SNAME Maritime Convention



The 2015 PE Review Course (PERC) is Now Open For Registration

In an effort to support those individuals who are preparing to take the Professional Engineer Principles and Practice Examination in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, SNAME has developed a distance learning course that provides a review of the 4 Subject Areas with 21 sub-groups included in the NAME Examination Specification.

The course is given by 10 instructors during the period from January through March, with a sample examination. This leaves two to three weeks for the students to complete their preparations before the April examination date. Early registration is also available for those who wish to start early so as to extend their study time.

The 2015 course fees are $650 for SNAME members and $900 for nonmembers.

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.

Become an Exhibitor at the World Maritime Technology Conference 2015

The World Maritime Technology Conference is held once every three years under the auspices of the World Maritime Technology Congress, with organization carried out by a member Society. There are 21 member Societies whose headquarters represent 17 different countries. The last WMTC (2012) was held in St Petersburg, Russia.

The World Maritime Technology Conference 2015 (WMTC'15) will be incorporated with the SNAME Maritime Convention (SMC). A gathering of the world’s Maritime Technical Associations, whose members are involved in Specification, Design, Operation and Maintenance of all things Marine World-Wide. With innovative paper presentation and teaching throughout the venue, from class settings to innovation sessions, demonstrations and exhibit hall, this event is sure to draw a valuable audience.

To become an exhibitor, please contact Dave Weidner at: Phone #: + 1 (603) 556-7479/ Email:

Reserve Your Room at the Omni Hotel for WMTC 2015

Online reservations are now open at the Omni Hotel. Book your room for the World Maritime Technology Conference today!

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 December 2014 thru February 2015.

World Maritime Technology Conference 2015

Save the Date for the World Maritime Technology Conference/ SNAME Maritime Convention: November 3-7, 2015 at the Rhode Island Convention Center & Omni Hotel in Providence, RI.  See the website for more details.

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Featured Papers & Presentations

Fourth Chesapeake Power Boat Symposium (CPBS), June 2014
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Featured Paper – from the Journal of Sailboat Technology
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Upcoming Events

  1. Dry Dock Training

    Jan 12 - 15
    San Diego, CA, United States
  2. Dry Dock Training

    Jan 27 - 30
  3. Dry Dock Training

    Feb 2 - 5

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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