Upcoming Events

Training Session: ATI Course: Underwater Acoustics, Modeling and Simulation

July 20, 2015 - July 23, 2015 Columbia, MD

The subject of underwater acoustic modeling deals with the translation of our physical understanding of sound in the sea into mathematical formulas solvable by computers. This course provides a comprehensive treatment of all types of underwater acoustic models including environmental, propagation, noise, reverberation and sonar performance models. Specific examples of each type of model are discussed to illustrate model formulations, assumptions and algorithm efficiency. Guidelines for selecting and using available propagation, noise and reverberation models are highlighted. Problem sessions allow students to exercise PC-based propagation and active sonar models.

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Training Session: ATI Course: Sonar Systems Design

July 21, 2015 - July 23, 2015 Newport, RI

This 3-day course provides an overview of sonar systems design and highlights how sonar principles are employed in low frequency (LF), mid frequency (MF) and high frequency (HF) sonar applications. The course provides a solid understanding of the sonar equation and discusses in-depth propagation loss, target strength, reverberation, array gain, and detection of signals and their application to practical systems. Physical insight and typical results are provided to help understand each term of the sonar equation individually. The instructors then show how the sonar equation can be used to predict the performance of passive and active sonar systems. The course also reviews applications of passive and active sonar for ASW, including bistatics, for monitoring marine mammals and for high frequency detection, localization and imaging.    The course is valuable to engineers and scientists who are entering the field or as a review for employees who want a system level overview. A comprehensive set of notes and the textbook Principles of Underwater Sound will be provided to all attendees. Students will also receive analysis tools that they can use to quickly assess systems performance in the ocean environment.

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Training Session: ATI Course: Mechanics of Underwater Noise

July 28, 2015 - July 30, 2015 Bethesda, MD

The course describes the essential mechanisms of underwater noise as it relates to ship/submarine silencing applications. The fundamental principles of noise sources, water-borne and structure-borne noise propagation, and noise control methodologies are explained. Illustrative examples will be presented. The course will be geared to those desiring a basic understanding of underwater noise and ship/submarine silencing with necessary mathematics presented as gently as possible. A full set of notes will be given to participants as well as a copy of the text, Mechanics of Underwater Noise, by Donald Ross.

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Workshop: AUVX Anapolis 2015

September 21, 2015 - September 24, 2015 Annapolis MD

Kongsberg Maritime and Hydroid, Inc. invite the global AUV community to Annapolis, Maryland

Attendees will be immersed in the latest information from the exciting world of underwater autonomy. Through interactive workshops, informative panel discussions and product demonstrations, existing users of Kongsberg and Hydroid vehicles will have the opportunity to share their experience and knowledge to optimize their vehicle operations and non-users will learn first-hand about the capabilities and applications of AUV technology.

"The 2015 AUVX Users Forum will be an experience th at is not to be missed," said Duane Fotheringham, President of Hydroid. "Kongsberg and Hydroid take pride in the AUVs we build, and we want our customers to be able to learn about, and enjoy, their unparalleled capabilities in a hands-on way. Our AUVX forum is one of the best ways the global AUV and glider community can exchange ideas and increase their knowledge of these advanced systems."

The forum is open to all users of Kongsberg and Hydroid vehicles, with limited availability for non-users interested in learning more about the vehicles. The cost of attendance is $450 for all forum activities. The fee includes the welcome reception, presentations, panel discussions, workshops, demonstrations and the conference gala dinner, with entertainment. Additionally, attendees can enjoy a planned golf outing at the famous Renditions golf course, and an Annapolis Harbor sunset sail. Attendees traveling with guests will be offered a guest day excursion to Washington DC.

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Workshop: Teledyne Technology Workshop 2015

October 4, 2015 - October 7, 2015 San Diego, CA

Teledyne Marine invites you to join us for a newly expanded users’ workshop in San Diego in which speakers, influencers, and attendees from around the globe will converge to explore, learn, and share their experiences on a broad range of technologies. Building upon Teledyne RDI’s long-standing ADCPs in Action and Teledyne Marine Acoustic Imaging’s Underwater Technology Workshops, this newly combined and expanded event will allow attendees to enjoy the one-on-one focus and industry camaraderie they’ve come to expect, with a new breadth of products, applications, and technologies to further enhance their user experience.

 

 

 

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Conference: MTS/IEEE Oceans 15 Washington

October 19, 2015 - October 22, 2015 Washington DC, Gaylord Center

OCEANS '15 MTS/IEEE Washington DC will be held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center on National Harbour, USA, from 19-22 October 2015.

The conference theme is Sea Change: Dive into Opportunity.

Topics with Special Local Interest
In addition to the Core Topics common to all OCEANS conferences, the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) has selected five topics with special local interest, as well as broad international significance. These topics were chosen by the LOC in keeping with the conference theme, Sea Change: Dive into Opportunity.
They are:

  • Emerging Arctic Challenges: Rapid changes in Arctic conditions are impacting Defense, Energy, and Transportation sectors, creating a need for new science and technology applications. OCEANS ’15 will bring together strategic, scientific, and technical considerations to address this pressing challenge.
  • Marine Resiliency: Changing climate and ocean conditions are impacting the coastal and ocean environment. The mid-Atlantic region is still recovering from Sandy, and is one of the highest risk regions from sea level rise. OCEANS ’15 will address advances in marine and coastal resource protection, hazard forecasting and mitigation, and other aspects of resiliency.
  • Environmental Intelligence: The ability to make critical decisions - tactical, management, economic, or scientific – in the marine environment requires accurate observations and forecasts. OCEANS ‘15 will address observations, sensors, platforms, forecast models, and data management and delivery systems necessary to support marine enterprises.
  • Offshore Wind and Marine Renewable Energy: The growth of Offshore Wind and Marine Renewable Energy development, globally and in the Mid-Atlantic Region, has created opportunities for supporting science, technology, and engineering. OCEANS ’15 will highlight the present and future states of these energy sectors, from policy to technology.
  • Law of the Sea: The United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea has relevance to energy, research, exploration, defense, and fisheries. The OCEANS ‘15 meeting in Washington, D.C. provides a forum for discussion of UNCLOS in the context of the science and technology that support the impacted sectors.

 

 

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