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Webb Institute

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

NIST Standards Services Curricula Development Cooperative Agreement Program Awardee (2021)

The Ship as a City: The Use of Standards to Design, Build, and Operate Marine Vehicles

The Webb Institute, in collaboration with the United States Coast Guard Academy and the American Bureau of Shipping, will create a 10-hour course on multiple topics related to marine industry standards such as standards for the design, construction, and operation of commercial and military marine vehicles; why and how standards are developed in the maritime industry; national and international maritime regulations; standards for emerging technologies; and more. The course material can be used for capstone projects and incorporated into undergraduate and graduate curriculum for marine and ocean engineering, naval architecture and engineering, and marine transportation.

Presentation: NIST Marine Industry Standards Project –Kickoff Meeting, December 2021

The contacts for this award are Matthew Werner, mwerner [at] (mwerner[at]webb[dot]edu); Thomas DeNucci, Thomas.W.DeNucci [at] (Thomas[dot]W[dot]DeNucci[at]uscga[dot]edu); Richard Delpizzo, RDelpizzo [at] (RDelpizzo[at]eagle[dot]org)


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This work was performed under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Institute of Standards and Technology or the U.S. Department of Commerce.



  • NIST Standards Coordination Office Curricula Development Cooperative Agreement Program
Created July 27, 2023, Updated November 6, 2023