When Oceans2013 returns to San Diego, Sept. 23-26, 2013,there’ll be over 450 papers, presentations and posters, plus an extraordinary exhibition by industry, academia, non-profits, and government agencies. Many other evebnts will berunning concurrently to complement the rich technical and scientific presentations.

In Washington DC  on Aug 8, a bi-partisan Congressional Resolution was introduced to designate Sept, 22 – 28, 2013, as “National Marine Technology Week” by Congressmen Farr and Young. The resolution coincides with the celebration of the Marine Technology Society’s fiftieth anniversary at the OCEANS 2013 in San Diego.

The Technical Program, which runs Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday,features 23 Special Sessions, including Ships-to-Reefs, Ultra-deep Exploration, International Business, San Diego Maritime History, and Technology Transfer.

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.

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

The opening Plenary session is likewise free to attend. UCSD Chancellor Dr. Pradeep Khosla will join Oceans Advocate Dr. Sylvia Earle, and Dr. Greg Kusinski, DeepStarĀ® 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.

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!

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