Ocean Engineering Under Arctic Conditions Is Subject Of Conference

The Canadian province of St. John's, Newfoundland, will be the site of the 4th International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering Under Arctic Conditions, to be held September 26-30.

The POAC 77 Conference will cover latest developments on operating in Arctic waters, including oceanography, hydrocarbon exploration and development, seabed and subbottom science, sea ice, marine transport and logistics, harbors and terminals, offshore structures, and harvesting and management fisheries.

Distinguished international scientists to present papers include Japan's Dr. Kiyoshi Horikawa from the University of Tokyo; West Germany's Dr. J. Schwarz, Hamburg Shipbuilding Research Institute; the Netherland's Ing. J.G. de Witt, Deputy Director of the Netherlands I n s t i t u t e for Fishery Investigations; Canada's K.R. Croasdale, Imperial Oil; and America's Dr. W.D. Hibler III, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, Hanover, N.H.

Commenting on the POAC 77 Conference, John Lundrigan, Newfoundland's Minister of Industrial Development, said: "With conservative estimates that potential reserves of 40 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and 3.5 billion barrels of oil may lie off our coasts and the increasing stature of our Centre for Cold Ocean Resources Engineering and Newfoundland Oceans Research and Development Corporation, we are delighted indeed that St. John's has been selected as the site for this very important conference." The registration fee of $150 (Canadian funds) should be made payable to POAC 77 Memorial University and should be mailed to Secretary, POAC 77, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada A1C 5S7.

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