Maritime Systems and Technology 2013
Long established as the only international conference and exhibition dedicated to senior-level technologists in maritime security, MAST opens up debate to global experts from surface, undersea, and air & space domains: giving you new perspectives on developments towards future capabilities.
The prestigious OCEANS Conference, jointly sponsored by the Marine Technology Society (MTS) and the Oceanic Engineering Society of the institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE/OES), is a major international forum for scientists, engineers and responsible ocean users to promote, disseminate and exchange their knowledge, ideas, applications and scientific-technical advances in Oceanic Engineering and Marine Technology. This is done with the purpose of raising awareness regarding the important role played by the sea in our lives and our environment, and the use of technology to preserve it.
The Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE), formerly known as NATO Undersea Research Centre (NURC) is in fact pleased to announce that it will host the SAUC-E competition for the fourth time in a row. The dates are June 28 – July 05, 2013.
This four-day course is designed for SONAR systems engineers, combat systems engineers, undersea warfare professionals, and managers who wish to enhance their understanding of passive and active SONAR or become familiar with the "big picture" if they work outside of either discipline. Each topic is presented by instructors with substantial experience at sea. Presentations are illustrated by worked numerical examples using simulated or experimental data describing actual undersea acoustic situations and geometries. Visualization of transmitted waveforms, target interactions, and detector responses is emphasized.
3rd International Glider School
Gran Canaria, Canary Islands. Spain.
Organized by Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN)
Dates: July, 15th to 20th, 2013.
Read more at: http://plocan.eu/en/
This intensive short course provides an overview of sonar signal processing. Processing techniques applicable to bottom-mounted, hull-mounted, towed and sonobuoy systems will be discussed. Spectrum analysis, detection, classification, and tracking algorithms for passive and active systems will be examined and related to design factors. Advanced techniques such as high-resolution array-processing and matched field array processing, advanced signal processing techniques, and sonar automation will be covered. The course is valuable for engineers and scientists engaged in the design, testing, or evaluation of sonars. Physical insight and realistic performance expectations will be stressed. A comprehensive set of notes will be supplied to all attendees.
This has a good basic explanation of signal aliasing and some MATLAB code examples. It is useful to understand the principles of aliasing signal processing.
August 2013 Session to Focus on Basic Operations and Maintenance
Hydroid, Inc., a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime, the leading manufacturer of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), will hold an Open Enrollment Training session during the week of August 5 - 9, 2013, in Pocasset, MA. Training will focus on basic operations and maintenance as Hydroid’s highly-experienced technicians walk participants through all aspects of the REMUS 100 system.
The 18th International Symposium on Unmanned Untethered Submersible Technology (UUST 2013) will be conducted on 11-14 August 2013 at the Portsmouth Sheraton Harborside Hotel. For over thirty years UUST meetings have supported the development of AUV systems and technology. The first symposium was held in May 1980, followed by seventeen more meetings - the most recent having been held in 2011 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Presentations at UUST 2013 will focus on the following technical subject areas:
* Applications of AUV Technology
* Autonomous Manipulation
* Distributed Control
* Guidance and Control Systems
* Intelligent Systems and Technologies
* Modeling & Simulation
* Operational Systems Experience
* Sensor Systems and Processing
* Underwater Imaging
* Launch & Recovery Concepts
The inaugural Oceanology International China is to be held 3-5 September 2013 at INTEX, Shanghai. Oceanology International China 2013 is endorsed by the Chinese Society of Oceanography Ocean Observation Technology Branch (CSO Ocean Observation Technology Branch), and is already attracting major exhibitors including Teledyne Marine, Marine Electronics, Valeport, iXblue and Wildlife Acoustics.
The new event will be the only forum in Asia where industry, academia and government share knowledge and connect with the marine technology and ocean science community, improving their strategies for measuring, exploiting, protecting and operating in the world’s oceans.
Acoustic Payloads for Underwater Autonomous Vehicles (AUV)
ICOSE13 is a part of ASEM13 World Congress. http://asem.cti3.com/asem13.htm
Topics will include (but not limited to):
* AUV (Autonomous underwater vehicles)
* Design and production
* Dynamics of ocean structure system
* Fatigue and fracture mechanics
* Fluid-structure interaction
* Manned/Unmanned submersible robots
* Multi-physics based engineering analysis design
* Ocean process and plant
* Ocean renewable energy
* Ocean structures and structural system
* Offshore wind turbine
* Port engineering
* Reliability and risk analysis
* ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicles)
* Sensors and ocean observing systems
* Ship motion and mooring system
* Underwater acoustics technologies
* Underwater explosions survivability and
The OCEANS ’13 MTS/IEEE San Diego committee invites you to beautiful San Diego to participate in the world’s most diverse and prestigious conference and exposition regarding our most critical resource—the oceans. This will be the 7th time the OCEANS conference has come to San Diego. The team that orchestrated the OCEANS ’03 San Diego conference—the largest OCEANS conference to date—has returned to raise the bar even higher. The ’03 conference, which was a cornerstone of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s Centennial, had a total event attendance of 5,400, the exhibition included 301 booths and the technical program exceeded 800 excellent presentations. That international audience, from 46 countries, helped us establish the theme for the OCEANS ’13 conference—An Ocean in Common.
The OCEANS conference is jointly sponsored by the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (IEEE/OES) and the Marine Technology Society (MTS). This international conference is a major forum for scientists, engineers and those with an interest in the oceans to gather and exchange their knowledge and ideas regarding the future of the world’s oceans. In addition, a two night film festival and weekend golf tourney will kick-off the week’s activities that will also include a day of tutorials and a banquet on the USS Midway aircraft carrier in San Diego Bay.
Seventh International Workshop
IARP RISE-ER 2013 on
Robotics for Risky Environments - Extreme Robotics
1-3 October 2013
Call for Papers: http://er.rtc.ru/index-en.shtml Abstract Deadline 30 April
The general objective of the International Advanced Robotics Programme (IARP) is to encourage development of advanced robotic systems that can dispense with human work for difficult activities in harsh, demanding, or dangerous environments, and to contribute to the revitalization and growth of the world economy.
Through this seventh Workshop, the IARP working group RISE (Risky Intervention and Surveillance /Maintenance of the Environment), the International UVS, the RTC, the IPM of the RAS, with support the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russia, the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russia, the Ministry of Defence of the Russia, the
Federal Space Agency of the Russia, the Russian Academy of Sciences, organize dedicated sessions on next topics:
The BtS serves as a meeting place of experts and students of marine control engineering and signal processing and the marine robotics application areas in various types of ocean science. We are the world’s first successful, multi-year field training program that combines academic topics in marine robotics and robotics application areas and hands-on working experience in the sea, doing remote sensing and sampling for various ocean sciences. We are also unique in that we put strong emphasis on the participation of principal investigators and established research group leaders from across the globe, catering not only to the EU or USA research communities.
The program is organized along four program tracks of the event:
The programme consists of 16 plenary talks, a number of tutorials, and 3 days of fieldwork for all participants. The fieldwork provides an opportunity for all participants to receive hands-on training in marine robotics operations.
Objective of Workshop
Gliders are unmanned underwater vehicles originally designed to observe vast areas of the interior ocean. Gliders make use of their hydrodynamic shape and wings to induce horizontal motions while controlling buoyancy. Buoyancy control also allows for vertical motion in the water column. This working procedure requires low power consumption, awarding gliders with long endurance at sea (up to several months). There is a growing interest in gliders by naval forces due to their long endurance, autonomy and maneuverability at sea.
The first CMRE workshop on military applications of glider technology will be held at the NATO-STO Center for Maritime Research and Experimentation (La Spezia, Italy) in October 8-10, 2013. The workshop will explore the applications of underwater glider technology to military operations. The workshop will include case studies with gliders including the environmental characterization of denied areas, passive detection of acoustic sources, sustained monitoring and surveillance of marine regions, multistatic acoustic detection, among others.
The workshop is designed for military personnel who seek to extend their expertise to new robotic technology to sea surveillance and characterization and for scientists and engineers interested in the technological challenges existing in present naval warfare. The number of participants is limited to 50, to fit the length and the intended depth of the meeting. Registration deadline is July 31, 2013.
Attendance is limited to nationals of the 28 member countries of NATO. The meeting will be held at the NATO UNCLASSIFIED level.
AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems Europe returns to Köln, Germany, 15-16 October 2013. Save the date for this dynamic conference packed with a great line-up of speakers representing international regulatory agencies, as well as civil and commercial remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) end users.
REMUS/HUGIN AUV Users Conference 2013
Kongsberg Maritime, Norway, and its US-based subsidiary Hydroid have announced a joint AUV user conference in Marigola, Larici, Italy, from 14 to 18 October 2013. The event will facilitate customers to share knowledge and experiences in order to optimise their AUVs.
The three-day conference, which focuses on Kongsberg’s HUGIN and Hydroid’s REMUS AUVs, will include informational presentations, hands-on exercises, updates on products, new trends in the market, Q&A periods and networking sessions.
The 2013 event comes in the wake of a successful REMUS/HUGIN user conference in October 2010. The 2010 conference in San Diego brought together nearly 100 AUV users from nine countries to discuss topics including the 2009 search for Amelia Earheart’s plane and emerging AUV applications such as pipeline inspection and environmental monitoring.
For more information on the conference or to register, please contact Katharina Nygaard at Katharina.Halvorsen.Nygaard@kongsberg.com.
The IEEE Underwater Acoustic Signal Processing Workshop will be held October 16-18, 2013 at the Alton Jones Campus of the University of Rhode Island. The objective of the workshop is to provide an informal atmosphere for discussions of original research on signal processing techniques with underwater acoustic applications. The 2013 workshop will include a special session on Continuous Active Sonar and a memorial session honoring Prof. Donald Tufts. Abstracts are due July 15, 2013.
INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON OCEAN ELECTRONICS
23 – 25 OCTOBER 2013
The twelfth biennial Symposium on Ocean Electronics, 2013 (SYMPOL 2013) being organized by the Department of Electronics of the Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi is scheduled to be held during 23 -25 October 2013. This is organized as a biennial program and the first symposium of the series was held in the Cochin University of Science and Technology, during 18 - 20 December 1991 to highlight the formal opening of the Centre for Ocean Electronics established in the Department of Electronics as a joint venture of the University Grants Commission and Ministry of Human Resource Development (Government of India). This Symposium is intended to provide a forum for the researchers in the area of Ocean Electronics to interact with each other and present their innovative ideas and findings.
Oceanology International is the global forum where industry, academia and government share knowledge and connect with the marine technology and ocean science community, improving their strategies for measuring, exploiting, protecting and operating in the world’s oceans.
Established in 1969, Oceanology International features the world’s largest exhibition for marine science and technology, several agenda-setting technical conferences, visiting vessels and waterside demonstrations, all free to attend.
In 2014, the inaugural Offshore Technology Conference Asia (OTC Asia) will be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Malaysia, branching out from the original event held annually in Houston. This event will be held from 25 28 March, before the Malaysian Formula 1 Grand Prix weekend. OTC Asia will focus on concerns pertinent to the region and be an avenue to share lessons learnt, best practices and emerging technologies in offshore oil and gas activities towards meeting the challenges for Asias growth. Cross-border issues, enhanced oil recovery on the back of depleting resources, aging facilities, adapting international standards to local requirements, and high CO2 gas reservoirs are among the challenges, whilst pursuing the right technologies and the right expertise to realise greater value for the industry. Asia, being the centre for offshore rig and facilities construction, will be the perfect venue to present success and innovation in this field.