ICETECH 2012: International Conference and Exhibition on Performance of Ships and Structures in Ice

Event Type: 
Conferences and Workshops
When: 
17 September 2012 to 20 September 2012
Where: 
Banff, Alberta, Canada

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) announce "ICETECH 2012: International Conference and Exhibition on Performance of Ships and Structures in Ice," to be held 17-20 September 2012 in Banff, Alberta, Canada.

We invite you to join this exciting event through technical paper presentation, exhibition, delegate and accompanying person attendance, or sponsorship participation, or all of the above.

The theme of the conference is "Performance of Ships and Structures in Ice" but we are including the hot topics of global warming, geopolitics, and future expectations for the Arctic through participation of relevant organizations and experts. There will be an Exhibition in conjunction with the conference. Sponsors are invited. A social and tour program for accompanying persons will be available.

Preliminary session topics include:

-Icebreaking ships (including Naval Architecture and Marine Operations);
-Structures in ice/iceberg populated waters (including structure design, ice/iceberg-structure interaction, and ice/iceberg mechanics);
-Construction and logistics in ice-covered areas;
-New offshore developments in ice-covered areas;
-Pipelines and facilities;
-Codes, regulations, and standards;
-Ice conditions, forecasting, and remote sensing;
-Safety, risk, and environmental protection;
-Escape, evacuation, and rescue (EER);
-Marine systems for offshore drilling and production operations in ice;
-Evaluation of arctic hazards;
-Global warming implications to the Arctic;
-Arctic geopolitics

For further information, please go to:

http://www.icetech12.org/