Technical Session Topics

In an effort to cohesively continue productive engagement and meaningful discussions on the futures of the following OCEANS 2021 special topic sessions, many of these sessions will be integrated into the proceedings of the OCEANS 2022 conference:

SPECIAL SAN DIEGO TOPICS

  • Artificial Intelligence:  New opportunities
  • Big Data:  Generation, Management, and Exploitation
  • Autonomy:  Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
  • Ocean Clean Up:  Micro to Macro
  • Alternative Energy from the Sea
  • Sustainable Blue Economy
  • Ocean Acidification:  Causes and Mitigation
  • Ocean Inspirations for STEM
  • Government / Industry / Academia Synergy

SPECIAL PORTO TOPICS

  • P1. Deep sea exploration and parallels to outer space
  • P2. Extreme environments: science and technology
  • P3. Affordable ocean systems and technologies
  • P4. Artificial Intelligence in ocean science and technology
  • P5. Drones in marine applications
  • P6. Sustained presence at sea
  • P7. Natural hazards and early warning systems
  • P8. Ship automation and green propulsion systems
  • P9. Ocean health monitoring
  • P10. Extension of the continental shelves
  • P11. Offshore aquaculture
  • P12. Non-living resources: exploration and exploitation
  • P13. Sustainable exploration of ocean resources
  • P14. Azores: the sentinel of the Atlantic
  • P15. Ocean literacy and outreach
  • P16. Cultural heritage and underwater archeology

 

In addition to the above tentative slate of special topics sessions, the following marine technology topics of critical importance for ocean research that are typically included in the OCEANS conference program will be offered:

 

STANDARD OCEANS TECHNICAL TOPICS

  • 1. 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. SONAR SIGNA/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. 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. 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. 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
    • 5.7 Real-Time Data Quality Control
  • 6. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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