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As president of SNAME it gives me great personal pleasure to write this welcome note to the 2014 Classic Yacht Symposium as this will be a very important forum not only for all involved with classic yachts, but also for all naval architects, yacht and boat designers. 

SNAME was founded in 1893 with the following objectives:

“The objectives of the Society are to advance the art, science, and practice of naval architecture and marine engineering in all their applied forms including the construction and operation of ships, marine vehicles, and structures of all kinds and the arts and sciences allied thereto by affording facilities for the exchange of information and ideas among its members and placing on record and disseminating the results of research, experience, and information relative to the objectives.”

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Company in California is looking for a Naval Architect to provide services for a particular project in Northern California.  If interested, please call (925) 331-7106.
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SNAME and the Offshore Technology Conference Series

Many SNAME members already recognize the important contributions of naval architects, marine and ocean engineers to the oil and gas business and in particular to the offshore sector, and appreciate our Society’s contribution to the annual OTC event.

Founded in 1969, the Offshore Technology Conference, OTC, is organized and operated exclusively to promote and further the advance of scientific and technical knowledge of offshore resources and environmental matters. 

In 2013 attendance exceeded 100,000 with more than 120 countries represented, and over 2700 companies participating in the exhibition.

SNAME was a founding member society of the Offshore Technology Conference continues to play a leading role with SNAME member Ed Stokes as OTC Board Chairman and SNAME Member, Darrel Harvey as Vice Chair of the Program Committee.  These two members are supported by many others from the Texas Section and beyond, who provide volunteer time to write and review papers, organize panel sessions and take on specific tasks to make OTC a success. 

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Best regards,
Carl Ross.  18th December, 2013.
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2013 SNAME SUOMI COLLEGIUM
Aker Arctic Research Center, Helsinki, Finland
Thursday November 21, 2013

Taking the opportunity of a visit to Finland by Petr Noble (myself), Finnish SNAME members and friends gathered to attend the 2013 SNAME Suomi Collegium at Aker Arctic Research Center in Helsinki Finland on the evening of Thursday, November 21. Finland is a leader in a number of specialized marine areas such as ice navigation, electric propulsion, marine diesel prime movers etc. and SNAME has a number of long term members in the country. 

An interesting technical program was arranged under the leadership of Goran Wilkman, who was recently elected the first Finnish Fellow of SNAME.  The program included presentations on the design, construction and operation of the first LNG powered trans-Baltic ferry the

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SNAME's main office is now located in Alexandria, Virginia at the following address:

SNAME
99 Canal Center Plaza
Suite 310
Alexandria, VA
22314
USA
+1-703-997-6701

If you need to reach any of us and have any trouble please call us at the numbers below or on our mobile phones.  We will post our 800 number when this is available.

We have a number of announcements to make regarding our move and staffing changes driven by our relocation and you will see these soon.  Here is a partial listing of our contacts should you have any questions:

SNAME: +1-703-997-6701
Erik Seither: +1-703-997-6703 - eseither@sname.org - General
Alana Anderson: +1-703-997-6705 - aanderson@sname.org - Events
Susan Evans Grove: +1-703-997-6706 - sevans@sname.org - Publications
Mike Hall: +1-703-997-6707 - mhall@sname.org - Membership
Alex Landsburg: +1-703-997-6715 - alandsburg@sname.org - Technical

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hi every body.
this is my first post only or test.
i will write for Persian ship builders

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We experienced a brief period beginning the evening of October 22nd through today when our website was down and we had an email outage.  Our mail is back and the main web links have been restored, though we have some that are still coming back on line.

If you have any issues, especially related to the Annual Meeting, please do call us and we will make sure that whatever needs you have are addressed.  Thanks for reporting the outages and for your patience while we restore operations.  I hope this has not been too much of an inconvenience for you.

Separately we have some announcements to make and will be doing this in the next day or so starting with one from Peter Noble.  There are some exciting things in the works.
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If you missed the last race you can watch these technological marvels and their talented crews at work here: America's Cup Race 19 if you have access to YouTube.

And you may note some updates to the website.  Lars Ronning and the whole Electronic Media Committee have been at work on this with additional assistance from Nathan Hagan.  This is very helpful and though there is more for us to do, this is a significant step forward.  The EMC deserves credit for their effort.

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If you have not seen any of the races so far you may want to catch what is likely the last race in the America's cup competition.  It will be on in the US on NBS Sports today at 4pm eastern time, and I imagine will be on YouTube or something similar afterwards.  I do not know how it will be distributed in real time internationally.

Aside from the competition, watching how these vessels operate is very interesting in itself.
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So far none of the victims publicly named in the attack yesterday at NAVSEA in the Washington DC Navy Yard are SNAME members.  This is a relief for the many friends and colleagues that we have in this community.  Still, the Chesapeake section and others have a grass roots effort underway to reach out to members who have some connection to NAVSEA and been directly or indirectly affected by these events. 

At the same time our thoughts and prayers go out to those who have been affected together with their families and loved ones.  The correct details always take a little time to come out, so we will continue to watch for developments and will advise of any changes that may take place.  Please let us know if you hear any news in the meanwhile.

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By Peter Noble

Once upon a time, not so long ago – it was Tuesday June 25th to be precise – an aging naval architect and his good wife embarked upon a voyage across Puget Sound on their way to visit their latest grandson in Port Townsend WA.

The naval architect, as was his wont when traveling, was wearing his SNAME shirt with the bright yellow logo quite prominent against the dark blue shirt.  The reason he did this was that he had the vague idea that the shirt made him look “semi-official” and that that might lead to less hassle by the TSA staff at airport security checks.

The couple had been delayed in getting to the ferry due to the massive waterfront construction going on in Seattle, where traffic tunnels are being built, and so had missed an earlier sailing and were far back in the line-up for the next sailing.

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We do have ways to recognize SNAME volunteers, but we have not always used these consistently or universally.

As part of our Volunteer ROSES Initiative led by Rich Mueller, SNAME Vice President of Planning & Policy we are developing a tiered recognition program which can be used both a section level and national/international levels.

We need to deliver recognition and rewards in a more open and publicized way, since if not made public, recognition loses much of its impact and defeats much of the purpose for which it provided.

Timing is also crucial. In practice our current system of Distinguished Service Awards can take years before service is recognized.  We need to recognize contributions as they occur and reward contributions close to the time achievements are realized. .

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Dr. Carl Ross in "Huffington Post" on, a Submarine for the Oceans of Jupiter's Moon, namely Europa!
 
Nasa's tiny submarines may search Jupiter's moon ... - Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/06/...e-life-probe_n_3458190.htm3 days ago
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A study on the economic impact of domestic US shipyard activity is available at the link below.  The study attempts to show job related impacts at a localized level of detail.


The Economic Importance of the U.S. Shipbuilding and Repairing Industry
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The public is invited to attend and to submit questions ahead of the event.  There is limited seating, but the event will be webcast, and the link for this is included in the announcement.  It will be held June 27th, the news announcement is below:

BSEE Hurricane Preparedness Event
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This is a rather interesting way to spend your time as a young man.


http://now.msn.com/justin-beckerman-teenager-builds-submarine-that-can-dive-30-feet?OCID=MSNNWS
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by

Peter Noble and Alana Anderson


Unfortunately a large part of the public remains uninformed about the marine business in general and in particular about who naval architects, marine and ocean engineers are and what we do. 

SNAME has a number of initiatives to inform young persons, teachers and parents about our professions, such as many of our local Sections taking part in High School Career days, mentoring of students, supporting boat-building education projects and similar programs.

However we see the need to continue to expand these efforts and with that in mind we have instituted the

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