SSPA - member of the International Towing Tank Conference

ITTC is a voluntary association of worldwide organizations responsible for the prediction of hydrodynamic performance of ships and marine installations. The association is also an observer at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).

Members have a unique knowledge in the field of hydrodynamics that brings a decisive contribution to the maritime community. SSPA is represented by some of the industry’s most prominent experts. 

The Executive Committee is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the ITTC, assisted by the Advisory Council on technical matters. A number of permanent and specialist technical committees perform defined work tasks between Full Conferences and report to the Full Conference. The committees will work together during the 29th ITTC, which covers the period from 2017 to 2020. Their tasks include establishing procedures and/or guidelines for techniques applicable to commercial practice.

In September 2017, the 28th ITTC Full Conference  took place in Wuxi, China.

The Full Conference is held every three years and the next conference will take place in Nantes, France (2020) but has been postponed and will be held on 13 to 18 June, 2021.

SSPA contributes with expertise

Mr Lars Gustafsson, Vice President, is a member of ITTC Advisory Council.

Dr Frederik Gerhardt, Specialist at the Ship Design department, is a member of the Seakeeping Committee for the second term.

Dr Sofia Werner, Manager Strategic Research Hydrodynamics, is the Chairman of the new Specialist Committee on CFD/EFD Combined methods.

More information is available on the International Towing Tank Conference web page