OI China 2017 Conference Forum

Developed with government and industry associations, the Oceanology International China Conference will connect the latest marine science and ocean technology solutions with China’s rapidly developing offshore energy & marine industries. The conference will consist of presentations on the latest R&D projects, technology developments, applications and best practices for marine science and engineering.

Call for Abstracts

The 2017 Call for Abstracts is now open and will run until 28 August 2017.
If you are a technologist seeking to describe a new development, a scientist or engineer wishing to share a new application or a user of ocean data wanting to share experiences of your specific needs, we invite you to apply to present in the OI China 2017 technical tracks.

Topics we are inviting submissions on include:
Unmanned Vehicles & Vessels – Focus on Autonomy
Organised by the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST)
a. Developments in or novel applications for AUV and ASV technology
b. Case studies of projects utilising AUVs and ASVs, and learnings for APAC region
c. Challenges and limitations in the use autonomy

Hydrographic Survey & Geophysics
a. Tools and techniques for offshore site investigations, habitat mapping or monitoring foundation behaviour
b. Associated areas of: geophysics, geology, geotechnics and offshore environment

Ocean Observation & Sensing
a. Tools, techniques or novel approaches to physical, chemical and/or biological ocean sensing
b. Developments in technology for ocean observing systems and platforms

Navigation, Communication & Positioning
a. Latest tools, techniques and technologies

Applications for Offshore Wind: Delivering Cost and Operational Efficiencies
a.Marine tools, technologies and best practice for safely installing, monitoring and/or maintaining offshore infrastructure


Deadline: 28 August  2017
Length: Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words. 
Specifications: The abstract proposal should include a description of the proposed presentation, results/conclusions, and the technical category most applicable to your abstract from the list of sessions. Speakers are permitted to discuss their own organisations technology and services but overtly sales-led presentations will not be accepted.
If Successful: Presenters will be notified by 20 September if they have been selected.  Final presentations should be submitted by 25th of October 2017. 
Presenter’s Expenses: The OI China 2017 Exhibition and Conference is a free to attend event.  However, presenters are responsible for all costs incurred in the preparation and presentation of their presentations, including travel, accommodation and associated expenses.
Translation: The OI China conference is a bilingual event with presentations being delivered in English and Mandarin.  There will be interpreters carrying out two way simultaneous translation, through the use of headsets.

Abstracts should include:
1. Title of the presentation
2. The presenter’s name including: title, first name, surname, job title, and organisation
3. The presenter’s email & phone number
4. The work and results to be presented

Abstracts and any questions should be submitted in:
English to: Ellen Burgess: ellen.burgess@reedexpo.co.uk
Mandarin to: Penny Pei: penny.pei@reedexpo.com.cn

We look forward to receiving your submissions.


Major Ocean Organizations in Qingdao

State Key Laboratory

●Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology

●Physical Oceanography. MOE. China

●Key Laboratory of Marine Chemistry Theory and Technology

●Key Laboratory of Experimental Marine Biology

●Key Laboratory of Marine Geology and Environment

●Key Laboratory of Ocean Circulation and Waves

●Key Laboratory of Marine Ecology and Environmental Science

●Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Corrosion and Bio-fouling

●State Key Laboratory of Marine Coatings

Subordinate Organization of the SOA

●North China Sea Branch, State Oceanic Administration

●North China Sea Marine Environmental Monitoring Center

●North China Sea Marine Forecasting Center of State Oceanic Administration

●North China Sea Data & Information Service, SOA

●North China Sea Centre of Standard& Metrology(Technology), SOA

●North China Sea Marine Technical Support Center, State Oceanic Administration

●The China Marine Surveillance Beihai Corps

●The China Marine Surveillance Detachment First

●The China Marine Surveillance Beihai Airlines Detachment

●Qingdao city environmental monitoring center

Research Laboratory

●The First Institute of Oceanography, SOA

●North China Sea Maritime Engineering Prospecting Institute, SOA

●Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

●Qingdao Branch, Institute of Acoustics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

●Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences

●Shandong Institute of Marine Biology

●Institute seawater aquaculture Shandong Province

●Qingdao Marine Equipment Research Institute

●710 Research Institute of China Shipbuilding Industry


●Ocean University of China

●PLA Navy Submarine Academy Of The People's Liberation Army

●China University of Petroleum


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