Mr. Doucet graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1993 with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Naval Architecture. He also completed a Master of Engineering degree at Memorial University in 1996 where he undertook cavitation tunnel experiments to assess “Cavitation Erosion of Ice Class Propellers in Blocked Flow”. Upon completion of his degrees, he worked at Memorial University until December 1997 and was involved in various projects related to propeller design and evaluation. He was also involved in the development of Arctic Shipping Machinery Regulations aimed at improving the design regulations for ice-class propellers. Since 1998, Mr. Doucet has been employed with Oceanic Consulting Corporation. His duties have been wide ranging since joining Oceanic and have covered areas related to resistance and propulsion, propeller design, maneuvering assessments and seakeeping evaluations using both physical and numerical modeling approaches. He is a registered Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador. He is also a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and has served for the past number of years on the Executive of the Canadian Atlantic Section.