Where are you on this spectrum:

Research - Teach (or Learn) - Design - Build (whether vessel or equipment) - Operate - Recycle

You may place yourself on more than one of these, but no matter where you are in this lifecycle of a vessel, what type of vessel you are engaged with, or where in the world you are located, SNAME is a community that can help you in your business and technical pursuits.

Do you know SNAME members who you do business with?  You may want to ask about their engagement with us.  We have historically been strong on the left side of this spectrum, but we are reaching out more and more to provide services across this spectrum.

Call us, or attend a local event and meet some of our members.  You will find getting to know some of the "Many Faces of SNAME" a rewarding experience.
Be the first person to recommend this.

Whether you are lookingfor a  talented future member of your team or you are a marine professional in search of your next great opportunity, SNAME's Career Center should be your starting point. Employers can post job opportunities and browse our Resume Bank, which is searchable by location and keyword. Jobseekers can post resumes and search the latest opportunities in the field. The Career Center is open to the public, but SNAME members receive significant discounts on posting jobs to the site. It pays to be a member of The International Community for Maritime and Ocean Professionals.

Be the first person to recommend this.

For the past two years, the competition has awarded $10,000 annually to the top student teams, with the top prize each year being $5,000. An impressive roster of internationally recognized maritime professionals have served as judges. Awardees have been recognized at international maritime conferences and through widespread media reports.   The competitions for 2013 and 2014, respectively, were to design a passenger ferry for the Bangladesh river system and for an interisland RoPax for Papua New Guinea. For 2015, the competition, with more streamlined requirements than the past, will be to design a RoPax for Indonesia.


Indonesia is the fourth largest nation in the world in terms of population. Composed of 6,000 inhabited islands, the archipelago spreads across over 3,000 miles from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific Ocean near Australia. With a strong seafaring tradition, Indonesia has embarked on a policy to enhance its maritime strength. One stated goal of this policy is to improve interisland connectivity through ferry transport. 

Be the first person to recommend this.

On July 7, after four days on a 30’ Nonsuch sailing the Long Island Sound I was walking off my sea legs in Greenport, NY when I came across Wooden Boatworks. Since I rarely get to see this stuff in practice I decided to see if could get a first hand look at the facility. In the office I introduced myself to Donn Costanzo.
Donn grew up in Sayville NY where he spent time on the water clamming and scalloping.  As a high school senior Donn got hooked on classical wooden boat building when he worked with Al Terry to restore one of the legendary boat builder Gil Smith’s skiffs. After spending some time learning classical boat building at Lance Lee’s apprentice shop (, Donn worked in Europe both building and restoring boats.

Be the first person to recommend this.

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers has published the technical and Research Bulletin A Guide to Materials Engineering for the Maritime Industry. This T&R bulletin was written by Yvonne Traynham and approved by SNAME Technical & Research Committee on Hull Structure  Chaired by Roger Basu.


This document provides a unique and practical guide to materials engineering for those in the maritime industry.  It covers aspects of materials engineering, testing and evaluation, corrosion, and failure that are of specific interest to marine designers as well as those who maintain structure and machinery in the marine environment.  The guide also provides information on non-destructive test and evaluation techniques and their use and addresses advance materials and processes.  Additional references are provided to assist those who require more detailed information on a specific process. 

Be the first person to recommend this.

SNAME is pleased to announce it's membership magazine (mt) has been awarded three prestigious awards for editorial and design excellence. 

1 person recommends this.

The below list of 2015 ABS MODU Rule changes could affect the Marine Piping Systems design for MODUs,

 Part/Para. No.  Title/Subject  Status/Remarks
 4-2-5/3.9  Valves on Oil Tanks  To align the requirements for valves of the emergency generator fuel tank and the emergency fire pump fuel tank with 4-6-4/13.5.3 of the Steel Vessel Rules.
 4-2-5/7.10 (New)  Isolating Valves in Fuel Supply and Spill Piping  To require the fuel supply and return piping is to be individually protected where multiple engines are installed in Category A machinery spaces, in line with requirement of Steel Vessels Rules
 4-2-6/7.3  Spill Containment  To specify that each skid should be provided with a coaming when the pump skid is separate from the dispenser/coalescer skid.
Be the first person to recommend this.

Many of you growing up dreamed of having your own business.  If you dreamed of having a maritime related business, SNAME is the place for you!  Even if you are in a corporate leadership role or a job that supports the various maritime businesses, SNAME has something to offer you.

SNAME offers the greatest library of content that addresses most disciplines and interests in the maritime world.  I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to design propellers after college, and SNAME publications was the only place that offered information on how to draw a propeller.

I went to Section meetings early in my career and met many people that helped me solve my day-to-day problems at work.  Your access as a member to the experts in the maritime industry at SNAME is renown!

I spent over thirty years in shipbuilding and the ideas that were shared by SNAME members at Section and Annual meetings were immensely helpful to me as I gained experience.

11 people recommend this.

1 person recommends this.

The US Maritime Administration has released a solicitation for a training ship design at the following link:

US Maritime Administration Training Vessel Design Solicitation

If we can help make announcements like this available to our members anywhere in the world we are happy to find a way to do this.  In this particular case it is an American opportunity, but we are not limited in this respect.  If you come across opportunities you'd like to share please let us know.
Be the first person to recommend this.

It is with great honor and excitement that I follow Peter Noble as SNAME president in 2015 and continue the “big tent” initiative started over the last couple of years. We are known as SNAME—The International Community for Maritime and Ocean Professionals. The big tent is broadening our international focus to include all maritime and ocean professionals.


This is happening across industries: commercial, government, military, offshore, and recreational. It’s happening across areas: education, research, engineering, production, operations, management, and administration. And it’s happening across sectors: academia, design/acquisition, build/manufacture, and operate/maintain.


Be the first person to recommend this.

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:

1 person recommends this.

No matter how, or if, you celebrate the upcoming holidays, Happy Holidays to you all and yours.
Be the first person to recommend this.

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.
Be the first person to recommend this.

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.

Be the first person to recommend this.

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 for details.

Congratulations to both Fred and Joe.
Be the first person to recommend this.

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.

Be the first person to recommend this.


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,
Be the first person to recommend this.

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.

Be the first person to recommend this.

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

Carl Ross.  10-July-2014

Be the first person to recommend this.