Technical Program & Topics

Healthy Oceans, Resilient Coasts, Robust Commerce… Strong Nations

The OCEANS 2018 Charleston technical program and topics will focus on breakthrough practices and technologies for protecting and sustaining our oceans and coasts, and the positive economical outcome of working collaboratively in these efforts. The port city of Charleston is the perfect backdrop for exploring relevant topics including ocean technology, working waterfronts, marine transportation and security, ocean and coastal ecosystems and fisheries, vulnerable populations, energy development and other ocean uses, coastal hazards and climate change, and more. The conference will also explore how science and technology must inform and enable the challenges of a 21st Century where environment, society, and economics are highly interconnected.

OCEANS 2018 Charleston Topics

The technical program for the event will be built on the following topics. Each abstract submitted must fall into a category. For questions regarding the technical program, please contact us.

Local Technical Sessions will include:

  • Enhancing Coastal Resiliency with New Technologies and Community Design
  • Maritime and Port Logistics, Resilience and Security in an Era of Ever-Bigger Ships, Deeper Ports, Increased Commerce, and Stronger Storms
  • Building Coastal Resilience In The Face Of Rising Seas and Intense Storms
  • Tools and Technologies for Better Assessing Ocean, Community and Human Health
  • Social Challenges Intensified with a Changing Climate
  • Educating a Workforce Ready for Future Technologies
  • Special Sessions:
    • Measuring and growing your Blue Tech Economy
    • Tsunami Warning Systems

Standard OCEANS Topics include:

  • Underwater Acoustics and Acoustical Oceanography
  • Sonar Signal/Image Processing and Communication
  • Ocean Observing Platforms, Systems, and Instrumentation
  • Remote Sensing
  • Ocean Data Visualization, Modeling, and Information Management
  • Marine Environment, Oceanography, and Meteorology
  • Optics, Imaging, Vision, and E-M Systems
  • Marine Law, Policy, Management, and Education
  • Offshore Structures and Technology
  • Ocean Vehicles and Floating Structures