World Maritime Technology Conference

SOME 2015


Browse the SNAME OTC Photos!

Whether you attended OTC 2015, check out the pictures from the SNAME Booth S2 and the SNAME Reception!

Volume 31 No. 2 of Journal of Ship Production and Design is now online.

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SNAME Member Professor Matthew R. Werner Appointed as New Dean of Webb Institute

SNAME is pleased to announce SNAME Member Matthew R. Werner has been named Webb Institute’s 15th Academic Dean.

Are you a Young Professional Interested in Attending the WMTC 2015?

Apply now for the YP WMTC Scholarship. The full scholarship covers all registration costs, including networking events, such as the Annual Banquet, Topical Breakfasts and Lunches, the Welcome Reception, and Awards Luncheon. Deadline for all submissions is September 11. Please contact YP Committee Chair, Gaelen Krause at

Fellow Professor Jeom Kee Paik Receives the RINA William Frou

Professor Jeom Kee Paik, Professor of Ship and Offshore Structural Mechanics at the Pusan National University, Korea, has received The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) William Froude Medal, RINA's highest professional honor.

This award makes Professor Paik only the third person to receive both the Froude Medal and SNAME's David W. Taylor Medal, which he received in 2013. The other two recipients of both awards were Douglas Faulkner, who received the Taylor Medal in 1991 and John B. Caldwell, who received the Taylor Medal in 1987.

Since the inception of RINA in 1860, the William Froude Medal has been presented to just 27 individuals who have made a conspicuous contribution to naval architecture or shipbuilding and whose service and personal achievements merit special recognition. William Froude was known as the first to formulate reliable laws for the resistance that water offers to ships (such as the hull speed equation) and for predicting their stability.

The David Taylor Medal has been awarded for notable achievement in naval architecture and/or marine engineering since 1936. Taylor is best known for constructing the first experimental towing tank built in the United States in 1896. The David Taylor Model Basin at Carderock, part of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, was built in 1939 and is named after Taylor. Visit for more information about the Taylor Medal.

Professor Paik is a Fellow of SNAME and has served as International Vice President, a member of the Technical & Research Steering Committee, several T&R panels and on the Editorial Board of SNAME's membership magazine (mt).
SNAME offers numerous awards and medals in recognition of professional achievement.

For information about SNAME awards programs, visit

World Maritime Technology Conference 2015

Save the Date for the World Maritime Technology Conference/ SNAME Maritime Convention: November 3-7, 2015 at the Rhode Island Convention Center & Omni Hotel in Providence, RI.  See the website for more details.

Sign up to become an Exhibitor.  Click here for the expo details.

Reserve your hotel room at the Omni Providence. Click here for accommodations.

FAST 2015

Save the Date for FAST 2015, the 13th International Conference on FAST Sea Transportation: September 1-4, 2015 at the FHI 360 Conference Center in Washington, D.C. See the microsite for more details.

Propeller & Shafting Symposium 2015

Save the date for the 14th Propeller & Shafting Symposium 2015, September 15-16 at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott and Convention Center.

See the website for more details

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Executive Director's Blog

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Featured Papers & Presentations

11th International Conference - ICETECH 

ICETECH 14, the 11th International Conference on Ships and Structures in ice was held at the Baniff Conference Center in Alberta in July.
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Fourth Chesapeake Power Boat Symposium (CPBS), June 2014

The Fourth Chesapeake Power Boat Symposium was held at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, on June 23–24, 2014....

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17th SNAME Texas Section Offshore Symposium
The 17th SNAME Texas Section Offshore Symposium was held in Houston in early February 2012. The Offshore Symposium is held on a semi-annual basis, with 150 to 200 attendees. 
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Upcoming Events

  1. Dry Dock Training

    May 26 - 29
    United Kingdom
  2. GreenTech 2015

    May 27 - 29
    Seattle, WA, United States
  3. Dry Dock Training

    Jun 8 - 11
    Boston, MA, United States

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