First International Marine Forensics Symposium Announced

(Press Release)
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
April 3 – 5, 2012, at the Gaylord National Hotel near Washington, DC
 
Join us for the largest gathering of world renowned scientists, archaeologists, oceanographers, engineers and authors, led by ‘Titanic’ Director and Deep Sea Underwater Explorer and Inventor of Autonomous Underwater 3-D Cameras, James Cameron Discover how underwater exploration, technology and marine forensics have changed history, impacted ship building and affected the way shipwrecks and aviation disasters are discovered and handled. There will be a special dinner speech by the Honorable Dr. Donald C. Winter, 74th secretary of the Navy and symposium panel discussions, led by leading scientific experts, including Paul Henri Nargeolet, Rear Admiral Eccles, Norman Polmar, and David Jourdan.  We will mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic with groundbreaking news relating to the disaster.  We will introduce a new manual, “Guidelines for Marine Forensics Investigations,”  outlining guidelines for investigating marine accidents, like the recent Costa Concordia shipwreck in Italy.  Also, Pierette Simpson, author and survivor of the 1956 SS Andrea Doria shipwreck, will launch a new book, I Was Shipwrecked on the Andrea Doria!  The Titanic of the 1950’s during the “Student Program,” for grades 7 through college.   
 
REGISTRATION INFORMATION (http://www.sname.org/forensics2012/home/
-       Fees for one day of the symposium are $175 or $475 for the entire 3-day symposium if you register by February 29. 
-       Registration fees after March 1 are $275 for one day of the symposium or $575 for the entire 3-day program.
-       Student members may register for $50 for one day or for $150 for the full symposium.
-       AA special registration fee of $15 for the Student Program will be available to students, teachers and chaperones who register prior to February 29.  Registration fee after March 1 is $25.

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