The ARC Naval Training Centre is a partnership between Industry Leaders, Government organisations and Three universities.
Learn more about the Industry driven research conducted by each of these Universities.
The Australian Maritime College – University of Tasmania (AMC/UTAS)
The AMC, Australia's national institute for maritime and maritime-related education, training and research, is a specialist institute of UTAS. It has one of the best suites of research facilities of any maritime university in the world; the uniqueness of its research infrastructure lies in the combination of five facilities, each of which are the largest and in most cases the only research facilities of their type in Australia: a cavitation research laboratory, towing tank, model test basin, circulating water channel, and 35 m fisheries research and training vessel. These facilities have a replacement value of ~$80M, and form an integral part of the training of honours, postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers in maritime engineering.
From 1994 to 2006 the University of Wollongong (UoW) was involved in the Materials Welding and Joining (later the Welded Structures) CRC. In collaboration with DSTO and Bluescope Steel Limited the CRC conducted work on the use of high strength steels for Defence platforms. Members of the CRC team (including Prof John Norrish and Dr Frank Barbaro) were involved in a Commonwealth of Australia review of the Collins Submarine welds. This led to the successful Hydrogen Assisted Cold Cracking (HACC) project undertaken with the University of Adelaide, ANSTO, BHP and ASC in 2004. Since 2008 the UoW team has been involved in the DMTC. The group has carried out major projects in the Land and Maritime platform space. All of the projects have been initiated in discussion with industry partners and have focused on key priority areas identified by the end user.
The Centre for Maritime Engineering, Control and Imaging (CMECI) at Flinders University
The Centre for Maritime Engineering, Control and Imaging (CMECI) at Flinders University possesses expertise in the following research areas: robotics, material engineering, advanced control, active vibration cancellation, embedded systems, video and image processing. The CMECI includes 10 full time staff members and around 20 postgraduate students and will by December 2014 be relocating to a new purpose built campus at Tonsley, south of Adelaide. The new Tonsley campus will accommodate large workshops and laboratories that will support the Marine Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing capabilities together with the School's other research programs.