OCEANOLOGY INTERNATIONAL 2016 WELL SET FOR RECORD-BREAKING SUCCESS
With still over five months until it opens, Oceanology International 2016 (OI) being held at ExCeL London, Tuesday 15 – Thursday 17 March 2016, is well set to be a record-breaker. It has already matched the size of OI 2014 and, with hundreds of additional metres on reserve and due to be confirmed soon, the 2016 event will be the biggest OI of all time!.
“We are delighted that OI still boasts such great support and engagement from the global industry and immensely proud it is coming together en masse to make this the biggest event in OI’s history, ” says Event Director, Jonathan Heastie of Reed Exhibitions. “Over 8, 000m2 has already been sold to 326 exhibiting companies from 32 countries. It is always good news when returning exhibitors take more space and this has been the case with over a hundred exhibiting companies.
And, we are delighted to welcome 59 new exhibiting companies. No doubt when the names of companies sharing booked stands start to emerge we will find there are even more suppliers dipping their toes into the OI ‘water’ for the first time.
“We welcome Fugro, Teledyne, Keller and IXBlue as sponsors of key elements of next spring’s show, which is held in partnership with The Society for Underwater Technology, and with the Hydrographic Society UK, IMarEST, IMCA, the Marine Technology Society, and the Society of Maritime Industries as endorsing organisations.”
Conference deadline looms
Looking towards the OI 2016 conference Jonathan Heastie adds: “Now, with under two weeks to go before the call for abstracts closes (16 October) we are looking forward to being able to announce an innovative programme under our eleven topic headings: Unmanned Vehicles and Vessels Showcase; Ocean Observing Systems: Marine Technology and Services Sector Role in the Blue Economy; Positioning & Metrology; Handling Big Data; Marine Renewables; Hydrography, Geophysics and Geotechnics; Oil & Gas: What’s next for ageing offshore assets?; Monitoring Structural Integrity: Understanding Risk and Reliability; Aquaculture; Green Shipping; and Near and Far Markets. I would urge anyone with case histories and news of innovative developments under any of these headings to complete our online abstract submission form with speed!” Full details on all aspects of the Call for Abstracts is online at www.oceanologyinternational.
A truly international event
There are Canadian, French, German, Irish, Dutch and US national group stands at OI 2016, as well as a diving pavilion; and individual exhibitors come from Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UAE, UK and the USA.
Vessels and dock side demonstrations of equipment will once again be a popular feature. In 2014 vessel movements proved a record-breaker with 148 movements during the three days with 1198 people aboard and a record number of 13 visiting vessels. Those eager to participate in this year’s waterborne and demonstration areas are asked to contact Vessel manager Stephen Taylor Tel: +44 (0)17 3082 1661 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org at the earliest opportunity. As at all Oceanology International events, networking will play an important role.
About Oceanology International
Oceanology International is the 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, Oceanology International features the world’s largest exhibition for marine science and technology, multiple agenda-setting technical conferences, and a visiting vessels and waterside demonstration programme.
The Oceanology International portfolio includes
- Oceanology International China 2015 (3-5 November 2015, CECIS, Shanghai, China). Developed with government and industry associations it provided organisations with the opportunity to capitalise on China’s rapidly growing offshore energy and marine industries. www.oichina.com.cn/en the Subsea Oil & Gas China exhibition will be held alongside. The 2014 show attracted 5 , 034 domestic and overseas professional attendees from 32 different countries and regions
- Oceanology International 2016 (15-17 March 2016, ExCeL London, UK): will build on the success of the 2014 show, which attracted 8, 400 participants – an increase of 10% over 2012. Exhibitor figures at the world’s largest marine technology and ocean science show were higher than ever before with 528 exhibiting companies from 35 countries. www.oceanologyinternational.
- Catch the Next Wave conference: Now in its third edition, Catch the Next Wave is an exclusive conference taking place on 14 March, 2016, the day before Oceanology International 2016 at the prestigious Royal Institution, London. The event takes a longer term view of the capabilities that will shape our future ability to explore, understand, exploit and protect the oceans.: www.ctnwconference.com