New England's Fall Foliage Is Setting For SNAME 2002

This year's SNAME Annual Meeting and International Maritime Exposition blends the big city atmosphere of Boston's diverse culture and history with New England maritime history. The event will he held at the West in Copley Place in Boston from Tuesday. September 24 - Friday, September 27.

The exhibition, will bring together professionals from all corners of the maritime world, from both the technical and business sides.

In addition, to the traditional display of the newest industry wares in the exhibition hall. SNAME 2002 will also feature a technical program featuring the most innovative developments in shipbuilding and ship design, as well as a new program on the hot topic of the times - maritime security. This new seminar will cover the need, as well as what steps need to be taken by the maritime industry to hinder potential terrorist attacks and/or threats.

The Exposition also includes the 2002 Ship Production Symposium, which is supported through research from a variety of groups, including the National Shipbuilding Research Program Advanced Enterprise (NSRP ASE. Coupled with the exposition and meeting, the Symposium aims to support the progression of U.S. Shipyards - both on the commercial and naval sides.

Regarding the technical program, featured discussions include Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, which will review the principles and development of lines drawing. ship hydrostatics and longitudinal strength. The Maritime Security Forum held on Thursday. September 26. will consist of two panels of experts that will discuss Maritime Security and the Design of Ships, and Maritime Security and the Operation of Ships.

A variety of papers will also be presented on: A Risk-Based Compliance for Engineering Systems." by Robb C. Wilcox and Bilal M. Ayyub; "A Marine Forensic Analysis of the HMS Hood and the DKM Bismarck," by William Jurens, William H. Garzke, Jr., Robert O. Dulin, Jr., John Roberts and Richard P. Fiske; and "Joint Seakeeping Response Processes for Determining Structural Loads." by Bruce L. Hutchison.

For further information, or to exhibit, please contact: Susan Giver, exposition manager, SNAME. 601 Pavonia Ave., Jersey City. N.J. 07306. tel: (201) 798-4800 or (412) 741-0995; e-mail: sgiver@sname.org.

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