The URV co-organises the most important international conference on ocean, offshore and arctic engineering

The conference will take place from 17 to 22 June in Madrid and hopes to attract up to 1000 researchers, engineers and experts in this sector

From 17 to 22 June 2018, researchers, engineers and experts in the fields of ocean, offshore and artic engineering will travel to Madrid to attend the 37th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE), of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). It is the most important international date in the sector’s calendar and brings together individuals from industry and academia. Francisco Huera-Huarte, researcher and professor at the URV, is joint-head of the local organising committee, alongside colleagues from the Technical University of Madrid and the Environmental Hydraulics Institute of the University of Cantabria. It is the first time that the conference is being held in Spain.

The conference is structured around a series of themed symposia based on ocean, offshore and arctic engineering and will deal with issues such as structures, safety and reliability; materials technology; computational fluid dynamics and fluid structure interaction; pipelines, risers and subsea systems; ocean space utilisation; ocean engineering; polar and arctic sciences and technologies; ocean renewable energy; offshore geotechnics; and petroleum technology.

The OMAE provides a number of sponsorship options and the opportunity to set up exhibition stands so that organisations and companies operating in the sector can promote themselves and learn about each other. Previous editions of the conference, have had more than 1000 attendees and so it offers a clear opportunity for figures from the international industrial and academic communities to keep up to date with the latest scientific and technical advances developed at research institutions.

Since it was founded in New Orleans in 1982, the conference has travelled to various cities throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Recent editions have been hosted by Trondheim, Busan, St. Johns, San Francisco, Nantes, Río de Janeiro, Rotterdam and Shanghai.

The Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering Division of the ASME was founded in 1999 by combining the Ocean Engineering Division and the Mechanical, Offshore and Arctic Divisions. The division has more than 4400 members and the annual OMAE conference is the main event in its calendar.

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