DATE: Wed., Oct. 24, 2012

TIME: 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

LOCATION: National Research Council Building, Arctic Avenue, MUN Campus, St. John’s, NL

RSVP: Required by Oct. 22, 2012

PRESENTER: Mike Tipton (see biography)

In this presentation, Professor Mike 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. 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 no later than Tuesday, October 22, 2012


BIOGRAPHY:  Professor Tipton has spent 30 years working in the areas of thermoregulation, environmental and occupational physiology and has published over 300 scientific papers, reports, chapters and books in these areas. Professor Tipton is the Consultant in Survival and Thermal Medicine to the Royal Air Force; he 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. Professor Tipton is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. He provides advice to a range of universities, government departments, industries, medical, search and rescue and media organisations.

MORE INFORMATION: Dr. Jon Power; National Research Council of Canada;; (709) 772-8430