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Ship Structure Committee Symposia     


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?

We started out conducting symposia triennially; however, due to budget restraints and our desire to broaden our customer base, we decided to minimize our several day symposia to a single day and attach it to an international symposium. SSC Symposium 2007 was held in conjunction with the 10th International PRADS 2007 Symposium in Houston, TX. Our 2011 Symposium occured in conjunction with NACE International on Corrosion. 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.

Symposia Links

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.

In addition to our online database of SSC published research reports, we have available the following CDs:

  • 60th Anniversary Ship Structure Committee Published Reports (1996-2006)
  • 2000 Ship Structure Symposium

If you would like to receive any of the CDs listed free of charge, please contact us.