Upcoming Events

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

February 4, 2015 - February 5, 2015 Washington 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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Tradeshow: Underwater Intervention 2015

February 10, 2015 - February 12, 2015 New Orleans, LA


The world's most premier event for Commercial Diving Contractors, Remotely Operated Vehicles, Manned Submersibles, and all other aspects of the Underwater Operations Industry will take place at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. February 10-12, 2015.

Underwater Intervention is a not-for-profit industry conference and exhibition, jointly owned by the Association of Diving Contractors International and the ROV Committee of the Marine Technology Society. Until the early 1990’s, these two non-profit, professional organizations hosted separate conferences – ROV Intervention and the Diving Symposium.

The increased common ground between the commercial diving and ROV (remotely operated vehicles) industries created an atmosphere ripe for a merger of the two conferences. In 1993, the first Underwater Intervention was hosted in San Diego, California. Now, 22 ears later, Underwater Intervention has grown to encompass more industries in addition to Commercial Diving and Remotely Operated Vehicles. We now include Manned Submersibles, Instruments and Sensors, Sonar and Acoustics, Ocean Engineering, Marine Salvage and Shipwrecks, AUV and UUV Technology. 


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February 23, 2015 - February 25, 2015 Chennai, India

National Institute of Ocean Technology, Chennai, India
Sustainable Technology Development for Ocean

National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) was established during 1993 as an autonomous society under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India.  The mandate of NIOT is to develop reliable indigenous technologies to solve the various engineering problems associated with harvesting of non-living and living resources in the Indian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).  Also to provide competitive, value added technical services and solutions to develop a knowledge base and institutional capabilities in India for management of ocean resources and environment.

The symposium is being organized by IEEE/OES, IEEE/OES Japan Chapter and IEEE/OES India Council.  The vision for this symposium is to provide a thematic umbrella for the researchers working in underwater systems across world to discuss the problems and potential long term solutions that concern not only the Indian Ocean regional countries, but the world ocean in general.


The symposium consists of keynote talks, double-track technical sessions and poster sessions.  It will feature advanced underwater technology and its applications.
Topics for oral and poster presentation are:

  • Underwater Vehicles
  • Ocean Resources – Energy – Gas hydrates – Fresh water
  • Ocean Mining
  • Ocean Observation Systems
  • Ocean Acoustics and Applications
  • Marine Sensors / Optical sensors / Bio-sensors / Survey Equipment
  • Special Theme:  Ambient Noise Underwater Navigation and Communication systems

Important Dates

Deadline for Abstract Submission
November 15, 2014
Notification of Acceptance
December 5, 2014
Deadline for Paper Submission
January 5, 2015
January 31, 2015
Symposium Dates
February 23-25, 2015

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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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March 18, 2015 - March 19, 2015 Alexandria, VA

“Improving the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Current and Near Term Systems”

DSI’s DoD Unmanned Systems Summit is designed as an educational and training “Town Hall” forum, where thought leaders and key policy-makers across military and civilian organizations can come together for actionable discussions and debate. The Summit will offer a full spectrum viewpoint towards air/land/sea systems.

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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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Conference: Ocean Sensing and Monitoring VII

April 20, 2015 - April 24, 2015 Baltimore, MD

Open and coastal oceans are key areas to comprehensive understanding of our planet, from large scale events such as El Nino, hurricane formation and tracking, to long term events such as global climate change, to short term weather predictions of both the atmosphere and the ocean. They are also very important in defense and security applications. This conference is intended to cover the R&D efforts in the ocean and lake sensing community to provide better solutions to the overall science, industry, as well as defense and security market by addressing current technology and environmental limitations, system decision, and implementation issues, as well as new technology that may be applied to ocean sensing problems. Specifically, these include topics associated with in situ and remote monitoring of the ocean surface, water column, deep sea, bathymetric and benthic features, impacts on sensor performance and calibration, data assimilation, and forecasting.

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Conference: AUVSI Unmanned Systems 2015

May 4, 2015 - May 7, 2015 Atlanta, GA

With more than 8,000 attendees and 550+ exhibitors from more than 40 countries, AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems is recognized as the leading event for the unmanned systems marketplace.

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Conference: OCEANS'15 MTS/IEEE Genova

May 18, 2015 - May 21, 2015 Genova, Italy

Jointly sponsored by the Marine Technology Society (MTS) and IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (OES), the Oceans'15 Conference and Exhibit is the major international forum gathering scientists, engineers, responsible ocean users and decision makers to present their cutting-edge research results, ideas, and applications in Oceanic Engineering and Marine Technology. The exchange of knowledge and the opportunities offered to new fruitful collaborations are crucial to the development of innovative technologies to meet the Blue Growth Challenge: harness the huge potential of the world-wide oceans for jobs and growth in a sustainable, environmentally conscious, and responsible way.

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Conference: UDT 2015

June 3, 2015 - June 5, 2015 Rotterdam, Netherlands

UDT is the most comprehensive and interactive conference in its field. Held 3 - 5 June 2015 in Rotterdam, Netherlands, it is designed to bring together delegates, senior naval officials and R&D Departments to discuss current and future operational needs and move forward their undersea defence and security strategies. In particular, this year's discussions will focus on the overall conference theme.

The overall theme for the UDT 2015 conference of 'Underwater Capability for an Uncertain Future' has been specifically chosen to reflect the global response to a change in scale and tempo in challenges in the underwater domain.

Sub topics include:

Autonomous Systems
   - MCM applications
   - New Concepts, new challenges

  • Multiple vehicle operations (air, surface and sub-surface)
  • Countering Underwater Autonomous Vehicles
  • Operational, Legal and Ethical issues

   - Critical technologies

  • Communications
  • Command & Control
  • Endurance

Operational Drivers & Imperatives
   - Future Requirements
   - Command & Control
   - Navigation
   - Network Centric Operations
   - Communications

Escape, search & rescue systems
Platform Design
   - Energy, Power & Propulsion
   - Signature Management
   - Performance Modelling
   - Safety

Sensors & Processing
Weapon & Payload Systems

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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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