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  • About MACC 2020
  • Meeting Information
  • Call for Papers
  • PEP
  • Exhibit Tent/Water/Static
  • Sponsorships

Multi-Agency Craft Conference 2020

Date: July 15-16, 2020
Location: United States Coast Guard Yard, Baltimore MD

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. Information on new technologies and new product offerings as well as information on Army and Navy service craft, Navy and Coast Guard patrol boats, Navy and USMC expeditionary craft, and Naval Special Warfare craft are highlighted in chaired technical presentations, vendor and agency displays, 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 boats and 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, and new technology development and integration. The shared information results in effective use of resources, opportunities for collaboration, a more knowledgeable industry-base, and best-value small boats and craft for all end-user communities.

Questions
Please contact ASNE at meetings@navalengineers.org or (703) 836-6727.

Meeting Information

MACC 2020 will be held at the United States Coast Guard Yard on Curtis Bay in Baltimore, MD. 

Base Access

All MACC participants must enter through the rear gate to the USCG Yard.  For GPS purposes, the notional address is 600 Pittman Rd, Curtis Bay MD.  Please do not attempt to enter via the main gate; you will be redirected to the rear gate.  

Security Protocol

  • CAC card holders: please proceed to the rear gate with your CAC card.
  • US Citizens from REAL ID compliant states: please proceed to the rear gate with your state issued ID
  • US Citizens from REAL ID noncompliant states: please proceed to the rear gate with a passport or other federally recognized ID
  • Foreign Nationals: the deadline for screening has passed.  If you have any questions, please contact meetings@navalengineers.org.

Not sure if your state is REAL ID compliant?  Further information on REAL ID with an interactive map is available on this Department of Homeland Security website.  

Symposium Attire
Attendees and presenters: Business Casual/Uniform of the Day
Please note, MACC technical sessions and exhibit hall are in a climate-controlled tent. Static displays are outdoors and much of the event focuses upon in-water exhibits. Baltimore in July can be quite hot. Attendees are encouraged to prioritize comfort and safety (e.g. closed toe shoes) in their attire. No suit coats, ties, sandals, or heels.

Call for Papers: 2020 Multi-Agency Craft Conference (MACC)         Submission Deadline: April 17, 2020

The Multi-Agency Craft Conference (MACC) 2020 technical committee is seeking papers for inclusion in the MACC 2020 program.

MACC is an open forum for the exchange of operational and technical information on small boats and craft conducted between Government agencies, Universities, Corporations (large and small) and the entire maritime community.

Recognizing the popularity of the multi-track technical program from 2018, MACC will again be offering three technical tracks:
  •Boats and Craft Technical Track
  •Launch and Recovery Technical Track
  •Planing Hull Simulation Grand Challenge Technical Track

Since its founding in 1998, the Multi-Agency Craft Conference (MACC) has served as a primary venue for leveraging knowledge and lessons-learned across multiple Government agencies that develop, procure, or operate small boats and craft. Information on new technologies and new product offerings as well as information on Army and Navy service craft, Navy and Coast Guard patrol boats, Navy and USMC expeditionary craft, and Naval Special Warfare craft are highlighted in chaired technical presentations, vendor and agency displays, and in-water demonstrations.

Since its founding in 2005, the Launch & Recovery (L&R) Symposium, encompassed within MACC since 2018, addresses the launch, recovery, and operations of manned and unmanned vehicles from marine platforms. Manned and unmanned vehicles include helicopters, rotorcraft, fixed-wing aircraft, RHIBs, high-speed craft, tenders, UAV, USV, UUV, and many more. Marine platforms include naval, coast guard, passenger, and commercial ships, as well as offshore platforms and other vessels. The scope of L&R includes the launch and recovery systems, the host marine platforms, and the vehicles themselves-all of which are evolving at a rapid pace.

MACC 2020 will be host to the 2nd Planing Hull Simulation Grand Challenge. The objective of the grand challenge is to explore the current state of the art for numerical simulation of planing hulls. ASNE is looking for participants with a variety of simulation tools from potential flow to direct numerical simulation.


  • Small Craft Design
    • Hull Form, Seakeeping, Powering
    • Structures, Materials
    • Human System Integration
    • Autonomous Systems
    • Propulsion: Engine, Drives, Propellers, Alternative Fuels
    • C4I Systems: Navigation, Radars, EO/IR Sensors
    • Design for Safety
  • Acquisition
    • Requirements and Understanding Impact on Design
    • Acquisition Strategy: Government vs. COTS vs. Builder Design
    • National and International Classification Societies Role in Impact on Acquisition and Design
    • Risk and Cost Management
  • Operations
    • Total Ownership Costs, Logistics, Warranties, and Supply Chain Management
    • Configuration Control and Part Commonality
    • Mission Requirements to Design
    • Operational Safety
MACC 2020's Boats and Craft track will continue to explore the latest technology in small craft design, acquisition, and operations.


Launch and Recovery Technical Track
  • Use of aerodynamic M&S tool usage in the ship design process
  • Wind tunnel, scaled model, or full scale validation data of a helicopter operating in a ship airwake
  • Coupled ship-aircraft air wake M&S: CFD, reduced order models, real time models
  • Ship design guidance for effective ship-aircraft aerodynamic interface
  • Wind tunnel, scaled model, or full scale validation data of a helicopter operating in a ship airwake
  • Coupled ship-aircraft air wake M&S: CFD, reduced order models, real time models
  • Operational performance considerations and lessons learned
  • Safety advantages and disadvantages of unmanned vehicles
  • Innovative system designs to improve capabilities and/or reduce life-cycle cost
  • Operational risks and mitigation strategies
  • Autonomous and/or automated systems with reduced manning
  • Modeling and Simulation for engineering design, operational analyses and training
  • Safety, human systems integration and training
  • Managing multiple manned and unmanned vehicle operations
  • Certification, test and evaluation
  • Special requirements by industry area i.e. navy and coast guard, offshore energy, shipping, construction and salvage, environmental and natural resource management
  • Launch and recovery in high sea states and other adverse conditions
  • Future research and development requirements
  • Overcoming obsolescence efficiently and effectively
  • Vessel design
For the MACC 2020 Launch and Recovery track, we encourage new and returning participants to present their operational experience, technological developments and current research. In addition, papers related to new concepts or processes intended to improve mission effectiveness, improve safety, reduce total ownership costs and meet new or existing regulations are encouraged. These submissions are welcome from all segments of the international marine community including but not limited to governmental naval, coast guard, environmental and natural resource management agencies; commercial shipping, construction and salvage operators; the offshore energy industry; and designers and manufacturers who support these segments.

Simulation Grand Challenge Technical Track
For MACC 2020, the aim of the second Simulation Grand Challenge is to simulate the Generic Prismatic Planing Hull (GPPH) in waves. The GPPH was designed as a publicly releasable hull to facilitate distribution to government, contractors, and universities. The prismatic hull design was chosen to be representative of typical combatant craft while minimizing geometric variables such as warp, rocker and curvature in the transverse and longitudinal directions. The model was tested extensively at the United States Naval Academy and Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division (NSWCCD) through a project sponsored by the Office of Naval Research. Please indicate your interest in receiving more details on this challenge by completing the abstract submission form and describing the computational tool to be used.


Abstract Submission Information

Representatives from civilian government and military research, acquisition, and operational communities, as well as representatives from industry and academia are encouraged to submit abstracts on recent developments or work-in-progress via this linked form (login required). The submission form requires the following information:
  • Title
  • Author(s)’ name(s) and organization(s)
  • A Primary Point of Contact including POC's e-mail address and phone number
  • Technical Track
  • Abstract, written description in sufficient detail to permit evaluation by the Technical Papers Committee.

Please address questions to MACC@navalengineers.org Accepted authors may also be invited to submit full technical papers for publication in an upcoming Naval Engineers Journal. Please refer to ASNE Technical Papers Guidelinesfor further information. ASNE enthusiastically welcomes student participation and offers free registration to student authors.


All abstracts should be submitted via this linked form (login required) prior to the Abstract Submission Deadline: April 17, 2020

Promoting Electric Propulsion (PEP)

What is PEP?

Promoting Electric Propulsion (PEP) for Small Craft is an educational and competitive program to foster the development of electric boats in the United States. The second PEP competition will be held on July 15-16, 2020 in conjunction with the Multi-Agency Craft Conference.

Why PEP?

You will have the opportunity to show your designs and talk with numerous industry leaders. This competition affords the opportunity for colleges and college students to make a statement to the companies in the small craft, electric craft, and military organizations that are invested in craft design, propulsion, and maintenance. We encourage you to take advantage of this influential audience!


For more details and how to register, visit: PEP 2020

Multi-Agency Craft Conference 2020 Exhibitor Information

MACC is held outside at the United States Coast Guard Yard on Curtis Bay, where we build a large tent to hold our exhibiting hall. Besides exhibiting within the tent, there is the opportunity for in-water demonstrations and static displays just outside the exhibit hall tent. Please be informed set up day is Tuesday, July 14, 2020 the day prior to event kickoff.


Exhibit Hall Tent; View the Tent's Floor Plan and Directory of Exhibitors: Interactive Exhibit Hall Tent Floor Plan
   • Premium Booth: $3,000
   • Standard Booth: $2,750

In-water and Static Display Rates:
   • In-water Demonstration: $2,250
   • Static Display: $1,750

Guidance for In-water Demonstrators:
The maximum length for launching from the USCG Yard boat ramp is approximately 20'.
The maximum length for an in-water exhibitor (arriving by water) is 65'.
All in-water demonstrators will be expected to submit proof of liability insurance and a copy of boat operator's license.
If you are looking to launch or bring a larger craft, please contact Peter Dorrian at ASNE Headquarters.


To Purchase:
Exhibit Booth Online: Purchase Booth (login required)
Static Display Online: Purchase Static Display (login required)
In-Water Demo: Please contact Peter Dorrian at ASNE Headquarters 703-836-6727
Or, if you prefer to book with a paper application, please Download Exhibitor Sponsor Application and return to Exhibits@navalengineers.org.

Sponsor Information

Multi-Agency Craft Conference 2020 Sponsorships:

Select a Multi-Agency Craft Conference Sponsorship, before the one you want is gone!

Purchase MACC2020 Sponsorship (login required) | Download Sponsor Application


Platinum Level

MACC Event Sponsor

Event registration, Evening Reception (Day One) & Proceedings

$10,000

  • Appropriate marketing and printed materials
  • Front cover of onsite program
  • Interior of onsite program
  • Sponsored function signage (e.g. at registration etc.)
  • Various event signage (e.g. kickplates etc.)
  • Symposium website (with link to company website)
  • INCLUDES 4 FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATIONS
  • INCLUDES FULL PAGE AD IN PROGRAM (BACK COVER)

Gold Level

Coffee – Full Event

$5,000

  • Appropriate marketing and printed materials
  • Interior of onsite program
  • Sponsored function signage (e.g. at coffee station etc.)
  • Various event signage (e.g. kickplates etc.)
  • Symposium website (with link to company website)
  • INCLUDES 2 FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATIONS
  • INCLUDES HALF PAGE AD IN PROGRAM (INTERIOR PAGE)

Gold Level

Water – Full Event

$5,000

  • Appropriate marketing and printed materials
  • Interior of onsite program
  • Sponsored function signage (e.g. at coffee station etc.)
  • Various event signage (e.g. kickplates etc.)
  • Symposium website (with link to company website)
  • INCLUDES 2 FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATIONS
  • INCLUDES HALF PAGE AD IN PROGRAM (INTERIOR PAGE)

Gold Level

Soda – Full Event

$5,000

  • Appropriate marketing and printed materials
  • Interior of onsite program
  • Sponsored function signage (e.g. at coffee station etc.)
  • Various event signage (e.g. kickplates etc.)
  • Symposium website (with link to company website)
  • INCLUDES 2 FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATIONS
  • INCLUDES HALF PAGE AD IN PROGRAM (INTERIOR PAGE)

Silver Level

Symposium Bags (sponsor provided, minimum of 500)

  • Appropriate marketing and printed materials
  • Interior of onsite program
  • Various event signage (e.g. kickplates etc.)
  • Symposium website (with link to company website)
  • INCLUDES 1 FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
  • INCLUDES HALF PAGE AD IN PROGRAM (INTERIOR PAGE)

Silver Level

Symposium Lanyards (sponsor provided, minimum of 500)

$3,000

  • Appropriate marketing and printed materials
  • Interior of onsite program
  • Various event signage (e.g. kickplates etc.)
  • Symposium website (with link to company website)
  • INCLUDES 1 FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
  • INCLUDES HALF PAGE AD IN PROGRAM (INTERIOR PAGE)

Silver Level

Exhibit Hall Trash Receptacles (6)

$3,000

  • Appropriate marketing and printed materials
  • Interior of onsite program
  • Various event signage (e.g. kickplates etc.)
  • Symposium website (with link to company website)
  • INCLUDES 1 FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
  • INCLUDES HALF PAGE AD IN PROGRAM (INTERIOR PAGE)

Bronze Level

PEP Competition In-Water Support (i.e. Chase Boat)

1,500

  • Appropriate marketing and printed materials
  • Interior of onsite program
  • Various event signage (e.g. kickplates etc.)
  • Symposium website (with link to company website)
  • INCLUDES 1 HALF PAGE AD IN PROGRAM (INTERIOR PAGE)

Disclaimer

ASNE, MACC, and its co-sponsoring or participating companies are not affiliated with or endorsed by the United States Government or the Coast Guard.