannah Newsom 1/C, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

2:20 PM Closing Remarks Presenters: Dave Gardy, KP ’80, CEO Maritime TV, TV Worldwide and Dan Turissini KP ‘81 Cybersecurity Specialist, Certified Provisional Instructor, CMMC, for Educare



Past and Current DigiMariner Webcast Sponsors

Walter and Nancy Bunt In Honor of Richard Halluska, Class of ’69 Tireless Advocate and Supporter of Kings Point
The Group of 69


Webcast Event Contact Information
Dave Gardy - TV Inc. - [email protected] / (703) 961-9250

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