Tuesday, July 6, 2010

USCG/ASME Workshop on Marine Technology and Standards

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), in coordination with the United States Coast Guard (USCG), is sponsoring a two-day public workshop on marine technology and standards on July 29 and 30, 2010, in Washington DC.

The USCG/ASME Workshop on Marine Technology and Standards scheduled for July 29 and 30, 2010, in Washington DC, is billed as an opportunity for classification societies, industry groups, standards development organizations, government organizations, and other interested members of the public to come together for a professional exchange of information on topics ranging from the impacts of technology on the marine industry, corresponding coverage in related codes and standards, and government regulations.

Topics for the 2010 workshop include application of marine technologies to promote green ships, such as safe and economical use of hydrogen (H2) fuel cells to power ships with zero carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and compressed natural gas (CNG) powered ships with reduced CO2 emissions. The workshop is an opportunity for the public to provide expertise on technical matters affecting the marine industry and to improve future policymaking, standards development, and rulemaking, including discussion of possible regulatory changes to facilitate green ship technology.

For more information, and to register for the workshop, please
visit www.uscg.mil/marine_event. The deadline for advance registration is Friday, July 16, 2010. The advanced registration fee for this event is USD$300.