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

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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.

Only 3 Weeks Away: The 35th International Marine Conference & Exhibition, Mari-Tech 2014 (May 7-9)

Mari-Tech 2014 is proud to be co-sponsored by SNAME, Great Lakes and Great Rivers Section and the Canadian Institute of Marine Engineering, Great Lakes Branch.

The three day concurrent conference is packed full with track sessions, arm chair discussions and exciting Keynote speakers. There will be a 3-day exhibition with over 75 exhibitors providing an excellent occasion to meet representatives and marine personnel from across Canada, United States, Germany, Holland, England and around the world.

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 Peter Noble Invites You to Attend the Classic Yacht Symposium (May 2-3, Bristol, RI)

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.

While not exclusively mentioned, the design of yachts and other small craft have been a staple for SNAME members over the years and I firmly belief that much innovation has come from that sector of our profession.

Read more in Peter Noble’s President’s Blog:

First Offshore Technology Conference (OTC Asia) to Return to Malaysia 2016

OTC Asia will return to Malaysia from 22 to 25 March 2016, after its successful debut at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre of 25 to 28 March 2014.

The event has succeeded the initial target of attendees with 25,100 delegates and trade visitors from 88 countries. In is remarks at the closing ceremony, Dato' Wee Yiaw Hin, Executive Vice President, PETRONAS, mentioned that, "the number of countries represented, at 88, is double prosperity in the Chinese culture...."

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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