Venue: St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
The Sixth Annual Ocean Innovation Conference and Exhibition will be held at the Delta Hotel and Convention Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland, from October 19-22. The Conference Chair is Dr. Philip Bogden, CEO Gulf of Maine Ocean Observing System (GoMOOS) and Acting Director, SURA Coastal Ocean Observing and Prediction (SCOOP) Program. Conference sessions are planned around the conference theme of Ocean Observing Systems (OOS), followed by a third day workshop.
This year’s agenda will ensure that a wide range of issues related to OOS operations (technologies, robustness, liability), interoperability (standards and protocols), sustainability (financing, business models) and governance (policy) are fully explored. In all, some 25 presenters from around the world will address delegates. Vendor interest in this event has been very strong over the years, and we anticipate exhibit space will sell-out early for this year's event.
Standards and Interoperability Workshop (October 22, 2008) - Planning is underway for a full day workshop focusing on standards, sustainability, governance and other aspects of ocean observing systems.