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Special Presentation On USAS First Offshore Wind Farm

World Maritime Technology Conference


November 1, 2015

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA (USA) - A special presentation on the construction of the USA's first offshore wind farm has been scheduled for Friday, November 6, at the World Maritime Technology Conference (WMTC 2015) at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence.

SNAME's annual meeting and expo, the SNAME Maritime Convention (SMC), will be held in conjunction with the week-long (November 3-7) WMTC.

The 30-megawatt, 5 turbine Block Island Wind Farm is scheduled to be online in 2016. Presenters will be Jennifer McCann, Director of U.S. Coastal Programs at the University of Rhode Island Coastal Resources Center, Graduate School of Oceanography and Chris van Beek, President of wind farm developer Deepwater Wind.

WMTC attendees will also be able to view a special exhibition of innovative student projects at the Rhode Island Convention Center throughout the week.

University of Michigan - Human Powered Submarine

The Human Powered Submarine Team is a multi-disciplinary team that designs, builds, and races a submarine every year. The team is comprised of primarily undergraduate students from various engineering disciplines. Team members have the opportunity to learn CAD software, use mills, lathes, and CNC machines, weld, do fiberglass layups, and become certified scuba divers. New members are mentored by older team members.

University of British Columbia - Human Powered Submarine, Concrete Canoe Team, SailBot

Students at UBC have the opportunity to participate in 3 large scale team projects: A human powered submarine, Concrete Canoe, and the SailBot program.

Florida Institute of Technology - Solar Boat

Students at FIT have worked together to design a Solar Boat for entry in the Solar Boat Race. The project scope includes everything from hull design through fabrication.

The Newport News Apprentice School - Boat Design Competition

The Apprentice School Student Section of SNAME hosts an annual Boat Design Competition for area high schools. High school students design a boat to be able to navigate a course in addition to other functions specified in the rules. The top four designs are built by apprentices at Newport News Shipbuilding, and compete at a section event.

United States Coast Guard Academy - Senior Design Projects

The first project is the design of a U.S. Coast Guard Modular Patrol Cutter (MPC), with modules allowing the vessel to perform nearly all USCG statutory missions while reducing the acquisition and life-cycle cost of the vessel. The second project is for the design of passenger and vehicle ferries between either Port Everglades or Tampa, Florida, and Havana, Cuba.

To register for WMTC 2015, view the conference schedule, get travel and hotel information, or learn about exhibit and sponsorship opportunities, visit the conference web site or contact Alana Anderson, SNAME Director of Events, or 1+703.997.6705.

SNAME is an internationally recognized non-profit professional society of individual members serving the maritime and offshore industries and their suppliers. Founded in 1893, the Society comprises over 6,000 individuals worldwide. Membership is open to all qualified applicants.

SNAME – 99 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 310 - Alexandria, VA 22314 USA


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