Oceanology International 2014: More Details Announced

Monday, July 29, 2013

Companies operating in the marine science and ocean technology have only one more month to submit an abstract for next year’s Oceanology International 2014 conference. Taking place at London ExCeL between Tuesday and Thursday, March 11 and 13, 2014, the next Oceanology International is due to be the busiest of its series, with already 86.6% of exhibition spacebooked and eightone-day conference programs taking place alongside three new panel discussions.

Professor Ralph Rayner is again the overall conference chairman, and that many key players in the relevant sectors have agreed to chair a program in their area of expertise.

Newly confirmed chairmen include:

Chairing Operating in Extreme Environments, Richard Gibson, BP

Chairing Underwater Positioning and Metrology
Jonathan Davis, Manager Geophysical Operations, Survey &Geohazards, Houston, BP America Inc

Organizing the Aquaculture Panel Discussion
Bev MacKenzie, Senior, Technical Manager, IMarEST

Organizing the Ballast Water Panel Discussion
Neil Aucterlonie, Program Director, Food Security & Aquaculture, CEFAS

Organizing the Subsea Mining Panel Discussion
Bill Senke, Business Development Manager, Lockheed Martin

Chairing the Underwater Vehicle Showcase
Dr. Bob Allwood, Chief Executive of our Learned Society Patron,
Ian Gallett, Business Development Executive of the Society for Underwater Technology

Chairing Underwater Security
Professor Michael Bruno, Dean, Stevens Institute of Technology, U.S.
Justin Crump, CEO, Sibyline Risk and Security Consultancy, U.K.

Chairing Marine Renewables – Survey Installation and Maintenance
Alan Moore, OBE, Non-Executive Director, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and Chairman of Ventus VCT plc
Phil Durrant, Managing Director, Gardline Environmental and Co-Chair, Marine Industries Liaison Group.

Chairing Underwater Communications
Andy Bowen, Director of National Deep Submergence Facility, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, U.S.
Simon Partridge, Engineering Director, Sonardyne International, U.K.

Chairing Hydrography and Geophysics – Offshore Site Investigations
Andy Hill, Marine Geohazard Technical Authority, BP Exploration
Toby Powell, Principal Geotechnical Engineer, Subsea 7

Chairing Ocean Observing Systems
Zdenka Willis, Director, NOAA Integrated Ocean Observation will return to co-chair the conference
Dr. David Mills, Programme Director, Marine Observatories, CEFAS

The call for abstracts is open on the Oceanology International 2014 website until 30th August. To find submission guidelines please visit: oceanologyinternational.com/en/Forms/Call-for-Abstracts/


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