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As we enter the holidays and close our first year in our new location the staff and I wish to thank you for a great year. We have been working to enhance our service so that we cover more of the waterfront than ever. We have been historically strong in the naval architecture and academic communities. We want to add to this to provide services to anyone who contributes to the life cycle of vessels. Whether you are in the commercial, a Navy or government, the offshore, or recreational world SNAME has something to offer you.

Are you in education, research, engineering or production, operations, or perhaps management and administration? Do you operate or maintain vessels, build and manufacture (equipment or vessels), design or acquire them, or are you in related academia? Do you provide services to those who are? Are you a student just starting out, a young professional working in your most prolific technical years, or perhaps in the management of your firm.

This coming year we will be focusing our efforts on delivering services, content, and professional development opportunities across the breadth of our industry.  You will see the following logos and links on much of our correspondence:

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No matter how, or if, you celebrate the upcoming holidays, Happy Holidays to you all and yours.
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If you are in the area please make a point of joining us in Alexandria at our offices to share some holiday spirit with your colleagues and professionals in the community.  As an added incentive there will be plenty of food made by foodies for foodies!  Doors open at 2pm and we'll be here until 8pm.  We hope to see you.
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SNAME’s European Student Sections – October 2014

By, Peter Noble


One of the SNAME activities that I have enjoyed most in recent years has been working with the students and young professionals.  As we all know, this kind of activity is a two-way street.  Hopefully, I have been able to impart some knowledge and guidance to those early in their professional life as I, too, have gained immensely from the energy levels and excitement as they embark on their careers.


I was recently able to get involved first-hand with a number of our new student Sections in Europe.

I met with the SNAME student leadership from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and gave a short talk on “Icebreakers in the Oil Patch” to a joint meeting of KIVI (the Royal Dutch Engineering Society) and the SNAME Western Europe Section.  My presentation was followed by one from MARIN, which reported R&D studies on ice loads on propellers at model scale.

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Joe Cox, President and CEO of the Chamber of Shipping of America, and Fred Harris, President of General Dynamics NASSCO and Bath Iron Works will both be awarded the AOTOS Award at the annual dinner and dance Friday, 7 November in NY.  Fred Harris is the 2012 SNAME Land medalist and a SNAME Fellow.  They join VADM Al Herberger, USN, (Ret.), Captain Warren Leback, as other SNAME AOTOS awardees.

SNAME members receive regular recognition for achievement, but this is noteworthy.  You can help recognize Joe and Fred while supporting AOTOS.  Contact Barbara Yeninas at +1-732-817-0400 x16 or AOTOS@bysa.com for details.

Congratulations to both Fred and Joe.
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During September a group of students and faculty members from Ngee Ann Polytechnic Institute in Singapore made a 2 week visit to Texas to gain some practical foundation in the offshore industry.

These student are in the Department of Engineering and are studying Marine and Ocean Engineering. As part of our outreach to students, SNAME helped arrange meetings and visits during their stay in Texas.

These included a visit to ConocoPhillips the world’s leading exploration and production company hosted by SNAME member, John Dabbar, where the students heard presentations on how a major oil company works and where engineers fit into the system as well as presentations on marine oil transport systems.

The group also visited ABS world headquarters hosted by SNAME member, Thalia Kruger and were exposed to the wide array of services that a modern Class Society has to offer.  The students were somewhat familiar with ABS as the Society has a high visibility presence in Singapore.

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CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES AT SNAME MARITIME CONVENTION

One of the most important functions of a professional technical society is to capture and make available useful knowledge to its members. This is done in many ways within SNAME:

  • we organize the  Annual SNAME Maritime Convention Technical Program
  • we hold regular Section Meetings where topics of interest are presented and discussed;
  • we sponsor and guide T&R projects and prepare and publish T&R Bulletins and a wide range of topics
  • we prepare and publish a range of Textbooks, Journals, and our flagship  Technical Magazine,
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The Journal of Ship Production and Design (JSPD) published by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) has been accepted for coverage in the Thomson Reuters® Web of Science™ Index of Scholarly Literature.

 

The SNAME Journal of Ship Research has been indexed in the Web of Science  for many years.

 

The Web of Science is widely recognized as the world’s leading source of scholarly research data. The index is the only interface to include subject-specific, unbiased, curated content on emerging trends based on citation activity of the most impactful global and regional journals, books and proceedings.

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No need for Fossil Fuels in 40 years from now_10-07-2014; CLICK:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/39907336/No%20Need%20for%20Fossil%20Fuels%20in%2040%20years%20from%20now-2014.doc

Carl Ross.  10-July-2014

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SNAME’s HARRY REN PRESENTS PAPER AT JOINT MEETING OF SNAMES and SNAME IN SINGAPORE




Author Harry Ren, center, with SNAMES and SNAME representatives

On June 11,  Harry Ren, principal naval architect with Diamond Offshore Drilling and past chair of the SNAME Texas Section presented a reprise of the Best Paper by a SNAME Author award winning paper “Execution of New Drillship Project – Perspectives from Owner, Class, Builder and Designer” which was presented at the 2013 Offshore Technology Conference in 2013

The paper was present to a packed house of over 150 members of SNAMES and SNAME at the National University of Singapore, NUS and a lively question and answer session followed the presentation.

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Over 90 volunteer leaders, including 16 out of the 17 Sections and 36 out of the 37 Student Sections, including the Student Steering Committee came together for a weekend at the Hotel Derek in Houston, Texas for the 2014 Chair Elect Seminar, Student Chair Elect Seminar, Council, and Executive Committee Meeting. SNAME is all around the world...SNAME is everywhere!

Planet Ocean
We live on a planet that we mistakenly call “Earth”, but I have it on good authority that Martians and other space aliens call  it “Planet Ocean”
~ 70% of the earth’s surface is covered by water
~ 80% of the world’s population lives within 200 km of the coast
~ 90% of the world’s trade volume moves by sea
~ 100% of life as we know it depends on water

Oceans connecting People
• Some may think that the oceans separate us when in fact the Oceans connect us.
• And that’s why we, as maritime and ocean professionals, are amongst the most important people on this planet.

SNAME Sections
• SNAME is first and foremost a forum for individual professionals to exchange ideas and knowledge.  We are a people-centric organization
• Our volunteer-run Sections are critically important in fulfilling our Society’s mission by
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OTC 2014 was a grand success and set new records in many aspects, including numbers of attendees, number of exhibitors, the square feet of exhibition, even the total tonnage lifted!!

Congratulations to our SNAME volunteers who worked so hard to make the OTC 2014 a success, and to the many SNAME members who attended the conference from around the globe.  This event truly shows the international flavor of our Society.

SNAME figured very prominently again this year when our candidate for the Annual OTC Distinguished Individual Award was selected.  Carl-Arne Carlsen, SNAME Blakely Smith medalist and long-time DNV senior staff member was recognized at the OTC Dinner. 

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Dear All,

I'm creating a Spill Pocket Booklet for people working on offshore rigs. Through this booklet I intend to roll out a campaign on board our rig fleet to hopefully remind people on spills and help reduce spills completely.

It is intended to cover operations such as bunkering, maintenance on machinery and handling drilling mud.
Also, intend to include early leak detection and SJA's, PTW's, etc.

I need suggestions on what all to include and how to build this booklet.

Look forward to putting a healthy and informative booklet and will of course share with all of you.

Best Regards,

Varun Ramdas
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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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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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