We are pleased to announce the 25ᵗʰ International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions


Welcome to POAC 2019

Delft University of Technology welcomes you to The Netherlands for the 25th edition of the International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions. Around 200 participants from over 30 countries are expected to participate in four days of exciting presentations and discussion of research ideas. In addition to the main sessions, our guests will be treated to a welcome party, technical tours and a gala banquet, in and around the beautiful city of Delft.


POAC2019 is made possible by:

With the support of these companies the POAC 2019 edition will become a guaranteed success.


Detailed Technical Programme Online

The technical program at-a-glance is available and can be downloaded here:
POAC2019 Program-at-a-Glance

>> read more

Letter of Invitation

Please send your requests for letters of invitation to our email adress: poac2019@tudelft.nl.

>> read more

Book your hotel room now!

The organising committee, in collaboration with our partners at Preferred Hotel Reservations, set aside rooms across various hotels in Delft for the guests of POAC 2019. However, these rooms are only available until April 8th! You can book your hotel via the following link: Hotel reservation. >> read more

Second Tour: Dutch Heritage

Due to a limited number of visitors for MARIN an additional tour is organised. The Heritage Tour will take you to the fight against water, which The Netherlands has been fighting for centuries. You will visit the Maeslantkering and Kinderdijk. More information can be found here: Programme June 11

>> read more


The City of Vermeer

Delft University of Technology is proud to welcome POAC to the Netherlands for the first time. The city of Delft with its tree-lined canals, charming buildings and rich history is sure to provide a delightful setting for the conference. The venue for POAC 2019 is the Aula Conference Centre at the heart of the TU Delft campus. The venue is at a 10 minutes walking distance from Delft Centre and only 5 minutes from Delft Central Station by bus. In turn, Delft Central Station is easily accessible by trains from all major Dutch cities and airports.

The old city centre of Delft near the church.


The conference schedule is as follows:

Abstract due
January 11, 2019

Abstract acceptance
January 18, 2019

Full paper for review due
March 15, 2019

Paper acceptance
April 19, 2019

Final Paper Submission
May 5, 2019

Final paper acceptance
May 10, 2019

Early registration due
April 30, 2019

June 9-13, 2019