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Biggest Oceans Event Ever Now in Progress in San Diego
Oceans 2013 is currently taking place in San Diego, USA, at the Town and Country Convention Center (from 23 to 26 September 2013). This year’s conference is the biggest ever, and the theme is 'An Ocean in Common'. The conference comprises 450 presentations, plenary sessions and special side sessions. The trade show includes more than 200 exhibitors.
The event has returned to San Diego for the seventh time in its existence. Oceans is, as always, sponsored by the Marine Technology Society (MTS) and IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (IEEES/OES).
CSIRO from Australia is undertaking a survey tour towards the Australian Bight for a baseline survey looking for oil traces in the water. The surveyors are deploying a CTD and a gravity corer measuring possible traces of oil in the water column. The survey mission also consists of hydrographic mapping techniques, GIS and environmental specialists to make sure the situation before exploration is mapped well in order to know what the environmental consequences of an eventual oil seepage or leak may consist of.