OCEANS 2021 San Diego – Porto

In-Person & Virtual: September 20–23, 2021

Town & Country San Diego

The event for global maritime professionals to learn, innovate, and lead in the
protection and utilization of the world’s largest natural resource – our Oceans.

2,000 Attendees • 500 Technical Papers • 100+ Exhibitors • Unlimited Opportunities

Sustaining our Oceans . . . Sustaining our Future

Health & Safety Notice

The health & safety of our attendees, exhibitors, partners, speakers, and team members is our top priority for OCEANS 2021 San Diego – Porto. We are closely monitoring local and federal guidelines regarding COVID-19 and working closely with our hospitality and facility partners at the Town & Country to ensure that our event will be as safe as possible.

We will continue to monitor and implement health and safety guidelines that meet or exceed those set forth by all federal, provincial and municipal public health authorities. Updates will be provided as needed with more specifics in late summer based on the COVID-19 climate, local and federal guidelines as well as new event industry standards.

Click here to review the Town and Country Health & Wellness Commitment and their currently implemented protocols.

Global thought leaders and innovators in the areas of marine technology, engineering, science, research, and education will gather together to learn and experience cutting-edge technologies in the field of marine science, hear from industry experts and engineers regarding the latest research and innovations, discuss current environmental issues and policies affecting the field, and collaboratively work together to move the fields of marine technology and engineering forward.

Join the thousands of professionals who have made OCEANS their home for continued learning:

  • Businesses, institutions, individual professionals and students who are ocean engineers, technologists, policy makers and educators
  • Members of academia, government and industry who want a common forum for the exchange of information and ideas
  • Professionals interested in all aspects of science, engineering, and technology that address research, development, and operations pertaining to all bodies of water; this includes the creation of new capabilities and technologies from concept design through prototypes, testing, and operational systems to sense, explore, understand, develop, use, and responsibly manage natural resources
  • Individuals interested in sessions that are scientific, literary, and educational in character that strive for the advancement of the theory and practice of electrotechnology, allied branches of engineering, and related arts and sciences, applied to all bodies of water; and the maintenance of high professional and ethical standards among its members and affiliates.

Conference Theme: Sustaining our Oceans . . . Sustaining our Future

Explore and Discover San Diego

“America’s Finest City” is a city where within just a few minutes north, south, east or west, you can find not only the world’s busiest border crossing, rural orchards, ranches and small town U.S.A. set against a dramatic North American desert, plus Scripps Institute of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, California State University San Diego, University of San Diego and other higher learning institutions, NAVWAR (formerly SPAWAR), U.S. Navy and Marine Corp bases, world-class wireless research and manufacturing centers, biomedical research centers, rolling green hills, seaside restaurants and exquisite Pacific sunsets.  San Diego can also boast of the excellent year round weather especially along the coastal areas.  Visit world famous La Jolla and enjoy the beauty and wonders of La Jolla cove.  Take a drive north along Highway 101 from UCSD all the way to Oceanside and you will discover the innate beauty of the San Diego Region.

OCEANS 2021 Virtual, hosted by Porto

Opening the Ocean Frontier: A New Age of Discoveries
Ocean science and technology for the benefit of humankind.

Portugal is arguably a country that has witnessed one of the most expressive increase in a vast array of research and developments (R&D) in marine sciences and technologies involving not only the Portuguese R&D establishment but also most of the stakeholders targeting the multiple maritime domains: Science, Environment to Defense and Security, as well as most of the Economy of the Sea sectors such as fisheries and other forms of biomass exploration transportation, ports, extraction of minerals and other geological materials, off-shore power, tourism, and recreation. The vast Portuguese Atlantic territory, with all its resources and management responsibilities, is not foreign to the sense of urgency in developing solidly grounded strategies to address the tremendous challenges that the Portuguese society senses as vital to its future not only in Economic terms but also in terms of Identity and, related with it, its role in the World. The Portuguese oceanic historical vocation is well known. The current developments both in science and technology clearly show that there is a strong will and determination in ensuring an important role of the Atlantic Ocean in the future of Portugal. This vivid conjuncture in Portugal provides a suitable setting for hosting Oceans 2021 since it suits well the intense dynamics of ocean systems and technologies developments that have been taking place all over the world.

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