4th International Naval Architecture and Maritime Symposium (INT-NAM 2023) will be held by Yildiz Technical University Naval Architecture and Maritime Faculty on October 11-13, 2023 in Istanbul, Türkiye.

Oceans cover three-quarters of the Earth’s surface, contain 97% of the Earth’s water, and represent 99% of the living space on the planet by volume. UN Sustainable Development Goal 14 addresses the conservation and sustainable use of the oceans, seas, and marine resources. The oceans drive global systems that make the Earth habitable for humankind. Our rainwater, drinking water, weather, climate, and coastlines as well as much of our food, and even the oxygen in the air we breathe are all ultimately provided and regulated by the sea, with over three billion people depending on marine and coastal biodiversity for their livelihoods.

The issues regarding safeguarding oceans for the future involve taking on great responsibilities that require huge efforts toward sustainable socioecological and technical innovation with the inherent support of nature-based solutions.

With the theme of “Sustainable Innovation & Nature-Based Solutions”, INT-NAM 2023 brings together a broad spectrum of representatives of the maritime industry through the involvement of emerging innovative and technological enterprises, public bodies, civil society, academia, and stakeholders.

Keynote Speakers

Adrian Bejan

Duke University, USA

Carlos Guedes Soares

University of Lisbon, Portugal

Giorgio Trincas

University of Trieste, Italy

Mehmet Atlar

University of Strathclyde, UK

Muhammad Hajj

Stevens Institute of Technology, USA

Noriyuki Sasaki

University of Strathclyde, UK

Atilla Incecik

University of Strathclyde, UK

Alberto Moroso

President of Italian Association of Naval Technics, Genoa, Italy

Radoslav Nabergoj

NASDIS PDS, Izola, Slovenia


Selected papers will be published in the following journals

Main Topics

  • Sustainable Innovations
  • Nature-based solutions
  • Alternative Fuels
  • Data and Artificial Intelligence
  • Decommissioning and Recycling
  • Emission Control
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Green Technologies
  • Maritime Human Factors
  • Marine Renewable Energy

Other Topics

  • Advanced Materials
  • Arctic Engineering
  • Bunkering
  • Computational Methods
  • Marine Design and Safety
  • Marine Electrical Equipments
  • Marine Structures
  • Multimodal Transportation
  • Noise and Vibration
  • Propulsion Systems
  • Resistance and Propulsion
  • Ship Construction
  • Ship Design
  • Ship Finance
  • Ship Stability
  • Small and Pleasure Crafts
  • Underwater Technology and Acoustics
  • Unmanned Vehicles
  • The Water-Energy-Food Nexus