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26.09.15 19:12
Work of International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean (IMAM) Congress has been completed in Pula (Croatia)

The 16th International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean (IMAM) Congress was held in Pula (Croatia) on September 21-24, 2015.
 
The officials of Pula and Mr. Carlos Guedes Soares (professor of Technical University of Lisbon, president of the International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress (ISSC)) were invited to solemn congress opening.
 
More than 250 scientists from member-countries such as Turkey, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Spain, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria, Russia, Ukraine, France, Egypt, Albania, Israel and also Great Britain, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, USA, Germany and Netherlands took part in IMAM Congress. About 110 reports were presented.
 
Marine Engineering Bureau's specialists presented three reports, as follows:
 
1. Dimensional line-up of river-sea navigation tankers. Authors are G.V. Egorov, I.A. Ilnitskiy, V.I. Tonyuk.
 
2. Parametrical line-up of Black sea cargo and cargo-passenger ferries. Authors are G.V. Egorov, I.A. Ilnitskiy, D. V. Chernikov.
 
3. Main characteristics of "Dnieper-Max" class vessels. Authors are G.V. Egorov, A.G. Egorov.
 
All reports of Bureau were actively discussed by listeners. It was interesting to get information directly confirmed by operation practice.
 
IMAM Congress has almost 35-years history, beginning from the first Congress of International Maritime Association of the East Mediterranean (IMAEM), which took place in Istanbul in 1978. IMAEM was founded by Universities from six countries (Bulgaria, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Yugoslavia and Turkey). Later other countries which are bordered with the Mediterranean region have joined them. Prime aim of Congress was supporting the exchange of academic researches in actual directions of marine science.
 
IMAEM Congresses took place every three year in:
 
• Istanbul (1978);
• Trieste (1981);
• Athens (1984);
• Varna (1987);
• Athens (1990).
 
After Greece conference Congress was renamed to International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean (IMAM). IMAM Congresses took place in:
 
• Varna (1993);
• Dubrovnik (1995);
• Istanbul (1997);
• Ishia Island, Italy (2000);
• Crete Island, Greece (2003);
• Lisbon (2005);
• Varna (2007);
• Istanbul (2009);
• Genoa (2011);
• La Coruna (2013).
 
Marine Engineering Bureau is taking part in IMAM Congresses since 2000.
 
Nowadays IMAM significantly extended scope of activity and stands out as effective International Association in Marine Technologies and Marine-Business complex of the Mediterranean region.