Members of OceansAdvance are invited to attend a presentation by Professor Mike Tipton at the National Research Council building on Wednesday, October 24 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
 
In his presentation, Professor Tipton will describe what happened to the Titanic and those on it on the night of April 14, 1912. He will identify the lessons for sea survival learned at the time and describe the changes in our understanding of sea survival over the intervening years, and how this has been translated into differences in a wide range of areas including: Search and Rescue; treatment; and equipment design and provision.

Mike Tipton has spent thirty years working in thermoregulation, environmental and occupational physiology and has published more than three hundred scientific papers, reports, chapters and books in these areas.

As the Consultant in Survival and Thermal Medicine to the Royal Air Force, Professor Tipton sits on the RNLI’s Medical & Survival Committee, he is a member of the Medical Advisory Board of the Surf Lifesaving Association, and chairs UKSport’s Research Advisory Group.  he is a member of the Expert Panel for Fire & Resilience Directorate. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and provides advice to a range of universities, government departments, industries, medical, search and rescue and media organisations

IN his upcomingpresentation, as part of his analysis Professor Tipton will consider what are the drivers for change in the area of sea survival? What are the impediments to improvement, and could a “Titanic disaster” happen again?
 
Please RSVP to jonathan.power@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca no later than Tuesday, October 22, 2012

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MORE INFORMATION: Dr. Jon Power; National Research Council of Canada; jonathan.power@nrc.ca; (709) 772-8430