Technical Session Topics

SPECIAL SAN DIEGO TOPICS

  • Artificial Intelligence:  New opportunities
  • Big Data:  Generation, Management, and Exploitation
  • Autonomy:  Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
  • Ocean Clean Up:  Micro to Macro
  • Alternative Energy from the Sea
  • Sustainable Blue Economy
  • Ocean Acidification:  Causes and Mitigation
  • Ocean Inspirations for STEM
  • Government / Industry / Academia Synergy

SPECIAL PORTO TOPICS

  • P1. Deep sea exploration and parallels to outer space
  • P2. Extreme environments: science and technology
  • P3. Affordable ocean systems and technologies
  • P4. Artificial Intelligence in ocean science and technology
  • P5. Drones in marine applications
  • P6. Sustained presence at sea
  • P7. Natural hazards and early warning systems
  • P8. Ship automation and green propulsion systems
  • P9. Ocean health monitoring
  • P10. Extension of the continental shelves
  • P11. Offshore aquaculture
  • P12. Non-living resources: exploration and exploitation
  • P13. Sustainable exploration of ocean resources
  • P14. Azores: the sentinel of the Atlantic
  • P15. Ocean literacy and outreach
  • P16. Cultural heritage and underwater archeology

STANDARD OCEANS TECHNICAL TOPICS

  • 1. UNDERWATER ACOUSTICS AND ACOUSTICAL OCEANOGRAPHY
    • 1.1 Sonar and transducers
    • 1.2 Calibration of acoustic systems and metrology
    • 1.3 Sound propagation and scattering
    • 1.4 Acoustical oceanography
    • 1.5 Geoacoustic inversion
    • 1.6 Bioacoustics
    • 1.7 Seismo-acoustics
    • 1.8 Ocean noise
    • 1.9 Signal coherence and fluctuation
  • 2. SONAR SIGNA/IMAGE PROCESSING AND COMMUNICATION
    • 2.1 Sonar signal processing
    • 2.2 Array signal processing and array design
    • 2.3 Model-based signal processing techniques
    • 2.4 Vector sensor processing
    • 2.5 Synthetic aperture (active and passive)
    • 2.6 Classification and pattern recognition (parametric and non-parametric)
    • 2.7 Sonar imaging
    • 2.8 Acoustic telemetry and communication
    • 2.9 Biologically inspired processing
  • 3. OCEAN OBSERVING PLATFORMS, SYSTEMS, AND INSTRUMENTATION
    • 3.1 Automatic control
    • 3.2 Current measurement technology
    • 3.3 Oceanographic instrumentation and sensors
    • 3.4 Systems and observatories
    • 3.5 Buoy technology
    • 3.6 Cables and connectors
    • 3.7 Marine geodetic information systems
  • 4. REMOTE SENSING
    • 4.1 Air / sea interaction
    • 4.2 Lidar
    • 4.3 Passive observing sensors
    • 4.4 Coastal radars
    • 4.5 Ocean color and hyperspectral measurements
    • 4.6 Airborne and satellite radar and SAR
    • 4.7 Operational observation
    • 4.8 Sensor synergy
    • 4.9 Space systems
  • 5. OCEAN DATA VISUALIZATION, MODELING, AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
    • 5.1 Access, custody, and retrieval of data
    • 5.2 Data visualization
    • 5.3 Numerical modeling and simulation
    • 5.4 Marine GIS and data fusion
    • 5.5 Information management
    • 5.6 Data assimilation
    • 5.7 Real-Time Data Quality Control
  • 6. MARINE ENVIRONMENT, OCEANOGRAPHY, AND METEOROLOGY
    • 6.1 Oceanography: physical, geological, chemical, biological
    • 6.2 Marine geology and geophysics
    • 6.3 Hydrography / seafloor mapping / geodesy
    • 6.4 Hydrodynamics
    • 6.5 Marine life and ecosystems
    • 6.6 Meteorology
    • 6.7 Pollution monitoring
    • 6.8 Mineral resources
  • 7. OPTICS, IMAGING, VISION, AND E-M SYSTEMS
    • 7.1 Imaging and vision
    • 7.2 Beam propagation
    • 7.3 Optical sensors and adaptive optics
    • 7.4 Marine optics technology and instrumentation
    • 7.5 Holography and 3D imaging
    • 7.6 Optical communication
    • 7.7 E-M sensing
  • 8. MARINE LAW, POLICY, MANAGEMENT, AND EDUCATION
    • 8.1 Coastal zone management
    • 8.2 Ocean economic potential
    • 8.3 Marine law and policy
    • 8.4 International issues
    • 8.5 Marine safety and security
    • 8.6 Law of the Sea and UNCLOS
    • 8.7 Ocean resources
    • 8.8 Marine education and outreach
    • 8.9 Marine archaeology
  • 9. OFFSHORE STRUCTURES AND TECHNOLOGY
    • 9.1 Ocean energy
    • 9.2 Ropes and tension members
    • 9.3 Offshore structures
    • 9.4 Marine materials science
    • 9.5 Marine salvage
    • 9.6 Diving
    • 9.7 Pollution clean-up and pollution remediation
    • 9.8 Deepwater development technology
    • 9.9 Seafloor engineering
    • 9.10 Ocean exploration
  • 10. OCEAN VEHICLES AND FLOATING STRUCTURES
    • 10.1 Vehicle design
    • 10.2 Vehicle navigation
    • 10.3 Vehicle performance
    • 10.4 Autonomous underwater vehicles
    • 10.5 Manned underwater vehicles
    • 10.6 Remotely operated vehicles
    • 10.7 Dynamic positioning
    • 10.8 Moorings, rigging, and anchors
    • 10.9 Naval architecture