October 21-24, 2007
Venue: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
CCMC invites you to attend Ocean Innovation 2007 Conference & Exhibition in Halifax, Nova Scotia from October 21-24, 2007.
Ocean Innovation 2007 is proud to present The Rise of Maritime Simulation, the fifth installation of Canada’s foremost oceans conference and exhibition. The OI series has developed a reputation for introducing provocative topics and world-class presentations on the latest innovations for ocean exploitation and management while maintaining a focus on uniting suppliers and buyers in a networking environment. The 2007 event will include a highly focused three-day schedule that includes a two-day conference and exhibition and a third day of tours and meetings in Halifax, Nova Scotia’s Capital. With growing international representation, this event is proving its worth to the global oceans community and placing increasing focus on the innovation provided by Canadian suppliers - commercial and academic.
The Rise of Maritime Simulation will feature four plenary sessions in single-stream format covering the following topics: Navigation and Pilotage, Ports and Waterways, Training Systems & Human Performance.
Opportunities in the marine simulation industry are significant. We have observed an increasing occurrence of cross-platform and multi-disciplinary interaction across a range of corridors, among them: naval, commercial, academic and gaming sectors. The gaming industry, in particular, has made great advances in modeling machines, humans and operating environments. One of our objectives with Ocean Innovation 2007 is to plug the gaming industry into the marine sector and see what develops. We already know there is some cross-over, but we are confident this year’s event will magnify the opportunity.
Ocean Innovation 2007 (OI-07) will be of interest to developers, manufacturers and users of marine modeling and simulation systems and components, training institutions and associated maritime industries. Offshore production and marine vessel owners and operators, as well as pilotage authorities and regulatory bodies will also want to register. With modeling and simulation becoming such an important part of the design and testing stages for a full range of marine technologies. OI-07 will have applicability to naval architects, marine engineers and others involved in R&D. Developers of software design tools are also encouraged to participate.