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SNAME has scheduled five industry training courses to run in the days immediately prior to the official schedule of events for the World Maritime Technology Conference.

SNAME’s annual meeting and expo, the SNAME Maritime Convention (SMC), is incorporated with the triennial WMTC, November 3-7, 2015 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, Rhode Island. Early-bird registration discounts are available until October 1.

Creative Systems – General GHS Training (3 Days)
Monday, November 2 – Wednesday, November 4

This is a beginning to intermediate level course for naval architects, salvors, and others whose work requires the use of the GHS software. Topics include: Section Editor, Part Maker, and Model Converter Modules; Basic concept and principles; model building; run files; GHS commands and the command language including macros and variables; creating tables and graphs; Load conditions; stability criteria; Intact and damage stability; wind heeling moments; Free surface issues; longitudinal strength calculations including waves; Tank characteristics and tables; floodable lengths; and Introduction to Load Editor.

Creative Systems – Intermediate/ Advanced GHS Training (3 Days)
Monday, November 2 – Wednesday, November 4

This course focuses developing student’s abilities to generate their own sophisticated run files to model and simulate complex vessel operations, including salvage. Topics include: Modeling tricks; Longitudinal Strength; Oil Outflow; Water on deck; Grounding; Parbuckling; Progressive Flooding; and MultiBody.

DNV GL – Design of Ships and Offshore Units for Arctic
Monday, November 2

Topics include: Key risks in Arctic exploration and development; Regulatory overview: HSE; Ice class and design guidance; Class rules, Polar code for ship structure; Offshore structure; Design and operational preparations: winterization; and material under cold climates.

Herbert-ABS – HECSALV8 Two-Day Workshop
Monday, 2 November – Tuesday, 3 November

This two day beginning/intermediate workshop will introduce the HECSALV8 suite of software. Topics will include: Ship, offshore, and rapid modeling; Intact stability and strength analysis; Damaged stability and strength analysis, including oil outflow and progressive flooding; Stranding analysis; and Customization, including custom criteria, alarms, and macros for modelling and analysis.

Shipboard Energy Management and Cost Reduction
Monday, November 4

This four hour course will present various methods to reduce energy cost onboard ships. The focus of the course will be more on the auxiliary systems with a brief discussion on propulsion systems. The course is based on results from previous shipboard energy surveys and shipboard retro-commissioning efforts over the past 5 years on commercial and government vessels. The course is divided into three sections.

Section 1: Shipboard Energy Efficiency “The Big Picture”, Energy Baselines, Unit Cost of Energy

Section 2: Auxiliary Systems

Section 3: Retro-commissioning

Summary: The material presented in the three sections will provide technological and operational energy management concepts. These concepts can be utilized onboard ships and incorporated into the Shipboard Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) and corporate energy management program. The result will be lower energy cost and associated emissions.

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


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