SHAPING THE PROGRESS OF NAVAL TECHNOLOGY
The Schiffbautechnische Gesellschaft - STG - (The German Society for Maritime Technology) is a network and a knowledge platform for maritime technology. The core of the STG is the technical and scientific progress in ship technology and ship operation. The STG is non-profit.
The STG achieves this by disseminating and exchanging the results of research and development in the field of maritime technology with a view to practical use cases. The support of practice-oriented research projects increases the economic efficiency in ship technology and ship operation. As the central contact point for the transfer of knowledge and experience in all maritime areas, the STG makes a decisive contribution to the competitiveness of the industry.
The Schiffbautechnische Gesellschaft e.V. was founded 1899. In 17 specialist committees, experts from research and businesses work side by side in various areas of ship technology. Employees from shipping companies, shipyards, companies in the supply industry, universities and research institutions work on complex tasks on current technical, economic and ecological topics. In interdisciplinary conferences, the STG members share their specialist knowledge, analyze deficits in action, ensure the flow of information and develop system-compatible solutions.
More than 1,800 members belong to the STG.
The Schiffbautechnische Gesellschaft offers a pool of highly qualified members for everyone interested in ship technology and shipping. Their professional competence, the orientation towards international issues and intensive contacts in business and science ensure the ability to master future challenges.
The STG sees itself as a significant part of the maritime industry in Germany, which provides suggestions for innovations and relevant developments. Geared to modern international issues, new approaches for the maritime economy are not only discussed at a high level, but also tested for their practical suitability. Innovative research approaches with the claim of a concrete benefit correspond to our guideline for closeness to reality.
The STG is always at the forefront when it comes to the important topics of ship technology and ship operation.
In order to strengthen the competitiveness and system capability of the maritime economy, we focus on the current technical, economic and ecological challenges in the industry. We combine know-how from international cooperation with the ability to build bridges to partners.
As a high-performing network, we focus on specific issues for gaining lasting insights. From our deep knowledge of the maritime environment, we define topics that we consider crucial for the development and operation of maritime systems such as ships and marine structures.
In close cooperation with industry, the STG contributes to the initiation, control and exploitation of product-oriented research. Recognizing the needs of the market in terms of modern and efficient technology is a must for us. Among other things, the specialist committees offer the appropriate framework for identifying the relevant topics, putting together powerful consortia and then critically evaluating the results and supporting them in their practical implementation.
Our core question areas include which technical ideas can achieve a breakthrough and to what extent the challenges – such as the maritime energy transition, autonomous shipping and the digitization of transport chains – can be met in the coming years.
Within this context, problem-solving competence means for us the consideration of geopolitical developments and their integration into our projects.
Committed to sustainable development, our strength lies in the combination of scientific knowledge and the identification of perspectives with socio-economic aspects. Using advances in modern technology also means combining them with research into the causes and consequences.
Whatever topics await us in the maritime future - the STG will be among the first to be dedicated to them.
By supporting and accompanying the major, sometimes disruptive changes in our industry, we make a significant contribution to advancing the scientific and economic development of maritime systems in Germany. Our wide range of topics and tasks forms an important pillar in maintaining the innovative ability of the German maritime economy. We track down future fields and are the strong partner for perspectives.
The activities of the STG mainly comprise:
- The Annual General Meeting, which takes place at the end of November, with a two-day technical and scientific program and various supporting events,
- Alternating with the SMM (Shipbuilding, Machinery and Maritime Technology trade show) in odd-numbered years at the end of September, the two-day international conference "Ship Efficiency",
- Four to six one-day lecture events (lecture days) annually on special topics of ship and marine technology,
- The publication of a yearbook in which all lectures and discussions, reports on the work of the specialist committees, and internal information from the society are printed,
- Support for students of ship and ocean engineering through scholarships from the Veith-Berghoff-Foundation.
Special informations you will find under: Events (Veranstaltungen)
Numerous honorary members work in the below stated expert committees:
- History of naval architecture
- Ship hydrodynamics
- Ship design and ship safety
- Construction and strength
- Marine engines
- Vibrations and Noises
- Marine electrical engineering
- Measuring technics and automation
- Material and corrosion
- Ocean engineering
- Instruction and continuation training in ship engineering
- Port and ship
- Inland vessels
- Naval technology
- Fabrication technology
- Maritime Communication and IT
From a special donation the STG promotes students of naval architecture and mechanical engineering by granting scholarships
The Schiffbautechnische Gesellschaft e.V. also strives for cooperation with the existing ship engineering associations in various countries and has closed several cooperation agreements. This is intended to promote the exchange of information and give the STG members the opportunity to access the events and publications of the other society under the same conditions as their members.
Agreements of co-operation exist with