About NEXT GEN Workshops

The NEXT GEN programme builds on our experience of running specialist training sessions and brings together a unique mix of end-user organisations, solution providers and maritime expertise. This knowledge helps to shape decisions that lead to improvements for in-service vessels and procurement of next generation systems.

About Shock Mitigation

Our knowledge of specialist marine projects and High Speed Craft is based on over 30 years experience managing, operating and training in the sub IMO sector. Our database includes over 4000 maritime professionals and decision makers in 60 countries. We aim to work with organisations and companies that share our high standards.

John Haynes, Managing Director of Shock Mitigation, is an Associate Fellow of The Nautical Institute, Fellow of RINA (Royal Institution of Naval Architects), Yachtmaster Ocean Commercial and Advanced Powerboat Instructor.

He was voted Maritime Professional of the Year at Seawork 2016. The award celebrates exemplary individuals within the maritime sector. Presenting the award in front of hundreds of industry professionals at The Vestry in Southampton, BBC News presenter Laura Trant said that, ‘John Haynes has been voted Maritime Professional of the Year for his passion, innovation and dedication to the marine industry’.

The nomination said, ‘John Haynes is a thought leader in the high speed craft, shock mitigation and hybrid marine power sectors with a unique ability to engage and create momentum globally. John has a passion for these sectors, rooted in his own maritime background. He has a genuine vision of improving people’s lives on boats. His work with over 100 organisations is testament to this.’

He has chaired technical conferences ranging from ‘The Future Of Wind Farm Support Vessels’ to ‘Fast Interception and Riverine Operations’. He has written numerous papers on future requirements and new technology. He is known for organising workshops with high level panel discussions to help solve industry issues.

In 2015 he set up a working group to assist the MCA (Maritime Coastguard Agency) create a Marine Guidance Note for lithium-ion and energy storage on vessels. His hybrid concept ‘The Hour Of Power’, combining diesel - battery - electric, has the potential to reduce fuel consumption and emissions for vessels worldwide.

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