On 2 April 2020, the Board of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) held the Annual General Meeting of the IMarEST Members, as well as the meetings of the Institute’s Board in teleconference mode taking into account both the worsening global situation of the coronavirus and the UK itself. The main purpose of these meetings was to discuss issues related to the work of the Institute’s branches located in different parts of the world, as well as to engage young scientists in the ranks of the aforementioned Institute.
The conference was attended by 56 participants from 11 countries. The Odessa Branch of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology was represented by Ph.D., Associate Professor S.A. Karyanskyi (Honorary Secretary of Odessa Branch of IMarEST, Dean of Automation Faculty of NU “OMA”).
During the Annual General Meeting, a report for 2019 and a report of committees were presented. Kevin Daffey was elected as the new 118th president of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology and a new five-year term of office of the Institute was elected as well. From Ukraine Assoc. Prof. Sergey Karianskyi, Honorary Secretary of Odessa Branch, was elected as a member of the IMarEST Council. The future dates for the meetings were also discussed.