Editorial Note

Cartagena de Indias, 21 January 2013

2012 will remain in COTECMAR’s memory for being the year in which it received important recognition as “Innovative Organization”, evidencing the internalization of Innovation as fundamental part of our daily activity. We are proud of this achievement that deserved us four different awards: (1) 2012 PORTAFOLIO AWARD, (2) NATIONAL AWARD TO SCIENTIFIC MERIT, (3) SIMÓN BOLÍVAR AWARD FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL MERIT y (4) AWARD FOR INNOVATION IN BOLÍVAR. This would not have been possible without the commitment and sense of belonging from each of our collaborators, who frameworked within a culture for innovation permitted materializing the results of the activities on science, technology and innovation onto the service of the naval, maritime, and riverine industry.

The Ship Science and Technology Journal has been part of the achievement of these goals and, hence, continues within its process of consolidation by getting closer to its readers and authors through its new web page: www.shipjournal.co developed in the Open Journal System (OJS), which is a system of administration and publication of journals and periodic documents in the Internet.

This edition has participation from COTECMAR with research results on several of our fields of actionlike accessibility, seakeeping, and computational models. The international contribution was made by Panamawith the topic of neural networksand by Spain with the reduction of warship motion.

In our next volume, we expect to continue delivering timely and quality information.



Editor of the Ship Science and Technology Journal