Upcoming Events

Competition: OCEANS'14 MTS/IEEE St. John's

September 14, 2014 - September 19, 2014 St. John's Newfoundland, CA


Oceans: Where Challenge Becomes Opportunity

Delta St. John's Hotel
St. John's Convention Centre
Mile One Centre

Jointly sponsored by the Marine Technology Society (MTS) and the Oceanic Engineering Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE/OES), OCEANS '14 is a major international forum for scientists, engineers, and responsible ocean users to present the latest research results, ideas, developments, and applications in Oceanic Engineering and Marine Technology.

OCEANS 2014 features tutorials on special interest topics, a comprehensive technical program of lectures and presentations, a student program, and a large exhibit hall with products from over one hundred companies.


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Training Session: Hydroid Opens Registration for REMUS 100 AUV Training Course

September 15, 2014 - September 19, 2014 Pocasset, MA

Hydroid, Inc., a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime and the leading manufacturer of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), has announced that registration is now open for its REMUS 100 Operations & Training Course, to be held during the week of September 15-19, 2014.

Based out of Hydroid's state-of-the-art facility in Pocasset, MA, this course will focus on basic vehicle operations and maintenance, with Hydroid's highly-experienced technicians walking participants through all aspects of the REMUS 100 system. "We take great pride in our REMUS AUVs, and want to ensure that our customers have the skills and knowledge to fully utilize their unparalleled capabilities," said Duane Fotheringham, President of Hydroid. "Our REMUS 100 Operations & Training Course provides users with a thorough guide to getting the most out of the vehicle, while also inviting them to experience our cutting-edge facility first hand."

Hydroid's intensive 5-day course is designed for a variety of skill levels, from first-time AUV users to experienced operators looking for a refresher. Participants come away from the program with all the skills necessary to effectively operate a REMUS 100 system. Hydroid also offers customized 2 to 10-day training sessions based on customers' unique training needs.

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Webinar: Bluefin Robotics Operations Webinar

September 22, 2014 - September 22, 2014

luefin Robotics, a leading provider of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) and subsea power systems, will be hosting a free webinar on September 22, 2014 at 3PM London / 10AM Boston time. In this 60-minute online session, experts will provide valuable insight on how to avoid pitfalls and stumbling blocks by addressing key factors early in the process. Bluefin will share practical advice on shipboard concerns, crew and operations personnel requirements, maintenance expectations, and data management.

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Competition: Student Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Challenge Europe (SAUC_E)

September 20, 2014 - September 26, 2014 La Spezia, Italy

Held since 2006, SAUC-E challenges the next generation of engineers to design and build an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) capable of performing realistic missions. 

The event is designed to encourage students to think about underwater technology and related applications while fostering innovation and technology.  It also aims at getting young engineers and scientists to consider careers in the field.

Participating teams must consist of 75% student members and have a faculty advisor.

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Conference: International Conference on Intelligent Unmanned Systems (ICIUS 2014)

September 29, 2014 - October 1, 2014 Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The 2014 International Conference on Intelligent Unmanned Systems (ICIUS 2014) will be held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, from September 29th to October 1st, 2014. The conference offers a unique and interesting platform for scientists, engineers and practitioners throughout the world to present and share their most recent research and innovative ideas in the areas of unmanned systems, robotics, automation, and intelligent systems.

ICIUS is a well-established annual conference, which addresses the rapidly changing state of the art in unmanned systems (including Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs), Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs), and Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) etc.), robotics, automation, intelligent systems, and provides insights into the paths ahead for fundamental research, device development and technology deployment around the world. The conference represents the highest pedigree in the fields of intelligent unmanned systems, with high quality content and international networking. This is the premier global event combining academic excellence with industrial representations within the conference, augmented by exhibitions and workshops planned to be held around the conference program. At this conference, researchers, scientists, engineers and practitioners from all over the world congregate to exchange knowledge and expertise in the development and innovative applications of all types of unmanned systems, payload and accompanying systems.

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Competition: euRathlon 2014

September 29, 2014 - October 3, 2014 La Spezia, Italy

euRathlon is a new outdoor robotics competition that invites teams to test the intelligence and autonomy of their robots in challenging scenarios. The scenarios for the euRathlon 2014 sea competition are focused on the aspects that will characterize the euRathlon 2015 Grand Challenge. The euRathlon 2015 Grand Challenge will require intervention tasks inspired by a Fukushima-like disaster, because of that possible related scenarios have been identified and proposed for the 2014 sea competition.

In this way, the teams participating can use the 2014 sea competition as a valid benchmark to design and test solutions for the final euRathlon Grand Challenge. Five different tasks will be proposed to the teams, specifically “Long range autonomous underwater navigation”, “Environmental survey of the accident area”, “Leak localisation and structure inspection”, “Interaction with underwater structures” and “Combined scenario”.

In the scenarios it is suggested to compete by using an AUV. A USV can be used to support and to help AUV operations. However, there are scenarios in which a team can compete by using only a USV.

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Training Session: UTS Boston

October 7, 2014 - October 9, 2014 Boston, MA

Underwater Technology Semiar Boston (UTS Boston)

Over the years the Teledyne RESON, BlueVIew and ODOM all part of the Teledyne Marine Imaging Group, have worked together with our customers to develop a strong product portfolio with feature sets that support the operational workflows in ports & harbors and inlands waters.

It is therefore natural for us to that the main focus for this year’s event in Boston is “Hydrography, Dredge Guidance and Construction Support in Port & Harbors and Inland Waters.”

We have invited some of our customers to share and present their experiences and results with you during the paper sessions and the more informal networking.  As a delegate you will get a unique possibility to see these solutions close up and hear from the users how they works and how they have solved their issues and helped them improve the way they run their business.

The seminar will also focus around “Subsea Vehicles” for customers considering use of AUVs, ROVs or other subsea vehicle platform. This event provides a unique opportunity to engage with industry experts covering AUVs, ROVs, tow body solutions, multibeam echosounders, imaging and obstacle avoidance sonars as well as a wide range of subsea sensors and software solutions. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet representative from Teledyne Marine and  Bluefin not to mention all the sponsors.

This theme is further enhanced by Bluefin Robotics who will open the doors to their Head Quarters for the UTS attendees on the Thursday afternoon.

The 3-day UTS14 in Boston is built around papers, hands-on training and live demos and takes place at Hyatt Boston Harbour as the venue for our Seminar because the location in the heart of the Boston harbour area is perfect for our combination of training, boat demos and paper sessions.


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Competition: Hydro14

October 28, 2014 - October 30, 2014 Aberdeen UK

Hydro14 | Energy & Enterprise

The Hydrographic Society UK - particularly the members in Scotland - are proud to be hosting Hydro14, the latest in the International Federation of Hydrographic Societies' of world-renowned series of hydrographic symposia which dates back to 1976.

The Hydro conference series is acknowledged as an important forum for innovative ideas and exploring emerging technologies, applications and practical experiences within all sectors of hydrography. Inspired by these aims and the host city's dominance within the oil, gas and renewables sectors this year's conference theme is: Energy & Enterprise.

The three-day conference and exhibition will take place at the Aberdeen Exhibition & Convention Centre (AECC) in the Bridge of Don area of Aberdeen from 28-30th October 2014.

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Conference: AUVSI's Unmanned Systems Program Review 2014

November 4, 2014 - November 6, 2014 The Ritz Carlton, Tysons Corner in McLean, Va.

Make plans to join your colleagues at AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems Program Review 2014, being held 4-6 November at The Ritz Carlton, Tysons Corner in McLean, Va.


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Conference: Unmanned Systems Conference & Exhibition INDIA 2014

November 18, 2014 - November 19, 2014 New Dehli India

Unmanned systems technology is quickly migrating from its initial military roots into the public and private sectors. And India is emerging as a major market from the global perspective. Johnnette is organising its second edition of Unmanned Systems Conference & Exhibition India 2014 from 18-19 Nov 2014 at Air Force Auditorium, New Delhi.  The objective of the event is to mainly focus on employment of potential unmanned systems in India including combat air vehicles, mini and micro UAVs and other payloads in surveillance, EOD, EW, Weapons and Target systems. The event will also provide interactive session between manufacturers and end users on unmanned systems from various levels in the country.

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Training Session: ATI's Acoustics Fundamentals, Measurements & Applications

November 18, 2014 - November 20, 2014 Newport RI

ATI's Sonar & Acoustics Technical Training

Acoustics Fundamentals, Measurements & Applications

This three-day course is intended for engineers and other technical personnel and managers who have a work-related need to understand basic acoustics concepts and how to measure and analyze sound. This is an introductory course and participants need not have any prior knowledge of sound or vibration. Each topic is illustrated by relevant applications, in-class demonstrations, and worked-out numerical examples. Since the practical uses of acoustics principles are vast and diverse, participants are encouraged to confer with the instructor (before, during, and after the course) regarding any work-related concerns. Three customized versions of this course are available that emphasize respectively (1. Underwater Acoustics, 2. In-Air Acoustics 3. A broad mix of all acoustic applications tailored to the customer’s need or the majority of class attendees’ interests). Onsite courses are fully customized to the customer’s applications.

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Training Session: PLOCAN Glider School

November 17, 2014 - November 22, 2014 Gran Cania, Canary Islands. Spain

PLOCAN is an initiative committed with both its adjoining socioeconomic environment and the international excellence in science and technology. Hence, it promotes this call which is oriented towards university students in the marine-maritime and technological scopes, as well as technicians/ professionals of the sector. The objective is to train them in theoretical and practical abilities and skills concerning underwater vehicles, as gliders.

The selection period will be open from Tuesday 7th of January to 30th of September 2014, both inclusive. School will last for a whole week, from November 17th to 22th, 2014 and on a daily schedule from 8.30 to 18.00 hours.

For further information, please send an email to convocatoriaformacion@plocan.eu

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Exhibition: Naval Future Force Science and Technology (S&T) Expo

February 4, 2015 - February 5, 2015 Wasahington DC Convention Center

The Naval Future Force: Science & Technology (S&T) Expo is the Office of Naval Research's (ONR) premier event. Formerly the Naval S&T Partnership Conference & ASNE Expo, the aim of the conference is to:

  • Raise awareness of the naval S&T strategy and program initiatives
  • Provide access to key Navy leadership who will discuss the objectives of the revised Naval S&T Strategy
  • Present technology challenges and enable discussion of potential solutions
  • Broaden ONR's partnership base to explore new ideas 

This Department of the Navy approved event will be held at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, on February 4-5, 2015. Naval Future Force S&T Expo is held in co-sponsorship with the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE).

Who should attend?
Industry, government, academia, small businesses, research agencies, labs, naval and S&T community leaders, international partners, and other military services.

S&T Focus Areas will to be explored at the expo conference:

  • Assure Access to Maritime Battlespace
  • Autonomy & Unmanned Systems
  • Information Dominance - Cyber
  • Electromagnetic Maneuver Warfare
  • Expeditionary & Irregular Warfare
  • Platform Design & Survivability
  • Power & Energy
  • Power Projection & Integrated Defense
  • Warfighter Performance

In addition, complimentary topics will run concurrently on:

  • Doing business with ONR
  • Small business opportunities
  • Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and workforce development
  • International S&T collaboration

Registration will open September 15 with special, one-week only rates. Be sure to visit www.NavalFutureForce.org to register and learn more about the event.

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Conference: AUVSI's Unmanned Systems Europe 2015

March 3, 2015 - March 5, 2015 Brussels Belgium

This dynamic conference will feature a renowned line-up of speakers representing international regulatory agencies, as well as civil and commercial remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) end users. Each day of the conference will kick-off and end with an outstanding keynote presentation addressing the most important trends, advancements and information impacting the RPAS industry.

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Tradeshow: Ocean Business 2015

April 14, 2015 - April 16, 2015 National Oceanography Centre, South Hampton UK

Ocean Business is an international ocean technology exhibition and training forum expecting to attract more than 4000 visitors from over 60 countries. Ocean Business 2015 will take place at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, Hampshire. The Ocean Business exhibition attracts over 300 companies representing the world’s leading ocean technology suppliers and service providers and it runs alongside a three-day programme of hands-on training and demonstration workshops, both dockside and at sea, enabling buyers to test drive equipment before buying. In addition, Ocean Business offers Offshore Survey, a two day conference addressing the technical and business issues facing the global field of offshore surveying and Ocean Careers, a three day event providing advice on career opportunities within the ocean technology, marine science and offshore industries.

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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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