Press Release: 2012 International Marine Forensics Symposium

James Cameron, Oscar Award-winning Director of Titanic, to be Featured Speaker

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME), the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) and the Marine Technology Society (MTS) jointly updated information regarding the 2012 International Marine Forensics Symposium (the Symposium) today. The Symposium will be held April 3-5, 2012 at National Harbor, MD.
•    Director and marine forensics investigator James Cameron has confirmed his plans to attend and serve as the Symposium featured speaker.
•    The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, located across the Potomac River from Washington, DC in National Harbor, MD, will serve as the primary venue for the Symposium.
•    The extensive student program continues to develop. Learning andth exploratory opportunities will be enjoyed by students ranging from 7    Grade to post-graduate. Contact Sean Kery, Educational Chairman, to inquire as to current program development and volunteer opportunities at
•    The deadline for abstracts and paper submissions has been extended to June 30. Please submit abstracts, proposals, and questions regarding the technical program to Papers Chair Ken Smith at
See the Symposium website for complete information: Details are released online as they emerge.
The Symposium brings together marine professionals and historians to exchange information on historic marine losses, on marine forensic investigation processes and tools, and on case studies where causes of failures and losses have been determined or are under continued study.
The Symposium is jointly sponsored by SNAME, ASNE, and MTS and supported by numerous national and international technical societies. The Symposium roughly coincides with the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster, which will be one of the topics in focus.
Registration will open in 2012. The event will be open to the public. .

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