Oceanology International has grown substantially in the past five decades.

  • 1969-1980

    The event launches in Brighton in 1969 at a time when the ocean industry was assuming massive importance largely due to the oil and gas industry. 600 industry exhibitors and visitors attended from all over the world. SUT sponsors the first ever show (and is still sponsoring today!)


    Throughout the 80s, from its base in Brighton, the biennial event concentrated on steadily building its name as the world's largest state of the art marine science and ocean technology show dedicated to bringing the worldwide industry together.


    The Oceanology International conference programme grows rapidly with an international technical programme of over 135 papers. The exhibition now hosts over 500 exhibitors and celebrates its 25th anniversary in 1994 with 11 exhibitors still there since the very first show.
  • 2000-2014

    The turn of the century marked the move from Brighton to ExCeL in London, a move driven to continue to grow the international business of its clientele.

    In 2013 Oceanology International launched OI China in Shanghai, connecting the international marine technology and ocean science communities with the Chinese market.


    The 2016 event looks forward to bringing in the largest audience in its history, as it cements its position as the world leading event for marine science and ocean technology. With a new exhibitor lounge and other exciting features, we look forward to welcoming you through the doors of this truly historical and most of all international event.


    2017 will see the launch of Oceanology International North America on 14-16 February at the San Diego Convention Centre, California. This move will connect the global market with the North American audience.

Oi Americas in association with:

Catch the Next Wave in association with:

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Technical Programme in association with:

Official Media Partner:

Supporting Organizations

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