MACC Is Back!! All About Boats - MACC 2016

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United States Coast Guard Yard Baltimore - Maryland - US

MACC 2016 is being held at the United States Coast Guard Yard, Baltimore Maryland US, from 8 to 9 June 2016.

The Multi-Agency Craft Conference (MACC) is an open forum for the exchange of operational and technical information on small boats and craft between Government agencies and the maritime community. The theme for MACC 2016 is “All About Boats”.

Navy and USMC expeditionary craft, Naval Special Warfare craft and Coast Guard patrol boats are highlighted in chaired technical presentations and in-water demonstrations.

Since its founding in 1998, MACC has served as a primary venue for leveraging knowledge and lessons-learned across multiple Government agencies that develop, procure, or operate small craft. Previous conferences have covered a broad range of topics including: requirements generation, boat and craft design, acquisition processes, maintenance and repair practices, logistics and training, new technology development and integration.

The shared information results in effective use of resources, opportunities for collaboration, a more knowledgeable industry-base, with best-value small boats and craft for all end-user communities.

As the theme for MACC 2016 is “All About Boats”, the event will explore the latest technology in small craft design, acquisition and operations. Each day of the event will feature technical presentations focusing on one of these key areas.

Each day will have a keynote speaker from the military and civilian leadership on small craft who will be followed by a plenary session speaker who will introduce the focus area of the day and generally discuss that area providing their perspective on the focus area and set the stage for the individual track sessions.

After the plenary speaker, presentations will run concurrently and the group will breakout to attend the presentations of interest. Presentations will continue throughout the day, allowing for wide range of presentations to be given.

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Presentation topics for MACC 2016 within the key focus areas are:

Small Craft Design:

  • Hull Form, Seakeeping, Powering
  • Structures, Materials
  • Human System Integration
  • Propulsion
  • Electrical, Electronic and C4i Systems
  • Unmanned Vehicles and Systems


  • Requirements and Understanding Impact on Design
  • COTS vs. Custom Design
  • National & International Classification Societies Impact on Acquisition & Design
  • Risk Management
  • Cost Management


  • Total Ownership Costs, Logistics, Warranties, and Supply Chain Management
  • Configuration Control and Part Commonality
  • Mission Requirements to Design

Representatives from U.S. civilian government and military research, acquisition, and operational communities, as well as representatives from industry and academia are presenting papers on recent developments and work-in-progress.

The American Society of Naval Engineers has worked with cognizant organizations to obtain the required government approvals to hold the Multi-Agency Craft Conference (MACC) in June 2016.

ASNE - The American Society of Naval Engineers:

ASNE is the leading professional engineering society for engineers, scientists and allied professionals who conceive, design, develop, test, construct, outfit, operate and maintain complex naval and maritime ships, submarines and aircraft and their associated systems and subsystems.

ASNE also serves the educators who train the professionals, researchers who develop related technology, and students who are preparing for the profession.  Society activities provide support for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Merchant Marine and U.S. Army.

ASNE is the seventh oldest technical society in the United States.  It was founded in 1888 by a group of naval engineering pioneers, most of them officers of the U.S. Navy's Engineering Corps, who sought a unified approach to their profession in order to make the most of new advances in technology.

The purposes of ASNE are:         

  • To advance knowledge / practice of naval engineering in public / private applications
  • To enhance the professionalism and well-being of members, and
  • To promote naval engineering as a career field.

For 125 years, the Society’s objectives have been strengthened and preserved to meet the changing needs of a time-honored profession. ASNE conducts a variety of technical meetings and symposia, publishes the highly regarded Naval Engineers Journal and a number of other technical proceedings and publications, fosters professional development and technical information exchange through technical committees, local section activities and cooperative efforts with government organizations and other professional societies.

The United States Coast Guard Yard

For over a century, the United States Coast Guard Yard has built, repaired and renovated ships on Curtis Bay in Baltimore, Maryland for the U. S. Coast Guard.

It is the Service's sole shipbuilding and major repair facility, and an essential part of the Coast Guard's core industrial base and fleet support operations. The Yard operates as a revolving fund activity with annual revenue of approximately $100 million.


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