Oceanology International 2016 well set for record-breaking success

06 Oct 2015

With still over five months until it opens, Oceanology International 2016 (OI) being held at ExCeL London, 15-17 March 2016, is well set to be a record-breaker. It has already matched the size of OI 2014 and, with hundreds of additional metres on reserve and due to be confirmed soon, the 2016 event will be the biggest OI of all time.

"We are delighted that OI still boasts such great support and engagement from the global industry and immensely proud it is coming together en masse to make this the biggest event in OI’s history," says Event Director, Jonathan Heastie of Reed Exhibitions.

"Over 8,000 sqm has already been sold to 326 exhibiting companies from 32 countries. It is always good news when returning exhibitors take more space and this has been the case with over a hundred exhibiting companies. And, we are delighted to welcome 59 new exhibiting companies. No doubt when the names of companies sharing booked stands start to emerge we will find there are even more suppliers dipping their toes into the OI ‘water’ for the first time.

"We welcome Fugro, Teledyne, Keller and IXBlue as sponsors of key elements of next spring’s show, which is held in partnership with The Society for Underwater Technology, and with the Hydrographic Society UK, IMarEST, IMCA, the Marine Technology Society, and the Society of Maritime Industries as endorsing organisations."

Conference deadline looms

Looking towards the OI 2016 conference, Heastie adds: "Now, with under two weeks to go before the call for abstracts closes (16 October) we are looking forward to being able to announce an innovative programme under our eleven topic headings:

  • Unmanned Vehicles and Vessels Showcase
  • Ocean Observing Systems: Marine Technology and Services Sector Role in the Blue Economy
  • Positioning & Metrology
  • Handling Big Data
  • Marine Renewables
  • Hydrography, Geophysics and Geotechnics
  • Oil & Gas: What’s next for ageing offshore assets?
  • Monitoring Structural Integrity: Understanding Risk and Reliability
  • Aquaculture
  • Green Shipping
  • Near and Far Markets

"I would urge anyone with case histories and news of innovative developments under any of these headings to complete our online abstract submission form with speed!"

A truly international event

There are Canadian, French, German, Irish, Dutch and US national group stands at OI 2016, as well as a diving pavilion. Individual exhibitors come from Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UAE, UK and USA.

Vessels and dock side demonstrations of equipment will once again be a popular feature. In 2014 vessel movements proved a record-breaker with 148 movements during the three days with 1198 people aboard and a record number of 13 visiting vessels.

Further information on all aspects of Oceanology International is available online on the website.

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Judith Patten

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