OCEANS 2022 Hampton Roads

Virginia Beach Convention Center

In-Person & Virtual: October 17-20, 2022

The OCEANS 2022 Hampton Roads conference is for global maritime professionals to learn, innovate and lead in the protection and utilization of the world’s largest natural resource – our OCEANS.

OCEANS 2022 is a HYBRID conference. The Technical Program will have both virtual and in person presentations.

2,000 Attendees • 500 Technical Papers • 100+ Exhibitors • Unlimited Opportunities

Resilient Coasts: Adapting Today to Secure Tomorrow

Countdown to OCEANS 2022 Hampton Roads

Health & Safety Notice!

The Hampton Roads in-person portion of the OCEANS 2022 Hampton Roads Conference is committed to the health and safety of all attendees, exhibitors, and staff.  OCEANS 2022 Hampton Roads is dedicated to creating and maintaining a safe and healthy environment in compliance with guidance from state and local governmental agencies, as well as the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

About the Conference

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Global thought leaders and innovators in the areas of marine technology, engineering, science, research, and education will gather together at OCEANS 2022 Hampton Roads event to learn and experience cutting-edge technologies in the field of marine science.  Patrons will hear from industry experts and engineers regarding the latest research and innovations, discuss current environmental issues and policies affecting the field, and collaboratively work together to move the fields of marine technology and engineering forward.

Join the thousands of professionals who have made OCEANS 2022 their home for continued learning:

  • Businesses, institutions, individual professionals, and students who are ocean engineers, technologists, policymakers, and educators.
  • Members of academia, government, and industry who want a common forum for the exchange of information and ideas.
  • Professionals interested in all aspects of science, engineering, and technology that address research, development, and operations pertaining to all bodies of water; this includes the creation of new capabilities and technologies from concept design through prototypes, testing, and operational systems to sense, explore, understand, develop, use, and responsibly manage natural resources
  • Individuals interested in sessions that are scientific, literary, and educational in character that strive for the advancement of the theory and practice of electrotechnology, allied branches of engineering, and related arts and sciences, applied to all bodies of water; and the maintenance of high professional and ethical standards among its members and affiliates.

Conference Theme: Resilient Coasts: Adapting Today to Secure Tomorrow

The UN Endorses OCEANS 2022 Hampton Roads

On 5 December 2017, the United Nations proclaimed a Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, to be held from 2021 to 2030. This Decade will provide a common framework to ensure that ocean science can fully support countries’ actions to sustainably manage the Oceans and more particularly to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The OCEANS conferences cover this decade and will be supporting the Decade of Ocean Science by providing a continuing international forum. This support begins with the OCEANS 2022 Hampton Roads conference, which has been endorsed by the UN.

Honorary Chairs

Dr. Martin Irvine Executive Director, Submarine Forces
John Broderick Past President, Old Dominion University


Dr. Tom Drake Department Head, Ocean Battlespace Sensing Office of Naval Research
Dr. Peter Adair Technical Director, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division
Dr. Carol Anne Clayson Senior Scientist of Physical Oceanography, WHOI

Explore and Discover Hampton Roads

Approximately 130 miles to the southeast of Washington DC, Hampton Roads has a population of 1.7 million citizens living in 17 jurisdictions and 7 major municipalities (Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News and Suffolk).

Hampton Roads, the world’s greatest natural harbor, is located only 18 miles (29 km) from open ocean on one of the world’s deepest, natural ice-free harbors. Since 1989, Hampton Roads has been the mid-Atlantic leader in U.S. waterborne foreign commerce and is ranked second nationally behind the Port of South Louisiana based on export tonnage. When import and export tonnage are combined, the Port of Hampton Roads ranks as the third largest port in the country (following the ports of New Orleans/South Louisiana and Houston).

Almost 80% of the region’s economy is derived from federal sources. This includes the large military presence highlighted by the largest Navy base in the world, but also NASA and facilities of the Departments of Energy, Transportation, Commerce and Veterans Affairs. The region also receives a substantial impact in government student loans and grants, university research grants, and federal aid to cities.

Key Partners of OCEANS 2022

VA Aquarium and Marine Science Center and Nauticus


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