Upcoming Events

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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Training Session: Intro to Autonomous Systems

November 18, 2014 – November 18, 2014 Linthicum Heights, MD

This short course will focus on fundamentals of autonomous vehicle systems including:

Motion modeling
Motion planning and Control
Sensing and Perception
Human/System Interaction

These topics will be discussed in the context of the wide variety of autonomous systems research and development projects undertaken within the Virginia Center for Autonomous Systems over the past decade.

Date & Location

Tuesday, November 18 (1300-1700)

The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute
692 Maritime Boulevard
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090


The cost to attend the 4-hour courses is $275 for ASNE members and $350 for non-members.

Undergraduate students may be eligible for a reduced rate. Contact ASNE at (703) 836-6727 for more information.

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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 [email protected]

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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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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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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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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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