Organizers are billing OCEANS 2013 in San Diego as a finely tuned instrument that will deliver the most dynamic Oceans conference ever organized. The conference and tradeshow is scheduled for Sept. 23-26, 2013, with the theme, “An Ocean in Common,” is on track to be among t  Registration is now open.

There will be over 450 papers, presentations and posters, plus an extraordinary exhibition by industry, academia, non-profits, and government agencies.  The Marine Technology Society will use the occasion to celebrate its fiftieth Anniversary. Numerous special events complement the rich technical and scientific presentations.

The Tuesday though Thursday Technical Program will feature 23 Special Sessions, including Ships-to-Reefs, Ultra-deep Exploration, International Business, San Diego Maritime History, and Technology Transfer.

More than 200 exhibit booths fill the two Exhibit Halls.  Admission is free to the exhibits, just register to get a complimentary badge. 

The Plenary session is likewise free to attend.  UCSD Chancellor Dr. Pradeep Khosla will join Oceans Advocate Dr. Sylvia Earle, and Dr. Greg Kusinski, DeepStar® Director, Chevron Energy Technology Company will give their separate perspectives on ocean initiatives

Military personnel in uniform who register for the free exhibits will also be given admittance to all technical programs.

Monday’s Tutorials are available to the general public at a nominal cost, but without having to register for the full conference.  Check out the thirteen compelling course descriptions, which include IEEE CEU credits. 

The San Diego Underwater Film Festival is open to the general public at a nominal cost. 

And expect the conference to close on a musical note, San Diego style! For more information, Google “OCEANS 2013/San Diego”, or click here.

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