The 18th International Ship Stability Workshop follows the longstanding series of international technical meetings in the field of stability of ships and ocean vehicles. This series consists of the STAB Conferences, which are held every three years (since 1975), and the International Ship Stability Workshops (ISSW), which are held in the years in between the conferences.
For years the STAB conferences and the affiliated International Ship Stability Workshops are the definitive meeting venues of maritime researchers and professionals who are interested in problems of ship stability and safety. While the STAB Conferences cover a wide large range of issues related to stability of ships and ocean vehicles, the workshops are typically more focused on particular subjects that are especially important and are indicative of recent developments in the field. The format of the workshop allows in-depth discussions among top scientists and practitioners. This creates very supportive environment for the participants, clearly contributing to the development of novel, groundbreaking solutions in the field.
The scope of ISSW covers current problems of the numerical and physical modelling and understanding of ship stability, advances in extreme vessel dynamics and the development of new stability regulations.
The forthcoming ISSW (8-10 of June 2020) will be organized in Gdynia, Poland. This year Gdynia Maritime University, acting as the host of ISSW, celebrates 100th anniversary of establishment remaining the oldest Polish institution providing maritime studies and education.
According to the traditional formula of the International Ship Stability Workshop the presenters are invited by the chairmen of each session.