The Netherlands: Officials Open Registration for OMAE2011


With a record number of more than reviewed 850 papers, the OMAE2011 Conference (International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering) in Rotterdam is an ideal forum for offshore engineers, researchers, managers and students to present their progress in research and innovative technology. The OMAE is considered to be the ideal mix of people from the industry and academia. The registration for this important conference is now open.

This OMAE2011 has been organized by KIVI NIRIA (Royal Institute of Engineers) and a unique team of volunteers from the Dutch offshore and shipbuilding industry. Bas Buchner, Chairman of the OMAE2011 conference: “The unique thing about this OMAE conference is that it has been developed by a team of 25 young engineers, beside the normal Local Organizing Committee. They organize special events and give the conference a special flavor. This co-operation not only makes the conference itself a nice event, but also creates co-operation in this field and stimulates young engineers to be involved in research and innovation. Finally it makes it more fun!”.

So the final conference is a ‘special product’ of the broad offshore industry in the Netherlands with contributions from Allseas, Biglift, Bluewater, Bosch Rexroth, Boskalis, Dockwise, GustoMSC, Heerema

Marine Contractors, Huisman Equipment, IHC Merwede, KeppelVerolme, MARIN, Shell, Smit, The Offshore Partners and TU Delft. This resulted in a special OMAE2011 conference with the following highlights:

• Interesting technical Opening Session under the title ‘Going Deep!’ on the challenges of new activities offshore: Floating wind (Wim de Boom, GustoMSC), Deep water salvage (Bert van der Velden, Smit Salvage) and Deepsea mining (Jan Willem van Bloois, IHC Dredgers)

• Beside the ten regular Symposia on all topics relevant in Offshore engineering, there are three special Symposia for Dutch researchers who gave important contributions to offshore research: Jan Vugts, Jo Pinkster and Johan Wichers

• The Rotterdam Offshore Boat tour on Tuesday and the special Banquet in the Maritime Museum on Wednesday. An interesting partner program and two technical tours on Friday to IHC shipyards, the windmills of Kinderdijk (world heritage), the Delta works and MARIN.


Source: OMAE2011, March 10, 2011