• Registration is Now Open for SOME 2017

    Register now to attend the 6th International Symposium on "Ship Operations, Management and Economics" (SOME 2017) on 11-12 October in Athens, Greece. Early-bird registration ends on 30 September!

  • Looking for Mentors and Students!

    If you are attending OTC 2017 on 1-4 May at NRG Center in Houston, Texas, you’re in luck! Once again, SNAME is organizing the Mentor for a Day Program (MFAD). The Program matches Students with Mentors, who are experts in the industry. Whether it’s Naval Architecture, Structural Design, or Marine Engineering/ Systems, we have a variety of top-notch SNAME members, who want to help guide our Students in their career. From walking around the Expo Hall to answering one-on-one questions, this is a Student’s opportunity to get the best advice from members who have been through it all.

    There are 7 mentoring times and a number of specialties to choose from.

  • SMC 2017 Abstract Deadline Extension - 1 April

    If you're thinking about submitting an abstract for SMC 2017, the abstract submission deadline has been extended to 1 April.

  • SOME 2017: Call for Papers

    Submit abstracts to the 6th International Symposium on "Ship Operations, Management and Economics" (SOME 2017). Held on 11-12 October in Athens, Greece, the deadline is 15 March. For questions, please email

  • Happy (American) Thanksgiving to those celebrating!

    We are thankful for our diverse international membership. Please note Sofia Iliogrammenou will be available in our European office this week to give assistance ( when the US office is closed.

  • SNAME Member Göran Wilkman receives ATC Distinguished Achievement Award for Individuals

    Since 1973 Göran Wilkman has been involved in all fields of the development of activities and solutions for ice-prone waters including; vessel development, Arctic and Antarctic field expeditions, operational, technical and economical consultations as well as testing of solutions both in model scale and full scale conditions.

  • Take Advantage of Affordable Research

    SNAME Members receive large discounts on SNAME's well respected scholarly journals. Volume 60, Number 4, December 2016 of the Journal of Ship Research is now online.

  • SNAME Member Sarah Wickenheiser named Coast Guard Engineer of the Year!

    We are proud to announce the winner of the 2017 Coast Guard Engineer of the
    Year Award is SNAME Member Ms. Sarah Wickenheiser, a Naval Architect currently serving in the
    Hull Engineering Branch at the Coast Guard Yard. Ms. Wickenheiser was selected
    from a remarkable pool of nominees based on her educational, professional, and
    personal achievements.

    As a staff engineer in the Hull Engineering Branch, Ms. Wickenheiser
    provides technical engineering solutions to Yard projects. During the modification
    to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Vessel THOMAS JEFFERSON,
    she identified design deficiencies in the ship's structure that could have resulted
    in catastrophic hull failure. Her structural vulnerability analysis was used in the
    construction and addition of new liquid storage tanks, allowing for a 50%
    improvement in vessel operating efficiency. Additionally, to avoid hull
    damage to CGC EAGLE while drydocked for sequential shell plating renewal,
    Ms. Wickenheiser developed an innovative protocol using finite element analysis
    to validate segmented sections of EAGLE's hull. Ms. Wickenheiser
    is a graduate of Webb Institute, is a Registered Professional Engineer
    in the State of Maryland and has served as the Membership Chair of the Chesapeake
    Section of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.

    An awards ceremony will be held in Washington, DC on 17 February 2017 to
    recognize the accomplishments of Ms. Wickenheiser. Additionally, as the Coast
    Guard Engineer of the Year, Ms. Wickenheiser has been nominated for the National
    Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) Federal Engineer of the Year Award.

  • Join a World Class Technical and Research Effort

    SNAME is known for its outstanding Technical and Research (T&R) program. An impressive Committee and Panel structure covers all aspects of research within the maritime industry. Join SNAME and get the benefit of collaborating with international colleagues in your field of interest.

  • SNAME NY Met Section was hosted at Weeks Marine’s shipyard facility in Jersey City, NJ today.

    Although this was a Young Professionals event, it was open to all the members of the Section. The event will included short information session of Weeks Marine Inc., tour of the yard, tour aboard some of Weeks Marine’s fleet of floating cranes, hopper barge, semi-submersible, etc., chance to witness an heavy lift operation and other yard operations.

  • "Guide to Propulsion Reduction Gear Installation and Alignment" Now Available!

    This guide provides vessel owners, operators, designers, builders and gear manufacturers with definitive information helpful for designing and successfully installing reduction gears that will deliver long and reliable marine service. References are made to applicable standards with the focus on providing an understanding of the important concepts, elements, techniques, and best practices in working together to achieve successful and practical installations.

  • New Journal of Ship Production and Design Available

    Volume 32, Number 4, November 2016 Journal of Ship Production and Design is now online.

  • Get Involved in the New Edition of Marine Engineering Revision

    SNAME has announced intention to revise Marine Engineering. Authors are being sought for various chapters. Interested parties are invited to join us during the 2016 SMC in Bellevue, WA, USA for a planning meeting 3 November from 2-4pm in the Balsam Room, 3rd Floor, Cascade Tower.

  • Keeping it Green

    SNAME members Eric Greene and Paul Miller are using STEM to keep it GREEN.

  • A Helping Hand

    During your career many have helped, so now you are thinking you would like to give back. Consider donating to the SNAME scholarships and help and up and coming maritime professional meet their goals.

  • Attention PEs

    SMC 2016 offers three courses to maintain your PE designation. Take a course on Tuesday, 1 November:
    New: Wind Assist for Meeting IMO Ship EEDI, SEMP, and ECA Regulations,
    Presented by Geoff Uttmark, TransTech Inc. and Dr. Robert Latorre, University of New Orleans

    Ship Production,
    Presented by Tom Lamb, Emeritus Research Scientist and Adjunct Professor, University of Michigan

    An Overview of the Design of Advanced Marine Vehicles,
    Presented by Chris McKesson, University of British Columbia

    Members save an additional 150 USD on course registration. Become a member to register before classes are filled!

  • Inland Waterways in October (mt)

    October (mt) is now posted online. FREE for members. Join SNAME and don't miss a single issue of this cutting-edge technical magazine.

  • Ballast Water Management Webinar

    If you missed last Sunday's Ballast Water Management Webinar, with presentations by Katie Weaver of Ecochlor and LCDR Chad Robuck of the United States Coast Guard, you can still watch the recording. Join SNAME for more valuable content like this.

  • Tampa Bay is Calling all Faces of SNAME

    Join Instructor Chris Barry at the IBEX 2016 SNAME-sponsored Super Session Course, "Practical Propeller Matching" on Monday, October 3 from 9:00am - 5:00pm at the Tampa Convention Center. This course will provide valuable, hands-on techniques and tools for designers, builders, engine vendors, surveyors, and operators as well as naval architects. The goal of this session is to introduce the basic background of resistance and propulsion and to present practical aspects and standard methods for predicting resistance and selecting propellers using spreadsheets or similar computer methods. As a member, take advantage of $100 savings on the registration fee and enjoy the Florida coast, sun, sand, waves, and learning. Join SNAME and get a discount on great events like this.

  • Got Research?

    Seeking highly technical papers on applied research in hydrodynamics, propulsion, ship motions, structures, and vibrations for the Journal of Ship Research.

  • Don't give us the cold shoulder ... ATTC: Call for Papers

    ... ATTC: Call for Papers

  • Read SNAME President Joe Comer's new blog.

  • Share the Passion!

    SNAME Members: As you're wishing your colleagues a good weekend remember to ask if they are SNAME members and share what SNAME has done for you and your career!

  • Coming Soon to Bellevue, WA, USA

    Don't miss the SMC 2016

  • Renewal Date Flexibility for SNAME Members

    SNAME now offers you the opportunity to choose the month for your annual renewal that works best for your situation. As you know, SNAME members have traditionally had a renewal deadline of 31 December each year. If you need to align your dues payment with your company's fiscal calendar, you now can.

    Go ahead and complete the renewal date change form by no later than 19 September and you will receive the benefit of renewing your membership at the time that is most convenient for you.
    Here's how it works:
    1.Complete the online form, choosing your renewal month;
    2.When your renewal month change is processed, you will be charged the prorated amount covering the months between January and your new renewal month;
    3.You will be enrolled in SNAME's automatic renewal program;
    4.Your full annual dues will then be automatically renewed each year on the first day of the month that you have chosen.

    This is a voluntary program that is intended as a benefit to you. If you do not wish to change your renewal date, your annual renewal will continue to be due on 31 December each year. Thank you for your continuing support and involvement. SNAME's goal is to make your life better.

  • Read This Week's Newsletter!

  • Thanks to the Featured Papers Committee!

    SNAME would like to thank the members of the Featured Papers Committee who cull through the depth of SNAME's technical knowledge and chose the best papers to highlight for the featured abstracts section of (mt) each quarter. See the July featured abstracts.

  • For only 35 bucks, SNAME Student Membership is the Best Investment in Your Future

    Through access to professionals and fellow students from all over the world, SNAME student members are fine-tuning their goals and shaping their careers. For those of you who know exactly where you are headed, or those of you who are still searching for your ideal career path, there are SNAME members who are happy to share their knowledge and experience with you - at local Section meetings, at the SNAME Maritime Convention, or through our online communities.
    Barr Turner, Chair of SNAME's Student Steering Committee and a student at Webb Institute, recently addressed volunteer leaders at SNAME's Council Retreat. Barr advised students to "never pass up the opportunity to strike up a conversation, to take an empty seat at a dinner table, or most importantly, to get more involved in SNAME. It will have a great impact on your career." Listen to Barr's comments from the Retreat.

  • New Weekly Message from SNAME

  • Chevron Shipping to Sponsor Student & Young Professional Social

    Chevron Shipping is generously sponsoring the Student & Young Professional Social on Wednesday, 2 November following the Expo Hall Welcome Reception at the SMC 2016. See more about the event.

  • SNAME Thanks Chris McKesson-New JSPD Issue Online

    SNAME thanks Chris McKesson for his leadership as Editor of the Journal of Ship Production and Design. This highly regarded journal, once referred to as the bible of shipbuilding, is now expanded to include papers on design and technology.

  • Fellow Spotlight: Thomas Mackey, Manufacturer

    Mr. Mackey served as Chair of the T&R Steering Committee in the 1990s and also chaired the Nominating Committee and the international Activities Committee. He was instrumental in establishing the World Maritime Technology Conference, was Chairman of WMTC 2003, hosted by SNAME in San Francisco, was the first Chairman of the World Maritime Technology Congress, and has been the SNAME representative to the Congress since 2003.

    Mackey has presented many technical papers on Ballast Water Management at various symposia during the past 15 years and led the BW Management Panel Session at WMTC 2015. He was Chairman of the Control Committee and author of the Hull Machinery Chapter of the SNAME publication, "Marine Engineering" in 1992 and is Chair of the Control Committee of its revision. He has been active in the marine business for the past 50 years and has been with Hyde since it was established in Cleveland, Ohio in 1969.

  • Do You Know a Distinguished Maritime Professional?

    Nominate your colleagues for the grade of SNAME Fellow by July 31. Successful nominations will be recognized at the SNAME Maritime Convention in November.

  • Networking is the Start to Lasting Relationships

    It all begins with SNAME. What does a freshman attending Namei Polytechnic Institute in Mandaluyong City, a Research Assistant/ PhD Student in London, and a senior at Webb Institute who has spent the last month in Africa have in common? It all begins with SNAME.

    At the Council Retreat 2016 this June in Alexandria, 39 Students from 31 Student Sections came together for three days to learn about membership and the value of SNAME. "Why do I need SNAME after graduation?" was answered by the 90 different industry leaders representing SNAME leadership from Sections Chairs to the President, who were also in attendance. By Sunday's end the question turned to, "What else can I do as a part of SNAME?" It all begins with SNAME. Join today....and let SNAME be about you!

  • SMC Registration is Open

    Registration for the SNAME Maritime Convention 2016 is open. Members save $150 by registering for the early bird rates, good through October 1. Don't miss out on attending the premier event for maritime and ocean professionals.

    And don't forget to make a hotel reservation at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue.

  • Introducing the Faces of SNAME

    There are seven Faces of SNAME that describe the life cycle of a vessel, boat or other marine asset in any marine or ocean industry . They are:

    Students - Educators/Researchers - Engineers/Designers - Shipbuilders - Manufacturers - Operators - Recyclers/Salvors

    We've identified these unique communities so that we can tailor membership services specific to each of these elements . We'll be describing these and how you fit into one or more in the coming weeks.

  • SNAME Grows Leaders

    Our members have told us that access to learning through leadership positions is one of the most valuable features of their SNAME membership. Earlier this month, over 100 of our volunteer leaders met in Alexandria, VA at SNAME's Council Retreat. The group ranged from Student Members, to Young Professionals, to industry titans, and covered all seven Faces of SNAME. Sessions included how to run a local Section, strategies for membership, technical content, events, and our role in the industry. The Council Retreat is proof positive that joining SNAME is a gateway to becoming a leader - within SNAME and in the industry.

  • Give Back to Your Industry

    Looking to give a helping hand to a student or young researcher? SNAME offers many opportunities to contribute.

  • SNAME History

    The President of SNAME in 1970-1971 was Daniel D. Strohmeier and was an Emory S. Land Medalist in 1971. Strohmeier was an avid sailor and cruiser. Strohmeier began his journey into the industry in 1932, where he received his BA from Amherst College. Mr. Strohmeier next went onto MIT, where he received his BS in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering in 1934. Strohmeier had a passion for boats and later became the Vice President and head of the Ship Building Division in 1948.

  • Congratulations Graduates!!!!!

    Congratulations to all SNAME student graduates. SNAME looks forward to being a part of your very bright future!

  • Update the Application Link You Use to Recruit Members

    SNAME has created new applications to be used for applying for membership. These new applications are hosted directly on Links to the applications can be found under the Membership navigation on the “Apply For Membership” page.

  • Long Winded

    Want to know more about wind energy? SNAME authors provide cutting edge research on wind energy and as a member you receive 20 FREE downloads per year so join today.

  • Your SNAME Section Needs YOU

    This weekend is the Council Retreat/Chair Elect Seminar. There are multiple positions and opportunities for YOU in your local Section. Ask your Section Chair how you can get more involved in Section Leadership.

  • More Power to Ya'

    SNAME member Rick Royce will be attending the Chesapeake Power Boat Symposium for the first time this year as a speaker. Rick said he's heard so much about the event's opportunities to meet others in the power boat industry that he was honored to be asked to present. Join Rick and other powerboat experts you need to know. Join SNAME and get a discount doing it.

  • SNAME Wins Best Maritime Association

    SNAME was honored to be awarded “Best Maritime Association” during the 7th ShipTek International Maritime Awards. Many thanks to Raju Datla for accepting on SNAME’s behalf.

  • Happy World Oceans Day!

    SNAME Members work in and on the oceans. One of their areas of research is Oceanography. Join SNAME and get 20 FREE technical paper downloads per year!

  • You Can't Be Everywhere at Once? Yes You Can!

    SNAME members are saving themselves time and money through their access to videos of SNAME's technical presentations from around the world. Couldn't jet to Athens for a talk on LNG as fuel? No problem! Our growing Webinar Library contains local Section meetings - available for free to members only. Missed a presentation you meant to see at the SNAME Maritime Conference? It's okay! SNAME members use their 20 Free Downloads to access videos from our Technical Library. Don't miss another key presentation - join SNAME today.

  • Attending Posidonia?

    Meet Executive Director, Erik Seither and SNAME president Joe Comer at Posidonia 6-10 June. Stop by Stand 2,435/5 and find out what's new at SNAME

  • Errata Sheet for Ship Structural Analysis and Design

    For those valued member/customer who have purchased the book Ship Structural Analysis and Design in the past six years. SNAME has issued an errata for this text, including an updated index.

  • Do You Have Sufficient General Liability and Professional Indemnity Coverage?

    Don't take the risk of not having the coverage you need. SNAME has partnered with Lockton Affinity and Beazley to offer coverage at discounted prices available only to our members. Join SNAME - then contact our underwriter Sara Payne to have your current coverage reviewed and receive a free quote. Be sure to tell her you are a new SNAME member!

  • Halsey Herreshoff Gives Tour of the Herreshoff Museum Model Room

    During the 2016 SNAME co-sponsored Classic Yacht Symposium, Halsey Herreshoff gave a tour of the Herresoff Museum's Model Room to delighted attendees. Herreshoff, a four time America's cup winner and partner in Herreshoff Designs, Inc, is the grandson of Nat Herreshoff whose model room the facility replicates. To learn more about the museum go to

  • A Round of Applause for the Newly Elected Fellows

    SNAME members believe that the prestige that comes with Fellow status is one of the most valued features of membership. SNAME congratulates these newly elected Fellows: (l to r) Tony Teo, John Stiff, John Manning, Ramesh Maini, H. Paul Cojeen, Chengi Kuo,
    Brian Veitch, Jon Mikkelsen

  • Interested in Fishing Systems?

    Join SNAME and get involved with SNAME T&R Panel SC-3 on Fishing Systems which has a range of interests, including environmental impact from fishing operations. These members have created and updated a data base on fish boats, analyzed diesel engine exhaust emissions, and worked on alternative LNG and biodiesel fuel use. One current area of interest is exploring the use of wind assist systems to reduce fuel and emission levels per kg of catch. Join us to contribute, learn, and make industry connections. Contact Panel Chair Dr. Robert Latorre

  • Dinner and Dancingi n Philadelphia!

    It`s time to dance at the 65th Annual Philadelphia Gala. Come for your yourself, your business, for your best clients and for the thoughts you haven`t come up with yet. Purchase a ticket or a table of 10. Also, to explore the Sponsorship Opportunities, contact Dave Weidner.

  • Honoring "A Most Unforgettable Individual"

    The Fifth Chesapeake Powerboat Symposium will begin with a special tribute to the late SNAME member Joe Koelbel, a respected naval architect who specialized in design and development of hull forms for both displacement and planing craft. Come celebrate his contributions with other powerboat leaders and build on Mr. Koelbel's legacy.

    Eighteen technical papers will be presented at the symposium by world recognized experts in powerboat design, construction, testing and evaluation, and operational feedback. As an added value, all papers are to be certified for continuing education credits. As a member, save $50 when registering for this two-day event.

  • Big Bang for Your Buck!

    We asked, and our SNAME members told us what their membership is worth. What do the members value the most? Is it prestige, networking, leadership opportunities, access to international communities, content? Find out what members value most about their SNAME membership and see what you are missing. Join today!

  • If You Must Be Obsessed with Something, Make it Powerboats!

    The Fifth Chesapeake Powerboat Symposium, to be held 14-15 June, will feature 19 top-notch papers and presentations on all aspects of powerboat design and construction, including topics such as trimaran hulls, high-speed craft, and vibration and shocks. And when you join SNAME, you save $50 on registration.

  • Calling All Classic Yacht Enthusiasts!

    The Herreshoff Marine Museum/America's Cup Hall of Fame will host the 7th Classic Yacht Symposium featuring papers, hands on projects, panel discussions, a museum visit, and evening social programs. Held on the 20th-22nd May in Rhode Island, owners, designers, builders, and sailors gather to celebrate these spectacular yachts and share thoughts on the challenges of preserving, restoring, sailing, and racing them. Attend and be a part of this superlative event. And join SNAME to save $25 in registration.

  • You Missed an Important Meeting Last Week...But Don't Worry!

    A great feature of SNAME membership is the ability to view and listen to technical presentations given around the world by SNAME members. The Greek Section's highly informative presentation "Gap Analysis Harmonized CSR and Goal Based Standards - The IMO Findings and IACS' Proposed Corrective Actions" by Panos Zachariadis of Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd. is now available online for SNAME members. Join SNAME -- then kick back, grab your lunch and enjoy this members-only resource to stay on top of the latest standards.

  • NEW issue of Journal Of Ship Production now online

    See the latest in Ship Design and Production in our latest issue; with articles on international shipbuilding competitiveness, winterization on a North Atlantic ferry system, and more. SNAME Members may view this journal online for free by first login into the same site and going to the journals page.

  • Save the Date for the 65th Philadelphia Dinner/Dance Gala

    Dance With the SNAME Stars

    Amazingly enough, very often the stunning creative thoughts you have occur when you are out of your office. It`s time to dance at the 65th Annual Philadelphia Gala. Come for your yourself, your business, for your best clients and for the thoughts you haven`t come up with yet. Purchase a ticket or a table of 10. Also, to explore the Sponsorship Opportunities, contact Dave Weidner (

  • View Now: Greek Section Meeting Webinar Recording

    The recording of the April 21, 2016 Greek Section meeting is available to view. The meeting featured a presentation by Panos Zachariadis: "Gap Analysis Harmonized CSR and Goal Based Standards – The IMO Findings and IACS' Proposed Corrective Actions."

  • Now Available: Corrigenda for Siting Mobile Jack Ups

    The Corrigenda documents errata and adjustments that (revisions) were are made to correspond to the version of the Recommended Practice used in benchmarking studies performed in the development of draft ISO Standard 19905-1.

    This Bulletin is a comprehensive set of documents regarding the site-specific assessment of mobile jack-up units. The initial Guidelines published by SNAME in 1991 were developed by a Joint Industry Working Group on Jack-Up Site Assessment Procedures monitored by SNAME Offshore Committee Panel OC-3 (Loads, Structural Design and Riser Technology). SNAME Offshore Committee Panel OC-7 (Jack-up Site Assessment of Jack-up Rigs) was then formed to carry out further Further development efforts.