OCEANS 2021 San Diego – Porto

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

Town & Country San Diego

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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.

Sustaining our Oceans . . . Sustaining our Future

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The UN Endorses OCEANS 2021 San Diego – Porto

On 5 December 2017, the United Nations proclaimed a Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, to be held from 2021 to 2030. This Decade will provide a common framework to ensure that ocean science can fully support countries’ actions to sustainably manage the Oceans and more particularly to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The OCEANS conferences cover this decade and will be supporting the Decade of Ocean Science by providing a continuing international forum. This support begins with the OCEANS 2021 San Diego – Porto conference, which has been endorsed by the UN. The San Diego conference plenaries will highlight the Decade of Ocean Science program.

Towards a more inclusive Oceans Community; invitation to participants from traditionally under-represented countries to participate in the virtual component of OCEANS 2021: San Diego – Porto, hosted in Portugal (deadline for applications: August 31)

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Health & Safety Notice

The San Diego in-person portion of the OCEANS 2021 San Diego – Porto Conference is committed to the health and safety of all attendees, exhibitors, and staff.  In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, OCEANS 2021 San Diego is dedicated to creating and maintaining a safe and healthy environment in compliance with guidance from state and local governmental agencies and the Town and Country Resort.

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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