Welcome letter from the OMAE
2006 Conference Chair
On behalf of the OMAE
2006 Organizing Committee, it is a pleasure to invite you to Hamburg,
Germany for the 25th Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering Conference
(OMAE 2006). This year we celebrate 25 years of OMAE conferences — 25
years of sharing information, research and networking.
OMAE 2006 will
showcase the exciting and challenging developments occurring in offshore
and arctic engineering today. The education program is very strong with
more than 500 technical paper submissions organized into 12 symposia.
Program highlights include Offshore Wind Energy, LNG, a special Douglas
Faulkner Symposium on Reliability and Ultimate Strength of Marine
Structures, and a very timely workshop on The Pendulous Installation
Method for Deployment of Heavy Subsea Hardware in Ultra Deepwater.
Coupled with our normal Symposia topics, I believe the OMAE 2006 program
will be one of the best ever.
During your visit I
hope you take the time to visit Hamburg’s many attractions. With 31
theatres, 6 music halls, 10 cabarets, 50 state and private museums, the
State Opera, and music clubs on the Reeperbahn,
Hamburg has a lot to see and offer! Our Gala Dinner will be onboard a
charter yacht cruising through Hamburg harbour’s
many channels and basins. And following the conference there’s an
optional day trip to Berlin, Germany’s capital city.
I look forward to
welcoming you all to Hamburg and the 25th OMAE Conference. See you in
Hamburg; until then, my best personal regards,
OMAE 2006 Conference
Dr. Ingo Bretthauer
Chairman of the
letter from GMT Chairman of the Board
It is with great
pleasure that, on behalf of the German Association for Marine Technology
(GMT), I invite you to attend the 25th Offshore Mechanics and Arctic
Engineering Conference in Hamburg, Germany. The conference is sponsored
by the ASME Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering Division (OOAE), the
International Petroleum Technology Institute, and is being hosted by the
German Association for Marine Technology.
OMAE 2006 marks the
25th anniversary of the conference and the first conference ever in
Germany. Festivities marking this milestone will occur throughout the
conference. Conference Chair, Dr. Walter Kuehnlein, and Technical Program
Chair, Dan Valentine, have put together a hard working
and well-connected group of industry professionals to organize the conference.
With more than 500 expected technical papers and 12 planned symposia and
special workshops, OMAE 2006 is expected to be one of the best OMAE
Thank you to the
technical program and conference organizing committees for their hard
work and dedication in producing what promises to be an outstanding OMAE
I am looking forward
seeing you all in Hamburg.
Dr. Ingo Bretthauer
Chairman of the Board
German Association for Marine Technology (GMT)