Associated Events

Oceanology International attendees can attend a range of events hosted by our exhibitors during the show. Some events are free and for others, you may need to register in advance. Make sure to keep checking back as this page will be updated regularly.

  • Monday 12 March

    BlueTech Cluster Meeting

    Time: 13:00 - 15:00
    Location: South Gallery #4 at the ExCeL Centre
    Register: Space is limited. Please register for free here

    Organized business clusters are important regional economic drivers.  BTCA was launched in January 2017 with 9 leading BlueTech clusters from 7 countries (Canada, France [2], Ireland, Portugal, Spain, UK ([2]and US) and will expand.  BTCA’s Mission is to promote sustainable investment & growth of knowledge-based ocean and water industries, to the mutual benefit of all Parties, through active regional, national and international collaboration.

  • Tuesday 13 March


    Dates: 13 March - 15 March
    Time: 14:00 (approx. 20 mins)
    Location: Stand F601

    MMT's Sales Director Phil Wilson and Sales Manager Philip Ljungström will hold daily presentations, demonstrating MMTs capabilities and the way forward. We will also serve free coffee, beers, soda and snacks to our visitors over a chat in our meet and greet area.

    NORD Slovakia

    Dates: 13 March - 15 March
    Time: All day
    Location: Dockside

    NORD Slovakia will be displaying their new model ACCU GNOM which can be operated without power supply from 13-15 March on the dockside. See this ROV in real life conditions.

    Planet Ocean

    Dates: 13 March - 15 March
    Time: All day
    Location: Stand K100

    Visitors are also invited to see the 200 gallon Deep Trekker tank on their booth and try their hand at piloting the Deep Trekker DTG-2 ROV.

  • Deep Trekker

    Dates: 13 March - 15 March
    Location: Stand E600

    Portable remotely operated vehicles to efficiently inspect underwater infrastructure and improve diver safety, at an affordable price. Come see our 200 gallon water tank at stand E600 to pilot our underwater drone yourself.

    Sonardyne International Ltd

    Dates: 13 March - 15 March
    Location: Stand F300

    Come and see us on Stand F300, where we will be presenting technical advances in positioning, navigation, imaging, communications and marine robotic platforms for surface, subsea and hybrid applications. Why not ask us about our dockside demonstrations of our portable underwater positioning systems?

    Coda Octopus

    Dates: 13 March - 15 March
    Location: Stand A220

    Experience the Breakwater Construction Simulator, using the CodaOctopus® Construction Monitoring Software (CMS). Visitors to the stand can step into a breakwater excavator crane simulator, and virtually operate the crane to complete a simulated breakwater using data from an Echoscope® real time 3D sonar and CMS.


    Time: 11:00 - 11:20
    Location: Stand C200

    Satellite Derived Bathymetry - The Satellite Surveying Tool: Benefits and Worldwide Applications by Dr. Knut Hartmann, Director Client Services at EOMAP.


    EMODnet Bathymetry Workshop "A harmonised Digital Bathymetry fo European seas"

    Time: 14:00 - 17:00
    Location: South Gallery Room 2
    Register: Please register for the workshop here

    The EMODnet Bathymetry Workshop will give overview and demonstrations of the current portal and interactive services for e.g. viewing and downloading the EMODnet DTM. The ongoing development for the improved DTM and additional portal functionalities will be highlighted. In addition there will be an open discussion on extra user requirements and possible extra data contributions.


    Time: 09:30 - 10:30
    Location: Dockside Cabins

    Conference on underwater acoustics regulations MSFD and RTsys compliance

  • Unique Group

    Dates: 13 - 15 March
    Location: Stand D200

    Meet our Specialists:

    At various points throughout the exhibition, our technical specialists will be delivering short and informal sessions about Unique Group's innovation, service and quality. These talks will include details relating to some of our most recent projects, new equipment and maintenance software.

    For the full programme of topics, please click here





  • Wednesday 14 March

    IOSTIA Industry Listening Session

    Crafting Next Generation Ocean Data and Monitoring Public Policy
    Time: 15:00-16:30
    Location: South Gallery Room 10
    Register: Please register here

    IOSTIA is assisting the United States Congress in collecting industry feedback for transformational legislation impacting industries associated with ocean data and monitoring.  This is your opportunity to provide innovative ideas to the legislators crafting law that promises to reshape the industry landscape in 2018 and beyond.


    Time: 12:00 - 13:00
    Location: Dockside cabins

    Conference on new RTsys products and technological enhancements.

    Xylem Analytics

    Time: 09:30 and 11:00
    Location: Networking suite, Room 1 or Stand F301

    Come and learn about Aanderaa’s latest developments including: evolution in the oxygen optode technology, ultraprecise stable pressure measurements, particle/turbidity detection with the SeaGuard® Doppler Current Sensor and about the new accuracy and exceptional stability of our salinity sensors.

  • Society for Underwater Technology

    MetOcean Forecast Advances
    Time: 10:00 - 13:30
    Location: South Gallery Room 2

    If you would like to attend please contact

    Welcome and Opening Remarks
    Stephen Hall, SUT

    Metocean challenges facing the marine energy sector
    Industry Perspective 

    Wave modelling developments
    Dr Andy Saulter, Met Office

    Strategies for optimising operational decisions using probabilistic marine forecasts
    Dr Edward Steele, Met Office

    Beyond weather: applications of climate data within an offshore context.
    Dr Nicolas Fournier, Met Office


    Questions & Discussion

    Chief Executive's Welcome
    Stephen Hall, SUT

    Lunch & Networking

    The full programme can be found here.


    Time: 11:00 - 11:20
    Location: Stand C200

    Aquatic Earth Observation: Mapping and monitoring for the Coastal and Offshore industry: Seafloor, sediments, coastline and seastate of coastal and marine environments with Dr. Knut Hartmann, Director Client Services at EOMAP. Aquatic earth observation, with significant applications in sectors such as navigation, defence, oil and gas, and environmental management, can be broadly divided into two areas: monitoring water quality (e.g. turbidity, sediment loads or chlorophyll-a concentrations in the water column) and
    mapping the seafloor (e.g. bathymetry, seafloor reflectance, and benthic habitats). Detecting the seafloor using remote sensing, particularly estimating water depth, has been in development since the 1970s, but it is in the last decade that the required physics-based algorithms and processing work flows have become sufficiently robust to offer an operational service - applicable worldwide with known accuracies - without the requirement for a priori, in situ field data.

    The Hydrographic Society

    14th annual General Meeting of The Hydrographic Society UK
    13:00 - 14:30
    Location: South Gallery Room 2

    All members welcome.
    For further details including the Agenda and other supporting documents please visit the Events page at

    Met Office

    Time: 10:00 - 13:00
    Location: South Gallery Room 2

    Lunch & Networking
    If you would like to attend please contact

  • Thursday 15 March


    Time: 11:00 - 11:20
    Location: Stand C200

    Satellite Derived Bathymetry - The Satellite Surveying Tool: Benefits and Worldwide Applications by Dr. Knut Hartmann, Director Client Services at EOMAP.

    SUT Women in Industry Panel

    Time: 10:00 - 12:00
    Location: South Gallery 5&6

    The panel will feature senior women engineers and scientists from the subsea and wider marine sector, each sharing insights from their industry and stories of their career progression, successes and challenges. A moderated discussion and audience Q&A will follow the presentations, where students and professionals are encouraged to engage the panellists and their peers in conversation.

    Confirmed Panellists include:
    • Claire Cardy, Director, Nortek UK
    • Juliet Hamilton, Insurance Claims Manager, XL Catlin
    • Kirsten Oliver, Asset Management Lead, Intecsea
    • Moya Cahill, President, PanGeo Subsea


    Time: 09:00 - 17:00

    Interoperability Technologies for Sharing Ocean Instruments and Real-Time Data. With this workshop we will engage with the community to further demonstrate, in the field, new interoperability tools that have been developed and field-tested for ocean sensor and real-time data sharing.

    09:00 – 11:00
    Background: interoperability tools and initiatives’
    11:00 – 12:30
    EMSO EGIM Technology Workshop
    14:00 – 16:00
    Interoperability experiments and field activities

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