Pan-American Naval Engineers To Hold 1983 Meeting in D.C.

The Eighth Congress of the Pan-American Institute of Naval Engineering (IPEN) will be held in Washington, D.C., at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Crystal City, Arlington, Va., September 11-17, 1983.

In announcing plans for the meeting, Rear Adm. James W.

Lisanbv, U.S. president of the Western Hemisphere organization of naval architects and marine engineers, said several hundred government, university, and private industry representatives from maritime nations throughout the Americas are expected at the conference. Observers from a number of other world maritime nations will also attend. It will be the first time the Pan-American professional maritime group will hold its congress in the U.S.

IPEN is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of technical advancement in naval architecture, marine engineering1, and water transportation.

Members of the society are engineers, architects, technicians, and management personnel, both government and private industry, engraged in maritime activities.

Headauarters of the organization is in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The congress is structured to promote learning and resource exchange in the areas of shipbuilding and repair, ocean and inland water transportation, naval science and research, standardization, information processing, offshore construction, fishery management, and maritime education.

The five-day business sessions will include the presentation of professional papers, technical discussions, exhibits, and displays.

Visits to the U.S. Naval Ship Research and Development Center and to the U.S. Naval Academy have been arranged. A variety of social activities for visitors are planned. The U.S. Navy's Ship Systems Command, and the U.S. Societv of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) will serve as hosts for the interrational gathering.

Information concerning registration and hotel reservation may be obtained by writing to IPEN Registration Center, P.O. Box 1741". Dulles International Airport, Washington, D.C. 20041.

Tel.: (703) 471-6180; Telex: 899133 WHITEXPO.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 48,  Jan 15, 1983

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