Final Day of OI2016 dawns

Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Exhibitions, Oceanology, Technology, Underwater Shipping — By on March 17, 2016 at 5:57 AM

OI PHOTOS-051The final day of Oceanology International 2016 (London. ExCeL), the world’s largest marine science and ocean technology exhibition and conference, has dawned. Day 2 was packed with conference sessions and visitors touring the 520-exhibitor showfloor; and over 450 grasped the opportunity to go aboard one of the vessels carrying out demonstrations in the Royal Victoria Dock outside the exhibition hall.

Today (17 March) features two compelling conference sessions, both sponsored by XPRIZE; the traditional Careers Day hosted by The Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST); more Near and Far Markets presentations in the Trade & Innovation Theatre on the exhibition floor; events on various stands and in the conference rooms; and 11 vessels to visit and watch undertaking demonstrations. Attendance at OI2016 is free of charge to all with relevant business/ professional interests; full information and online registration at

Down to detail

In the conference rooms today:

  • Hydrography, Geophysics and Geotechnics
  • Unmanned Vehicles and Vessels Showcase: Part 2 8
  • Careers Day Programme
  • Alseamar’s conference, with Total,   on the SeaExplorer glider with hydrocarbon sensor
  • National Oceanographic Centre’ssessions on Oceans of Tomorrow; and Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

In the Trade & Innovation Theatre on the exhibition floor:

  • ‘Near and Far Market Trading’  offering insights into new investment and export and partnership opportunities in Canada and Australia
  • New Products Showcase featuring Bibby HydroMap’s d’ROP® ; Vemco’s Ascent Acoustic Release; and new ideas and new solutions from Kongsberg International

Elsewhere in the show the Teledyne Marine Learning Center’s packed programme continues, as do MMT’s series of on-stand presentations; as do hourly demonstrations of R2Sonic’s latest wideband highest resolution shallow water echosounder on the new Port of London Authority S/V Maplin; and other waterborne demonstrations by some of the 11 vessels of varying types and sizes from 12.5m to 53m that have visited Oceanology International.


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