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Bureau Veritas S.A. is a global company in testing, inspection and certification services. Bureau Veritas offer services and solutions to ensure that their clients' assets, products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility. At the end of 2013, the group has more than 61,600 employees in more than 1,330 offices and laboratories located in 140 countries.Originally formed in Antwerp in 1828 as Bureau de Renseignements pour les Assurances Maritimes , the Bureau Veritas name was adopted in 1829.)The company has its headquarters in Neuilly-sur-Seine, near Paris La Défense in France. Wikipedia.

Beghin D.,Bureau Veritas
Ships and Offshore Structures

My professional life as a Naval Architect started in October 1963 in 'Chantiers de l'Atlantique' (CDA), Saint-Nazaire, after two years spent in the French Navy, and I retired from Bureau Veritas (BV), Paris, in June 1998. Then, during several years I contributed to Professor Hughes' book 'Ship Structural Analysis and Design'. When I reflect on the beginning and the end of my professional life, I can see the huge technical evolution in the ship design and structural analysis which has occurred over the last 50 years! In 1963 all structural calculations were carried out manually and based on simplified assumptions, while in 1998 we were able to analyse very large structures thanks to the development of sophisticated computer programmes, among which MAESTRO, developed by Professor Hughes, is a significant example. The purpose of this short paper is to give, from my own experience, some examples which emphasise that progress. © 2013 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC. Source

There is concern that research vessels used in fish stock appraisals may have biased data due to fish avoidance reaction. One possible mechanism inducing this avoidance reaction is tonal noise. This paper assesses fish reaction to vessel noise on the basis of a detailed paper on the tonal auditory characteristics of cod [8]. Specifically, narrow band underwater radiated noise from certain research vessels, but mainly "R.V. Scotia", is used to establish a cod reaction range. This is then compared to the calculated reaction range using a 1/3rd octave band assessment as set forward in International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) Cooperative Research Report No. CRR 209. These comparisons were also carried out for another low-noise research vessel, namely "CEFAS Endeavour". It is tentatively concluded from this paper that, based upon the "30 dB above hearing threshold" criterion, vessel tonality is not a strong mechanism for fish reaction to the low-noise ICES compliant vessels. However, it should be appreciated that this generalisation is based upon one (sensitive) specific species of fish and two specific research vessels. It is considered that further analysis should be carried out on other commercially important, but noise-sensitive fish, such as herring. Also, narrow band underwater noise should be investigated for other fisheries research vessels - ideally including those where strong fish reactions have been observed viz. G.O. Sars and Oscar Dyson. It should also be noted that, in this paper, each tone has been considered separately from all others; whereas, in reality, vessel noise is rich in tones and harmonics. This paper has attempted to separate out the tonal audibility aspect from the general issue of vessel broadband radiated noise by solely looking at the tonal level above the spectrum level to gain some insight into the importance of this issue. Comments are also made on various issues including masking noise, very low frequency tonal noise and the associated issue of particle acceleration sensitivity for cod. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Source

A method and system for collecting and managing data of test orders of a number of different service types, and presenting in a plurality of different formats the up-to-date data, status, and results of the test orders. Such method and system can be an integral part of product manufacturing, logistic, and/or quality control and assurance processes. Such method and system can filter, organize, and generate from the test order records a plurality of different types of reports organized by the characteristics of the information recorded in the reports, wherein the characteristics include, but not limited to, granularity of the information, request dates, service dates, and report dates of the test orders, service types, product items, product categories, industries, suppliers, factories, factory countries, product and process dispositions associated with the test orders, statuses, and results of the test orders.

Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-SA | Phase: SST.2013.6-1. | Award Amount: 2.05M | Year: 2013

Maritime Europe Strategy Action (MESA FOSTER WATERBORNE), main strategic objective (in line with WATERBORNE-TP) is to strengthen the effectiveness of the research and innovation capacities of the European maritime industry, by: - Optimization of the European maritime RDI strategies - Improvement of the stakeholders network, of the dissemination, of the use of the research results, and increasing the visibility of the R&I findings - Fostering the definition of the maritime R&I transport policies MESA, is (1) providing support to the WATERBORNE TP work, enlarging and maintaining it, (2) identifying 4 major themes (implemented via Thematic Technology Groups on Energy Efficiency, Safety, Production, E-Maritime) performing an in-depth analysis and assessment of the achievements at EU and National level, to foster future strategic lines in research and innovation, (3) updating the strategic research agenda and creating an innovation agenda contributing to close the gaps between research and market uptake, (4) enhancing a network for the exchange of ideas and priorities, (5) acting as major player for dissemination raising waterborne value chain profile and visibility in Europe. Foresight activity will provide market, societal and regulatory trends studies, contributing to transport RDI policies. A Integration Group will issue Strategic documents for the waterborne sector: VISIONS2030, Strategic Research Agenda, Innovation Agenda, Implementation Plan, homogenizing findings of the Thematic Technology Groups and the Foresight. A comprehensive communication strategy will be implemented including coverage of the TRA2014, 2016, Technology Workshops, Major Conferences, Newsletter, Brokerage Events, Show Cases of successful projects, TRIP liaison, etc. MESA involves 28 partners, (industrial, research, education, associations) ensuring the widest possible participation accustomed to work together since many years, in the majority of EU projects and in the WATERBORNE-TP.

The overall objective of TRUST-EPC-SOUTH is to scale up investments on Energy Efficiency (EE) and other Sustainable Energy (SE) in the tertiary sector of southern European countries, with particular focus on Energy Performance Contracts (EPC) projects. This objective will be achieved through the development of an ad hoc investment standardization and benchmarking framework and supported with the organisation of tailored capacity building activities that will allow project developers (including ESCOs , ESPCs and other EPC providers), project sponsors and tertiary sector actors to more easily access third party financing, thus unlocking the large tertiary sector EE/SE market potential. Geographically, the project will be carried out in the following 6 countries: Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Croatia and Greece, in which we both see a need to improve the situation and a large untapped market potential in the tertiary sector.

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