The University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, and Society for Underwater Technology have announced that the OCEANS Conference will be held in Aberdeen in 2017, 19 – 22 June.
It is thanks to a partnership between the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Oceanic Engineering Society (OES), and Marine Technology Society (MTS) that OCEANS is brought to Aberdeen.
The OCEANS Conference and Exhibition, considered to be the premier event in the marine community, will bring together professionals involved in all aspects of the marine engineering and science industry. There, they can discuss topical issues that affect their work.
When last held in Aberdeen in 2007, it brought over 1,000 delegates to the region and was the first time the meeting had been held in the UK.
The event will be co-chaired by Professor John Watson of the University of Aberdeen, who was instrumental in securing the conference, and David Liddle of the Society for Underwater Technology.
Professor Watson commented: “Following the success of OCEANS ’07, I am proud that IEEE/OES and MTS asked if they could return to Aberdeen in 2017.
“Securing this conference is a testament to the quality of our programme, as well as Aberdeen’s position as a destination for large conferences.
“With its strong background of oil and gas technology and its growing experience in renewable energy, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire are an ideal location for OCEANS and we look forward to welcoming everyone back and attracting new delegates.”
Graeme Cumming, Acting Managing Director of AECC said; “We are happy to have secured the 2017 international OCEANS Conference for Aberdeen following on from an extremely successful conference in 2007.
“We have close links with the University of Aberdeen and working together gives us a strong position for hosting conferences such as this prestigious marine engineering event.”