Countdown to OCEANS2013 San Diego


The OCEANS2013 conference will be held in San Diego September 23-26, 2013, with the theme, “An Ocean in Common.” Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego is serving as academic host.

Oceans2013 Technical and Scientific Program now on-line: The Oceans2013 Technical Program is now up on the website.  You can browse the technical tracks and find the papers and authors that might be of interest.

Oceans2013 Opening Plenary speakers announced: Oceans2013 San Diego will open Tuesday, Sept. 24, with four dynamic speakers:  Explorer and environmentalist Dr. Sylvia Earle; UC San Diego Chancellor Dr. Pradeep K. Khosla; Deputy Assistant Administrator for NOAA Research Craig N. McLean; and Chevron Energy Technology Company Deep-Star Director Dr. Greg Kusinski. The plenary session traditionally opens the technical and scientific program.

Oceans Honorary Co-Chairs announced: Honorary Co-Chair, Academia, Dr. Catherine Constable, the Interim Director of Oceans2013’s Academic Host Scripps Institution of Oceanography/UC San Diego, is joined by Honorary Co-Chair, Defense, VADM (ret) Peter M. Hekman Jr., former commander Naval Sea Systems Command.

Tutorials: Thirteen tutorials led by the top practitioners in their fields will be held Monday, Sept. 23.

Underwater Film Festival: The underwater film festival will showcase more than 70 films from filmmakers all over the world. Subjects range from whales to nudibranchs, while the filming locations range from the Arctic to Antarctica. The San Diego Underwater Photographic Society (SDUPS) Board of Directors is working on selecting the best 30 or so films, providing completely different programs each of the two nights of the underwater film festival. Each film is five minutes or less and each evening will have at least 15 films, guaranteeing a fast-paced, interesting kick-off event for the Oceans’13 conference. Ticket sales are optional with conference registration or separately online at the SDUPS site.

Co-Participating Societies: Ten additional scientific and engineering societies have joined Oceans2013, making it one of the largest collaborations of societies.

Coinciding events: Several independent events will be held in San Diego before or after Oceans2013, including:

MTS-SD Dinner, September 26, 6 p.m., Town & Country Resort, Capt. Fred McLaren,

USN (ret), “Exploration of Extreme Underwater Environments”

ADCI-West, September 27, Town & Country Resort

ADCPs in Action, AiA, Sept 29-Oct 2

Military personnel in uniform who register for the free exhibits will also be given admittance to all technical programs.

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