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.
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.
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
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.