The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) unveiled its impressive list of papers, presentations and panel sessions comprising the 2010 Annual Meeting Technical Program. Abstracts of technical papers to be presented are now available to all on www.SNAME.org and the Annual Meeting website, www.SNAME.org/SNAME/AM. Annual Meeting Registrants have online access to the current drafts of the technical papers to be presented. The Technical Program Schedule for November 4th and 5th is also now posted.
The Technical Program offers comprehensive content which includes the following (click on titles for complete information):
SNAME Technical Papers: SNAME papers provide in-depth coverage of specific areas of interest to naval architects and marine engineers. Papers are accompanied by a presentation by the author. These papers are candidates to be compiled in the 2010 Transactions, the 117th annual printing of the most prestigious publication of SNAME. Fourteen papers covering a wide range of topics are currently scheduled for presentation at the 2010 Annual Meeting.
Ship Production Symposium: The SPS will be a vital element of the SNAME Technical Program in 2010. Supported by the National Shipbuilding Research Program, SPS presentations will run concurrent to SNAME Technical Paper presentations. 19 SPS Presentations, including the release of ten SPS papers, are currently scheduled for the 2010 Annual Meeting.
Panel Discussions: The Annual Meeting will feature four cutting-edge Special Panel Sessions. The international panelists will focus their discussions in the areas of Arctic Shipping and Logistics, Shipyard Production, Public Sector Ship Acquisitions, and Waterborne Commuter Transportation.
Technical & Research Program Sessions: By means of its T&R Program, SNAME encourages and sponsors maritime research into areas of the ocean sciences. Several SNAME T&R Committees and Panels will be providing insight into the cutting-edge research to be documented in future Technical and Research Bulletins and Reports.
Courses for PE Credit: The SNAME Annual Meeting will provide accreditation support to professional engineers in 2010 through three course offerings, titled Naval Architecture for the Marine Professional, Sailing Yacht Design Analysis, and Ship Production. Each will provide accreditation for 7 professional development hours.
Student Paper Presentations: A core part of the SNAME Annual Meeting is the student program, which allows students the opportunity to present papers and earn recognition for their intellectual accomplishments.
Special Session on New USCG Regulations for Towing Vessels: The towing industry in the US will undergo a major change in the near future when towing vessels become USCG inspected vessels. The USCG will present this program to build awareness of current issues and anticipated changes as related to marine engineering and construction.
The 2010 SNAME Annual Meeting will be held in Bellevue/Seattle, Washington, from November 3-5, 2010. The Technical Program will be held on Thursday, November 4, and Friday, November 5. Over 1,000 Naval Architects, Marine Engineers and other maritime professionals are expected to attend. Registration is now open.
The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers is an internationally recognized non-profit, technical, professional society of individual members serving the maritime and offshore industries and their suppliers. Founded in 1893, the Society comprises over 8,000 individuals throughout the United States, Canada and abroad. Membership is open to all qualified applicants in or associated with the maritime, offshore, and small craft industries