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Oceanology International 2012



Every two years, representatives from industry, academia and government meet at the Oceanology International exhibition and conference in London, England, to share knowledge and connect with the marine technology and ocean science community.

This year’s Oceanology International will be held March 13 to 15 at London’s ExCeL, featuring more international pavilions, parallel events and a precursor conference on March 12. Traditional aspects of Oceanology International such as visiting vessels, the demonstrations program and an education day for graduates and undergraduates will also return this year. Last year, the conference drew nearly 7,000 people from 75 countries, event organizers said.

“The growth of the exhibition in general and the international pavilions, in particular, is no mean feat in straitened economic times and speaks volumes about activity in the industry sectors using various aspects of oceanology,” said event manager James Coleman from Reed Exhibitions’ Energy & Marine Group.


Conference Topics and Sessions
Oceanology International is free to attend and features six one-day conferences. The first day of the program will feature marine renewables, and navigation and positioning sessions. The second day will be devoted to maritime security, and oil and gas, and the final day will cover hydrography and geophysics, and ocean observation and forecasting.

“It has never been more important to understand how to safely and economically develop ocean resources at the same time as protecting the marine environment,” professor Ralph Rayner, chairman of the conference, said. “The exchange of ideas and experience at Oceanology International 2012 will make an important contribution to these goals.”

The hydrography and geophysics session is chaired by Andy Hill, marine geohazard technical authority at BP America (Houston, Texas). The marine renewables session is chaired by Alan Moore, nonexecutive chairman of partnerships for Renewables Ltd. (Corsham, England) and chairman of Ventus 2 VVCT plc (London). Rob Balloch, strategic business development director for Sonardyne International Ltd. (Yateley, Eng­land), chairs the maritime security session. Ed Danson, independent consultant for Swan Consultants Ltd. and international sales manager for C&C Technologies (Lafayette, Louisiana), chairs the navigation and positioning session. Zdenka Willis, director of NOAA’s Integrated Ocean Observing System, chairs the ocean observation and forecasting session. The oil and gas session is chaired by Colin Grant, advisor and segment engineering technical authority of BP’s Subsea & Floating Systems Upstream Engineering Centre.

National, Industry-Focused Pavilions
This year, Oceanology International will have two American pavilions, one organized with participating companies and another organized by the Marine Technology Society, event planners said. There will also be pavilions from France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands and Canada, including the Atlantic Canada and Ocean Networks Canada pavilions.

Other pavilions highlight specific sectors within the industry, such as offshore renewable energy, maritime security and commercial diving. At the marine security pavilion, which is supported by the U.K. Trade and Investment, the Royal Navy, and the Society of Maritime Industries, the Royal Navy’s Fleet Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Unit will display its MCM RECCE system based on Hydroid Inc.’s (Pocasset, Massachusetts) REMUS-600 AUV. The Association of Diving Contractors UK Dive pavilion will help visitors identify suppliers for commercial diving.


Precursor Conference
Disruptive technologies are driving rapid changes across many industries. Their impact on the marine engineering, science and technology sector will be highlighted by presentations at a one-day conference, called “Catch the Next Wave,” at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in London on March 12.

Focusing on materials, sensors, power sources, robotics and cyber infrastructure, speakers from the marine research and the ocean industries will present an overview of where disruptive technologies are emerging in the marine sector and their potential.

The precursor conference will bring together those who are actively involved in research, products and the supply chain in an effort to translate research into scientific, social and business benefits.


Interspill 2012
The Interspill exhibition, featuring more than 100 international exhibitors, runs alongside Oceanology International. It comprises an opening plenary session; sessions on regulation and legislation, compensation and cold climate issues; and a technology development session. There will also be case studies on response logistics, subsurface dispersion, in-situ burning and hazardous and noxious substance response.

The Interspill exhibition can be visited free of charge, however, there is an additional charge for the Interspill conference. For more information, visit www.interspill.com.

Registration
Registration and further information for Oceanology International is available at www.oceanologyinternational.com.


Exhibitor List
The following list of exhibitors was updated at press time:
  • 2G Robotics
  • 4D Nav
  • -4H- JENA Engineering GmbH
  • 7 Sea Geosciences
  • Aanderaa Data Instruments AS
  • A.C.S.A.
  • ACSM
  • Acta Marine
  • AIMS Ltd.
  • Airborne Hydrography AB
  • Airmar Technology
  • Alba Ultrasound Ltd.
  • Albatross Marine Technologies
  • Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research
  • All Oceans Eng Ltd. / AC-CESS Co. UK
  • ALS MARINE Ltd.
  • AML Oceanographic
  • AMT Analysenmesstechnik GmbH
  • Andrews Survey
  • Applanix Corp.
  • Applied Acoustic Engineering Ltd.
  • Aquatec Group Ltd.
  • Arc Controls Inc.
  • ARGUS GmbH
  • Argus Remote Systems AS
  • ASD Sensortechnik GmbH
  • Ashtead Technology Ltd.
  • ASL Environmental Sciences Inc.
  • Association of Diving Contractors
  • Atlantas Marine Ltd.
  • ATLAS ELEKTRONIK Group
  • Atlas Services Group
  • Autonnic Research Ltd.
  • AXYS Technologies Inc.
  • BAE Systems
  • Balmoral Offshore Engineering
  • Barum & Dewar Ltd.
  • Bellamare LLC
  • Biosonics Inc.
  • BIRNS Aquamate LLC
  • Bluefin Robotics Corp.
  • Bluefinger Ltd.
  • BlueView Technologies Inc.
  • BMT Group
  • BMTI
  • Bosch Rexroth Ltd.
  • Bourbon Offshore DNT
  • Bowtech Products Ltd.
  • Bremerhavener GIS mbH
  • Brest Métropole Océane
  • Briese Schiffahrt GmbH & Co. KG
  • British Oceanographic Data Centre
  • Bufab Group
  • Business Port Ltd.
  • C & C Technologies UK Ltd.
  • C A Clase UK Ltd.
  • C-MAX Ltd.
  • C-Products Europe Ltd.
  • C-Tecnics Ltd.
  • C.R. Encapsulation Ltd.
  • Cadden
  • Calegeo
  • Caris BV
  • CBIL
  • CCIV - Var Accueil Investisseurs
  • CDL
  • CEE HydroSystems
  • CeSigma Signals & Systems
  • Cetus Innovate Ltd.
  • Challenger Society for Marine Sciences
  • Chambers Oceanics Ltd.
  • Channel Technologies Group (CTG)
  • Chesapeake Technology Inc.
  • Christian-Albrechts University, Exzel­ lenzcluster Ozean der Zukunft
  • Christian Michelsen Research AS
  • Ciscrea
  • Clarksons Research Services Ltd.
  • CLS
  • CodaOctopus Products Ltd.
  • CODAR Ocean Sensors Ltd.
  • Comex
  • CP Cases Ltd.
  • Cygnus Instruments Ltd.
  • Data Quality Systems pf
  • Datawell BV
  • DECO Geophysical SC
  • Deltares
  • Develogic GmbH
  • Digital Edge Subsea Ltd.
  • DIMMS control S.p.A.
  • DOE Inc.
  • DOF Subsea AS
  • dotOcean NV
  • Dutch Ocean Group
  • Dynacon Inc.
  • Dynamic Surveys
  • ECA
  • EDBOE RAS
  • EdgeTech
  • EGS (International) Ltd
  • Eiva A/S
  • Electronic Navigation Ltd.
  • emma technologies GmbH
  • English Braids
  • ESRI
  • ETLG Ltd. (Explorocean Technology)
  • Everard Insurance Brokers Ltd.
  • EvoLogics GmbH
  • Exploration Electronics Ltd.
  • Falmat Inc.
  • Falmouth Scientific Inc.
  • Fastwave Communications
  • Feltz Werft GmbH
  • FIELAX GmbH
  • Fischer Connectors Ltd.
  • FLIR Systems Ltd.
  • Flotation Technologies LLC
  • Fugro
  • G Travel Ltd.
  • G-tec
  • G.A.S. s.r.l. Geological Assistance and Services
  • GOSS Consultants Ltd.
  • Gardline Marine Services
  • GAT GmbH
  • GEM Elettronica s.r.l.
  • GEMS International NV
  • General Acoustics e.K.
  • General Oceanics Inc.
  • GEO Marine Survey Systems B.V.
  • Geo Plus
  • GEO Team S.r.l.
  • Geocable Systems
  • Geocap AS
  • GEOMAR | Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
  • Geomarine Ltd.
  • Geomatrix Earth Science Ltd.
  • Geometrics Inc.
  • Geomotive Ltd.
  • GEO.XYZ bvba
  • Gill Instruments Ltd.
  • Glenair UK Ltd.
  • Global Dynamix Inc.
  • Global Link Network
  • Global Marine Systems Ltd.
  • GO Science Ltd.
  • GSE Rentals Ltd.
  • GWP Protective
  • Hardigg UK Ltd.
  • Harmonic Drive UK Ltd.
  • HATLAPA Marine Equipment
  • Hays Ships Ltd.
  • Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht
  • Hemisphere GPS LLC
  • Hi-Target Survey Instrument Co. Ltd.
  • High Tech Inc.
  • Horizon Survey and Geotechnical Co.
  • HS Engineers
  • Hydro Group Plc
  • Hydro International
  • Hydro-Bios Apparatebau GmbH
  • Hydro-Lek Ltd.
  • Hydroid Inc.
  • Hypack Inc.
  • IDRONAUT S.r.l.
  • IFREMER
  • Igeotest S.L.
  • Imagenex Technology Corp.
  • IMarEST
  • IMCA
  • IN VIVO Environment
  • Indepth International Ltd.
  • Infield Systems Ltd.
  • Innomar Technologie GmbH
  • Innova AS
  • Innovatum Ltd.
  • Install S.r.l.
  • Intercond Spa
  • International Ocean Systems and Underwater Contractor International
  • InterOcean Systems Inc.
  • Inuktun Europe Ltd.
  • iRobot Corp.
  • iSiTEC GmbH
  • ISPTEL Lda.
  • iSURVEY Group
  • ITIC
  • ITP Ltd.
  • iXBlue
  • J+S Ltd.
  • James Fisher Rumic
  • JFE Advantech Co. Ltd.
  • Jifmar Offshore Services
  • JitPak Technical
  • JOWO — Systemtechnik GmbH
  • JW Automarine
  • KANNAD SAS
  • Keller (UK) Ltd.
  • Knudsen Engineering Ltd.
  • Kongsberg Maritime Ltd.
  • L-3 Communications ELAC Nautik GmbH
  • L-3 Communications Klein Associates Inc.
  • Lapp Muller S.A.S.
  • Lidan Marine AB
  • Linden Photonics Inc.
  • LinkQuest Inc.
  • Liquid Robotics Inc.
  • Lymtech LLC
  • LYYN AB
  • MacArtney Underwater Technology Group
  • MaRE Trans. Ltd.
  • Marine Electronics Ltd.
  • Marine Institute
  • Marine Magnetics Corp.
  • Marine Sampling Holland BV
  • Marine Technology Reporter
  • Marine Technology Society
  • MARIS B.V.
  • Mariscope Meerestechnik GmbH
  • Maritech Consultants Ltd.
  • Maritime Cluster Norddeutschland
  • Martec Ltd.
  • Materials Systems Inc.
  • MCS
  • Metocean Services International Pty Ltd.
  • Miros AS
  • MK Services Ltd.
  • MMT/NetSurvey
  • MOOG Components Group
  • MSubs Ltd.
  • MTCS
  • Multi-Électronique Inc.
  • National Oceanography Centre
  • National Physical Laboratory
  • Natural Currents Energy Services
  • Nautikaris B.V.
  • Nautilus Marine Service GmbH
  • Nautronix
  • NCS Survey Ltd.
  • Neptune EHF
  • Neptune Sonar Ltd.
  • Nichiyu Giken Kogyo Co. Ltd.
  • nke Instrumentation
  • No Limit Ships B.V.
  • Noordhoek Survey B.V.
  • Norbit
  • Norcom Technology Ltd.
  • Nordantec GmbH
  • Nortek B.V.
  • Nortek UK
  • Nova Scotia Business
  • Novacavi s.r.l.
  • NovAtel Inc.
  • NPCC Survey
  • NSW Technology Ltd.
  • Observator Instruments B.V.
  • Ocean Business 2013
  • Ocean Instruments Ltd.
  • Ocean Modules Sweden AB
  • Ocean Networks Canada
  • Ocean News & Technology Magazine
  • Oceanscan - Marine Systems & Technology Lda.
  • OceanServer Technology Inc.
  • Oceantools Ltd.
  • OceanWaveS GmbH
  • Oceanweather Inc.
  • OCN B.V.
  • Offshore Analysis & Research Solutions
  • Offshore Marine Management
  • OIC Fleet Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Unit (FUUVU)
  • Optech Inc.
  • OPTIMARE
  • Orcina Ltd.
  • Osean SAS
  • OSIL
  • Osiris Projects
  • OTI Greentech AG
  • P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Atlantic Branch
  • Panolin AG
  • Parkburn Precision Handling Systems Ltd.
  • Parker Maritime AS
  • PDM Neptec Ltd.
  • Pelydryn Ltd.
  • Piezo Composite Transducers Ltd.
  • Planet Ocean Ltd.
  • Plymouth University Marine Institute
  • PMI Industries Inc.
  • Pôle Mer Bretagne
  • Pôle Mer PACA
  • Positioneering Ltd.
  • Presens AS
  • PREVCO Subsea Housings
  • Prolarge
  • Provence Promotion
  • Qingdao Guoke Ocean Environmental Engineering & Technology Co. Ltd.
  • QPS B.V.
  • Quester Tangent Corp.
  • R2Sonic LLC
  • Radac B.V.
  • Rapp Hydema AS
  • RBR Ltd.
  • Remote Ocean Systems
  • Resinex Trading S.R.L.
  • RESON
  • RF Forschungsschiffahrt GmbH
  • RICS
  • RJE International Inc.
  • RoamingExpert.com
  • Rockland Scientific Inc.
  • Rolls-Royce Canada Ltd., Naval Marine
  • Romica Engineering Ltd. (UK)
  • Rosemount Tank Radar AB
  • Rovtech Systems Ltd.
  • Rowe Technologies
  • RS Aqua Ltd.
  • RSE SpA
  • RTSYS
  • Ruco Ltd.
  • Saab Seaeye Ltd.
  • Saderet Ltd.
  • SAIV AS
  • Sauer/Central Compressor Consultants Ltd.
  • SBG Systems SAS
  • Schilling Robotics Ltd
  • Scorpion Oceanics Ltd.
  • Sea & Sun Technology GmbH
  • Sea Technology magazine
  • Sea-Bird Electronics Inc.
  • SeaBotix Inc.
  • SEACON (europe) Ltd.
  • Seafloor Systems Inc.
  • Seamor Marine Ltd.
  • Seatronics Inc., Houston
  • Seatronics Inc., New Iberia
  • Seatronics Ltd.
  • Seatronics Ltd., Abu Dhabi
  • Seatronics Pte Ltd., Singapore
  • SeeByte Ltd.
  • Seismic Asia Pacific Pty Ltd.
  • Sensonor Technologies AS
  • Sensor Technology Ltd.
  • Septentrio Satellite Navigation
  • Sercel
  • SevenCs
  • Ship Motion Control AB
  • Sidus Solutions LLC
  • Siemens Subsea Products
  • S.I.G. France
  • Siri Marine BV
  • Skilltrade BV
  • SMD Ltd.
  • Soacsy
  • Society for Underwater Technology
  • Society of Maritime Industries
  • Sonar Equipment Services Ltd.
  • Sonardyne International Ltd.
  • Sonotronics Inc.
  • Sound Metrics Corp.
  • South Boats Special Projects Ltd.
  • SouthCoast Development Partnership
  • Specialist Subsea Services Ltd.
  • SpectraSense Technologies Inc.
  • Star-Oddi
  • STC B.V.
  • Stema Systems
  • StormGeo Ltd.
  • Strategic Offshore Research Ltd.
  • SubCtech GmbH
  • Submarine Manufacturing & Products Ltd.
  • Subsea Asset Location Technologies (SALT) Ltd.
  • Subsea Monitoring Netzwerk c/o Steinbeis Institut
  • Subsea Supplies Ltd.
  • Svarog LLP
  • Swathe Services Ltd.
  • Systea S.p.A.
  • TDI-Brooks International Inc.
  • TE Connectivity Ltd.
  • Tech Safe Systems Ltd.
  • Technopole Maritime du Québec
  • TecniKabel SpA
  • Teledyne Benthos Inc.
  • Teledyne D.G. O’Brien
  • Teledyne Gavia ehf
  • Teledyne Impulse
  • Teledyne-ODI
  • Teledyne Odom Hydrographic Inc.
  • Teledyne RD Instruments
  • Teledyne TSS Ltd.
  • Teledyne Webb Research
  • TGH UK Ltd.
  • The Acclaimed Software Co. Ltd.
  • The Hydrographic Society
  • The OceanScience Group Ltd.
  • The Parliamentary and Scientific Committee
  • Think Sensor Research Inc.
  • Titanium Engineers
  • Titanium Industries UK Ltd.
  • Tokio Marine Europe Insurance Ltd.
  • Topcon Europe Positioning B.V.
  • Trelleborg Offshore UK Ltd.
  • Trimble Navigation
  • Trinity House
  • TriOS Optical Sensors GmbH
  • Tritech International Ltd.
  • Tritex NDT Ltd.
  • Triton Imaging Inc.
  • TSKA Inc.
  • Turner Designs Inc.
  • Turo Technology Pty. Ltd.
  • UBIFRANCE
  • UK Trade & Investment
  • Umbilicals International
  • Unique Maritime Group FZC
  • UTEC Survey Inc.
  • Vaisala
  • Valeport Ltd.
  • Veripos
  • VideoRay LLC
  • Watson Industries Inc.
  • Waveney Insurance Brokers (Commercial) Ltd.
  • Werum Software & Systems AG
  • WET Labs Inc.
  • Wildlife Acoustics Inc.
  • Wish Software Ltd.
  • Wood & Douglas Ltd.
  • WTSH - Business Development and Technology Transfer Corp. of Schleswig-Holstein
  • Wuxi Haiying-Cal Tec Marine Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Xenubis Ltd.
  • Xsens Technologies B.V.
  • YSI Inc.
  • Zetechtics Ltd.




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