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Speaker becomes Chief Scientist

Speed@Seawork conference speaker Dr.Tom Gunston has joined CDG Coast Dynamics Group, Ltd, as Chief Scientist for the company's KINETIX technical team -an industry-leading organization.

Dr. Gunston’s professional experience and education is heavily focused on the assessment and mitigation of occupational exposure to shock and vibration in military land, sea and air platforms. His presentation at the 2019 edition of Speed@Seawork gave the background on exposure levels and injuries caused by, or associated with, whole-body vibration and shock exposures on fast boats, followed by a discussion on vibration dose assessment and the most appropriate methods for assessing WBV exposures.

CDG states that maritime agencies seeking deeper insights from their impact-mitigation strategies will now be able to work one-on-one with Dr. Gunston to assess, monitor, and improve programs intended to keep crews safer on the water.

“The addition of Tom to our team allows maritime agencies to get a complete picture of their high-speed vessel operations, with expert guidance and recommendations at every step of the way,” says Dan Charboneau, Director of Engineering for CDG. “With Tom working alongside our Chief Scientist for SHOXS Seats, Dr. Tim Rees, we’ve created this dynamic team to advise fleet operators on what type of seating equipment is needed, how it’s performing, and when it’s at risk of failure.”

Dr. Gunston is a Physicist with a PhD in whole-body vibration (WBV) from the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research at the University of Southampton in the UK. He is internationally recognized as an expert in WBV assessment, having worked in this area for over 20 years. Currently the Chairman of the British Standards committee on human exposure to vibration, Dr. Gunston has served as Chairman, Convener or Principal UK Expert on various European (CEN) and International (ISO) technical committees concerned with this subject.

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