Local Topics of Interest

DC 1.0  Emerging Arctic Challenges

  • Rapid changes in Arctic conditions are impacting Defense, Energy, and Transportation sectors, creating a need for new science and technology applications.  OCEANS ’15 will bring together strategic, scientific, and technical considerations to address this pressing challenge.

DC 2.0  Marine Resiliency

  • Changing climate and ocean conditions are impacting the coastal and ocean environment.  The mid-Atlantic region is still recovering from Sandy, and is one of the highest risk regions from sea level rise. OCEANS ’15 will address advances in marine and coastal resource protection, hazard forecasting and mitigation, and other aspects of resiliency.

DC 3.0  Environmental Intelligence

  • The ability to make critical decisions – tactical, management, economic, or scientific – in the marine environment requires accurate observations and forecasts.  OCEANS ‘15 will address observations, sensors, platforms, forecast models, and data management and delivery systems necessary to support marine enterprises.

DC 4.0  Offshore Wind and Marine Renewable Energy

  • The growth of Offshore Wind and Marine Renewable Energy development, globally and in the Mid-Atlantic Region, has created opportunities for supporting science, technology, and engineering.  OCEANS ’15 will highlight the present and future states of these energy sectors, from policy to technology.

DC 5.0  Law of the Sea

  • The United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea has relevance to energy, research, exploration, defense, and fisheries.  The OCEANS ‘15 meeting in Washington, D.C. provides a forum for discussion of UNCLOS in the context of the science and technology that support the impacted sectors. 

Core Topics

1.0 UNDERWATER ACOUSTICS AND ACOUSTICAL OCEANOGRAPHY
1.1 Sonar and transducers
1.2 Calibration of acoustic systems and metrology
1.3 Sound propagation and scattering
1.4 Acoustical oceanography
1.5 Geoacoustic inversion
1.6 Bioacoustics
1.7 Seismo-acoustics
1.8 Ocean noise
1.9 Signal coherence and fluctuation

2.0 SONAR SIGNAL / IMAGE PROCESSING AND COMMUNICATION
2.1 Sonar signal processing
2.2 Array signal processing and array design
2.3 Model-based signal processing techniques
2.4 Vector sensor processing
2.5 Synthetic aperture (active and passive)
2.6 Classification and pattern recognition (parametric and non-parametric)
2.7 Sonar imaging
2.8 Acoustic telemetry and communication
2.9 Biologically inspired processing

3.0 OCEAN OBSERVING PLATFORMS, SYSTEMS, AND INSTRUMENTATION
3.1 Automatic control
3.2 Current measurement technology
3.3 Oceanographic instrumentation and sensors
3.4 Systems and observatories
3.5 Buoy technology
3.6 Cables and connectors
3.7 Marine geodetic information systems

4.0 REMOTE SENSING
4.1 Air / sea interaction
4.2 Lidar
4.3 Passive observing sensors
4.4 Coastal radars
4.5 Ocean color and hyperspectral measurements
4.6 Airborne and satellite radar and SAR
4.7 Operational observation
4.8 Sensor synergy
4.9 Space systems

5.0 OCEAN DATA VISUALIZATION, MODELING, AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
5.1 Access, custody, and retrieval of data
5.2 Data visualization
5.3 Numerical modeling and simulation
5.4 Marine GIS and data fusion
5.5 Information management
5.6 Data assimilation

6.0 MARINE ENVIRONMENT, OCEANOGRAPHY, AND METEOROLOGY
6.1 Oceanography: physical, geological, chemical, biological
6.2 Marine geology and geophysics
6.3 Hydrography / seafloor mapping / geodesy
6.4 Hydrodynamics
6.5 Marine life and ecosystems
6.6 Meteorology
6.7 Pollution monitoring
6.8 Mineral resources

7.0 OPTICS, IMAGING, VISION, AND E-M SYSTEMS
7.1 Imaging and vision
7.2 Beam propagation
7.3 Optical sensors and adaptive optics
7.4 Marine optics technology and instrumentation
7.5 Holography and 3D imaging
7.6 Optical communication
7.7 E-M sensing

8.0 MARINE LAW, POLICY, MANAGEMENT, AND EDUCATION
8.1 Coastal zone management
8.2 Ocean economic potential
8.3 Marine law and policy
8.4 International issues
8.5 Marine safety and security
8.6 Law of the Sea and UNCLOS
8.7 Ocean resources
8.8 Marine education and outreach
8.9 Marine archaeology

9.0 OFFSHORE STRUCTURES AND TECHNOLOGY
9.1 Ocean energy
9.2 Ropes and tension members
9.3 Offshore structures
9.4 Marine materials science
9.5 Marine salvage
9.6 Diving
9.7 Pollution clean-up and pollution remediation
9.8 Deepwater development technology
9.9 Seafloor engineering
9.10 Ocean exploration

10.0 OCEAN VEHICLES AND FLOATING STRUCTURES
10.1 Vehicle design
10.2 Vehicle navigation
10.3 Vehicle performance
10.4 Autonomous underwater vehicles
10.5 Manned underwater vehicles
10.6 Remotely operated vehicles
10.7 Dynamic positioning
10.8 Moorings, rigging, and anchors
10.9 Naval architecture

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