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Time to register for Oceanology International 2016

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From OI 2014-crowded aisles

From OI 2014-crowded aisles

Online registration for Oceanology International 2016 (OI 2016) the world’s largest marine science and ocean technology exhibition and conference is now open, and the conference programme with its ten free-to-attend streams has also been published. OI 2016 takes place from Tuesday 15 – Thursday 17 March at London’s ExCeL, and will be the largest ever held in its 47-year history, with over 8, 000m2 sold to organisations from 32 countries.

Full information, and online registration is at www.oceanologyinternational.com

“There’s every reason to register as soon as possible for the biennial event, ” explains Event Director, Jonathan Heastie of Reed Exhibitions. “All who register for OI 2016 be they visitors, exhibitors or journalists, can take advantage of our free-to-use ‘My Event’ planner which enables them to search our database of registered visitors and exhibitors over the coming weeks in order to plan and schedule meetings, as well as attendance at our conference and networking events before arriving at ExCeL. We know that in this busy world time management is all-important, and the ‘My Event’ planner is an invaluable aid in ensuring that every minute spent at OI will be used productively.Focus on the conference and associated events
“Our ten conference streams, and associated events, certainly demonstrate the depth and range of the show. On opening day (15 March) attention will be focused on full day programmes for ‘Ocean Observing Systems: Marine technology and services sector role in the Blue Economy’; ‘Positioning & Metrology’; and ‘Marine Renewables’; and a half day panel session devoted to ‘Green Shipping’.

“Then on Wednesday 16 March the spotlight shifts to full day sessions on ‘What’s next for Ageing Offshore Assets?’ (for the offshore oil and gas industry) and ‘Aquaculture’. The morning will also feature sessions on ‘Monitoring Structural Integrity: Understanding risk and reliability’ and the first part of the ‘Unmanned Vehicles and Vessels Showcase’; followed by an afternoon session on ‘Handling Big Data’.

“Thursday’s (17 March) day-long conferences feature ‘Hydrography, Geophysics and Geotechnics’; and the second part of the ‘Unmanned Vehicles and Vessels Showcase’.

“Additionally, in our show floor theatre, ‘Near and Far Markets’ international trading sessions, will be a feature throughout the show.

“As ever there will be a full programme of associated events, including on Wednesday 16 March the influential ‘Oiltech Investment Network’s Entrepreneurs’ Advisory Workshop’ (application forms must be received no later than Friday 22 January from entrepreneurs eager to benefit), and Oiltech Investor members’ ‘Meet the Investor’ Seminar (open to all); the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) now-traditional ROV workshop; and for those spending an extra day in London, the IMarEST 113th Annual Dinner at London’s historic Guildhall on Friday 18 March.

“A full programme of networking opportunities has long been a feature of OI; and details on visiting vessels and waterside demonstrations will be announced a little closer to the event.

“Thursday 17 March OI 2016 sees us once again host ‘Careers Day’ in association with the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) when we welcome students, graduates and post graduates from universities around the country to find out about the exciting opportunities open to them in ocean science and marine technology – a sign of the commitment of the industry to foster the next generation of marine professionals. The day will feature the practical IMarEST Careers Workshop. Full information is at www.oceanologyinternational.com/Whats-On/Careers-Day ”

Packed exhibition
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. In 2014 there were 520+ exhibiting companies and total attendance over the three days of over 8, 400 industry professionals.

OI 2016 is staged in partnership with the SUT and with The Hydrographic Society UK; the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST); the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA); the Marine Technology Society (MTS); and the Society of Maritime Industries (SMI) as endorsing organisations.

Further information on all aspects of Oceanology International including visitor registration is available online atwww.oceanologyinternational.com and OITeam@reedexpo.co.uk

About Oceanology International
Oceanology International is the global forum where industry, academia and government share knowledge and connect with the marine science and ocean technology 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 2016 – the fourth show in the annual series will be held 9-11 November 2016, 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
  • Oceanology International 2016 (15-17 March 2016, ExCeL London, UK): will build on the success of the 2014 show, which attracted 8, 410 participants – an increase of 10% over 2014. 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.com
  • Oceanology International North America (14-16 February, 2017, San Diego Convention Center). The launch of this biennial conference and exhibition is in line to attract more than 2, 000 marine energy professionals and 250 paying conference delegates. www.oceanologyinternationalnorthamerica.com
  • 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, with a focus this year on next generation robotics and automation.  www.ctnwconference.com
Further press information:
Issued on behalf of Oceanology International 2016 by Judith Patten @ JPPR. Email: judithpatten@jppr.uk.com; Tel: +44 (0)20 8241 1912; Fax: +44 (0)20 8940 6211.
Photographs taken at Oceanology International 2014 are available from Judith Patten.
The early part of our ongoing preview material ‘What They’re Showing’ is now available on request from Judith Patten. It includes news of exhibitor launches and other featured exhibits; a diary of events at OI 2016 is also being put together. Both sorts of information can be tailored to your requirements on length, content and deadline.

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