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25.08.09 11:28
The International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress (ISSC 2009) was completed

The International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress (ISSC) has being taken place in Seoul from August 16 till August 21, 2009.
Congress was carried out by National university of Seoul.
ISSC Congress is the most well-known and respected forum of specialists of existing science conferences and symposia in the sphere of ocean structure and vessel designing.
The aim of ISSC is to facilitate the evaluation and dissemination of results from recent investigations to make recommendations for improvements in design and production procedures and criteria; to discuss research in progress and planned; to identify areas requiring future research, and to encourage international collaboration in the various disciplines underpinning structural design, production and operation of ships and offshore structures.
Since the 1st ISSC 1961 in Glasgow, about 200-250 chief specialists of almost all shipbuilding countries listen to the reports committees of basic directions of shipbuilding science in all her aspects, discuss gained results and discovered problems, vote for new committee members for the next period every 3 years.
ISSC explores vessel's construction, sea constructions and any other oceans facilities that can be used for transportation, exploring and operation of sea resources (from classical bulk-carriers and drilling platforms and to yachts, battleship, floating aerodromes, floating oil storages.
ISSC congresses history:
1st ISSC 1961 Glasgow;
2nd ISSC 1964 Delft;
3rd ISSC 1967 Oslo;
4th ISSC 1970 Tokyo;
5th ISSC 1973 Hamburg;
6th ISSC 1976 Boston;
7th ISSC 1979 Paris;
8th ISSC 1982 Gdansk/Paris;
9th ISSC 1985 Genova;
10th ISSC 1988 Lyngby;
11th ISSC 1991 Wuxi;
12th ISSC 1994 St. Johns;
13th ISSC 1997 Trondheim;
14th ISSC 2000 Nagasaki;
15th ISSC 2003 San Diego;
16th ISSC 2006 Southampton;
17th ISSC 2009 Seoul.
About 210 chief specialists from 25 countries participated into ISSC 2009. Reports of 16 science committees were listened.
Marine Engineering Bureau (MEB) representatives participated actively in the work of 3 committees:
1. In committee I.1 "External conditions" - report co-author senior researcher of MEB, Ph.D. Aleksandr Nilva;
2. In committee I.2 "Loads" - MEB leading researcher Ph.D. Igor Davydov took part in discussion;
3. In committee V.1 "Damage research after wrecks" - report co-author MEB general director, professor, Sc.D. Gennadiy Egorov.
Besides, report co-author in committee V.3 "Materials and technologies of building" was well-known specialist in welding sphere, professor, Sc.D. Vyacheslav Kvasnitskiy (National university of shipbuilding, Nikolaev).
After active discussion ISSC congress members approved listened reports and chose new committees' membership of ISSC congress 2012.
MEB representatives were included committees as follows:
1. Committee I.1 "External conditions" - senior researcher of MEB, Ph.D. Aleksandr Nilva (member of ISSC since 2007);
2. Committee I.2 "Loads" - MEB leading researcher Ph.D. Igor Davydov;
3. Ñommittee V.1 "Damage research after wrecks" - MEB general director, professor, Sc.D. Gennadiy Egorov (member of ISSC since 2000).
Sc.D. Vyacheslav Kvasnitskiy (member of ISSC since 2006) was repeatedly chosen into membership of committee V.3 "Materials and technologies of building".
New ISSC congress will be carried out in 2012 in Rostok.
List of ISSC 2012 committees:
Committee I.1 - Environment;
Committee I.2 - Loads;
Committee II.1 - Quasi Static Response;
Committee II.2 - Dynamic Response;
Committee III.1 - Ultimate Strength;
Committee III.2 - Fatigue and Fracture;
Committee IV.1 - Design Principles and Criteria;
Committee IV.2 - Design Methods;
Committee V.1 - Damage Assessment after Accidental Events (focus on offshore);
Committee V.2 - Natural Gas Storage and Transportation;
Committee V.3 - Materials and Fabrication Technology;
Committee V.4 - Ocean Wave & Wind Energy Utilization;
Committee V.5 - Naval Vessels;
Committee V.6 - Artic Technology;
Committee V.7 - Impulsive Pressure Loading and Response Assessment;
Committee V.8 - Yacht Design;
Offshore Working Group (focus on deepwater risers);
ISSC-ITTC Liaison Working Group.