SNAME Maritime Convention



World Maritime Technology Conference 2015 - Now Accepting Abstracts

Submit an abstract for the World Maritime Technology Conference (WMTC) 2015 that will be incorporated with the SNAME Maritime Convention, 3-7 November 2015 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, RI.

The theme of the conference is “Engineering Innovation Serving Society."

All submissions should be sent via Scholar One, Queries regarding papers or the technical program in general should be directed to the WMTC 2015 Technical Program Co-Chairs:
Roger Basu – or Krish Thiagarajan –

For more information about the 2015 World Maritime Technology Conference, visit or contact Alana Anderson, SNAME Director of Events, or 1+703.997.6705.

Join the Shipbuilding Technology Forum

On November 26 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario the Shipbuilding Association of Canada in collaboration with Vanguard magazine will establish and conduct the first national Shipbuilding Technology Forum to create high profile dialogue about the investment and research and development in emerging high technology in shipbuilding available in Canada and from around the world.

As a special offer to SNAME Members enter the following promo code SNAME and Save!

SNAME special rate $200
Regular rate $300

For registration and program details, visit
For more information or to register, please contact: Sandra Service, Event Manager 905-727-4091, Ext.228 or

SNAME at the International WorkBoat Show

If you're visiting the New Orleans between December 3-5, stop by the International WorkBoat Show and the SNAME Booth - 2134.

International Hydrofoil Society (IHS) Mandles Prize for Hydrofoil Excellence 2014 – 2015

The International Hydrofoil Society is pleased to announce that thanks to the generosity of Mr. Martinn Mandles, a long-time member of IHS and his wife Connie, IHS will once again sponsor the Mandles Prize for Hydrofoil Excellence competition. The competition includes up to $4,500 a year in IHS hydrofoil achievement prizes for students, with a $2,500 First Prize and up to two $1,000 Honorable Mention awards.

In order to open the competition to a wider spectrum of qualified entries, submissions by students based on work completed since 2010 will be eligible for the Mandles Prize. The Due Date for Entry Forms is March 15, 2015.

Based on the 2013 – 2014 entries, we once again anticipate a very exciting competition and look forward to receiving many high-quality entries
Questions on the Mandles Prize can be e-mailed to:

SNAME Membership Magazine (mt) Listed as Finalist for Prestigious Awards

(mt) is an Eddie finalists for Association/Non-profit Single Article, less than 6 issues, and under Ozzie finalists for Association/Non-profit Feature Design, less than 6 issues.

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SNAME Section Planner - Meeting Details for the Local SNAME Sections

See the details of all the local Section meetings and events from November 2014 thru January 2015.

SNAME Maritime Convention

Thank you for making the inaugural SNAME Maritime Convention a success.  Please see the SMC website for details.

President's Blog

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    SNAME’s European Student Sections – October 2014

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Executive Director's Blog

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    Two SNAME Members to be Awarded Admiral of the Ocean Sea

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Featured Papers & Presentations

Fourth Chesapeake Power Boat Symposium (CPBS), June 2014
The Fourth Chesapeake Power Boat Symposium was held at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, on June 23–24, 2014....
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17th SNAME Texas Section Offshore Symposium
The 17th SNAME Texas Section Offshore Symposium was held in Houston in early February 2012. The Offshore Symposium is held on a semi-annual basis, with 150 to 200 attendees. 
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Featured Paper – from the Journal of Sailboat Technology
The Journal of Sailboat Technology is an online peer-reviewed journal whose objective is to provide a medium for the publication of research achievements and engineering practices in this field.
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Library of SNAME Featured Papers

Upcoming Events

  1. Dry Dock Conference

    Dec 1 - 2
    New Orleans, LA, United States
  2. Navy League Special Topic Breakfast # 8

    Dec 2
  3. Combat Systems Symposium 2014

    Dec 9 - 10
    Laurel, MD, United States

Around the Society

Ship Structure Committee Announces Solicitation for 2015 Research Topics

The Ship Structure Committee (SSC) is soliciting research project recommendations for fiscal year 2015.  The Committee is looking forward to the maritime community’s insightful project ideas and enthusiasm to assist in another successful year of SSC project completions.  This year the SSC has determined the focus areas most desirable for new research ideas, and thus most likely to receive funding. 

To request a submission template or for further information, send an e-mail to the SSC Administrative Assistant, Mrs. Jeannette Grant at or visit   Research recommendations are due no later than December 22, 2014.


The First Workshop on Wave & Tidal Energy

Dates: October 29-31, 2014
Venue: Valdivia, Chile

Organized by the University of California at Berkeley and the
University Austral of Chile

See flyer for more details

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