TITLE: Harnessing the Power of the Ocean, Oceans 2012

DATE: Oct. 14 – 19

PLACE: Virginia Beach Convention Centre, Hampton Roads, Virginia

This Conference aims to bring together the technology, people, and ideas that will help to expand the understanding of the earth’s largest natural resource.

OCEANS 2012’s theme has at its foundation a conceptual National Ocean Enterprise and its seven societal benefits as identified by the United States’ National Ocean Partnership Program’s legislation in 1999, followed by the country’s former president George W. Bush’s Ocean Action Plan and by their current President Barack Obama’s Ocean Science  Policy.

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