25th International Conference on

Hamburg, Germany
4-9 June 2006

Celebrating 25 years of OMAE conferences

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Social Events and Tour Options

NEW - Hamburg Ship Model Basin Tour

Hamburg Ship Model Basin (HSVA) is a central point for applied research in all areas related to transport systems and ship technologies in open water and ice. As an international, independent company, HSVA offers advanced technologies and modern test facilities. HSVA has influenced and led developments of testing technology, methods, standardization and numerical procedures to solve complex problems. Today, HSVA is a service and consulting company for industrial customers worldwide. Its leading role in national and international research programs makes HSVA a most knowledgeable partner in science and services in the field of arctic engineering, hydrodynamics and related areas. The fee for the HSVA Tour is €20 and includes transfer by subway to and from HSVA from the CCH. To register for the HSVA Tour please visit the Registration page.


09:15: Meet in CCH lobby for subway transfer to HSVA

10:00 – 12:30: Tour HSVA and observe ice model test

12:30: Depart HSVA for return trip to HSVA via subway

13:00: Arrive at CCH


NEW - Welcome to Hamburg Reception - Tuesday, 6 June

19:30 – 21:00

Hamburger Rathaus (Hamburg City Hall)

Rathausmarkt 1, 20095 Hamburg

On behalf of the City of Hamburg, Senator Gunnar Uldal, Head of the State Ministry for Economic and Labour Affairs of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, welcomes OMAE delegates to Hamburg with a reception at Hamburg City Hall (Hamburger Rathaus). Drinks and appetizers will be served. All delegates are welcome to attend.

Welcome Reception

Welcome to OMAE 2006. Join your colleagues for a drink and a chance to see old and new friends at the Welcome Reception. A great way to start off the conference!


Final Banquet

Climb aboard our charter yacht for a unique Hamburg dining experience! You’ll have unparalleled views of the city skyline as we explore the harbour of Hamburg. We’ll sail past the different harbour basins to give you a close-up view of the massive container ships and discover the many channels, canals and shipyards in the harbour. As we cruise through the harbour a delicious dinner will be served on board. Treat yourself to one of Hamburg’s favourite dining experiences; it’s like dining in all of Hamburg’s finest waterfront restaurants in one evening!


25th Anniversary Celebration

Celebrate 25 years of OMAE conferences as we recognize some of our colleagues from the past and present that have been instrumental in establishing a tradition of great conferences at the Technical Session Organizers lunch on Wednesday.


Accompanying Persons Program

There is so much to see and do at OMAE 2006. Included in the Accompanying Persons registration is admission to the Welcome Reception, two lunches and the incredible Final Banquet. Start the conference off by joining the other accompanying persons for a Hamburg City Tour on Monday morning, 5 June. What a great way to discover Hamburg and the tour is included in your registration fee! The fee for each Accompanying Person is €180 (before April 13) and €240 (after April 12). To register please click on the “Registration” link.


Berlin - The Rejuvenated German Capital

East and West, Prussian splendour, the grand boulevards and the cosy Barn District – Berlin is the most fascinating melting pot in Western Europe. Today you’ll visit the Reichstag with its famous glass dome, the Museum Island, the new Holocaust Memorial and the rejuvenated Potsdamer Platz. See the famous Brandenburg Gate and the boulevard Unter den Linden, Berlin’s magnificent boulevard and the centrepiece of the Old Berlin. Your fee includes lunch at a restaurant in the Barn district, coach transportation around Berlin, and transfers to and from Hamburg to Berlin by coach. The fee for the Berlin City Tour is €89. To register for the Berlin Day Tour please visit the Registration page.




  1. Depart Hamburg and Arrive in Berlin by Coach
    Bus departs from Dammtor Station (Hamburg) at 07:30 AM and arrives at Reichstag (Berlin) at 10:30 AM
  2. Visit the Brandenburg Gate and Pariser Platz – The Heart of Berlin.
    On the very spot where the wall used to be, a thriving and exciting neighbourhood is developing with a unique mixture of official buildings (including the French and British embassies), hotels and the famous Holocaust memorial.
  3. Visit the Holocaust Memorial
    Designed by U.S. architect Peter Eisenman, the memorial consists of 2,711 gray gravestone-like slabs of varying height that form a tight grid pattern through which visitors can wander. It sits on a vast plot of land between the Brandenburg Gate and the buried remains of Adolf Hitler’s bunker.
  4. Walk to the Reichstag
    The Reichstag, now the seat of Germany’s Parliament, has become a symbol of the unified Germany. From the glass dome, you can enjoy spectacular views over the centre of Berlin; a mixture of modern buildings, Neo-Gothic church towers, domes and the famous East German TV Tower.
  5. Coach transfer to the Potsdamer Platz and the Cultural Forum
    In the 1920s and 30s the Potsdamer platz was the busiest and one of the liveliest squares in Europe. Left to ruins by Allied bombing it became a no-man’s land, completely flattened with the construction of the wall in 1961. Redevelopment has brought new life to the Potsdamer Platz and the area is set to gradually regain its former status as one of the liveliest squares in Europe. The Cultural Forum is home to a number of prestigious cultural institutions such as the New National Gallery and the Philharmonic Orchestra.
  6. A short walk through the Sony Centre
    The modern architecture of Helmut Jahn’s Sony European headquarters has become a landmark in Berlin with its huge fibre-glass elliptical roof.
  7. Coach Tour the boulevard Unter den Linden - The Aristocratic district of Berlin
    We will start at the Brandenburg Gate and end at the Castle Bridge in front of the Museum Island. “Unter den Linden” looks like a royal avenue lined with palaces, embassies, museums, hotels, Opera houses, cafés and restaurants, and the famous Humboldt University.
  8. Lunch in the Barn District - one of the hippest areas of Berlin
  9. Walk through the Barn District - the Revived Old Heart of Berlin.
    The Barn District has become a trendy part of Berlin with galleries, eclectic restaurants, hip cafés and specialized shops. We will explore hidden court yards and discover some fascinating buildings which date back to the 17th and 18th centuries. The buildings have been masterly renovated after being badly damaged during World War II and neglected during communist times.
  10. Coach transfer to Gendarmenmarkt
    A unique Architectural Monument – in the historic district of Berlin
  11. Free Time in Berlin as of approximately 4:00 PM
  12. Depart Berlin and return to Hamburg by coach
    Bus departs from Gendarmenmarkt (Berlin) at 09:00 PM and arrives at Dammtor Station (Hamburg) at 11:50 PM


Sponsored by
Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering Division

Sponsored by
International Petroleum Technology Institute

Sponsored by
German Association of Marine Technology
Co-sponsored by
multiple international engineering societies and organizations
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