There has been a growing cooperation between the professional societies representing naval architects, marine and ocean engineers. One such cooperation is between the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, SNAME, headquartered in the US and the Shanghai Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, S-SNAME, based in Shanghai.

There are many shared issues between these two professional societies, both technically and geographically, with strong interest in the offshore sector and developments in Asia Pacific in general.

This paper will describe cooperative efforts between SNAME and S-SNAME with particular reference to the recent past and present actions, but will focus on the potential for future activities of mutual benefit to the members of both Societies.

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