Associated Events

  • Tuesday, February 14

    NOAA Ocean Enterprise Meeting 1:00pm - 2:30pm

    Hosted by: Russell Callender, Assistant Administrator for National Ocean Service; Rear Admiral Shep Smith, Director, Office of Coast Survey; and IOOS Director at NOAA

    This event is by invitation only

  • Town Hall: Funding of Applied Environmental Science at BOEM 1:30pm-2:30pm

    Organized by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

    The town hall will address funding opportunities of applied science at BOEM.

    Presenters will show examples of completed and ongoing projects while highlighting partnerships, and provide an overview of BOEM’s organization and its Environmental Studies Program, describing how studies inform decision making for offshore energy management.

    BOEM funds physical, chemical, and biological oceanography, archaeology, and socioeconomic research.


    Participants include:

    ■ Rodney Cluck, Chief - Environmental Science Division, BOEM
    ■ Guillermo Auad, Senior Oceanographer, BOEM
    ■ Donna Schroeder, Marine Ecologist - Pacific Region, BOEM
    ■ Dave Pereksta, Avian Biologist, BOEM

  • Town Hall: Global Business Opportunities in Ocean Observation, Measurement and Prediction Programs  3:00pm-4:00pm

    Organized by: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    This town hall will inform attendees about the landscape of ocean observation and measurement initiatives and organizations and to provide examples of how industry can interface to the related research, technology development, technology procurement and operational support needs including the opportunities for private sector data contributions.

    Panelists include:

    • Ralph Rayner, US IOOS Industry Liaison, NOAA; and Co-Chair, Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans Industry Liaison Council
    • Alan Leonardi, Representative for Acting NOAA Chief Scientist, and Director, NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration
    • Carl Gouldman, US IOOS national engagement and Ocean Enterprise study results
    • Ru Morrison, US IOOS regional IOOS industry engagement and partnerships
  • Thursday, February 16

    Developing Ocean Technology at National Geographic Society 1:30pm-2:00pm

    Organized by the National Geographic Society

    Eric Berkenpas, Senior Director of Remote Imaging at National Geographic, will be presenting an overview of the subsea systems that were created at National Geographic in support of its various endeavors such as the Pristine
    Seas Initiative.

    Example technologies developed include underwater lighting, deepsea camera systems, and Crittercam, an animal-borne imaging packing.
    The talk will primarily be made up of short video clips illustrating these technologies, their use, and discoveries that were made. Eric will briefly touch on the undersea exploration technologies Remote Imaging is currently
    working on.

Oi Americas in association with:

Catch the Next Wave in association with:

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Technical Programme in association with:

Supporting Organizations

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