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FEB 2018

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www.sea-technology.com February 2018 | ST 15 ExCel's location, adjacent to the Royal Victoria Dock, will facilitate a plethora of product demonstrations planned for the 2018 show. Visitors can experience these aboard participating vessels, or watch them from a covered meeting area and/or viewing plat- forms on the dockside. The 2018 show prioritizes technological advance- ments in marine science, aquaculture and marine renewables. A FutureTech Hub will help visitors find the newest technolo- gies (including developments in robot- ics and autonomous systems). Meanwhile, a generous conference schedule will present 10 technical tracks led by industry specialists, includ- ing an Underwater Imaging and Metrology track and an Oil and Gas track. As Ince pointed out, "The collective knowledge base in the 2018 confer- ence program will make each track a priceless source of top-tier informa- tion." The 2018 program will be aug- mented by a series of illustrative parallel events. The new Ocean ICT Expo will ac- centuate the necessity for marine and ocean IT, communications and data storage solu- tions, as Ince explained. "There will be a succession of directly relevant pre- sentations from industry authorities, while hundreds of experts will be in attendance to engage the audience and brainstorm ways forward." The Investment, Trade & Innovation Theatre will be accessible to all attendees and will include an Entrepreneur and Investment Workshop, Near and Far Market Trading sessions and a New Tech- nology Showcase. New for 2018, the half-day Ocean Fu- tures Forum (Tuesday, March 13) will examine long-term energy trends. The full-day Catch The Next Wave 2018: Frontiers of Exploration event (Thursday, March 15) will evaluate the relationship between exploration and tech- nology. You can register at www.oceanologyinternation al.com to exhibit or attend. ST I narguably, the study, safeguarding and advancement of the world's oceans has never been a more pressing concern—which makes the Ocean- ology International 2018 exhibition and conference a pivotal nexus for the dissemination and implementation of cutting-edge technologies, practicable solutions and far-sighted strategies. Running from March 13 to 15, 2018 at Ex- Cel, London, this preeminent forum is the latest iteration of a biennial event first held in Brighton in 1969. Its consis- tent growth as an international marine business hub, with a commensurately steep increase in attendee numbers, necessitated the move from Brighton to London's ExCel. In addition, the launches of two recent offshoots—Oi China, which premiered in Shanghai in 2013, and Oceanology International North America (which has since rebranded as Oi Americas) in 2017—bear testimony to the brand's attraction for buyers and sellers alike in established, new and expanding mar- kets. The 2018 edition of the longest-running symposium of its kind hosts an exhaustive list of exhibitors: 329 are already reg- istered, with more than 500 expected, ranging from primary manufacturers and suppliers of ocean technologies, components and instrumentation to global service providers and contractors. Top brands confirmed to exhibit at the show include Kongsberg Maritime, iXblue, So- nardyne, Teledyne Marine and Fugro. "This forum's matchless status as a one-stop shop for the trading of innovative ocean technologies, services and groundbreaking ideas has always rendered it an ad- vantageous event for networking international business visitors," said David Ince, Oceanology International event manager at Reed Exhibitions. "Over 7,500 people attended in 2016, and we expect the 2018 event to comfortably exceed that figure." ST Conference Preview Oceanology International

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