Travel & Hotel

Conference Location

The first conference on the Technological Advances in Podded propulsion will be hosted by the School of Marine Science and Technology at the University of Newcastle and will use the University campus as a backdrop for what promises to be an exciting and interesting 3 days. The main reception including the registration, evening banquet and recital by Gulsin Onay will take place in the King's Hall, situated within the Armstrong Building. The welcome reception, in the evening of the first day, will take place in the historic Turbinia Hall of the Discovery Museum in Newcastle, the home of the famous steam launch "Turbinia". The Robert Boyle Lecture Theatre also situated in the Armstrong Building will be the location for the conference presentations.


University of Newcastle

School of Marine Science

The School of Marine Science and Technology is the largest and broadest-based marine school in the UK, covering the fields of marine engineering, marine science, naval architecture, offshore engineering, coastal management and small craft technology, and enjoys a substantial international reputation. The School is formed on excellent foundations established by the prior departments of Marine Technology, and Marine Science and Coastal Management. For more information about the Establishment of the UKs First School of Marine Science and Technology please download the following presentation from ENSUS 2002


Marine Technology

The School is housed in the Armstrong Building, at the heart of the campus, which is also close to the centre of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The school is well equipped for a range of practical work as well as having access to local workshops for periods of hands-on-experience. In addition it is also the home of the Emerson Cavitation tunnel, the only University in the UK to operate a Cavitation Tunnel and indeed the only commercially operated tunnel in the UK. The tunnel was established in 1950 and continues to gain world wide recognition with new and innovative research work. For the FASTPOD project the Emerson Cavitation Tunnel will perform pod maneuvering research. A history of the Emerson Cavitation Tunnel can be down loaded from the following link: ECT History


The department houses

Cavitation Tunnel

Towing Tank

Jones (Engine) Lab


Marine Science and Technology Library (MAST)

Marine Biology

We have invested in modern marine research aquaria in the heart of the University to provide a unique environment for marine organism and marine environmental research in well equipped laboratories integrated with the excellent central research facilities of the University.

The Ridley Building

Dove Marine Laboratory

R/V Bernicia




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