2020 Call for Abstracts - Now Open

The 2020 Call for Abstracts is now open and will run until the 3rd October 2019. Please complete all the details required below to submit your abstract to the Oceanology International 2020 conference.

Before submitting an abstract please ensure you have the necessary permissions from your line management to submit and present and also the agreement of any companies/persons whose material you may be including or referring to in the presentation. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the necessary permissions in place in advance.

Abstract Guidelines

Deadline: 3rd October 2019
Length: Maximum of 300 words
Specifications: The abstract proposal should include a description of the proposed presentation, results/conclusions, and the technical category most applicable to your abstract from the list of sessions. Submissions should be technical in nature as 'commercial pitches' will not be selected.  Please supply full details of author/presenter.
If Successful:  Authors whose abstract proposals are accepted may be required to provide the abstract or an amended version for inclusion in the conference proceedings along with a powerpoint presentation.
Expenses: Authors are responsible for all costs incurred in the preparation and deliverance of their presentation, including travel, accommodation and onsite expenses.
Please note: If you would like to submit more than one abstract please complete the form for each abstract.


1. Offshore Energy Development
This conference track will explore the developments in scientific resource assessment and site planning for offshore oil and gas, renewables and aquaculture industries.

2. Asset Integrity and Monitoring
The latest advancements in scientific methodology and applied technology for asset management in offshore oil and gas, renewables and aquaculture industries.

3. Hydrography, Geophysics & Geotechnics
Offshore site investigation including data collection, processing and analysis techniques used in mapping and pre-engineering studies of the offshore environment to understand the physical nature of the seabed and sub-seabed.

4. Coastal Zone & Shallow Water
Marine science and ocean technology developments that explore the management of the interface between land and water.

5. Navigation & Positioning
The latest techniques and technologies for navigation and positioning on and below the sea surface.  

6. Imaging & Metrology
The development and application of imaging and measurement technologies to improve on the water and subsea capabilities.

7. Ocean Observation & Sensing
This conference track will explore the latest developments in measurement techniques and instrumentation for monitoring of ocean and atmospheric physics, chemistry, biology, and genomics as well as associated advances in analytical techniques and modelling.

8. Marine Pollution & Environmental Stressors  
Tools and techniques to address oil and chemical spills and other forms of marine pollution, including plastics and other debris. It will include consideration of understanding and mitigating large scale environmental changes associated with climate change, such as ocean acidification.  

9. Data Interpretation & Al
This conference track will showcase external industry advancements in the field of data interpretation and AI to explore their benefit and potential impact to marine science and ocean technologies with special consideration for analytics, autonomous vehicles and imaging recognition.

10. Unmanned Vehicles & Vessels 
Focus on innovative developments and applications in marine autonomous systems, including Robotics, AUVs, ROVs and ASVs.

11. Ocean ICT
Consider the latest developments of ocean data communications, the application of big data analytics, machine learning and advanced visualisation techniques. 


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