Registration Open for SENEDIA Ocean Conference
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance (SENEDIA) will host “Innovation in Oceanography, Ocean Engineering, Defense and Marine Trades” on Monday, November 4, 2013, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at the University of Rhode Island (URI) Graduate School of Oceanography -Coastal Institute.

The day’s agenda is as follows:
•8:30 a.m.-9 a.m. Registration and check in
•9 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Welcoming remarks by URI President David Dooley, Governor Chafee and members of the federal delegation (invited) and Marcel Valois, RI-EDC
•9:30 a.m.-10 a.m. Dean Bruce Corliss "State of the URI Graduate School of Oceanography"
•10 a.m.-11 a.m. Pierre Corriveau, NUWC Division Newport, Chief Technology Officer, "NUWC Innovation Successes and Current Innovation Thrusts"
•11 a.m.-12 p.m. Richard McNamara, retired Navy Senior Executive Service Executive and nationally recognized advocate and expert on SBIR/STTR program,   "The Power of the SBIR/STTR Program"
•12 p.m.-1 p.m. Networking Lunch
•1 p.m.-1:20 p.m. Christine Smith, STAC and RI-EDC, "The New RI SBIR Legislation"
•1:20 p.m.-1:40 p.m. Theresa Baus, NUWC Division Newport, Head, Technology Partnerships Office, "NUWC Technology Transfer Program"
•1:40 p.m.-2 p.m. John King, "Ocean SAMP"
•2 p.m.-2:20 p.m. Rainer Lohmann, "Organic Pollutants in the Bay"
•2:20 p.m.-2:40 p.m.   Dwight Coleman, "Inner Space Center and Telepresense"
•2:40 p.m.-3 p.m. Jim Miller, "Underwater Acoustics: Challenges and Opportunities"
•3 p.m.-3:20 BREAK
•3:20 p.m.-3:40 p.m. Harold "Bud" Vincent, "URI Center of Excellence in Undersea Technology"
•3:40 p.m.-4 p.m. Pam Rubinoff, "Sea Level Rise - Implications for RI's Waterfronts"
•4 p.m.-4:20 p.m. Dan Codiga, "Autonomous Surface Craft for Long-Duration, Multi-Disciplinary Sampling in Coastal and Estuarine Systems"
•4:20 p.m.-4:40 p.m. Bruce Corliss, "Green Boats and Green Marinas"
•4:20 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Katharine Flynn and Bruce Corliss - Wrap up and Next Steps    
•4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Networking Reception (followed by RIMTA Annual Meeting)

While the talks are going on there will be tours of the Inner Space Center and showing of newly released video on the Ocean SAMP with Introduction by Jennifer McCann.

Registration is now open, and attendees are asked to RSVP to Teri Woodbine at or 401-874-5273.

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