Why a Hybrid OCEANS?


Rooted in the success of last year’s OCEANS 2021 San Diego-Porto Conference, OCEANS 2022 Hampton Roads is poised to be an even stronger global event–a hybrid event with both an in-person and virtual presence possible.  While we hope to see as many attendees as possible enjoy the in-person conference in Hampton Roads, everyone who wishes to attend worldwide will have a virtual venue available to enjoy the significant benefits of the conference not found anywhere else in 2022 – technical innovation, scientific research, and high-level agency and commercial budget and investment briefings. In addition, we’ll be following up from San Diego-Porto with the United Nations International Oceans Commission “Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.”

For the benefit of all attendees, whether in-person or virtual, our schedule will be planned to  hold plenaries, workshops, etc., during the standard OCEANS schedule in the US Eastern time zone. All technical papers and posters, whether virtual, or in-person, will be uploaded and on line access will be available to registrants for a month after the conference ends.

The website has been updated to reflect the new hybrid conference, with specific instructions to all authors.  Our call for papers has also been issued. The technical program will provide in-person presentations, which are also uploaded to the virtual program site, for those who can attend in Hampton Roads; for those authors who cannot attend in Hampton Roads, they will also have the ability to upload their presentations to the virtual program site. All registered attendees will have access to all technical papers and events that have been uploaded. Again, please follow the Instructions to Authors guidance posted on the Submission page.

We look forward to seeing you soon.