Cartagena de Indias, January 25th, 2019.
In this edition, the Ship Science and Technology Journal opens a new issue with the scientific articles presented by researchers on the knowledge areas of naval design and architecture, maritime and oceanic engineering.
This issue has publications on safety standards in ship design, welding processes, validation of budget for shipbuilding, design of a tugboat, and the role played by the draughtsman of architecture and engineering in the naval, maritime and fluvial industry.
The effort of the Corporation of Science and Technology for the Development of the Naval, Maritime and Riverine Industries - COTECMAR to increase the visibility of research and work related to the sector's issues, has allowed the journal to be added to a new repository called PERIODICA: Index of Latin American Journals in Sciences, that publishes the articles in serial publications in the countries and territories of Latin America and the Caribbean. We thank the editors and peer reviewers who have collaborated in this work of scientific dissemination.
This year, at the gates of the VI International Ship Design and Naval Engineering Congress, and the XXVI Pan-American Congress of Naval Engineering, Maritime Transport and Port Engineering - COPINAVAL, it is expected to continue generating knowledge on the subject of innovation in the naval industry, disseminating research on new trends in ship design, dual-use technologies and development of the shipyard sector.
Captain (Ret) CARLOS EDUARDO GIL DE LOS RÍOS
Ship Science and Technology Journal Editor