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The SSC mission is to enhance the safety of life at sea, promote technology and education advancements in marine transportation, and to protect the marine environment. This will be done through advocating, participating in, and supporting cooperative research and development in Structural Design, Life Cycle Risk Management of Marine Structures, and Production Technologies.

What's New

We are soliciting research project recommendations for fiscal year 2015-2016. We are looking forward to your insightful project ideas and enthusiasm toward another successful year of SSC project completions. This year we are soliciting project recommendations a little differently. Please refer to the submittal instructions and research focus area table below . This provides the SSC a greater opportunity for obtaining funding to the topics currently of greatest concern.

Submittal Instructions:

  • Please click here for the MS Word outline format
  • Do not include proprietary information
  • MS Word Documents format only will be accepted
  • Do not include any graphics, tables, sketches
  • Keep the task descriptions brief - entire document no more than 4 pages

Please submit all research recommendations electronically to the SSC Administrative Assistant, Mrs. Jeannette Grant, no later than December 22, 2014. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the SSC Administrative Assistant, at
202-372-1368 or email Mrs.Jeannette Grant

2015 SSC Research Focus Areas for Project Ideas


    Focus Area A Possible Example
  • Severe Weather Performance Harsh Weather Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
  • Polar Operations Implementation/Assessment of New IACS Polar Codes Construction Standards from New Structure R/V SIKULIAQ
  • Management of Aging Ships Structures Improvement in Tools for Evaluating Structural Performance
  • Alternative Fuels Design of Structures for Alternative Fuels Usage. (LNG, CNG, etc.)
  • Maximizing Service Life Techniques to Extend Service Life of Ship Structures