Upcoming Events

Conference: OTC Houston 2014

May 5, 2014 - May 8, 2014 Houston TX

OTC Houston
May 5-8, 2014
Houston, TX
Reliant Center

The Offshore Technology Conference is the world’s foremost event for the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production, and environmental protection. OTC is held annually at Reliant Center in Houston. Each year, OTC attracts more than 80,000 attendees from 110+ countries and 2,500 exhibiting companies.

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Conference: Ocean Sensing and Monitoring conference VI

May 4, 2014 - May 9, 2014 Baltimore Convention Center, MD

As part of the SPIE Sensing Technologies, and Defense and Security Symposium (ST&DSS), the Ocean Sensing and Monitoring conference VI will be held from May 4-9, 2014 in the beautiful Baltimore, Maryland. This conference provides a unique opportunity and forum to present applied R&D efforts associated with oceanic and littoral environments, and establish broader collaborations.

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Tradeshow: AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems 2014

May 12, 2014 - May 15, 2014 Orlando, FL

Fundamental and Advanced Programming
Learn about important issues, advancements, and opportunities in the unmanned systems and robotics industry. More than 100 technical sessions, panels and workshops will feature the industry's top speakers and leading experts.

Cutting-Edge Products and Technology
Explore the latest technology on the market from more than 600 innovators.

Collaboration and Networking Events
With more than 8,000 attendees from over 40 countries, you'll have ample time to mingle and network at daily coffee breaks, receptions, generous exhibit hall hours and our premier networking event, The Mix.

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Conference: Undersea Defence Technology

June 10, 2014 - June 12, 2014 ACC Liverpool, UK

UDT is the underwater defence and security community's dedicated exhibition and conference. It brings together professionals from the military, industry and academia to focus on the cutting edge technologies and developments within one of the harshest environments known to man.

Now it its 26th year, UDT 2014 will take place in the maritime city of Liverpool, United Kingdom. UDT is a multi-faceted event that reflects this community's desire for continuous learni

All themes will contribute to the overall theme for this year:

"Consolidating progress: flexible technologies and innovative, cost-effective solutions in the underwater environment"

Sub topics include:

Submarine technologies
Anti-submarine warfare
Mine warfare
Delivering security in the underwater environment
National infrastructure protection

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Conference: 2014 World Congress on Unmanned Systems Engineering

July 30, 2014 - August 1, 2014 University of Oxford, UK

The 2014 WCUSEng promotes the advancement of the applied science, technology and operation of unmanned systems through the dissemination of cutting-edge research and provides a forum for researchers, scientists, business professionals and industry representatives World-wide to present the latest innovations and future research directions in Unmanned Systems Engineering.

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Competition: OCEANS'14 MTS/IEEE St. John's

September 14, 2014 - September 19, 2014 St. John's Newfoundland, CA


Oceans: Where Challenge Becomes Opportunity

Delta St. John's Hotel
St. John's Convention Centre
Mile One Centre

Jointly sponsored by the Marine Technology Society (MTS) and the Oceanic Engineering Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE/OES), OCEANS '14 is a major international forum for scientists, engineers, and responsible ocean users to present the latest research results, ideas, developments, and applications in Oceanic Engineering and Marine Technology.

OCEANS 2014 features tutorials on special interest topics, a comprehensive technical program of lectures and presentations, a student program, and a large exhibit hall with products from over one hundred companies.


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Competition: Student Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Challenge Europe (SAUC_E)

September 20, 2014 - September 26, 2014 La Spezia, Italy

Held since 2006, SAUC-E challenges the next generation of engineers to design and build an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) capable of performing realistic missions. 

The event is designed to encourage students to think about underwater technology and related applications while fostering innovation and technology.  It also aims at getting young engineers and scientists to consider careers in the field.

Participating teams must consist of 75% student members and have a faculty advisor.

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Competition: euRathlon 2014

September 29, 2014 - October 3, 2014 La Spezia, Italy

euRathlon is a new outdoor robotics competition that invites teams to test the intelligence and autonomy of their robots in challenging scenarios. The scenarios for the euRathlon 2014 sea competition are focused on the aspects that will characterize the euRathlon 2015 Grand Challenge. The euRathlon 2015 Grand Challenge will require intervention tasks inspired by a Fukushima-like disaster, because of that possible related scenarios have been identified and proposed for the 2014 sea competition.

In this way, the teams participating can use the 2014 sea competition as a valid benchmark to design and test solutions for the final euRathlon Grand Challenge. Five different tasks will be proposed to the teams, specifically “Long range autonomous underwater navigation”, “Environmental survey of the accident area”, “Leak localisation and structure inspection”, “Interaction with underwater structures” and “Combined scenario”.

In the scenarios it is suggested to compete by using an AUV. A USV can be used to support and to help AUV operations. However, there are scenarios in which a team can compete by using only a USV.

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Conference: AUVSI's Unmanned Systems Program Review 2014

November 4, 2014 - November 6, 2014 The Ritz Carlton, Tysons Corner in McLean, Va.

Make plans to join your colleagues at AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems Program Review 2014, being held 4-6 November at The Ritz Carlton, Tysons Corner in McLean, Va.


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Training Session: PLOCAN Glider School

November 17, 2014 - November 22, 2014 Gran Cania, Canary Islands. Spain

PLOCAN is an initiative committed with both its adjoining socioeconomic environment and the international excellence in science and technology. Hence, it promotes this call which is oriented towards university students in the marine-maritime and technological scopes, as well as technicians/ professionals of the sector. The objective is to train them in theoretical and practical abilities and skills concerning underwater vehicles, as gliders.

The selection period will be open from Tuesday 7th of January to 30th of September 2014, both inclusive. School will last for a whole week, from November 17th to 22th, 2014 and on a daily schedule from 8.30 to 18.00 hours.

For further information, please send an email to convocatoriaformacion@plocan.eu

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