Main Events and Program Information


Every autumn, the Marine Technology Society and the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society sponsor OCEANS, a prestigious conference/exhibition that draws an international audience of more than 2,000 attendees:

  • Over 500 professionally reviewed technical papers, including sessions focused on local themes.
  • Plenary sessions with leaders from industry, academia, the military and government.
  • 150-200 exhibitors showcasing the latest innovations in products and services.
  • A student poster session featuring outstanding projects from around the world and other student activities.
  • Tutorials, workshops, demonstrations, government listening sessions, social/networking opportunities, professional field trips ...and much, much more.


Submissions related to OCEANS ’15 Local and MTS/IEEE Core Topics will be considered. A list of topics is available here.

Abstracts may be submitted in one of three categories:

  • Regular Technical Program: Abstract submitted for review, technical paper presentation in technical or poster session at the conference, and publication in IEEE Xplore.
  • Student Poster Contest: Abstract, paper, poster presentation, and publication in IEEE Xplore. Open to any full-time student in an accredited program. Selected applicants, based on abstract reviews, will have travel and registration expenses subsidized.
  • Special Sessions (Workshops and Panels): Abstract and presentation, no publication. Participation is at the discretion of the Technical Program Committee.


  • Call for Abstracts February 23
  • Call for Tutorials April 16
  • Abstract Submissions Extended June 10
  • Tutorials Close June 10
  • Author Notifications July 7 (sent)
  • Student Poster Notifications July 13
  • Registration Opens July 12
  • Registration Early Bird Deadline September 4
  • Final Papers Due August 14
  • Conference October 19-22


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The annual OCEANS North America conference/exhibition rotates among locations with significant maritime communities. In 2015, the event once again will be held near Washington, DC:

  • Gaylord Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland.
  • Modern, expansive meeting and exhibition space with shoreside facilities.
  • Easy access for key personnel from US government agencies, the military, academic & research institutions, NGOs, and embassies.
  • Convenient to major airports and local attractions.

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For general information about OCEANS'15, including registration, please contact us at:
 Oceans'15 MTS/IEEE Washington