DP Conference 2016

Plus optional Workshop October 10 and Golf Tournament Sunday October 9

October 10-12, 2016

There is nothing static about Dynamic Positioning Technology. It is constantly evolving through innovations, improvements and modifications. The best way to keep abreast of the latest technology, applications and changes is the Annual Dynamic Positioning Conference in Houston, the world’s leading DP Conference.

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Westin Houston
Memorial City Hotel
945 Gessner
Houston, TX 77024



Welcome to the Marine Technology Society’s Dynamic Positioning

The DP Committee – a non-profit 503C organization – was established in 1996, with the objective of promoting a greater international understanding of Dynamic Positioning and related issues. In 2010, the Dynamic Positioning Committee Received the MTS Outstanding Committee Recognition.

Dynamic Positioning Committee Mission Statement

The Dynamic Positioning Committee’s mission is to encourage exchange of information, discussion of technology, training and education, foster improvement of DP reliability, develop guidelines, and address any other issues pertinent to dynamic positioning that facilitate incident free execution of DP operations, and that are consistent with the objectives of the Marine Technology Society.

Extensive Electronic Library of Accumulated Knowledge

Founded in 1996, the MTS DP Conference provides industry professionals with the knowledge base accumulated during these conferences via the website. This technological know-how and data covers a broad range of DP issues, incidents, and topics, providing the most recent, and comprehensive single source of DP information and DP industry technical papers available anywhere worldwide.

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What’s New

Learnings From Incident – External Interface with DP Station Keeping Equipment

Learnings From Incident -External Interface with DP Station Keeping Equipment


April 2016 edition of the MTS DPC Newsletter

Developing Quality ASOG/WSOG Workshop – April 26-28, 2016 – Houston

The DP Committee is hosting a Workshop April 26-28 on Developing Quality ASOGs/WSOGs April 26-28, 2016 - Houston The Workshop is offered at no charge

Call for Papers issued for DP 2016

The DP Technical Committee has issued a Call for Papers for DP 2016 Conference. The deadline to submit abstracts is April 30, 2016.

Dynamic Positioning Committee Awarded OTC’s Distinguished Achievement Award

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) has named the Dynamic Positioning Committee the recipient of its prestigious 2016 Distinguished Achievement Award.

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