Registration Opens for Oceanology International 2014 - 10/12/2013
Registration for the largest-ever Oceanology International (to take place at the ExCeL London, UK, from Tuesday 11 to Thursday 13 March 2014) is now open. With 520 companies from 35 countries taking up over 8,000 m2 net of space at the trade show, the biennial global forum is where industry, academia and government come together to share knowledge and connect with their peers in the marine technology and ocean science community, thus improving their strategies for measuring, exploiting, protecting and operating in the world’s oceans.
According to event director James Coleman of Reed Exhibitions, the exhibition is record-breaking, an impressive series of eight conferences and three highly topical panel discussions planned by the industry for the industry have been put on the agenda. The committees, under the overall chairmanship of Professor Ralph Rayner have put together relevant sessions across the full gamut of topics.
Attendance at the conferences is free of charge for all visitors and exhibitors. Over 7,600 from 70+ countries attended the last OI and the organisers are looking forward to packed halls and highly stimulating presentations, question and answer sessions and panel discussions.
Catch the Next Wave
As in 2012, Oceanology International 2014 will be preceded by the Catch The Next Wave conference on Monday 10 March in central London. Organised in partnership with the Foundation for Science and Technology, this is primarily an invitation-only event, but a limited number of delegate places will be made available on a first-come-first-served basis.
The full programme will be announced on www.ctnwconference.com in early January 2014. Speakers will include a keynote address by Captain Don Walsh, USN (Retired), International Maritime Inc, who with Jacques Piccard, dived in Trieste in 1960 to the deepest place in the world ocean – 35,840 ft in the Mariana Trench, and his interest continues to this day. Following on from the inaugural event, the conference will continue the exploration of new scientific discoveries, disruptive and emergent technologies, and how they may profoundly influence the ocean technologies of the future.
Strong support and associated events
The Society for Underwater Technology is the learned society patron of Oceanology International, which numbers the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST), International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), Society of Maritime Industries and the UK Hydrographic Society amongst its supporting organisations.
A series of associated events taking place during OI 2014 is currently in preparation and will be announced in the New Year. All information and registration for the event is available on the conference website.