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2012 Ship Production Symposium Issues Call for Papers

The Ship Production Symposium, in conjunction with SNAME’s 2012 Annual Meeting, has released a “Call for Papers.” The SNAME 2012 Annual Meeting/Ship Production Symposium will be held October 24‐26 in Providence, RI. Interest areas include ship design processes and technologies; material advancements and technologies; surface preparation and coatings; electrical technologies; planning and production processes; welding advancements and technologies; business processes; information systems; environmental technologies; risk management; human capital and workforce development; and facilities processes. Abstracts are due by June 1 and should be submitted to For additional information, visit the SNAME website:  

SNAME Rename Annual Meeting & Expo

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) inform that its Annual Meeting & Expo has been renamed the SNAME Maritime Convention (SMC), to further address relevant issues across the maritime industry, including ship production, repair, and operations, as well as suppliers and supply chain management. The Society adds that there will continue to be a Ship Production Symposium (SPS) element to the SMC with separate agenda tracks for SPS-oriented papers

SNAME and The Maritime Group Partner on IMExpo

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) and The Maritime Group – publishers of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News, MarineNews, and the Maritime Security Sourcebook – announced a new partnership to help increase attendance and exhibitors at the IMExpo, held in conjunction with SNAME’s Annual Conference. This year’s IMExpo – dubbed the World Maritime Technology Conference and Exposition – is scheduled for October 18-20, 2003, at the Moscone

SNAME 2000 Aims To Connect Leaders

The annual exhibition sponsored by the Society of Naval Architects and Engineers (SNAME) is scheduled to be held in Vancouver, B.C., Canada — giving both attendees and exhibitors a direct connection with industry leaders from the Pacific Rim, the Northwestern U.S. and Canada. International networking, as well as the traditionally solid technical conference line-up could most definitely be touted as a main draw to SNAME

Maritime Technology Student of the Year

Andrew Harville, a recent graduate of the Webb Institute, was recognized as the 2009 winner of The Lloyd’s Register Education Trust Maritime Technology Student of the Year Award. The annual award, sponsored by the Lloyd’s Trust and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME), is designed to highlight excellence while encouraging students to showcase their research and investigative studies on topics in the areas of naval architecture

2011 Annual SNAME Meeting CALL for Papers

SNAME announced its call for papers for its 2011 annual meeting November 16 – 18, 2011, in Houston , Texas. Papers are welcome which aim to advance the art, science, and practice of: - Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering - Ship Construction and Operation - Ocean Engineering - Offshore Technology - And other Marine-Related Fields Other General Areas of Interest Include: - Environmental Considerations - Human Factors - Lifecycle Engineering - Marine Economics

SNAME Releases Ferry Report

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) has released a report titled, Ferry Transit Systems for the Twenty First Century, which is a survey of the social, economic and environmental effects of ferry systems. With the all-time high level of vehicle traffic congestion, many municipalities and regional transit authorities are debating new ferry systems. According to SNAME, waterborne transit by ferry has proven a success in motivating commuters and other inner-city travelers

Hayden Elected Chair of SNAME SE

Bill Hayden PE, Vice President of Engineering for Davis & Co. Ltd., has been elected Chair of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers' (SNAME) Southeast Section effective September 1. Each region is represented on the SNAME Council and Executive Committee by three Vice Presidents. "I'm looking forward to representing colleagues in my section and will take their issues and ideas to the SNAME leadership," Hayden says

SNAME Annual Meeting & Expo

The world’s foremost gathering of professionals in naval architecture, marine engineering and marine sciences will take place October 21-23 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, Rhode Island when the Society of Naval Architects and Engineers (SNAME) hosts its 2009 Annual Meeting and Expo. Early registration discounts of up to $200 are available until September 23. “Over 90 percent of attendees responding to our post-2008 annual meeting and expo survey said the

SNAME 2009 Medal Award Winners

Robert D. Somerville, Chairman and Chief Executive officer of the American Bureau of Shipping (Photo courtesy Home Port Marine Marketing).

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) recognized four individuals for their outstanding contributions to naval architecture and marine engineering. The annual achievement medals were presented at the SNAME Annual Banquet, held during the SNAME 2009 Annual Meeting and Expo in Providence, R.I. The society’s top award, the Vice Admiral "Jerry" Land Medal for outstanding accomplishment in the marine field, was presented to Robert D

SNAME Updates Report on HVAC Design

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) has published a new technical report to assist in the design of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) installations for merchant and naval ships.   Recommended Practices for Ship Heating

Tikka to Lead ABS Global Marine Activities

Dr. Kirsi Tikka is promoted to the new role of Executive Vice President – Global Marine at ABS.

ABS reports that it has centralized its global Marine strategic planning, client development, and product and service offerings to deliver enhanced classification services and joint technical projects.  Effective Feb. 15, 2016, Dr. Kirsi Tikka is promoted to the new role of Executive Vice

CLIA to Outline Cruise Ship Safety at SMC 2016

Photo: CLIA

The global cruise industry has committed to spending more than $30 billion in designing the most creative and exceptional passenger ships ever envisioned, featuring the most advanced and comprehensive safety systems ever deployed in cruising history.

Glosten to Chair SNAME Shipbuilding Panel

Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering consultancy Glosten said it will chair a panel on modern shipbuilding at this year’s SNAME Maritime Convention (SMC) in Bellevue, Wash. The panel will discuss new technologies in shipbuilding, how to address an aging workforce

Howard Fireman Awarded David W. Taylor Medal

Howard Fireman (Photo courtesy of ABS)

SNAME recognizes ABS executive for contributions to naval architecture The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) awarded its highest technical honor, the David W. Taylor Medal for notable achievement in naval architecture or marine engineering, to Howard Fireman

SENER Presents at SNAME Convention

Rodrigo Pérez during the presentation (Photo: SENER)

SENER presents the module for the ship General Arrangement definition in FORAN SENER took part once again in the Annual Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) Convention in the U.S., this time in Houston from October 20-24.  

Higgins Named CEO of Nichols Brothers Boat Builders

Gavin Higgins (Photo: NBBB)

Gavin Higgins has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Ice Floe LLC dba Nichols Brothers Boat Builders (NBBB), the company announced today.   Effective immediately, Higgins replaces Matt Nichols, one of the company’s founders who has served as CEO of NBBB since February 2012

Werner Named Academic Dean of Webb Institute

Matthew R. Werner (Photo courtesy of Webb Institute)

Webb Institute announced that Matthew R. Werner has been named Webb Institute’s next Academic Dean.   Professor Werner, the American Bureau of Shipping Chair of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, will begin his term on July 1, 2015

SNAME Graduate Scholarships Award Winners


  SNAME announced the recipients of the Graduate Scholarships awarded for year 2015-16. The winners are: Wilbur N. Landers Scholarship Award goes to Alyssa M. Bennett, 2015 Ocean Engineering graduate of Texas A&M University, to study at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Webb Institute Picks Crowley Scholarship Recipients

Tom Crowley with Nicholas Ratinaud (left) and Andrew Ko (right). (Photo: Crowley)

Webb Institute, a four-year college specializing in naval architecture and marine engineering, announced the 2015-2016 recipients of Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Thomas B. Crowley, Sr. Memorial Scholarships. Nicholas Ratinaud, of West Bloomfield, Mich

Webb Institute Hires New Assistant Professor

Michael T. Martin (Photo: Webb Institute)

Webb Institute announced Michael T. Martin, PE as its new Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering. Prof. Martin has over 23 years of experience as a marine electrical engineer with a broad background in electrical systems including, electrical propulsion, power generation, power distribution

Bollinger VP Fanguy Snags SNAME Award

Dennis Fanguy (Photo: Bollinger Shipyards)

Louisiana-based shipbuilder Bollinger Shipyards, LLC announced its vice president for quality management system, Dennis Fanguy, will receive the 2015 William M. Kennedy from the Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers (SNAME).  


SSI CEO Darren Larkins continues to consult with shipbuilders around the globe on how to leverage 3D Product Data Models using Autodesk technology.   His next presentation on 3D Product Data Models will be October 22 at the shipbuilding and offshore show KORMARINE in Busan.  

New Addition to The Shearer Group Team

Harrison Brann

The Shearer Group, Inc. (TSGI) has announced a new addition to its naval architecture, marine engineering and marine surveying practice.   Harrison Brann joined TSGI in October of 2015 as a naval architect. In 2011, Harrison graduated with a bachelor’s degree in naval architecture and


Verónica Alonso (Photo: SENER)

SENER Marine north America manager, Verónica Alonso, presents a paper that was written in collaboration with Rodrigo Pérez, SENER South Europe manager.   SENER engineering and technology group took active part in the World Maritime Technology Conference 2015

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