Welcome to the CIMarE Ottawa Branch Home Page. Our branch is uniquely situated at the hub of operation of the Federal Government. Located here in the Nation’s Capital are the main headquarters of the Canadian Coast Guard, the Royal Canadian Navy and Transport Canada along with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. Thus, although Ottawa is not an active commercial seaport, nevertheless a good number of marine engineers live and work here.
Several years ago the Eastern Canadian Section of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) and the Ottawa Branch decided to pool their resources and to share efforts required to arrange most Branch/Section meetings. This proved to be a successful formula that has served both the Branch and SNAME well.