12–14 March 2024
London, Excel

Oceanology International Admissions Policy

  1. Only pre-registered Oceanology International visitors who are badge holders, visitors who register on the day and exhibitor badge holders will be able to attend Oceanology International.
  2. Visitors should be involved in or have some connection or interest in Oceanology International and associated industries and should be dressed in suitable business wear.
  3. Badge holders must not allow their badges to be worn by anyone else. Any failure is likely to lead to the badge holder and the person wearing the badge being removed from Oceanology International.
  4. Anyone obtaining an Oceanology International visitor or exhibitor badge by theft, deception or other illegal means may be asked to leave Oceanology International.
  5. Anyone attending Oceanology International should carry some form of photo-ID (passport, photo-ID driving licence, national identity card) or other identification acceptable to the Organisers which the Organisers may ask to see.
  6. No one under the age of 16 will be able to attend Oceanology International unless they have obtained the prior written consent of the Organisers.
  7. Anyone attending Oceanology International must not take part in any canvassing, leafleting, demonstrations, objectionable behaviour or wear offensive apparel or be involved in any activity which may disrupt Oceanology International.
  8. The Organisers reserve the right to exclude or remove anyone from Oceanology International and the Exhibition Centre who do not comply with this policy or who they reasonably consider are likely to break these rules or who are prohibited from attending under any applicable sanctions, laws or regulations.
  9. Press badges at Oceanology International are restricted to publishers, editors, journalists, photographers, broadcasters, and web bloggers associated with the industry. Members of the press may be required to complete an application form and produce accreditation in the form of a photocopy of a recognised press or media card, business card, [NUJ card,] a letter from the editor or an official web address linking to a press release in order to verify their position. Press applications from advertising personnel and media sales representatives will not be accepted.
  10. Official Oceanology International photographers will be taking photographs and filming videos at Oceanology International. Anyone attending Oceanology International consents to such photography and filming without compensation and confirms that the Organisers shall be entitled to use such photographs and videos, which may include photographs and videos of visitors, for the purpose of marketing Oceanology International in future, for exploitation in any and all media, without liability.
  11. By registering to attend Oceanology International you will automatically have an account created for you on our website allowing you to use our planning tools and message exhibitors before the event. Your contact details will only be shared with the exhibitors you contact or favourite and you can amend these settings at any time via the website.

  1. Canvassing, leafleting, demonstrations, objectionable behaviour or any activity which may disrupt Oceanology International are prohibited.
  2. The Organisers reserve the right to remove anyone behaving in an inappropriate manner.
  3. The Organisers reserve the right to exclude or remove anyone from Oceanology International who does not comply with this policy, or anyone who they reasonably consider to be likely to break these rules, or who is prohibited from attending under any applicable sanctions, laws or regulations, or otherwise at the Organisers’ discretion.
  4. Everyone attending Oceanology International is required to comply with the Organisers’ safety and security requirements.

  1. Official Oceanology International photographers/videographers will be taking photographs and filming videos at Oceanology International. Anyone attending Oceanology International authorises such photography and recording and permits the Organisers to use the attendee’s image, likeness and voice for archival and promotional purposes in any and all media, without liability, compensation or credit to the attendee.

  1. By choosing to allow their badge to be scanned by an exhibitor or sponsor during Oceanology International, visitors will be providing their name and contact details to the exhibitor or sponsor, who may contact them about their products or services.
  2. By choosing to attend any session at Oceanology International, visitors will have their badge scanned at entry and their name and contact details shared with the seminar host/exhibitor, sponsor and/or speaker, who may contact them about their products or services in relation to such session.

  1. The Participant shall not assign or otherwise transfer their rights and obligations hereunder without the organisers’ prior written consent.
  2. In the event that the Participant wishes to cancel the booking the fee will remain payable in full to the organisation.

On discovering a fire: Break the glass on the nearest manual call point (coloured red), which are located adjacent to all exits, or contact the Security Suite by dialling 4444 on an internal telephone or 020 7069 4444 immediately. If an evacuation is necessary, you will hear the following announcement broadcast over the public address system: “Attention please, attention please. Here is an important announcement. It is necessary to ask everyone to leave the building. Please make your way calmly to the nearest exit. Do not return to your vehicles. Everyone will be readmitted as soon as possible.” Use the nearest available emergency exit route to the appropriate assembly point.

  • Do not touch or move any suspicious item.
  • Always remain vigilant, vigilant behaviour by staff and members of the public can disrupt potential attack planning.
  • Be aware of suspicious people, incidents, and packages.
  • Please refrain from using two-way radios or mobile phones near any suspect packages as they are not intrinsically safe and could set off any potential explosive device.
  • Report them to the Security Suite, by dialling 4444 on an internal telephone or 020 7069 4444 immediately.
  • Follow the instructions that you are given.

You can approach any of the ExCeL team who can help you with a medical emergency or go to level 0 on the boulevard and down the stairs by N4/S4.

Step free access is available from the car park (level 0) to the exhibition halls (level 1) and also between cloakroom (level 0). The dockside, where the visiting vessels are located, can be reached from the exhibition floor by elevator, or via the external access ramp.

For all accommodation needs please contact Event Express, the official accommodation agency for Oceanology International. Event Express UK LTD can be contacted on + 44 (0)1905 732737 or on [email protected].

There is a shop on level 0 at the bottom of the stairs near N4/S4 which sells a range of stationery items and can also do photo copying and faxing. This shop has its own Bureau de Change.

Canvassing for order of any unauthorised person is strictly prohibited and the display or distribution of printed material, except by the exhibitors on their own stands, is prohibited.

Cloakroom facilities are available on Level 0 between N4/S4. Please note that the cloakroom opens 30 minutes before the show begins and closes 30 minutes after the show finishes.

The Organisers office is located in the hall in Office S4 Lower. 

The description of exhibits in this catalogue is based on particulars supplied by the exhibitors; in some cases, these have been edited for the sake of uniformity. The organisers accept no responsibility for the statements made therein, nor any errors or omissions that may have occurred.

ExCeL has free WiFi which is suitable for browsing, social media, and email. When you arrive at the venue, you just need to sign in to ‘ExCeL FREE Wi-Fi’ using our standard log in, or via LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter.

There are two Note ATMs near the west entrance of the venue by Costa and Orzo Deli, and another Note ATM in the centre of the boulevard between entrances S6 and N6. There are a Barclays and a Note ATM located on level 0 between N4 and S4. Should the in-venue ATMs run out of cash, there is also an ATM nearby at the Tesco Express

ExCeL London operates a no smoking policy throughout the venue. Smoking is permitted outside the venue.


If you have any feedback or questions about event security, please contact [email protected]


Organisers: Reed Exhibitions Limited, Gateway House, 28 The Quadrant, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1DN, United Kingdom