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SNAME 2009 Annual Meeting and Expo
October 21-23, 2009 Providence, Rhode Island

The SNAME Annual Meeting and Expo is the only professional meeting that includes all of the diverse technical interests and professional specialties in naval architecture, marine engineering and marine sciences.

Technical Program
TECHNICAL PAPER PRESENTATIONS will cover an expanded range of topics. The SNAME 2009 Annual Meeting technical papers will include short papers as well as traditional lengthy presentations. These technical presentations will be presented in a forum that encourages audience interaction and discussion with the presenters

NEW COURSES have been added to the continuing education program. These courses are offered on Wednesday October 21, 2009 from 9 am to 5 pm. All of the courses offered on this date are expected to be approved for continuing education credit.
Networking Events
NETWORKING is a key element of the SNAME 2009 Annual Meeting. Here is your opportunity to meet our peers from across all segments of your profession. The SNAME 2009 Annual Meeting is designed to increase your opportunities to share ideas across the entire profession and to increase your range of personal and professional contacts.

NEW PANELS have been added for 2009.
  1. Electric Ships Three Shipbuilders' Perspectives
  2. Ocean Alternative Energy
  3. Unmanned and Autonomous Ships of the Future
  4. Efficient Shipping in the Greenhouse Gas Era
STUDENT PROGRAM, student congress, design competition, the job fair, student paper presentations, the student social, and student participation throughout the SNAME 2009 Annual Meeting. You will get to meet some of the best and brightest students preparing for our profession..
SNAME EXPO gathers the best maritime products and technologies in one location for information exchange, sales and networking.

Innovation Sessions

Join us on the EXPO floor for a series of informative and instructive Innovation Sessions. Presented by some of the best known companies in the industry, Innovations Sessions are a great opportunity to learn about cutting edge research and development in the International Maritime Community. The feedback received from the hundreds of participants each year is overwhelming positive. Don't miss out. Expo registration is free and includes all of the Innovation Sessions.


Room A Sea Fire Marine - Marine Life Safety and Liability- Clean Agent (FM200) verses Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Fire Suppression Systems
Room B Ultra Poly, Inc. - High Impact Synthetic Downcomers, Decking & Fenders
Room A FormSys - New Approaches to Probabilistic Damage Stability
Room B Click Bond, Inc. - Advantages of Adhesively Bonded Fasteners in Marine Construction


Room A Vapcor, Inc. - Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants for Marine Applications
Room B Altair Engineering - Simulation Technologies to innovate, model, analyze, and optimize marine and offshore structures: vis--vis: development of an LNG/CNG containment system, modeling/analysis of an aircraft carrier, process automation for predicting weld distortion. Guest Speaker Thomas Lamb
Room A Sea-Fire Marine - Standards New Rules and Regulations IMO & ABYC
Room B Microtherm - Thermal Insulation for Gas Exhaust Ducts
Room A Flow Science - Simulating non-linear waves and their impact on WEC devices, sea keeping, shore erosion, and mooring
Room B B.A. Griffin Associates/Markey Machinery - Equations for Success Closed Loop Design


Room A
SNAME Sea Perch
- The URI SMILE Program (science and math investigative learning experiences)
- SeaPerch: Challenge Weekend Model
- Using Sea Perch to Improve STEM Education in Virginia

Lloyds Register
Northrop Grumman
oceanic consulting

The Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers

Interested in exhibiting?
Contact Rob Howard at 561-732-4368
or e-mail at for booth sales.

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