Join us on Friday, 13 October 2017 at ABS Europe, Ltd., London for the 8th Annual Symposium and on Saturday, 14 October 2017 is a full day guided tour to Chatham Historic Dockyard in Kent, England

  • Call for Abstracts: 6th World Maritime Technology Conference

    Abstract submissions are now being accepted for the 6th World Maritime Technology Conference which will take place from 4-7 December 2018 at Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park Hotel, Shanghai, China. The conference is hosted by the Shanghai Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.

    Abstract Submission: 30 Nov 2017
    Manuscript for Review:15 Mar 2018
    Final Manuscript due:15 Aug 2018​

    All authors are invited to submit an abstract in 300-400 words.

  • Halifax Technical Meeting

    Halifax Technical Meeting
    Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
    Wednesday 21 Jun, 6:30 pm
    Speaker: Margaret Nate, Survivability Engineer,  Gibbs & Cox, Inc.
    Topic: Warship Survivability

  • Accomplish Great Things: Volunteer with SNAME

    Even though I belong to other professional societies, I choose to give the majority of my time to SNAME.
    I firmly believe that membership in an organization is a give and take relationship--contributing your time and effort to create value for you and your fellow members. SNAME only exists because of its members and their willingness to volunteer in the pursuit of a common interest.
    An organization is only as strong as its members and staff. Recently I've noticed less members stepping into volunteer positions at the local, regional, or international level. Our headquarters staff does incredible work to support SNAME's initiatives, strategies, and planning, but they often have to juggle priorities because we don't have all the volunteers needed.
    At the end of the day, this is a society for maritime professionals and as an industry professional and SNAME member, I take that commitment seriously. I currently serve as SNAME Maritime Convention Chairman, alternate for functional vice president of planning, and as junior regional vice president for the Central and Gulf Region. While I enjoy each of my roles, I sure could use some help.
    Having worked as a project manager on large projects, and having a family of my own, I understand that work and life sometimes takes precedence. However, we must decide how to commit what time we do have to give. We have to make a decision: are we willing to help carry the load and give back to our society beyond yearly membership dues?
    I encourage you to not just be a member of SNAME but an active contributor, growing and pushing our organization forward. I can assure you it will be worthwhile, paying dividends in professional relationships, friendships, leadership experience, and the feeling of accomplishment.
    I hope that you'll help me and your fellow members by reaching out to your section leaders and asking about volunteer opportunities. Feel free to reach out to me and I'll help connect you with staff and volunteer leaders.
    Together, I know that we can help not only ourselves, but those across the entire industry discover what a powerful resource SNAME can be as the international community for ocean and maritime professionals.

  • Registration is Now Open for SOME 2017

    Register now to attend the 6th International Symposium on "Ship Operations, Management and Economics" (SOME 2017) on 11-12 October in Athens, Greece. Early-bird registration ends on 30 September!

  • Looking for Mentors and Students!

    If you are attending OTC 2017 on 1-4 May at NRG Center in Houston, Texas, you’re in luck! Once again, SNAME is organizing the Mentor for a Day Program (MFAD). The Program matches Students with Mentors, who are experts in the industry. Whether it’s Naval Architecture, Structural Design, or Marine Engineering/ Systems, we have a variety of top-notch SNAME members, who want to help guide our Students in their career. From walking around the Expo Hall to answering one-on-one questions, this is a Student’s opportunity to get the best advice from members who have been through it all.

    There are 7 mentoring times and a number of specialties to choose from.

  • SMC 2017 Abstract Deadline Extension - 1 April

    If you're thinking about submitting an abstract for SMC 2017, the abstract submission deadline has been extended to 1 April.

  • SOME 2017: Call for Papers

    Submit abstracts to the 6th International Symposium on "Ship Operations, Management and Economics" (SOME 2017). Held on 11-12 October in Athens, Greece, the deadline is 15 March. For questions, please email

  • Happy (American) Thanksgiving to those celebrating!

    We are thankful for our diverse international membership. Please note Sofia Iliogrammenou will be available in our European office this week to give assistance ( when the US office is closed.

  • SNAME Member Göran Wilkman receives ATC Distinguished Achievement Award for Individuals

    Since 1973 Göran Wilkman has been involved in all fields of the development of activities and solutions for ice-prone waters including; vessel development, Arctic and Antarctic field expeditions, operational, technical and economical consultations as well as testing of solutions both in model scale and full scale conditions.

  • Take Advantage of Affordable Research

    SNAME Members receive large discounts on SNAME's well respected scholarly journals. Volume 60, Number 4, December 2016 of the Journal of Ship Research is now online.

  • SNAME Member Sarah Wickenheiser named Coast Guard Engineer of the Year!

    We are proud to announce the winner of the 2017 Coast Guard Engineer of the
    Year Award is SNAME Member Ms. Sarah Wickenheiser, a Naval Architect currently serving in the
    Hull Engineering Branch at the Coast Guard Yard. Ms. Wickenheiser was selected
    from a remarkable pool of nominees based on her educational, professional, and
    personal achievements.

    As a staff engineer in the Hull Engineering Branch, Ms. Wickenheiser
    provides technical engineering solutions to Yard projects. During the modification
    to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Vessel THOMAS JEFFERSON,
    she identified design deficiencies in the ship's structure that could have resulted
    in catastrophic hull failure. Her structural vulnerability analysis was used in the
    construction and addition of new liquid storage tanks, allowing for a 50%
    improvement in vessel operating efficiency. Additionally, to avoid hull
    damage to CGC EAGLE while drydocked for sequential shell plating renewal,
    Ms. Wickenheiser developed an innovative protocol using finite element analysis
    to validate segmented sections of EAGLE's hull. Ms. Wickenheiser
    is a graduate of Webb Institute, is a Registered Professional Engineer
    in the State of Maryland and has served as the Membership Chair of the Chesapeake
    Section of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.

    An awards ceremony will be held in Washington, DC on 17 February 2017 to
    recognize the accomplishments of Ms. Wickenheiser. Additionally, as the Coast
    Guard Engineer of the Year, Ms. Wickenheiser has been nominated for the National
    Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) Federal Engineer of the Year Award.

  • Join a World Class Technical and Research Effort

    SNAME is known for its outstanding Technical and Research (T&R) program. An impressive Committee and Panel structure covers all aspects of research within the maritime industry. Join SNAME and get the benefit of collaborating with international colleagues in your field of interest.

  • SNAME NY Met Section was hosted at Weeks Marine’s shipyard facility in Jersey City, NJ today.

    Although this was a Young Professionals event, it was open to all the members of the Section. The event will included short information session of Weeks Marine Inc., tour of the yard, tour aboard some of Weeks Marine’s fleet of floating cranes, hopper barge, semi-submersible, etc., chance to witness an heavy lift operation and other yard operations.

  • "Guide to Propulsion Reduction Gear Installation and Alignment" Now Available!

    This guide provides vessel owners, operators, designers, builders and gear manufacturers with definitive information helpful for designing and successfully installing reduction gears that will deliver long and reliable marine service. References are made to applicable standards with the focus on providing an understanding of the important concepts, elements, techniques, and best practices in working together to achieve successful and practical installations.

  • New Journal of Ship Production and Design Available

    Volume 32, Number 4, November 2016 Journal of Ship Production and Design is now online.