TECHNICAL PROGRAMME TOPICS

SPECIAL ABERDEEN TOPICS

ABD.1 Subsea Engineering and Subsea Operations

ABD.2 Subsea Optical Sensing, Imaging and Instrumentation

ABD.3 Deployment of Subsea Capabilities in other Sectors

ABD.4 Emerging Technologies for Inspection, Repair and Maintenance (IRM)

ABD.5 Fisheries & Aquaculture

ABD.6 Decommissioning and Salvage

ABD.7 Marine Renewables (offshore wind, wave, and tidal)

ABD.8 Unmanned Underwater Vehicles in Defence Applications

STANDARD OCEANS TECHNICAL TOPICS

1.0 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

2.0 SONAR SIGNAL / 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

3.0 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

4.0 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

5.0 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

6.0 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

7.0 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

8.0 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

9.0 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 

10.0 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

Gold Patron

Oceans OES
Marine Technology Society

 Gold Patron

Subsea UK

SUPPORTERS

University of Aberdeen
The Robert Godon University
AECC
Visit Aberdeen
Kongsberg

Associated Societies

Society for Underwater Technology   The Challenger Society for Marine Sciences Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology

Institute of Physics