The Technical Sessions will be held June 4th!
1) The Ocean Plastics and Marine Debris hot-topic session is moderated by Nancy Wallace, Director of the NOAA Marine Debris Program and covers the entire spectrum of ocean plastics challenges. We’re examining big corporation upstream efforts, to localized recovery projects, large ocean technologies, to testing approaches for new technology development. Our impressive speaker lineup include: Jeff Wooster, Global Sustainability Director, Dow Chemical Rachel Miller, Founder of the Rozalia Project Leonard Zabilansky, Program Manager for Ohmsett – National Oil Spill Response Research & Renewable Energy Test FacilityJeff Shattuck, CEO of Oceanamatica. 2) Ocean Autonomy takes center stage in 2019. Our first component of this half-day program focuses on autonomous platforms. Weaving throughout the sessions are the challenges of powering autonomous technology. In this case study-focused session, you will hear from two of leading manufacturers on the latest glider applications, shallow water bathymetry using AUV swarms, and a novel fuel cell powered AUV for persistent missions. Speakers for this session include: Whitney Million, CEO of Aquabotix Clara Hulburt, Sales Executive for Teledyne Webb Research Jacqueline Nichols, Electrical Engineer for Cellula Robotics, Ltd.Jake Sobin, Manager Science and Research for Kongsberg Underwater Technology. 3) One of the huge challenges in ocean tech is the ability to run long-duration missions. This particularly affects autonomous technology as current battery technologies severely restricts both range and duration. In the BlueTech Expo session on Long-Term Persistence and Seafloor Residency, our speakers tackle this and other tough topics with forward-learning novel technology solutions and vision. We hope you’ll join us to hear from industry leaders including: Chris Roper, Saabseaye, speaking on the Saab Sabertooth Seafloor Resident ROV/AUV Systems; David Mackay, Kongsberg Maritime, providing a early look on Eelume – a unique articulated subsea robot; Neil Manning, 3D at Depth, discussing real-time 3D technologies for optimized seafloor and infrastructure integrity.This exciting session will be moderated by Mike Wardlaw from ONR. 4) The final session is Ports and Harbors – Security & Survey. This session will have case study presentations and a panel discussion including:
ThayerMahan- Multi-Domain Sensor Integration and Deployment Methods for Enhanced Maritime Awareness – Presented by Steve Link, Director of Seabed Systems
Saab Seaeye – Seawasp – Advanced ROV-Based Port Security Applications – Presented by Chris Roper, Sales Manager N. America
DimEye – High Accuracy 3D Subsea Survey using HD video and Advanced Photogrammetry Software for Inspection – Arnauld Dumont, President
SPYRUS Solutions – Exercising Existing Technology to Mitigate Cyber Vulnerabilities Now and Into the Future – Daniel Turissini, CTO
Moderated by Jason Smith, Director for Legislative Affairs, National Security Council/USCG
Register today! Lunch is included with your registration (*must completed by Friday, May 24 to guarantee)
EXPO Hall Schedule for June 5th!
The Hall opens at 11 am. You can view a list of exhibitors here.
A schedule of events being held on the Hall Floor include: 11:30 AM – The Future of US Marine Aquaculture and the AQUAA Act. Briefing by Margaret Henderson, Stronger America Through Seafood. Learn about the future of the American aquaculture industry, the importance of blue technology in breaking down legislative and regulatory challenges, and why passage of the AQUAA Act is crucial to our blue economy.1:30 PM – USGEO Member Agency Leaders Talks on Observations and Q&A. USGEO reps will provide 5 min (flash) talks on various observation programs. (OSTP, NASA, NOAA, USGS, DOE, EPA, USDA, NSF) followed by Q&A and one-on-one meetings with exhibitors.3:30 PM – RDML Gallaudet, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Deputy NOAA Administrator, will join us to provide remarks and open the OceanSocial business networking event. All relevant federal agencies and military commands are encouraged to attend. The following organizations have been formally invited to attend and represent the diversity of government and military interests in ocean technology.
OceanSocial: Oceanology International invites you to a special OceanSocial Networking Function, held alongside the 2019 IOSTIA BlueTech Expo. Interact with exhibitors and attendees at this very special collaborative networking event! Please RSVP to attend the exhibits and OceanSocial: http://rsvp.BlueTechExpo.org
The Exhibits and OceanSocial are free to attend, pre-registration is requested.
BlueTech Expo is THE annual gathering of blue tech industry professionals and government in D.C. and the only industry exclusive exhibition in the Mid-Atlantic during 2019!
For more information please visit www.BlueTechExpo.org. To learn more about the benefits of IOSTIA membership please visit our website and join us today! Your membership provides you with:
Government affairs (leverage industry expertise for positive legislation)Exclusive showcases (USCG, BOEM, BSEE, USN, NOAA)International business development supportCongressional hearing testimony and special topic briefingsHealthcare program (savings average 60%)Affinity program (Discounts on travel, office needs, services, entertainment) IOSTIA (www.iostia.org) is a Washington, DC-based 501(c)(6) industry association representing businesses that provide technology and services for sectors that sustainably and commercially utilize the oceans. IOSTIA provides benefits, programs, services – and a unified public policy voice – that create new opportunities and encourage a favorable business environment for ocean science and technology companies.
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For more information please visit www.BlueTechExpo.org. Exhibit and sponsorship opportunities are also available. For full details on exhibit and a full schedule of sponsorship opportunities please contact: MJ McDuffee at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 772.485.0333!
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IOSTIA (www.iostia.org) is a Washington, DC-based 501(c)(6) industry association representing businesses that provide technology and services for sectors that sustainably and commercially utilize the oceans. IOSTIA provides benefits, programs, services – and a unified public policy voice – that create new opportunities and encourage a favorable business environment for ocean science and technology companies. Subscribe to the IOSTIA Daily Briefing for the latest industry news: DailyBrief.IOSTIA.org
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