- 5:30 PM: Registration, Social Networking and Cash Bar
- 6:00 PM: Announcements and Introductions
- 6:15 PM: Buffet Dinner, Dessert, Coffee and Tea and Cash Bar
- 7:00 PM: Presentation by Greg Peterson, BC Ferries Technical Director
- 7:45 PM: Questions and Answers and Discussion
- 8:00 PM: Presentation by Vice President, Engineers and Geoscientists BC
- 8:20 PM: Sea to Sky Branch AGM (Election of the new branch executive, year in review, looking ahead for 2017-2018).
- 9:00 PM: Closing
Technical Director, BC Ferries
Vessel Noise – Making the Salish Sea a Quieter Neighbourhood
There is growing evidence of negative impacts on marine life from vessel radiated underwater noise. It is one of several factors attributed to the at-risk condition of the southern resident killer whale (SRKW) population inhabiting local waters. Actions arising from legal protections in Canada’s Species at Risk Act have spawned some fascinating science and engineering.
Similar to air quality management it is both point source and the accumulative effects of underwater radiated noise (“URN”) that need to be managed. URN from shipping is doubling in intensity every 10 years. Vessel point sources of URN are propellers, thrusters, hull drag, engines and on board machinery. A sampling of work underway on this challenge and the noble ambition to save the whales will be the subject of this presentation.
Greg Peterson is Director, Engineering Services in BC Ferries Engineering department were he has served in a variety of capacities for more 27 years.
Greg is a graduate of the Canadian Coast Guard College in Marine Engineering and spent time in the Coast Guard icebreaking fleet before moving to BC Ferries to serve as a 1st Class Chief Engineer in the early 1990’s. BC Ferries has provided a rich experience in maintenance and engineering projects, technical investigations, environment management, and the regulatory regimes in general. His greatest curiosity is for the interactions between technology, people and the environment.
Vice President, Engineers and Geoscientists BC
Your Association Update
Have questions about Engineers and Geoscientists BC? Want to learn more about what your association is up to and how they’re making an impact on the professions of engineering and geoscience? Join the Sea to Sky Branch at their upcoming dinner on September 21, 2017 to learn more. Engineers and Geoscientists BC Vice President, Ed Casas, P.Eng., will talk about our role as a regulator and advocate for the professions of engineering and geoscience.
Dr. E.F. (Ed) Casas, P.Eng., is an instructor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Dr. Casas was previously an adjunct professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UBC and taught wireless communications, design of digital and microcomputer systems, digital instrumentation for mechanical systems and several other courses. He earned his Master of Engineering in electrical engineering at McMaster University and, previous to that, earned his Bachelor of Applied Science in electrical engineering at the University of Ottawa.
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