A Seminar on Marine Anti-Fouling Paints- Performance Standards and Testing will be held Wednesday, December 5, 2012. Sponsored by ASTM Committee F25 on Ships and Marine Technology, the workshop will be held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta in Atlanta, GA, in conjunction with the December standards development meetings of the committee.
The seminar is designed to facilitate dialog and discussion regarding the need for a Marine Anti-Fouling Paint Performance Standard. Those in the marine industry will discuss issues regarding anti-fouling paint performance, the current state-of-the- Art, future technologies, and the potential development of an ASTM performance standard.
Currently, it is hard to get comparable data on the performance of ship hull coating systems because there is a lack of standardization of the collection of data, and of the interpretation of the same data. As such it is hard for ship owners to justify investment in better and often more capital intensive products that in fact could save on fuel, and as such, reduce air emissions. Once there is a standardized way to measure performance, and good quality data is collected, it will be possible in the future to generate a guide to antifouling paint selection for optimum performance for each ship type and operative profile.
Click on the link for the schedule/program of presentation times, paper titles, and presenters' names http://myastm.astm.org/MEETINGS/SYMPOSIAPROGRAMS/F25ID2309.pdf.
Online registration opens approximately 8 weeks before the workshop and closes November 28. The fees to attend this workshop are listed below.
Students – A student's fee is waived, provided that he/she is a full-time student and is not employed full time. After registering online, the student must check in at the ASTM Registration Desk on site and present his/her student ID. The waived fee includes admission to the technical sessions (social events, STP, etc).
All attendees, including presenters and ASTM members, are urged to register online for this event so that space requirements can be accommodated. If you do not register online by the closing date, then you must register upon arrival at the workshop. All attendees must check in at the ASTM registration desk upon arrival at workshop.
A refund of the workshop fee will be honored only if requested at least 7 business days prior to the workshop. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Hannah Sparks at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-832-9678.
If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Hannah Sparks in Symposia Operations at email@example.com, Tel: 610-832-9677, or ASTM Technical Support at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-262-1373 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).
ASTM Member Fee
Workshop attendees interested in receiving 0.7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) should complete a CEU application form at the adjournment of the workshop, and then submit it to the ASTM staff member on site. A certificate will be sent to the attendee approximately 4 to 6 weeks after the workshop.
Additional information about the workshop is available from Workshop Co-Chairman Todd Ripley, U.S. Dept of Transportation Maritime Admin, Crownsville, MD, email: email@example.com, tel: 202-366-2625 and Steve Urwiller, ABS, Humble, TX, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: 281-877-6043.
All meetings will be held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree St., NE, Atlanta, GA 30303. Reservations can be made by telephoning the hotel at 800-233-1234. To make your hotel reservation online, visit Reservation at Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Select your dates and proceed as instructed. If you need assistance with your hotel reservation call the hotel directly at 404-577-1234.
Group rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full but no later than November 20, 2012. ASTM rates are $149 single/double plus 16% tax (you must mention ASTM in order to receive a group rate). You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cut-off date, or when the block is full.
U.S. GOVERNMENT RATES: The Hyatt Regency Atlanta has a limited number of rooms at the Government per diem rate of $133.
IMPORTANT! ASTM Rates are non-commissionable. If you book your reservation through a travel agent they must ask for a non-commissioned ASTM Group Rate. ASTM cannot adjust your higher rate if commissions were paid to a travel agency.
ADVANCE DEPOSIT: The Hyatt Regency Atlanta requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation.
CONFIRMATION NOTICES: The Hyatt Regency Atlanta Reservation Center sends confirmations by email.
CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, notice of cancellation must be received by 3:00pm, 24 hours prior to arrival date.
Check the ASTM website for updates on overflow hotel room availability.
The hotel is located approximately 10 miles/20 minutes from the Hartsfield International Airport. The hotel's phone number is 404-577-1234 and the general fax number is 404-588-4137. The web site for the hotel is Hyatt Regency Atlanta Information.
For information on the city of Atlanta visit the Atlanta Convention Visitors Bureau Website at: Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau.
AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE: Link Airport Shuttle Service is available at the ground transportation terminal. The cost is $16.50 one way and $29 round trip. Taxis cost approximately $35.
MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) - From inside Hartsfield International Airport, MARTA runs Monday thru Friday from 5:00am thru 1:00am every 20 minutes and on weekends and holidays from 5:00am thru 12:30am every 25 minutes. The cost for MARTA is $2.50 one way.
PARKING: Valet parking is available at $32 per day with in and out privileges.
Members have the option to determine their dress at ASTM meetings. Business casual attire is acceptable at this meeting and appropriate for Atlanta. The average temperatures in December range from a high of 54 degrees to a low of 35 degrees.
Committee F25 invites you to attend their future standards development meetings. There is no fee to attend these meetings, and membership in ASTM International is not required. For more information, visit the web page listed immediately above, and click on "Future Meetings".