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A vew from OI 2016 - the busy SAAB stand

A view from OI 2016 – the busy SAAB stand

Oceanology International (OI2016) the world’s largest marine science and ocean technology exhibition and conference opened yesterday at London’s ExCeL (15 March) and certainly lived up to expectations, with exhibition, conference rooms, the Trade & Innovation Theatre, and the waterfront all busy; and a great atmosphere at yesterday evening’s OceanSocial. Indeed this year’s show is the largest in the biennial event’s 47-year history with over 8, 500m2 taken up by more than 520 exhibiting companies from 33 countries

What’s in store today (16 March)? It’s a packed day in the conference, the Trade & Innovation Theatre, for associated meetings in the South Gallery; and for events on particular stands around the show. And, as well as 11 vessels ranging in length from 12.5m to 53m immediately outside the exhibition hall, visitors can see waterborne demonstrations by DWTEK and RTsys. On the first day 371 visitors were on vessels undertaking waterborne demonstrations; and 370 visited those housing receptions and exhibits and staying alongside.

Here’s a bird’s eye view of what’s happening in the largest-ever OI conference

  • Monitoring Structural Integrity: Understanding Risk and Reliability
  • Unmanned Vehicles and Vessels Showcase – Part 1 (morning only)
  • Aquaculture
  • Oil & Gas: What’s Next for Ageing Offshore Assets?
  • Handling Big Data (afternoon only)

In the Trade & Innovation Theatre on the exhibition floor

  • ‘Meet the Investor’ Seminar Programme (10:00-12:30)
  • Clusters, Collaboration and a Common Blue Voice (13:00-14:30)
  • New Products Showcase (15:00-16:55)

And associated meetings being held in the South Gallery include:

  • Open Ocean & Coastal Observatories Technology Cluster Workshop (morning)
  • IMCA Shared Vehicle-Borne Sensors for ROV and Offshore Survey Applications Workshop (afternoon)
  • National Oceanography Centre – presentations and networking events

Morning:  NOC Industry Showcase

Afternoon: Oceans of Tomorrow

Oceanology International’s exhibition and conference are free to attend for all with relevant business/professional interests. Further information at www.oceanologyinternational.com including online registration ensuring you can sail straight into the show with your badge.

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