Facts to Consider: Material Selection for Long Term Marine Applications

May 29, 2020

Wednesday, July 8, 12 Noon – 1:00 PM (EST)

A Virtual Symposium with Dr. R. Venkatesan

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This virtual symposium will focus on material selection and knowledge on performance of materials in actual marine environment in design of marine structures. These aspects determine the structural reliability and life assessment in terms of industrial and economic aspects. Inter-relation of corrosion and marine biofouling play a vital role for long term application IMO conventions/ regulations on clean underwater surfaces of ships and biofouling load of offshore structures would be discussed.


Dr. R. Venkatesan
Scientist G & Programme Director, Ocean Observation Systems, National Institute of Ocean Technology – Chennai, Ministry of Earth Sciences, India.

Dr. R. Venkatesan

Dr. R. Venkatesan has 37 years of experience Chair of MTS Marine Materials MTS India honored with MTS Lockheed Martin award, Fellow of MTS and Fellow of NACE, Outstanding service certificate by WMO and UNESCO IOC and many other awards. He is currently working  at the National Institute of Ocean Technology India Ministry of Earth Sciences and is also the Chair of GRA of IOC UNESCO and worked for UNEP Regional Seas programme

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