Abstracts Needed for 2019 DoD, Allied Nations Technical Corrosion Conference

Abstract submissions are currently being taken for the 2019 edition of the biennial technical corrosion conference organized by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) (Washington, DC, USA).

According to the agency, the purpose of the biennial DoD-Allied Nations Technical Corrosion Conference is to facilitate information exchange between government organizations, private industry, academia, and more, with a focus on reducing the impact of corrosion on the costs, availability and safety of U.S. military systems and facilities.

Since corrosion of military equipment and infrastructure costs the agency ~$20 billion annually, DoD says its corrosion community actively seeks new corrosion prevention and mitigation solutions for material, equipment, and facilities. As such, this technical information exchange is designed to strengthen international partnerships and allow nations to more effectively reduce the negative impacts of corrosion.

The theme of the 2019 conference, slated to take place from August 12-15, 2019, at a location to be determined, is “Corrosion Prevention and Control: The Intersection Between People and Technology.”

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA) will facilitate the event on behalf of the DoD Corrosion Policy and Oversight Office. The U.S. Air Force (Washington, DC, USA) will serve as the technical lead, supported by chairman Wes Barfield and co-chairman Nick Wilson.

The call for abstract papers closes on August 15, 2018. For more details, deadlines, and submission information, visit the event web site.

Source: DOD-Allied Nations Technical Corrosion Conference, dodcorrcon.conferencespot.org.