The 30th OMAE in Rotterdam: The Offshore Experience!
We are pleased to welcome you to the 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE 2011), from June 19th - 24th 2011 in Rotterdam.
Please note the special events, such as the Networking drinks on Monday, Rotterdam Boat tour on Tuesday and the Brazilian Farewell drinks on Thursday: a good reason to stay until the end!
The conference will be held in the World Trade Center (‘Beurs WTC’) in Rotterdam, the Netherlands (address: Beursplein 37). A map of Rotterdam (6Mb) (including Central Station and ‘Beurs WTC’) can be found on the Kiviniria website.
We would like to advise you to fly to Amsterdam ‘Schiphol’ Airport (not Rotterdam Airport). We do not recommend renting a car during the OMAE conference due to the high parking expenses in our major cities. At Schiphol Airport you can take a direct train to Rotterdam-Central Station, which is 1 hour from Schiphol Airport (every 15 minutes). Schiphol station is situated directly below the airport (below Schiphol Plaza); there are clear signs at the airport. You can buy (second or first class) tickets at the counters (recommended) or machines at Schiphol Plaza. Trains to Rotterdam typically leave from Platform 5 or 6.
WTC and most hotels are within walking distance from Rotterdam - Central Station (see the map of Rotterdam above), but you could take a taxi if preferred. For more information about public transport, please see traveling with the OV-Chipkaart and the map of metrolines.
If you'd like to tour through Holland or Europe after the conference, feel free to contact our information stand offered to you by 'Rotterdam Marketing' on Sunday afternoon and Monday morning at the WTC.
Please pick up your name badge and registration package at the OMAE 2011 registration desk at Beurs WTC (Mercurius Hall on Ground Floor). The registration desk will be open during the following times:
- Sunday: 13:00 – 20:00
- Monday: 07:00 – 16:00
- Tuesday: 07:00 – 16:00
- Wednesday: 08:00 – 16:00
- Thursday: 08:00 – 16:00
Information for Presenters
The schedule with all papers is available via the program overview. You can also download (8 Mb) the full Onsite Program at the registration website. Daily updates of the program will be provided to prevent ‘no shows’, please pick these up at the registration desk every morning.
Each presenter has a total of 20 minutes (15 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for questions/comments) for his/her presentation. The length of presentations will strictly be monitored by the Session Chairs.
OMAE will provide a laptop loaded with Microsoft PowerPoint 2007, a data projector, and screen in each session room for presentations. Presenters are requested to bring their presentation on a USB Memory stick to their session room 30 minutes prior to the start of their session to load their presentation (presenters are requested not to use their own laptop for their presentation in order to avoid delays in changing laptops). Please bring a short CV for the chairmen.
Start Times and Special Events
Please note the start times for the following events:
- Welcome Reception – Sunday, 18:00 – 20:00, Location: Shipping Hall
- Opening Ceremonies and Plenary Session – Monday, Opening and Plenary Session 9:00 – 10:00, Location: Rotterdam Hall
- Symposia/Technical Sessions – Begin at 13:30 on Monday and at 08:30 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
- Networking Drinks in Old Dutch style – Monday, June 20, 17:30 – 19:00, Location: Shipping Hall
- Rotterdam Boat Tour – Tuesday, 18:30 – 20:30 (departure Beurs WTC at 17:45), Location: Spido Dock
- Maritime Banquet – Wednesday, 19:00 – 23:00, Location: Maritime Museum, Leuvehaven 1
- Brazilian Farewell Drinks – Thursday, 17:30 – 20:00, Location: Rotterdam Hall
On June 18th and June 19th it is possible to attend the Short Courses. Students will be awarded a Certificate of Completion, earning 6.5 Professional Development Hour's (PDH) per day of classes taken, issued by ASME's International Petroleum Technology Institute. For more information see the attached flyer.
Saturday, June 18, 2011:
Fundamentals of Model Testing
Sunday, June 19, 2011:
Fundamentals of Deepwater Riser Engineering
Fundamentals of Dynamic Positioning
Attire at the Conference and Temperatures in Rotterdam
Dress is business casual at the conference. Bring a light jacket for nights and semi-casual dress clothes for restaurants and nightlife. The average day temperature in Rotterdam in June is around 17-22°C, with the possibility of summer showers. It is best to bring a light rain jacket.
If you haven't booked a hotel room yet, we'd like to remind you that the hotels are almost fully booked. You can find the hotels with a special rate here.
We are looking forward to meeting you in Rotterdam!
OMAE 2011 is organized by the American Society
of Mechanical Engineers (ASME),
the Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OOAE)
Division of the International Petroleum Technology Institute (IPTI),
and Kivi Niria. OMAE 2011 is sponsored by various professional associations
of many countries.
The official language of the conference is English.
| Corporate Sponsors,
Corporate Supporters, Exhibitors and Media Sponsors
Outreach for Engineers
|The specialty forum is designed for students who may not be familiar with the industry as well as those who have already specialized in this area. Scholarships will be available to off set costs to attend this event.|
Click here for further details.
| Ocean, Offshore and
Arctic Engineering Division of ASME
|The annual OMAE conference is
the major event of the OOAE Division of ASME.
To learn more about the resources and links available for the Ocean,
Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OOAE) Division,
here for further details.
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