Official ASME Group

Ocean, Offshore, and Arctic Engineering Division

Ocean, Offshore, and Arctic Engineering Division

Message from the Chair

Message form the OOAE Division Chair:  2016 – 2017

Welcome to the website of the Ocean, Offshore and Artic Engineering (OOAE) division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

The OOAE Division of ASME promotes technological progress and international cooperation in ocean, offshore and arctic engineering, and in recovering resources such that safety, environmental and economic successes are achieved. 

Our members are from academia, industry, government institutions and private organizations.  While each of these groups may have its own special focus, there are many overlapping interests in technologies and their applications.  It is our mission to provide a forum where these groups can get together, share ideas and collaborate.

It is also a goal of the Division to nurture the upcoming young generation of engineers and promote interaction between them and established engineers.  We strongly feel that a flow of information and exchange of ideas would benefit both groups and we highly encourage such interaction. There are special organized activities for students and young engineers at our yearly OMAE conference.

The Division accomplishes its goals through conferences and a technical journal.  These have been successful channels for the flow of information between our members. 

There are two conferences that the OOAE Division sponsors.  The Division sponsors the annual International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE) and is a co-sponsor of the Arctic Technology Conference (ATC). 

The goals of the OMAE Conference are to meet and present research results and advances in technology; exchange ideas and experiences between different groups, and promote international cooperation in ocean, offshore and arctic engineering.  The Conference draws participants in a diverse range of specialties within the ocean, offshore and arctic engineering arena and from academia, industry and government.  The participants come from all over the world, making this a truly international conference.  In 2016, OMAE was held in Pusan, Korea.  In 2017, we will be meeting in Trondheim, Norway.  We hope to see you there.

ATC is a specialty conference of the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC).  It is a forum for those working in the very challenging arctic environment.  The 2016 Conference will be held in St. John’s Newfoundland in October.

The Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering (JOMAE) is our vehicle for presenting research findings and technical information in ocean, offshore and arctic engineering.  It is widely recognized as one of the premier publications in the ocean, offshore and arctic engineering fields.  JOMAE has grown over the years, not only in size (from 600 to 780 pages in 2014) and frequency (from four times a year to 6 times a year in 2015), but its impact factor has also been trending up rapidly in the last few years.  We encourage members and non-members alike to submit papers; this can be done online at

I look forward to meeting you at one of the Conferences and hearing from you on how we can better serve our community of researchers and practitioners.

With Best Regards,


Solomon Yim

Glenn Willis Holcomb Professor of Structural Engineering

Oregon State University

Corvallis, Oregon