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International Symposium on Ship Design and & Construction 2009
- Environmentally Friendly Ship -

September 1-2, 2009,The Sasakawa Hall, Tokyo, Japan


Growing international concern over the environmental impact of the shipping industry presents new challenges to designers, builders and equipment manufacturers. The International Symposium on Ship Design & Construction 2009, organised by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, the Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers, the Japan Institute of Marine Engineering and the Japan Institute of Navigation, will address the interdisciplinary technologies which are required to provide the environmentally friendly ship of the future.

Aims and Scope

The growing international concern and regulations about the environmental impact of the shipping industry means that designers, builders and equipment manufacturers will have to develop new ship technologies to cope with the demand for reducing fossil fuel based consumption, minimising CO2, NOx, SOx emissions, reducing the environmental impact caused by ballast water discharge, etc. ISSDC 2009 will provide an opportunity for interdisciplinary presentation and discussion of these new technologies by all engineers that are interested in environmentally friendly ships. Papers are invited on the following topics:

  • Increasing hull efficiency: hull optimization, ship performance in actual seas, bubble, hull coatings, weight reduction.
  • Improving propulsion: advanced propeller design, improved propeller hull interaction, propeller-rubber combinations.
  • Increasing machinery efficiency: improved engine performance, better power management, energy saving device, waste heat recovery.
  • Alternative propulsion methods: fuel cell, solar, wave, wind, LNG, hydrogen.
  • New design concepts: non-ballast ship, SES, zero emission carrier.
  • Operation performance: Weather routing, speed or trim optimization, shipping, logistics.
  • Environmental impact: Ecological impact, ship recycling.
  • International regulation, codes and standards.


Programme (PDF:48.7KB) (updated August 19)

Conference Fee including Proceedings and Banquet

25,000 JP Yen, 5,000 JP Yen for Students

Registration after August 28 (Cash only): 30,000 JP Yen, 5000 JP Yen for Students at the conference


Email or Fax the registration form (WORD:40KB) by August 28

Secretary : Ms Akiko Kanamori

Dept. of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University


Koichi Yoshida
Director, International Cooperation Centre, National Maritime Research Institute


The Sasakawa Hall
Mita 3-12-12, Minato-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
Tel.03-3454-5062 in Japanese)

Venue Access Information

The closest stations to the Sasakawa hall are follows;

  • 8 minutes walk from JR line Tamachi Station
  • 6 minutes walk from Subway Mita line Mita Station
  • 3 minutes walk from Subway Asakusa line Sengakuji Station



There are some hotels which are close to the venue.

Hotel closest to conference venue
Hotels close to JR Tamachi station
Other hotels

There are many hotels in Shinagawa station area which is 3 minutes by train from Sengakuji Station.

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