Monthly news bulletin issue 05-06/2018

Welcome to May/June's edition of our newsletter of the Lloyd's Register Foundation. There's lots to share with you and as always links to further information and related stories on our website. For those of you that couldn't join us at our recent Foundation international conference held in May, there's news on some of the keynote speakers and press release we launched. The Foundation is growing and expanding its programmes, so to help you keep informed there's also details in the newsletter on the calendar of our forthcoming events. As always, send us your stories if you'd like to be mentioned in future newsletters. Good reading

Kind regards,
Professor Richard Clegg
Foundation Chief Executive

Waterproof: Safety at Sea Exhibition

Engineer in enclosed spaceTo mark 150 years of Lloyd's Register operating in the Netherlands, the Lloyd's Register Foundation has funded a year-long exhibition – Waterproof: Safety at Sea. The exhibition, held at Rotterdam Maritime Museum, will focus on Lloyd's Register's important role in maritime safety from the 18th century to the present day. Foundation-funded projects by SOMOS and MX3D will also be showcased at the exhibition, which opened on Saturday 9 June. For more information please see here.

Foundation Conference

World map made out of people iconsThe Foundation held our second international conference on 9 and 10 May at the Institute for Engineering and Technology in London. The event was a great success, with nearly 400 attendees representing our grants community, industry, academia and members of the public joining us over the two days. Speaker presentations from the event are now available to view on the Foundation's YouTube channel.

Designing for safety – protecting lives from the start

Forsight review coversThe next in our series of Foresight Reviews has been launched. This Foresight Review explores how a culture of design for safety can enhance the safety of the world around us. Design for safety goes beyond legislation, regulation and standards, which all play an important role for established products and services, but their limited scope often leads to missed opportunities to enhance safety by taking a broader perspective. To download and to see full article see here.

Unlocking the potential of health and safety data

Two engineers in front of a pylonLloyd's Register Foundation and HSE announce the 'DISCOVERING SAFETY' programme.

Every year, huge amounts of incident investigation findings and operational health and safety data are collected globally. The Foundation and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), supported by the Thomas Ashton Institute, are running an ambitious new programme, 'DISCOVERING SAFETY' which aims to substantially improve health and safety and ultimately save lives, particularly in poorer or developing nations. For full article please see here.

How do we measure safety? A Global Safety Outlook for our changing world.

Foresight review coversThe Foundation has launched a Foresight review on global safety evidence. This review shows what global safety data is currently available, and looks ahead to how to make this fit for the future. Lloyd's Register's origins lie in the publication of global safety evidence. The Register of Ships was trusted public information on which many stakeholders could make decisions which led to huge improvements in safety. For full article and to download please see here.

Lloyd's Register Safety Accelerator partners with Plug and Play

3D graphs and chartsThe Lloyd's Register Safety Accelerator - established to solve some of the toughest safety and risk challenges by creating, facilitating and guiding collaboration between innovative technology companies and industry - has partnered with global innovation platform Plug and Play. A joint initiative between Lloyd's Register and the Lloyd's Register Foundation, the Accelerator is bringing together start-up's and industry to work together to test innovative digital solutions to some of the world's toughest safety and risk challenges. It aims to make the world a safer place through accelerating the adoption of cutting edge safety technology. For full article see here.

Enhancing safe working in confined spaces expression of interest

Engineer examining equipmentThe Foundation has issued a call for expressions of interest to determine the need for a programme or network with the primary aim of enhancing safe working in confined spaces. For more information on this call, see here and please feel free to pass to all your networks.

Data Centric Engineering Seminar

Abstract image representing networksThe Alan Turing Institute is starting up a new seminar series for the Lloyd's Register Foundation-Alan Turning Institute Programme for Data Centric Engineering, featuring programme leads and invited international and industry speakers. The first talk will be by Burcin Becerik-Gerber, Associate Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Southern California, on ‘People Centric AI for the Built Environment'. It will be at 15.00 on 28 June in the Enigma room of the Turing Institute, London, UK. Details for the full fortnightly series will be confirmed in due course. To keep up to date with the events please see here.

Upcoming

Managing Cyber Risks

29 June 2018: Singapore. For further details and registration, please see here.

The Alan Turing Institute

02-06 July 2018: British Library, London, UK. 38th International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering. More information and tickets.

Fast and Furious Decisions: Wisdom or Folly? (Seminar)

09 July 2018: Further details and registration.

Evolution of Data-Centric Engineering (Workshop)

03-06 September 2018: Royal Statistical Society Conference, Wales, UK. Supported by the Lloyds Register Foundation programme on data-centric engineering at the Alan Turing Institute. For further details and registration, please see here.