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Ocean, Offshore, and Arctic Engineering Division

The Ocean, Offshore, and Arctic Engineering (OOAE) Division supports engineers, researchers, technical specialists, and students in progressing technological advancement in the fields of ocean,...
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Message from the Chair

Message from the OOAE Division Chair:  2019-2020

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

The OOAE Division of ASME promotes technological advances and international cooperation in ocean, offshore and arctic engineering, including varied fields such as materials technology, structures and equipment safety and reliability, subsea engineering, ocean space utilization, ocean and offshore renewable energy, offshore geotechnics, and petroleum technology.

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 annual OMAE conference.

There are three conferences that the OOAE Division fosters: the annual International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE), the Arctic Technology Conference (ATC), and, more recently, the International Offshore Wind Technical Conference (IOWTC).

The OMAE 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 2019, OMAE was held in Glasgow, Scotland.  In 2020, we will be meeting in Fort Lauderdale, FL from June 28th to July 3rd.  In addition to our regular conference topics, a strong technical program in offshore engineering is being put together for OMAE 2020, with thematic focus on renewable ocean energy and automation in maritime systems. The program will offer a "Digitization and Automation Workshop for Offshore and Maritime Industry", the first of its kind in the OMAE conference series. We hope to see you there.

ATC is a highly focused, international conference that addresses the cutting-edge technologies and innovative practices needed for exploration and production in the Arctic.  The 2018 Conference was held in Houston, TX.

IOWTC draws together members of the scientific community, researchers, academia and the offshore wind engineering industry from around the world. In 2020, the conference will take place in Boston, MA from October 18th to 21st.

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 field.  JOMAE has grown over the years, not only in size and frequency, 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 a successful 2020 with new activities, new members, the usual commitment and professionalism, all mixed with our comradeship that makes our Division so special.

Best regards,

Theodoro Netto