The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), in coordination with the United States Coast Guard (USCG), is sponsoring a two-day public workshop on marine technology and standards on July 29 and 30, 2010, in .
The USCG/ASME Workshop on Marine Technology and Standards scheduled for July 29 and 30, 2010, in Washington DC, is a unique opportunity for classification societies, industry groups, standards development organizations, government organizations, and other interested members of the public to come together for a professional exchange of information on topics ranging from the technological impact on the marine industry, corresponding coverage in related codes and standards, and government regulations.
Topics for the 2010 workshop include application of various marine technologies to promote green ships, such as safe and economical use of hydrogen (H2) fuel cells to power ships with zero carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and compressed natural gas (CNG) powered ships with reduced CO2 emissions. This workshop is an opportunity for the public to provide expertise on technical matters affecting the marine industry and to improve future policymaking, standards development, and rulemaking, including discussion of possible regulatory changes to facilitate green ship technology.
The two-day workshop will be held at The Liaison Capitol Hill, An Affinia Hotel, located at 415 New Jersey Avenue, NW., in Washington, DC, approximately 3 blocks from Union Station.
For more information, and to register for the workshop, please visit www.uscg.mil/marine_event. While the workshop is open to the public, meeting space is limited by room capacity. Since seating is limited, we ask anyone interested in attending the workshop to register in advance. The deadline for advance registration is Friday, July 16, 2010. The advanced registration fee for this event is USD$300. The registration fee includes admission for one person to each panel session for the two day event, several coffee breaks, and a reception on the first day of the event. Registration on the first day of the workshop will be permitted on a space-available basis.