The MMS announced it will hold the International Workshop on Coatings for Corrosion Protection: Offshore Oil and Gas Facilities, Marine Pipelines & Ship Structures on April 14-16, 2004 at the Imperial Palace Hotel, Biloxi, Mississippi.
The Colorado School of Mines is organizing this international Workshop on behalf of the MMS and the other co-sponsors to include the American Bureau of Shipping, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Association of Corrosion Engineers, Department of Energy, Department of Transportation, Office of Pipeline Safety, Society for protective Coatings, The National Association of Pipe Coating Applications and major oil and gas companies.
Working groups will undertake complete assessment of opportunities for research and development of coating practice, coating materials, application, repair, non-destructive evaluation, and extended coating life prediction. The workshop will conclude with the clear identification of research and development issues and will create a roadmap for achieving them.
For further information, please contact: Melody Francisco, SPACE, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado 80401, USA, Tel:  273-3321; Fax:  273-3314 or visit: www.mines.edu/outreach/cont_ed/coatings.htm