Offshore Survey 13 is launching a call for papers for the first time in the four-year history of the event. Previous conferences accepted papers by invitation only. This  event will take place 10 – 11 April 2013 alongside Ocean Business at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton UK.

This is your invitation to submit your abstract online by 30 Sept. 2012. This Call for Papers aims to cover a broad spectrum of what the offshore survey community can achieve. The five Topic Areas for the 2013 conference include Subsea Positioning; Hydrographic and Seabed Survey; Survey Operations; Data Processing and Visualisation; and Industry and Professional Issues. It will not be possible in two days to cover every aspect of these important topics and the conference committee will have the demanding job of making the final selection of papers. Offshore Survey 13 is also introducing a technical committee made up of outstanding personalities from industry and academia to evaluate all papers are submitted. The Offshore Survey Technical Committee will be led by Conference Chairman Ed Danson, International Sales Manager from C&C Technologies.

Each abstract will be peer reviewed and successful applicants will be notified if their abstract has been accepted by the end of October 2012. Afinal programme will be announced by mid November. Click here to submit Your Abstract

NEW TECHNICAL COMMITTEE
In the past, Offshore Survey conferences have been booked out and 2013 will be no exception.  It promises to provide the community with the same valuable insight of technology, operations and business issues in the global field of offshore surveying.  Ed Danson is keen to continue with the same winning formula of previous years and urges the offshore survey community to come forward with papers suitable for sessions on Subsea Positioning, Hydrographic and Seabed Survey, Survey Operations, Data Processing and Visualisation, and Industry and Professional Issues.  For a list of topics and to submit a paper please click here.

Working in partnership with Offshore Survey, The Hydrographic Society UK will be directly involved in the technical committee, along with an exceptional line-up of world leaders in their field.  The Hydrographic Society UK will be represented by David Parker who is Civil Hydrography Manager at the UKHO and also the Chairman of THS UK; Helen Atkinson, Operations & Publications Manager of both THS UK and the International Federation of Hydrographic Societies; and William Heaps, Assistant Marine Advisor & Hydrographic Manager at ABP.  Academia will be represented by Brian Whiting, Principal Lecturer from the University of East London, and representing the offshore industry will be Nick Hough, Technical Advisor at International Marine Contractors Association.  Industry representatives include Mike Baker, Group Business Development Director at GEMS International NV, and Sam Hanton, Chief Surveyor at Nautronix. 

LARGEST OCEAN BUSINESS TO DATE
One of the special attractions of Offshore Survey is that it runs alongside the Ocean Business exhibition, which provides a unique mix of technology and business for the delegates.  Ocean Business 13 will be the biggest show yet, with the show’s dockside hall tripled in size and a new layout to make it a vibrant part of the show with dockside demonstration area and café.  As in previous years, the show will include a full three-day programme of hands-on training and demonstration workshops, enabling buyers to actually test drive equipment before purchasing.  Ocean Careers will also run over the three days to provide advice on career opportunities within the ocean technology, marine science and offshore industries.  As always, the combined events bring a lively social programme, culminating in a gala dinner, held at Southampton’s Guildhall on Wednesday 10th April, 2013. 

Full details about Ocean Business and Offshore Survey can be seen online at: www.oceanbusiness.com

CONTACT: For further information email sarah.jackson@intelligentexhibitions.com

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