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New Edition of Hydro International Magazine Ready

This summer issue of Hydro International has a byline on the cover: it is a special edition on Prestigious Projects. In this special edition, we aim to present some of the most exciting surveying projects taking place right now. Around 680 million people currently live in coastal areas – a figure that is expected to Continue reading

Unique NASA NAVY Partnership Powering OCEANS 2022

For the first time in the long history of OCEANS conferences, both NASA and NAVY are helping co-chair the conference. Both agencies have a long history of prioritizing and funding ocean science and technology programs that have obvious national and international importance. Their leadership and engagement promise to establish OCEANS 2022 Hampton Roads as a Continue reading

Uncrewed Vehicles Set Path Towards Autonomous Operations

By Ed Freeman, Managing Editor, ON&T Media Partner of OCEANS 2022 The dawn of autonomous operations, enabled by an expanding ecosystem of A.I.-informed marine systems, is sure to dominate ocean technology headlines over the coming few years. This transition represents a clear paradigm shift for the ocean industries as operators seek to leverage breakthrough technologies Continue reading

NASA is New at OCEANS 2022!

For the first time in the long history of OCEANS conferences, NASA is helping to lead the OCEANS 2022 Hampton Roads conference. NASA consists of its headquarters in Washington DC, and 10 field centers. Once such field center is NASA Langley located in Hampton, VA, one of seven major municipalities in the Hampton Roads region. Continue reading

Tutorials at OCEANS 2022 Hampton Roads!

We’re all looking forward to resuming in-person meetings, but we’re also taking advantage of our new-found virtual meeting skills that enable broader participation. OCEANS 2022 Hampton Roads is the perfect opportunity to make the best of both worlds and provide a tutorial! Tutorials are fundamental elements of an OCEANS Conference – they’re essentially special classes Continue reading

Honoring Doctor Larry Atkinson

The OCEANS 2022 theme – Coastal Resilience, Adapting Today to Secure Tomorrow, was the subject of the last OCEANS 2022 blog. This theme was chosen in part to honor the late Dr. Larry Atkinson, Old Dominion University. In 2005, Larry helped start up the first ever Marine Technology (MTS) Hampton Roads section, bringing together ocean Continue reading

OCEANS 2022 Celebrates Earth Month

Celebrate Earth Month with OCEANS 2022 Theme Coastal Resilience - Adapting Today to Secure Tomorrow The Hampton Roads region of 7 municipalities and 17 jurisdictions has long thrived on the maritime industry. The name Hampton Roads means safe anchorage. We are surrounded by water. We work and play along our many beaches, harbors, rivers, bays Continue reading

Why Exhibit at OCEANS 2022?

As you have learned from previous blogs, the OCEANS 2022 conference will be back in Hampton Roads, at the beautiful Virginia Beach Convention Center, in October 2022! Your local organizing committee can’t wait to welcome you home to Hampton Roads after 10 years during which time we endured the likes of Sandy, Arthur, Hermine, Dorian, Continue reading

The Call for Abstracts is Out: Why Hampton Roads?

Hampton Roads is the perfect region to host an OCEANS conference and present papers on important marine research. Steeped in maritime heritage, the region comprised of 7 municipalities where 1.7M people call home is almost literally surrounded by water. Home to the largest Navy base in the world, the region has the largest Federal footprint Continue reading

OCEANS 2022 Hampton Roads is on the East Coast Horizon

The OCEANS conference is returning to Hampton Roads after 10 years. The conference theme, Resilient Coasts, Adapting Today to Secure Tomorrow, focuses on a key priority for the 1.1 million citizens residing in the 7 municipalities that compromise the Hampton Roads region. With the significant Federal presence that exists in the region, highlighted by the Continue reading