The Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors??(SAMS?) was established during the 1980’s by a small group of surveying professionals wishing to advance their craft. More on this and the general philosophy of SAMS? can be found under SAMS??History and Philosophy.
SAMS? ?Membership Roster?includes close to 1000 surveyors in the United States and over 20 other countries around the world.
SAMS? shall have three primary classes of membership: Accredited Marine Surveyors, Surveyor Associates, and Affiliate Members.
Once each year, we hold our International Meeting & Educational Conference (IMEC) for members across the globe, and discuss such topics as standards, recommended practices, damage avoidance, advanced inspection methods, and legal liabilities.