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Oceanology International 2014 is held biennially and 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. The next conference in the series will be held in London, England, March 7 to 11, 2014.

In 2012, 7,669 individuals from all over the globe took advantage of what was on offer.

For 2014, all the component parts are firmly in place. The world’s largest exhibition for the marine science and technology sectors will feature 520 exhibiting companies from more than 35 countries taking an additional 10 percent more space than at the record-breaking 2012 event. The agenda-setting conferences cover not only the tools of the trade but the uses to which they are put by a variety of individual sectors. There will be visiting vessels and waterside demonstrations, show features and networking opportunities. All are entirely free to attend.


Day One
“Underwater Positioning and Metrology” will begin with a series of presentations on the theme of project-specific applications of underwater positioning and measurement techniques and then move to highly relevant panel discussions.

“Ocean Observing Systems 1” will start with a keynote presentation by Dr. Harry Kolar of IBM and the highly topical “The Results of Oceanology Investigations of the Arctic Expedition from August to September 2013” by Oleg Bukin of Russia’s Maritime State University.

“Marine Renewables—Survey, Installation and Maintenance” will feature sessions on marine renewables policy and overview; project development to preconstruction; commissioning and construction; and operation, maintenance and monitoring.

The day will also see the first of three new panel discussions for Oceanology International. This first-half day session is on “Subsea Mining,” a topic set to drive demand for marine technology in the near future.


Day Two
“Ocean Observing Systems II” will comprise presentations from Germany, the U.S. and China on ocean observing/habitat, publishing data, ocean education and a green global ocean network. The session will finish at lunchtime.

The half day “Maritime Communications” will focus on the real-world applications of subsea wireless communications and their practical limitation and considerations.

“Underwater Security” will examine new and emerging technologies to support underwater security, threat assessment and decision making, intelligence and data handling, people and process, sensor integration and information fusion, and examples of government/private sector/academic partnerships. Split into two parts, “Operating in Extreme Environments” will focus on deep-water operations in the morning and operating in the Arctic, under the conference spotlight, in the afternoon.

The second day’s discussions on another topic new to Oceaonology International will be on “Aquaculture.” The day-long session will incorporate a wide range of production systems and species types, with sessions on aquaculture in oceanic environments, automated activities and remote sensing, location of aquaculture operations with other marine industry, and water treatment and processing.


Day Three
The Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Showcase will be staged in cooperation with the Society for Underwater Technology and will feature current analysis of the AUV and ROV market and technology presentations from the industry.

“Hydrography and Geophysics—Offshore Site Investigations” will feature an opening keynote address by Mick Cook, director of MRC Consultants, entitled “Introduction of the SUT OSIG Committee Guidance Document for Offshore Wind Farm Site Investigations,” and will also explore data compilation and manipulation, GIS and visualization, and the way forward for geophysical and geotechnical integration. The half-day panel discussion on “Ballast Water—New Business Opportunities from Emerging Legislation” is set to explore the exciting new business opportunities that will be created by the emerging legislation and further delve into some of the challenges.

The traditional Oceanology International Careers Day aimed at graduates and undergraduates from all relevant U.K. universities will complete the conference lineup.


More Features
Not only will visiting vessels and waterside demonstrations be accessible on the dockside, just next to the exhibition hall, this year’s Oceanology International will also feature 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. Spillex, which focuses on the prevention of, and response to, environmental incidents in the marine environment will complete the feature lineup.

Full Oceanology International 2014 information and free online registration is available at www.oceanologyinternational.com.


Editor’s Note
Copies of this issue will be available at Oceanology International at the Sea Technology stand. For editorial or advertising questions, see Amos Bussmann.

Exhibitors List
The following list of exhibitors was updated as of press time:
  • -4H- JENA engineering GmbH
  • 2G Robotics Inc.
  • 3D Laser Mapping
  • 4D Nav
  • Aanderaa Data Instruments AS
  • Abyssal S.A
  • Acclaimed Software Co. Ltd.
  • Acodaq Ltd
  • Acoustic Polymers Ltd.
  • ACSA
  • ACSM - Agencia Martima
  • Adler and Allan Ltd.
  • Ageotec Srl
  • Airborne Hydrography AB
  • Airmar Technology Corp.
  • Alba Ultrasound Ltd.
  • Albatros Marine Technologies
  • All Oceans Engineering Ltd.
  • AllMaritim AS
  • Alnmaritec Ltd.
  • AML Oceanographic
  • Applanix Corp.
  • Applied Acoustic Engineering Ltd
  • Aquatec Group Ltd.
  • Arc Controls Ltd.
  • ARGUS Gesellschaft fuer Umwelt messtech mbH
  • Argus Remote Systems AS
  • AS Laser Diagnostic Instruments
  • ASD Sensortechnik GmbH
  • Ashtead Technology Ltd.
  • Asian Prime Sources Ltd.
  • ASL Environmental Sciences Inc.
  • Association of Diving Contractors International
  • ASV Ltd
  • Atlantas Marine Ltd.
  • Atlantic Canada Pavilion
  • Atlas Professionals
  • AXYS Technologies Inc.
  • Balmoral Offshore Engineering
  • BioSonics Inc.
  • BIRNS Aquamate LLC
  • Bluefin Robotics Corp.
  • Blueprint Design Engineering Ltd.
  • BMT Group Ltd.
  • BMTI
  • Bowtech Products Ltd.
  • Braemar Howells
  • Braveheart Shipping B.V.
  • Brest métropole océane
  • Bretagne Commerce International
  • Briese Schiffahrts GmbH & Co. KG Research Vessel Department
  • Briggs Marine & Environmental Services
  • Brone Positioning & Survey Ltd.
  • C & C Technologies Inc.
  • C-MAX Ltd.
  • C-Nav World DGNSS
  • C-Tecnics
  • C.R. Encapsulation Ltd.
  • Cadden
  • Calecore Ltd.
  • Cambridge Consultants Ltd.
  • Caris BV
  • Carmacoring s.r.l.
  • Castalia S.C.p.A.
  • Cathx Ocean Ltd.
  • CCC (Underwater Engineering) S.A.L.
  • Cescor srl
  • CeSigma
  • Channel Technologies Group
  • Chesapeake Technology Inc.
  • Christian - Albrechts University, Exzellenzcluster Ozean der Zukunft
  • CISCREA
  • Clarkson Research Services Ltd.
  • CLS
  • Coastline Surveys Ltd.
  • Coda Octopus Products Ltd.
  • CODAR Ocean Sensors Ltd.
  • COMEX
  • Concept Cables Ltd.
  • Consilium Italy S.r.l.
  • CONTROS Systems & Solutions GmbH
  • Cooper Interconnect
  • Cousin Trestec
  • Cygnus Instruments Ltd.
  • D’Appolonia S.p.A.
  • Data Quality Systems pf
  • Datawell BV
  • Dawab Sverige AB
  • DECO Geophysical SC
  • Deep B.V.
  • DeepOcean AS
  • DeepOcean Vision Ltd.
  • DeepSea Power & Light Inc.
  • Deltares
  • DenAr Ocean Engineering Ltd.
  • Derinsu Underwater Engineering
  • develogic GmbH
  • Digital Edge Subsea Ltd.
  • DNV GL Group - Underwater Technology Services
  • DOE Inc.
  • DOF Subsea AS
  • dotOcean nv
  • Dutch Ocean Group
  • DWTEK Co. Ltd.
  • Dynamic Load Monitoring UK Ltd.
  • Dynamic Systems Analysis Ltd.
  • ECA Robotics
  • ECO/Environment Coastal & Offshore
  • EdgeTech
  • EGS (International) Ltd.
  • EIVA a/s
  • Elmeridge Cables Ltd.
  • emma technologies GmbH
  • English Braids
  • Environmental Technologies Ltd.
  • EofE Ultrasonics Co. Ltd.
  • EOMAP GmbH & Co. KG
  • Eprons ROV Ltd.
  • Esri
  • Etpm Ltd.
  • Everard Insurance Brokers Ltd.
  • EvoLogics GmbH
  • Exocetus Development LLC
  • Exploration Electronics Ltd.
  • EZZE Marine
  • Falmat Inc.
  • Falmouth Scientific Inc.
  • Fastwave Communications
  • FIELAX Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung mbH
  • First Point Assessment Ltd.
  • Fischer Connectors Ltd.
  • FLIR Systems Inc.
  • FMC Technologies Schilling Robotics
  • Focal Technologies Group
  • Forum Energy Technologies
  • Fugro
  • G - tec s.a.
  • G.A.S. Geological Assistance and Services
  • Gardline Marine Sciences
  • GAT Gesellschaft für Antriebstechnik mbH
  • General Acoustics e.K.
  • General Oceanics Inc.
  • Genesis Group
  • GEO
  • GEO Marine Survey Systems B.V.
  • Geo Plus B.V.
  • Geo Team s.r.l.
  • Geocable Systems
  • Geocap AS
  • Geomara Ltd.
  • Geomatrix Earth Science Ltd.
  • Geometrics Inc.
  • Geosoft Europe Ltd.
  • Geospectrum Technologies Inc.
  • GEOxyz
  • Germano & Associates Inc.
  • Gill Instruments Ltd.
  • Glenair UK Ltd.
  • Global Dynamix Inc.
  • Global Pollution Solutions Ltd.
  • GNOM-ROV
  • GRI Simulations Inc.
  • GROOM
  • GSE Rentals Ltd.
  • G-tec
  • GWP Protective
  • Harkand Andrews Survey
  • Harmonic Drive UK Ltd.
  • Hawboldt Industries Ltd.
  • Hays Ships Ltd.
  • Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht
  • Hemisphere GNSS - Sadaret Ltd.
  • High Tech Inc.
  • Horizon Survey Co.
  • HPR UK Ltd.
  • HS Engineers
  • Hydramec Offshore Hydraulic Systems Ltd.
  • Hydro Group Plc
  • Hydro International
  • HYDRO-BIOS Apparatebau GmbH
  • Hydro-Lek Ltd.
  • Hydrographic Academy - Plymouth University
  • Hydrotechnik Lubeck GmbH
  • HYPACK Inc.
  • IDRONAUT
  • IDS Monitoring
  • IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society
  • IFM - GEOMAR
  • IFREMER
  • Igeotest S.L.
  • Imagenex Technology Corp.
  • IMarEST
  • IMCA
  • Imenco UK Ltd.
  • InDepth International Ltd.
  • Innomar Technologie GmbH
  • Innova AS
  • Innovatum Ltd
  • Install Srl
  • International Maritime Organization
  • International New York Times
  • International Ocean Systems
  • International Submarine Engineering Ltd.
  • InterOcean Systems Inc.
  • Inuktun Europe Ltd
  • ISPTEL, Lda.
  • iSURVEY / IKM Subsea
  • ITER Systems
  • ITIC
  • ITP Ltd.
  • iXBlue
  • J + S Ltd.
  • JW Automarine
  • James Fisher Rumic
  • JASCO Applied Sciences
  • JFE Advantech Co. Ltd.
  • Jifmar Offshore Services
  • JOSPA Ltd.
  • JouBeh Technologies
  • JOWO - Systemtechnik GmbH
  • Keller (UK) Limited
  • Knudsen Engineering Ltd.
  • Kongsberg Maritime AUV Group
  • Kongsberg Maritime Ltd.
  • Kraken Sonar Systems Inc.
  • L-3 ELAC Nautik
  • L-3 Klein Associates Inc.
  • L-3 Oceania
  • Lamor Corp.
  • Lapp Muller SAS
  • LATALCO (Gf Industrial)
  • Lidan Marine AB
  • LinkQuest Inc.
  • Liquid Robotics Inc.
  • LYYN AB
  • MacArtney Underwater Technology Group
  • MaRE Trans. Ltd.
  • Marine Electronics Ltd.
  • Marine Institute
  • Marine Instruments S.A.
  • Marine Magnetics Corp.
  • Marine Renewables Canada
  • Marine Sampling Holland B.V.
  • Marine Technology Reporter
  • Marine Technology Society
  • MarineNav Ltd.
  • Marinexplore Inc.
  • MARIS
  • Maritech Consultants Ltd
  • Maritime Robotics AS
  • Maritimes Cluster Norddeutschland c/o WTSH GmbH
  • Markleen Ltd.
  • Marlow Ropes Ltd.
  • MarSensing Lda.
  • Martec Ltd
  • MARUM - Center For Marine Environmental Sciences
  • Masto Wireservice AS
  • MetOcean Data Systems
  • Metocean Services International (Pty) Ltd.
  • MG3
  • Miros AS
  • MMT
  • Mobilis SA
  • Mooring Systems Inc.
  • MOST (Autonomous Vessels) Ltd.
  • MSI (Materials Systems Inc.)
  • MTCS
  • N-Sea Survey B.V.
  • National Oceanography Centre
  • National Physical Laboratory
  • Nautikaris B.V.
  • Nautilus Marine Service GmbH
  • Nautronix Ltd.
  • Navingo BV
  • NCS Survey Ltd.
  • Neptune ehf
  • Neptune Sonar Ltd.
  • NETmc Marine Limited
  • Nexans Norway AS
  • NiGK Corporation
  • nke Instrumentation
  • No Limit Ships B.V.
  • Noliac A/S
  • Norbit Subsea AS
  • Norcom Technology Ltd.
  • Nortek AS
  • Northern Driver (International) Ltd.
  • Nova Scotia Business
  • Novacavi s.r.l.
  • NovAtel Inc.
  • NPCC Survey
  • NSW Technology Ltd.
  • Nymphea Environnement
  • Observator Instruments b.v.
  • Ocean Business 2015
  • Ocean Modules Sweden AB
  • Ocean Networks Canada
  • Ocean News & Technology
  • Ocean Power Technologies
  • Ocean Sonics Ltd.
  • Oceanology International 2014
  • Oceanpact Serviços Marítimos
  • Oceanscan - Marine Systems and Technology Lda.
  • Oceanscience Group Ltd.
  • OceanServer Technology Inc.
  • OceanTools Ltd.
  • OceanWaveS GmbH
  • Oceanweather Inc
  • Oceomic, Marine Bio and Technology S.L.
  • Omnitech Electronics Inc.
  • Open Seas Instrumentation Inc.
  • Optech Inc.
  • OPTIMARE Systems GmbH
  • Orcina Ltd
  • Orolia SAS
  • OSEAN SAS
  • OSIL
  • Osiris Projects
  • OTM Servo Mechanism Ltd.
  • Outland Technology Inc.
  • Pacific Crest
  • PanGeo Subsea Inc.
  • Parkburn Precision Handling Systems Ltd.
  • Parker Maritime AS
  • Pearson Engineering Ltd.
  • Periplus Group
  • Planet Ocean Ltd.
  • PMI Industries, Inc.
  • Pôle Mer Méditerranée
  • Positioneering Ltd.
  • Precision Measurement Engineering Inc.
  • PREVCO Europe LLC
  • Proteus FZC and DigitalGlobe
  • QPS B.V.
  • QSTAR ROV Training Center
  • Qualitas Remos
  • R-Systems Ltd.
  • R2Sonic LLC
  • Radac B.V.
  • RBR Ltd.
  • Remote Ocean Systems
  • Resolution Optics Inc.
  • RICS
  • RIEGL Laser Measurement Systems GmbH
  • RJE International Inc.
  • Roaming Expert
  • Rockland Scientific Inc.
  • Rolls-Royce Canada Limited - Naval Marine
  • Romica Engineering Limited
  • Ropner Insurance Services Ltd.
  • Rosemount Wave Radar AB
  • Rovtech Systems Ltd.
  • Rowe Technologies Inc.
  • RPS Group
  • RS Aqua Ltd
  • RTsys
  • Ruco Ltd
  • SA Instrumentation
  • Saab Seaeye Ltd.
  • SAIV AS
  • Sarl Technicap
  • SBG Systems SAS
  • Scantrol AS
  • Scorpion Oceanics Ltd.
  • Scubo Group FZC
  • Sea & Sun Technology GmbH
  • Sea Technology magazine
  • Seabed Technology BV
  • Sea-Bird Scientific
  • Seabed BV
  • SeaBotix Inc.
  • SEACON (europe) Ltd.
  • Seamor Marine Ltd.
  • Seascape BV
  • Seatronics Ltd.
  • Seaview Systems, Inc.
  • SeeByte Ltd.
  • Seismic Asia Pacific Pty Ltd.
  • Senlution Technologies, China
  • Sensonor AS
  • Sensor Technology Ltd.
  • Sensorlab SL
  • SENSYS
  • Septentrio Satellite Navigation
  • Sercel
  • Ship Motion Control
  • Sidus Solutions LLC
  • SIG France
  • Silicon Sensing Systems Ltd.
  • Siri Marine BV
  • Skilltrade B.V.
  • Smartbay Ireland
  • SMD Ltd.
  • Society for Underwater Technology
  • Society of Maritime Industries
  • Sonar Equipment Services Ltd.
  • Sonardyne International Ltd.
  • SonarTech Co. Ltd.
  • Sonotronics Inc.
  • SonTek
  • Sound Metrics Corp.
  • South West Surveys (UK) Ltd.
  • Specialist Subsea Services Ltd.
  • Sperre AS
  • STC B.V.
  • Steatite Ltd.
  • Stema Systems
  • StormGeo Ltd.
  • SubC Control Ltd.
  • SubCtech GmbH
  • Submarine Manufacturing and Products Ltd.
  • Subsalve USA Corp.
  • Subsea Asset Location Technologies Ltd.
  • Subsea Supplies Ltd.
  • Subsea Tech
  • Sun-Star Electric L.P.
  • Svarog LLP
  • Swathe Services Ltd.
  • T T Surveys Ltd.
  • Tarka-Systems B.V.
  • TDI-Brooks International Inc.
  • TE Connectivity
  • Tech Safe Systems Ltd.
  • Technopole Maritime du Québec
  • Tecnadyne
  • Tecnicas y obras Subacuaticas, S.L. (Tecnosub)
  • Tecnikabel
  • Teledyne Benthos
  • Teledyne BlueView Inc.
  • Teledyne CDL
  • Teledyne DGO
  • Teledyne Gavia
  • Teledyne Impulse
  • Teledyne Impulse-PDM Ltd.
  • Teledyne Odom Hydrographic Inc.
  • Teledyne RD Instruments
  • Teledyne Reson A/S
  • Teledyne TSS Ltd.
  • Teledyne Webb Research
  • Tesla Offshore LLC
  • The Challenger Society for Marine Science
  • The Hydrographic Society
  • The Parliamentary and Scientific Committee
  • The Underwater Centre
  • Think Sensor Research Inc.
  • Titanium Engineers Inc.
  • Titanium Industries UK Ltd
  • Tokio Marine Europe Insurance Ltd.
  • Top Side Offshore Technology b.v.
  • Topcon Europe Positioning B.V.
  • Trelleborg AEM
  • Trimble Navigation
  • TriOS mess- und Datentechnik GmbH
  • Tritech International Ltd.
  • Tritex NDT Ltd.
  • Triton Imaging Inc.
  • T.S.K
  • Turner Designs Inc.
  • Turo Technology Pty Ltd.
  • UBIFRANCE
  • UK Spill Association
  • Umbilicals International
  • Unique Maritime Group
  • University of Limerick
  • University of Plymouth, Marine Institute
  • UTEC Survey Inc.
  • Vaisala
  • Valeport Ltd.
  • VEMCO
  • VERIPOS
  • VideoRay LLC
  • Vikoma International Ltd.
  • WASSP Ltd.
  • Waveney Insurance Brokers (Commercial) Ltd.
  • Werum Software & Systems AG
  • Wildlife Acoustics Inc.
  • Wish Software Ltd.
  • Wood & Douglas Ltd.
  • WTSH - Business Development and Technology Transfer Corporation of Schleswig- Holstein
  • Wuxi Haiying-Cal Tec Marine Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Xeos Technologies Inc.
  • Xsens Technologies B.V.
  • Xylem Analytics
  • YSI Inc.





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