SNAME Maritime Convention

Formerly Known as the Annual Meeting
October 22-24, 2014
Hyatt Regency Houston - Houston, TX

Classic Yacht Symposium


April (mt) Digital Version Available Now

Hey members. April (mt) will be showing up in your mailbox soon. In the meantime you can view the digital version here
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NEW T&R Bulletin 6-2 MVEP AE1

SNAME has published a new T&R Bulletin entitled "Marine Vessel Environmental Performance (MVEP) Assessment Guide Air Emissions: Sulfur Oxides (SOX)". The bulletin was written by Mark West and Brian Ackerman; reviewed by SNAME Technical & Research Panel EC-10 “Marine Vessel Environmental Performance” Co-Chaired by Dr. Eleanor K.N. Kirtley, PE, Timothy S. Leach, PE, and Brian M. Ackerman; and approved by the Society’s Environmental Engineering Committee Chaired by Bruce A. Russell. This Guide is the second in a series being developed to address vessel environmental performance.

Awards Nomination Deadline Extended to April 15

The 2014 Awards Committee requests that you carefully consider worthy nominees for the following awards: The David W. Taylor Medal, for outstanding accomplishment in naval architecture;The Vice Admiral “Jerry” Land Medal, for outstanding accomplishment in the marine field; The Kenneth S. M. Davidson Medal, for outstanding scientific accomplishment in ship research; The William M. Kennedy Award, for outstanding service and accomplishment in the development of systems and planning applying to shipbuilding; and The Distinguished Service Award, for dedicated personal service or technical contributions to the Society.

The qualification requirements and a list of former recipients for each award are provided on the AWARDS website. Please contact Jodi Lane via email for more information.

The SSC 2014 Triennial Symposium Sustainability and Stewardship

The SSC 2014 Triennial Symposium
Sustainability and Stewardship: Vessel Safety and Longevity through Ship Structures Research

Preparations are well underway for the Ship Structure Committee 2014 Symposium. We have a wonderful group of presenters and workshops lined up. Make sure to check the links below, as well as the new Symposium event page for the latest updates and a closer look at what will be occurring.
When: May 18-20, 2014
Location: Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS) Linthicum Heights, MD

Extended Deadline for SMC Call for Papers

Be a part of the inaugural SNAME Maritime Convention, October 22-24 at the Hyatt Regency Houston in Houston, Texas.

Extended deadline for SNAME Papers: April 18.

SPS Papers deadline: June 3.

See the Call for Papers on the website for more information.

President's Blog

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    Welcome to the 2014 Classic Yacht Symposium from Peter Noble, President of SNAME

    As president of SNAME it gives me great personal pleasure to write this welcome note to the 2014 Classic Yacht Symposium...

Around the Society

OTC, 5-8 May 2014, Houston

The Main Event… the one that started it all, OTC Houston will begin in just a few weeks! Here is a brief update on key elements.

Technical Program: All papers have now been submitted and staff are working on the proceedings CD over the next few weeks. The full technical program will be posted on the OTC website soon.

SNAME 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.  

SNAME has for the last several years undertaken a Mentor-for-a-Day program at OTC where seasoned professionals are linked-up with 3-5 students who are attending and conduct them around the exhibit space, introducing them to exhibiting companies and answering questions.  This has grown in popularity and we expect 2014 to see an increase in participation.

OTC, and its daughter conferences, are very important events as they not only provide excellent forums for knowledge transfer through papers, panels and networking, but also provide the SNAME with over 30% of its annual revenue.

Other special events at the 2014 OTC will include

•            Women in the Industry Sharing Experiences (WISE) - Monday 5 May – 1600-1800

The committee is working to be sure the keynote has reached out to secure the table leaders.

•            Mexico Energy Reform- Transforming the Industry - Tuesday 6 May – 1600-1800

The committee is working to select various Pemex and government officials to attend the event.

•            E&P Major Projects- Improving Project Success - Tuesday 6 May – 1600-1800

The committee is working to finalize the speaker for the welcome address and the feature presentation.

•            Innovation Across the Pacific Rim - Wednesday 7 May – 1600-1800

Executive Director's Blog

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    SNAME in a New Location

    SNAME's main office is now located in Alexandria, Virginia at the following address: SNAME 99 Canal Center Plaza...

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Upcoming Events

  1. SCA 2014 Annual General Membership Meeting

    Apr 30 - May 2
    Washington, DC, United States
  2. 2014 Classic Yacht Symposium

    May 2 - 4
    Bristol, RI, United States
  3. 2014 Offshore Technology Conference

    May 5 - 8
    Houston, TX, United States

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