Catch the Next Wave

Following the postponement of the event, please bear with us whilst we reconfirm and update the programme for the amended dates in 2020.

A Glimpse of the Future

Thursday 3rd December 2020, 09:40-17:15
Location: Platinum Suite Rooms 3 – 5, Excel London

This edition of Catch The Next Wave will explore where we are heading in areas of science and technology which have been at the heart of Oceanology International over the course of its 50 year history. Paired speakers from within and outside of the ocean science and technology community will give stimulating perspectives on future direction across key themes. The emphasis will be on exploring how connections across sectors and between disciplines can underpin innovation to meet the needs of the next 50 years.

Time Theme   Speakers
9:40 - 9:45
Chairman Introduction

Speaker: Ralph Rayner, President, SUT

9:45 - 10:20
Opening Keynotes
Manned Exploration

Going the Last 7 Miles - Looking Backwards at the Future
Speaker: Don Walsh, The Explorer's Club

10:20 - 11:00
Materials in the Ocean
The Future of Materials Technology

Windows on the deep
Speaker: Wolfgang Stuber, Röhm GmbH

Disrupting manufacturing one layer at a time
Speaker: David Wimpenny Chief Technologist, National Centre for Advanced Manufacturing

11:00 - 11:30
Morning break
11:30 - 12:50
Sensing the ocean
The Future of Ocean Sensing

A Revolution in DNA Sequencing
Speaker: Dan Fordham, Scientist, Oxford Nanapore

A Revolution in DNA Sequencing
Speaker: Melody Clark, Genetics Leader, British Antarctic Survey

The Tree of Life
Speaker: Mark Blaxter, Senior Group Leader, Sanger Institute

Sequencing the Ocean
Speaker: Francisco Chavez , MBARI

12:50 - 13:45
Lunch break
13:45 - 14:45
Seeing the ocean
The Future of Ocean Imaging

Making Movies
Speaker: Colin Jackson, Series Producer, BBC Natural History Unit

Visualising the Ocean in 3D
Speaker: Blair Thornton, Associate Professor, University of Southampton

The Shipwreck Hunter
Speaker: David Mearns, Bluewater Recoveries

14:45 - 15:25
Interpreting The Ocean
The Future of Ocean Data Interpretation and Management

Visualising the world with GIS
Speaker: Steve Adler, Ocean Data Alliance

New Perspectives on Ocean Data
Speaker: Drew Stephens, Science and Research Industry Manager, ESRI

15:25 - 15:35
New prize annoucements and awards

Ralph Rayner, President, SUT

15:35 - 15:50
Afternoon Break
15:50 - 16:55
Working in the Ocean
Autonomy & Robotics

The Future of Autonomous Systems
Speaker: Yvan Petillots, Professor of Robotics and Computer Vision, Heriot-Watt University

The Mayflower Autonomous Ship
Speaker: Brett Phaneuf, Managing Director, Msubs Limted

Crossing the Atlantic with AI
Speaker: Eric Aquaronne, IBM UK

16:55 - 17:15
Closing Keynote & Thank-you
First Descent: Midnight Zone

Speaker: Oliver Steeds, CEO, Neckton Foundation & Patrick Lahey, Co-Founder, Triton Submarines

Drinks reception

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