One way the committee achieves its mission, along with fulfilling its goals of (1) identifying gaps in structural knowledge and develop a plan to bridge the gap, and (2) addressing today's ship structural performance and safety assessment issues is by holding SSC Symposia.
Why do we have symposia?
The SSC utilizes symposia as an avenue to present and discuss the latest research relating to marine structures. They also serve as a professional gathering of marine structures experts from around the world.
How often do we have symposia?
Symposia were conducted triennially and encompassed multiday discussion and presentation of SSC's direction and project completion. Starting in 2007, the tempo of the symposia changed due to budget constraints. Our last symposium was a stand-alone event held in May 2014 at the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies in Linthicum Heights, MD. The Covid-19 pandemic stalled future plans for symposia. However, the committee is optimistic we will continue hosting events and symposia in the future as we continue to adhere to our guiding principles.
Use the drop down box above to access various symposia pages. Each symposium page contains an introduction and a link to the agenda, which lists each SSC paper that was presented at the symposium.