2019 Call for Abstracts

  • Oi Americas 2019 Call for Abstracts 

    Submit your abstract(s) by 12 October

    As part of the three-day conference programme, Oi Americas will run a series of technical tracks exploring the latest developments in ocean science and technology and their application in support of safe and sustainable use of the ocean and protection of the marine environment. Scientists, technologists, engineers, government agencies and industry representatives across the ocean community are invited to submit abstracts to the conference programme. 

    Please see below for details of the confirmed conference topics and full abstract guidelines. Complete this form to submit your abstract(s) by 12 October 2018.



    Observation and Sensing
    This conference track will explore the latest developments in measurement techniques and instrumentation for monitoring of ocean and atmospheric physics, chemistry, biology, and genomics as well as associated advances in analytical techniques and modelling.

    Hydrography, Geophysics and Geotechnics
    This conference track will focus on offshore site investigation including data collection, processing and analysis techniques used in mapping and pre-engineering studies of the offshore environment to understand the physical nature of the seabed and sub-seabed. Topics will include the description of new tools and techniques as well as case studies across the oil and gas, renewables, seafloor mining, telecommunications and marine and coastal construction industries.

    This conference track will explore the technologies being used to support the installation, monitoring and maintenance of marine aquaculture facilities and those that are required to meet the regulatory environment for such facilities.

    Unmanned Vehicles, Vessels and Robotics
    This conference track will focus on innovative developments and applications in marine autonomous systems, including Robotics, AUVs, ROVs and ASVs. Of particular interest are contributions that address: multi-vehicle or collaborative elements; the current limitations of autonomy; rapid response capabilities; and over the horizon (beyond the line of sight) operations, new sensing and imaging technologies that can be hosted on these platforms, and the role of AI in optimizing autonomy.

    Marine Pollution and Environmental Stressors
    This conference track will focus on tools and techniques to address oil and other chemical spills and other forms of marine pollution including plastics and other debris. It will include consideration of understanding and mitigating large scale environmental changes associated with climate change, such as ocean acidification.

    Navigation and Positioning
    This conference track will look at the latest techniques and technologies for navigation and positioning on and below the sea surface.  

    Ocean ICT
    This conference track will consider the latest developments of ocean data communications, the application of big data analytics, machine learning and advanced visualisation techniques.

    Abstract Guidelines:

    Deadline: 12 October 2018
    Length: Maximum of 300 words
    Permissions: Before submitting an abstract please ensure you have the necessary permissions from your line mangagement and any companies/persons whose material you may be including or referring to in your presentation. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the necessary permissions in place in advance.
    Specifications: The abstract proposal should include a description of the proposed presentation, results/conclusions, and the technical category most applicable to your abstract from the list of sessions. Submissions should be technical in nature as 'commerical pitches' will not be selected.  Please supply full details of author/presenter.
    If Successful: Authors whose abstract proposals are accepted may be required to provide the abstract or an amended version for inclusion in the conference proceedings along with a PowerPoint presentation. Full details will be supplied to authors after the selection process is completed in October/November 2018.
    Expenses: Authors are responsible for all costs incurred in the preparation and deliverance of their presentation, including travel, accommodation and onsite expenses. We will provide you with a free conference pass for the day(s) you are speaking. The pass will give you access to all conference sessions taking place that day and entitles you to lunch and refreshments. Access to the exhibition is free across the three day event. 
    Contact: If you require any assistance in submitting your abstract or need further information about the conference programme then please contact Dominic Coyne
    Please note: If you would like to submit more than one abstract please complete a submission form for each abstract.

Oi Americas in association with:

Catch the Next Wave in association with:

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Technical Programme in association with:

Supporting Organizations

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