Oceanology International 2024: Where Missions are Made Possible
With innovation, progress and discovery at its heart, Oceanology International 2024 (Oi24) is preparing to welcome the world’s largest gathering of ocean professionals to the most powerful and inspirational event in its history next March at London’s ExCeL.
The three-day marine science, ocean technology exhibition and conference once again promise to deliver an unparalleled global marketplace, packed event schedule and targeted network opportunities for all those involved in exploring, protecting and sustainably operating in the world’s oceans and waterways.
Oi24 will showcase the latest technology innovations. (Image credit: Oi24)
As the industry’s foremost event, the 2024 edition of Oceanology International and its co-located event OceanICT Powered by ON&T will provide a platform ‘where missions are made possible’, according to the event organizers RX Global. It will feature an even stronger emphasis on future technology and transformational solutions, with a focus on a sustainable blue economy.
Face-to-face business and networking at Oceanology International 2024. (Image credit: Oi24)
The spotlight will be on new launches on the exhibitor floor and demonstrations at the live in-water dockside location, with hundreds of exhibitors preparing to introduce products and showcase developments across the fast-paced ocean technology, science and engineering sectors.
Featuring a compelling line-up of industry-leading speakers, the full strategic Oi Conference Program will encompass a diverse range of Technical Sessions and Ocean Futures-focused content across five different conference locations. World-class scientists, thought leaders and innovators in the vanguard of the global ocean tech community will bring insightful and original content.
Among the key contributors to the conference program are Rick Spinrad, Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, and NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Administrator, who is the keynote speaker at the opening plenary of the Ocean Futures Theatre, where thought leaders will discuss meeting future ocean technology needs. Sir David King, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, will speak at the Catch the Next Wave conference – returning for 2024 on the final day with a special edition focusing on the climate and biodiversity crisis.
Stand meeting at Oceanology International 2024. (Image credit: Oi24)
David Ince, Oceanology International Portfolio Director, said: “At this pivotal and exciting time for the ocean technology industry, our focus is to provide an event where missions are made possible. Demand for new solutions in the blue tech and energy transition markets is exploding, so we are looking forward to delivering an inspirational Oi event in London with the power to propel the direction, progress and impact of the sector. The influence of Oceanology International is built on the scale, breadth, history and reputation of our event and I am confident that, once again, Oi will be a catalyst for ideas and innovation, with unprecedented access to comprehensive solutions, diverse content and expertise.
“As always, Oi24 provides the one occasion and one location where thousands of ocean professionals, international buyers and end users, suppliers and manufacturers can gather to do business face-to-face. For anyone looking for new solutions for their business or projects, Oi is the place to discover cutting-edge technology to ultimately drive revenues. We are committed to work hard to introduce new event services, partnerships, and collaborations to enhance the experience for all participants and to deliver another packed three days of exhibition and conference activity, features, workshops and one-to-one meetings.”
Companies will launch new products at Oceanology International 2024. (Image credit: Oi24)
Future Tech Hub
The Future Tech Hub will highlight the start-up and tech-accelerators who are building transformative new technological eco systems. Participating exhibitors include: Abyssens, an engineering office specialising in underwater acoustics; ANB Sensors, developers of revolutionary, calibration free pH sensors for ocean monitoring; C-Kore Systems, simplifying subsea testing with its new Optical TDR unit; Ictineu Submarins, designers of new generation submersibles; Robosys Automation, provider of AI powered maritime autonomy and smart shipping software; Tidewise, developer of robotic systems; and uWare Robotics.
The popular Royal Victoria Dock area at Oceanology International 2024. (Image credit: Oi24)
On the Royal Victoria Dock, the Dockside Demos feature gives visitors the opportunity to experience different vehicle, imaging, sonar and instrumentation technologies live and outdoors, in- and on- the water.
Viewing platforms and micro theatres enable close scrutiny of the technology, while the operators are on hand to provide more information.
On the dockside, attendees can join brands such as Teledyne Marine, Blueye Robotics, Ocean Power Technology and Maritime Robotics and see live demos of data steaming in from vehicles and vessels in the water.
A co-located event within the main exhibition hall, OceanICT Powered by ON&T will engage with information and communication technology (ICT) experts and discover how recent breakthroughs are facilitating a smarter, more sustainable ocean through greater connectivity. It will connect AI, communications, satellite, IT and IOT solutions providers with key ocean- and water-based end user sectors from around the world.