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Connecting the global ocean technology community.

About Oceanology International Americas

Ocanology International Americas (OiA) was launched in 2017 as a gateway to the Americas and Asia regions. The event is for all those involved in exploring, protecting and sustainably operating in the world’s oceans and waterways. OiA delivers access to comprehensive, innovative solutions, content and expertise, all unified by the use of ocean technology.

Set in the heart of the blue economy in San Diego the event attracts all key end-users (including oil & gas, renewables, maritime security, marine science, ports, aquaculture, data, & subsea) and stakeholder groups (manufacturers, contractors, operators, developers, distributors, engineers, technologists, regulators, research, governments, NGOs, etc.).

The event is tightly targeted to attract those exhibitors who offer products that attendees want to see, touch and in some cases test.  Over the last two editions OiA has hosted world class conferences chaired by eminent industry professors, who have introduced numerous speakers on subjects that are derived from the ocean technology and science community. 

Why San Diego?

In 2016, the Port established its Blue Economy Incubator to assist in the creation, development and scaling of new water-dependent business ventures on San Diego Bay focusing on sustainable aquaculture and Port-related blue technologies. San Diego's Maritime and BlueTech industries and related economic activity comprise one of the most unique regional economies in the world. These activities reach across hundreds of industry sectors including businesses that include aquaculture, research, ocean observation, mining, hydrography and naval activity.

The US also offers the community the largest subsea market in the World meaning that it’s attractive to European manufactures looking to get a foothold in this market place. From an attendee point of view access to San Diego from the Canada, Mexico, Australia, China, and the wider APAC countries means that attendees are from diverse and economically and strategically significant  regions.

The three-day conference and exhibition will be returning in 2023 aiming to welcome over 2000 attendees and enable more than 200 exhibitors to showcase the latest ocean technologies and developments on the event floor, as well as on water demos and vessels.

Oceanology International Americas forms part of the Oceanology International Portfolio, the leading forum where industry, academia and government share knowledge and connect with the world’s marine science and ocean technology communities. 


What to Expect

As Oceanology International Americas continues to develop we are introducing and enhancing a number of features that will enable you to create better connections, forge new partnerships and networks across multiple ocean sectors across the whole of the Americas and the Asia Pacific region.

The market that OiA creates draws attendees from the USA. Uk, Mexico, Canada, the wider Southern Americas, Africa and Asia. OiA23 is a catalyst for innovators from Aquaculture, O&G, maritime security, ICT, Uncrewed vessels, robotics, cameras, sensors… the goes on.

Where is it?

The convention centre is a 2.6-million-square-foot facility located along the waterfront in downtown San Diego, steps from the bustling Gaslamp District. The Convention Centre and team are recognized as leaders in our industry and  have received the Venue of Excellence award from the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM).

Decarbonising the events industry, together

At RX, we are serious about sustainability. We are founding members of the Net Zero Carbon Events pledge to make our company, our shows and the wider events industry net zero. We commit to being Net Zero by 2040 and to make a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

In 2023 we will publish our pathway to net zero, setting out our reduction strategy with key milestones for all our shows. Given the complex nature of our supply chain and the emissions associated with a show, it is only by working together as an industry that we will be able to reduce our impact. We are building a company of net zero heroes to take action and ensure a sustainable future

Thinking about exhibiting?

Promote your company’s innovative products and services by taking your place on the platform for progress.

What do visitors gain?

Discover new technology, meet industry leaders and grow your business capabilities all under one roof.