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OiA ’19 Conference Chairman, Ralph Rayner, on stage at Catch The Next Wave in San Diego in 2017. Photo: Oceanology International

Oi Americas Set for San Diego

, President, Marine Technology Society (MTS); and Jason Giffen, Assistant Vice President, Planning & Green Port, Port of San Diego.Tuesday, 26 February 2019, meanwhile, will see the staging of another one-day event, Catch The Next Wave: Frontiers of Exploration, organised in partnership with The Explorers Club and a cornerstone of Oi events since 2012. Utilising speaker pairings of explorers and scientists or technologists, the event has been devised to illustrate how closely aligned the disciplines of exploration and technology have become, as interdependent drivers each spurring the other onwards

Jonathan Heastie, Reed Exhibitions

Voices: Jonathan Heastie, Reed Exhibitions

most popular topics and technologies will include Unmanned Vehicles, Vessels and Robotics, Ocean Observation and Sensing technologies and Hydrography, Geophysics and Geotechnics. We’re also reprising our “Catch the Next Wave” program from London, organized in association with The Explorers Club, which highlights how the spirit of exploration drives forward science and technology. Speaker pairings, comprising a leading explorer with a scientist or technologist, will once again examine the role technology plays in exploring environments on the seafloor, in the oceans, on the oceans, over

Photo from Catch the Next Wave at Oceanology International 2016 (Photo: Reed Exhibitions)

Parallel Events Add Depth to Oceanology International

; and Jim Hanlon, CEO, The Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise. A networking lunch will follow, and registration costs £100 + VAT.   Meanwhile, on Thursday, March 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Catch The Next Wave 2018: Frontiers of Exploration is being organized in association with The Explorers Club and will assess the intrinsic relationship between exploration and technology and how each drives the other. The program features paired presentations from industry experts discussing the role technology has played in man’s ability to explore environments on the seafloor, in the oceans

OI London Issues Final Call for Speakers

is exclusively home to the new Business Leaders Summit, which takes place on 13 March and the future-looking Catch the Next Wave conference on 15 March respectively. Held the day before Oceanology International in previous years, the Catch the Next Wave conference will be run in association with The Explorers Club and will focus on disruptive technologies enabling exploration.   The free-to-attend show floor Investment, Trade & Innovation theatre returns in 2018, providing information on routes to funding, international initiatives and cluster groups fostering marine technology transfer and

Obituary: Stewart B. Nelson

submersible to descend 1,138 feet to identify the remains of this World War I surplus submarine that had been reconfigured for an attempt to transit under the Arctic ice cap. Later Stew recounted the expedition in his book, Sabotage in the Arctic; Fate of the Submarine Nautilus. A book signing at the Explorers Club and inclusion along with a fellow of the Explorers's Club became one of his most prized honors.   A popular destination and ocean-related lecturer may he be remembered as a gifted story teller and lover of history. For those fortunate enough to have heard him story tell; may a small piece

Oceanology International heading to North America (Oceanology International 2016 at ExCeL London pictured) (Photo: OINA)

OI North America 2017 Registration Open

new ideas across disciplines and sectors. The CTNW Conference Committee comprises of representatives from Sonardyne, Oceaneering International, BP, Just Innovation, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Center for Marine Robotics, The XPRIZE Foundation and The Explorers Club. In line with the established Oceanology International conference and exhibition in London, the OINA conference is supported by an extensive industry exhibition. Booths from some of the biggest names in the industry will present a glimpse into the next generation of products and solutions

Tim Taylor, Tiburon Subsea

Five Minutes with Tim Taylor, Tiburon Subsea

driving force, and the use of  Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) is a logical path in his underwater exploration. His most recent accomplishment was the discovery, exploration, and documentation of the WWI submarine USS R-12 that was lost in WWII in 600 ft. of water. A Fellow in the Explorers Club, in 2008 he was awarded the clubs prestigious Citation of Merit in recognition of his explorations.   How did you get involved in this industry? I have been interested in exploration my entire life, and it has been a series of progressive steps from physical exploration taking me to

Craig McLean (Photo: NOAA)

McLean to Lead NOAA OAR Research

Corps Commendation Medal and Special Achievement Medal. He is a frequent speaker on ocean related subjects, drawing on his diverse NOAA career experience in fisheries, coastal and marine area management, directing research, law and both surface and submerged marine operations. He is a fellow of the Explorers Club and of the Marine Technology Society and a past-president and chairman of the Sea-Space Symposium.   “Our scientific and research activities are critical to the products and services we provide to millions of Americans every day,” said Sullivan. “Craig has been part of

Walter Munk & Explorer's Medal: Photo courtesy of UCSanDiego

Explorer's Club Medal for Ocean Geophysicist Walter Munk

UCSan Diego inform that the Explorers Club will honor renowned Scripps scientist Walter Munk with the Explorers Medal at its 110th annual dinner March 15 at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel. The event, “Exploration & Technology: Celebrating Innovation in Discovery,” will pay homage to Munk’s contributions to scientific exploration and discovery, achievements that have made him known prominently as the world’s greatest living oceanographer. “The Directors and Officers of the Explorers Club take great pleasure in awarding the Explorers Club Medal to Walter H.

Oceanology International China Keynote Address Confirmed

session chaired by Professor Ralph Rayner Sector Director, Energy and Environment, BMT Group Ltd and Chairman, Sonardyne International Ltd, confirmed keynote speakers on the show’s opening morning include Captain Don Walsh, USN (Retired), International Maritime Inc and Honorary President, The Explorers Club; Dr Bernard Montaron, Director, Schlumberger China Petroleum Institute; and Professor Weicheng Cui, Research Professor and Dean, Hadal Science and Technology Research Center, Shanghai Ocean University. “The Oceanology International China conference has been developed with the Chinese

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