We look forward to welcoming readers of Marine Technology Reporter to Oceanology International (OI) being held March 11-13, 2014, at the ExCeL London Exhibition and Convention Centrre. OI is the biennial global forum where industry, academia and government share knowledge and connect with the marine technology and ocean science community, improving their strategies for measuring, exploiting, protecting and operating in the world’s oceans.
Established in 1969, OI features the world’s largest exhibition for marine science and technology, agenda-setting technical conferences, visiting vessels and waterside demonstrations, and networking opportunities. All are entirely free to attend: in 2012, 7,669 came from all over the globe to take advantage of what is on offer. The 2014 event is due to be the largest ever with the 520 exhibiting companies from over 35 countries taking an additional 10% more space than at the record-breaking 2012 event.
Update in a Nutshell
Looking at the overall state-of-play within marine technology currently, and therefore what will be on show and talked about at OI 2014, conference chairman, Professor Ralph Rayner, explains: “In the wider world of technology we see an accelerating pace of change. We see the emergence of new materials, new sensor technologies, new computing capabilities, all of this is changing very rapidly, and these changes are influencing what’s happening in the world of marine technology.
“Perhaps the most significant technological change we’re seeing is the move from using conventional ships to unmanned vehicles. We’re seeing the emergence of many new unmanned vehicles and platforms made possible by novel new materials, novel power sources, and advances in computing.
“The growing use of UUVs is also driving developments in sensors. It’s driving the development of lower power sensors that will operate for longer durations with much higher degrees of reliability than has perhaps been required in the past.
“With the increasing use of autonomous vehicles comes the need for better underwater communications, and better underwater positioning. As we move towards exploiting resources in ever more difficult parts of the ocean, in deeper water and in harsher environments these technologies come into their own in making this possible.
“Equally we have huge societal challenges, ocean acidification and changing climate, all of which demand the ability to make long-term observations of the world’s oceans on a reliable and cost-effective basis. The Oceanology International exhibition showcases all of these technologies and more. And it illustrates how they’re brought to bear on pressing societal needs and practical problems of working in the ocean environment.”
Expanded Conference Program
The areas highlighted by Professor Rayner are certainly also evident in the expanded OI conferences, which are largely divided into two parts: on one side are updates on areas of technology; and the other is dealing with areas of application of those exciting technologies.
Ocean science and technology lie at the very heart of OI 2014, with the conference program picking up on each major technology strand featured in the exhibition. As well as the traditional areas (ocean observing systems; hydrography and geophysics; and site investigation; and dealing with UUV development), there are two new conference programs this year: underwater positioning and metrology; and underwater communications. Then too there are conference programs dealing with operating in extreme environments, highly important as the oil and gas industry moves into ever-deeper waters and the Arctic; maritime security; and the rapidly growing marine renewables sector and its demands for technologies to support survey, installation and maintenance.
Another OI introduction is the concept of topical panel discussions looking at areas which are creating a growing demand for marine science and technology: aquaculture, ballast water and subsea mining have been chosen for this treatment this year.
This year’s OI features a new Innovation Zone, held in collaboration with the Oiltech Investment Network with the aim of connecting innovative technology providers with access to funding opportunities. Another new feature for 2014 is Spillex, which focuses on the prevention of, and response to, environmental incidents in the marine environment.
No Oceanology International is complete without its display of vessels and dockside demonstrations.
This year’s will be no exception with a growing list of both on the event’s website at www.oceanologyinternational.com. The early list of vessels includes an oil spill response, survey vessels, both conventional and remotely controlled; a vessel with a deployable ROV on board; and an offshore wind farm support vessel.
The expanding program of associated events run by supporting organizations such as IMarEST and IMCA, and exhibitors on topics as varied as ‘Meet the Metocean Expert’, ‘ROV training – an international perspective’; ‘Fluid Mud in Ports and Navigation: Management Today and in the Future’ and ‘British-Dutch Round Table on Marine Monitoring and Surveying for Offshore Wind Energy Projects’.
Free to Attend
Register to attend the exhibition and conference programs free of charge at www.oceanologyinternational.com, and visit the website for the full exhibitor list, the extensive conference programmes, and details on the myriad of features at OI 2014.
OI 2014 Exhibitors
2G Robotics Inc
3D Laser Mapping
4H- JENA engineering GmbH
Aanderaa Data Instruments AS
Acclaimed Software Co Ltd (The)
Acoustic Polymers Ltd
ACSM Agencia Martima
Adler & Allan Ltd
Airborne Hydrography AB
Albatros Marine Technologies
All Oceans Eng Ltd
Applied Acoustic Engineering Ltd
ARGUS Gesellschaft fuer Umweltmesstech mbH
Argus Remote Systems AS
ASD Sensortechnik GmbH
Asian Prime Sources Limited
Association of Diving Contractors
Atlantic Canada Pavilion
AXYS Technologies, Inc
Balmoral Offshore Engineering
BIRNS Aquamate LLC
Bluefin Robotics Corporation
Blueprint Design Engineering
BMT Group Ltd
Bowtech Products Ltd
Braveheart Shipping BV
Brest Metropole Oceane
Bretagne Commerce International
Briese Schiffahrt GmbH & Co. KG Research Vessel Department
Briggs Marine & Environmental Services
Brone Positioning & Survey Limited
C & C Technologies Inc.
C.R. Encapsulation Ltd
Cambridge Consultants Ltd
Cathx Ocean Ltd.
CCC (Underwater Engineering) S.A.L.
Channel Technologies Group
Chesapeake Technology Inc
Christian - Albrechts University, Exzellenzcluster Ozean der Zukunft
Clarksons Research Services Ltd
CodaOctopus Products Ltd
CODAR Ocean Sensors
Concept Cables Ltd
Consilium Italy S.r.l.
CONTROS Systems & Solutions GmbH
CP+ A Suzano Group Company
C-Tecnics / National Hyperbaric Centre
Cygnus Instruments Ltd
D Appolonia S.p.A.
Data Quality Systems
DECO Geophysical SC
DeepOcean Vision Ltd
DeepSea Power & Light
DenAr Ocean Engineering Ltd
DERINSU UNDERWATER ENGINEERING TURKEY
Digital Edge Subsea Ltd
DOF Subsea AS
Dutch Ocean Group
DWTEK Co., Ltd
Dynamic Load Monitoring UK Ltd
ECO/Environment Coastal & Offshore
EGS (International) Ltd
Elmeridge Cables Ltd
emma technologies GmbH
EofE Ultrasonics Co.,Ltd.
EOMAP GmbH & Co. KG
Exocetus Development LLC
Exploration Electronics Ltd
Falmouth Scientific, Inc
FIELAX Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung mbH
First Point Assessment Limited
Fischer Connectors Ltd
FLIR Commercial Systems
FMC Schilling Robotics
Focal Technologies Group
Forum Subsea Technologies
G.A.S s.r.l. - Geological Assistance and Services
G.O.S.S Consultants Ltd
Gardline Marine Sciences
GAT Gesellschaft für Antriebstechnik mbH
General Acoustics e.K.
General Oceanics Inc
GEO Marine Survey Systems
Geo Plus B.V.
Geomatrix Earth Science
Geosoft Europe Ltd
Germano & Associates, Inc.
Gill Instruments Ltd
Glenair UK Limited
Global Dynamix Inc.
Global Pollution Solutions
GSE Rentals Ltd
G-tec - Geophysical Exploration
Harkand Andrews Survey
Harmonic Drive UK Limited
Hays Ships Ltd
Hemisphere GNSS - Saderet Ltd
High Tech, Inc.
Horizon Survey Company
HPR (UK) Ltd
Hydramec Offshore Hydraulic Systems Ltd
Hydro Group plc
Hydro-Bios Apparatebau GmbH
Hydrographic Academy With Plymouth University
Hydrotechnik Lubeck GmbH
IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society
Imagenex Technology Corp.
Imenco Uk Ltd
Innomar Technologie GmbH
International Maritime Organization
InterOcean Systems Inc
Inuktun Europe Ltd
iSURVEY / IKM Subsea
J + S Ltd
J W Automarine
James Fisher Rumic
JFE ADVANTECH CO., LTD
Jifmar Offshore Services
JOWO - Systemtechnik GmbH
Keller (UK) Limited
Knudsen Engineering Ltd
Kongsberg Maritime AUV Group
L-3 ELAC Nautik
L-3 Klein Associates Inc
LATALCO (Gf Industrial)
Lidan Marine AB
MacArtney Underwater Technology Group
MaRE Trans. Ltd.
Marine Electronics Ltd
Marine Technology Reporter
Marine Technology Society
Maritech Consultants Ltd
Maritime Robotics AS
Maritimes Cluster Norddeutschland c/o WTSH GmbH
Marum - Center For Marine Environmental Sciences
Masto Wire Service A/S
Metocean Services International Pty Ltd
MOST (Autonomous Vessels) Ltd
MSI (Materials Systems Inc)
National Oceanography Centre
National Physical Laboratory
Nautilus Marine Service GmbH
NCS Survey Ltd
Neptune Sonar Ltd
Nexans Norway AS
No Limit Ships B.V.
Norbit Subsea AS
Norcom Technology Limited
N-SEA SURVEY B.V.
Observator Instruments b.v.
Ocean Business 2015
Ocean Modules Sweden AB
Ocean Networks Canada
Ocean Power Technologies
Ocean Tools Ltd
Oceanpact Serviços Marítimos
Oceanscan - Marine Systems & Technology LDA
OceanServer Technology Inc.
Oceomic, Marine Bio and Technology, S.L.
OPTIMARE Systems GmbH
OTM Servo Mechanism Ltd
Parkburn Precision Handling Systems Ltd
Parker Maritime AS
PDM Neptec Ltd
Pearson Engineering Services
Planet Ocean Ltd
PMI Industries, Inc.
Pole Mer Méditerranée
Prevco Europe LLC
Proteus FZC and DigitalGlobe
R2 Sonic LLC
Remote Ocean System
RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems GmbH
RJE International Inc.
Rolls-Royce Canada Limited - Naval Marine
Romica Engineering Limited
Ropner Insurance Services Limited
Rosemount Wave Radar AB
Rovtech Systems Ltd.
RS Aqua Ltd
Saab Seaeye Ltd
SBG Systems SAS
Scorpion Oceanics Ltd
Scubo Group FZC
Sea & Sun Technology GmbH
SEACON (europe) Ltd
Seamor Marine Ltd.
Seaview Systems, Inc.
SEISMIC ASIA PACIFIC PTY. LTD
Senlution Technologies, China
Sensor Technology Ltd
Septentrio Satellite Navigation
Sidus Solutions LLC
Silicon Sensing Systems Ltd
SMC Ship Motion Control
Society for Underwater Technology
Society of Maritime Industries
Sonar Equipment Services Ltd
Sonardyne International Ltd
SonarTech Co., Ltd
Sound Metrics Corp.
South West Surveys
Specialist Subsea Services Ltd
Submarine Manufacturing & Products Ltd (SMP LTD)
Subsea Asset Location Technologies (SALT) Ltd
Subsea Supplies Ltd
Sun Star Electric LP
T. T. Surveys Limited
Tech Safe Systems
Tecnicas y obras Subacuaticas, S.L. (Tecnosub)
Teledyne RD Instruments
Teledyne Reson A/S
Teledyne Webb Research
Tesla Offshore LLC
The Challenger Society for Marine Science
The Hydrographic Society
The Parliamentary and Scientific Committee
The Underwater Centre
Titanium Industries UK Ltd
Tokio Marine Europe Insurance limited
Top Side Offshore Technology b.v.
Topcon Europe Positioning B.V.
TriOS Mess- und Datentechnik GmbH
Tritech International Ltd
Tritex NDT Ltd
TRITON IMAGING INC.
Turo Technology Ltd
Unique Maritime Group
University of Plymouth, Marine Institute
UTEC Survey Inc
Vikoma International Ltd
Waveney Insurance Brokers (Commercial) Ltd
Werum Software & Systems AG
Wish Software Limited
Wood & Douglas Ltd
WTSH - Business Development and Technology Transfer Corporation of Schleswig-Holstein
Wuxi Haiying-Cal Tec Marine Technology Co Ltd
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