Welcome to Datawave Marine Solutions (DMS). This is a site about naval architecture, engineering as science, and the marine industry. This site embodies two important ideas of science
The marine industry is one of tradition. When faced with the merciless power of the sea, tradition is a valuable ally. It is dangerous to try new things. That is where science comes in. Science on this website is a toolset, not a religion. It provides concrete methods to evaluate new options and determine what the actual risk is. Sounds like something anyone would want from their engineers.
But the marine industry may not have room for science. The marine industry is often driven by needs for smaller costs, more efficient operations, and quicker schedules. Unfortunately, science requires patience, extensive investigation, and sometimes large investments. Datawave Marine Science aims to prove that the marine industry can still have science. We can still benefit from the concrete progress of knowledge that science promises.
So please browse around. Check back frequently. The site contains information for vessel owners on what you should expect from a naval architect regarding marine services. It contains tools for naval architects and knowledge to improve our industry. If we work together, without the barriers of contracts and schedules, owners, operators, and engineers can find that we all care about the same goal: Go to sea, accomplish the mission a little better each day, and come home safe.