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Honorary Co-Chairs

Rick Spinrad

Rep. Sam Farr
Co-Chair, House Oceans Caucus

Rick Spinrad

Dr. Rick Spinrad
Chief Scientist, NOAA

Letter from the co-chairs

Dear attendees,

Once again, the OCEANS North America conference and exposition returns to the exciting and historic Washington, DC area, bringing together scientists, engineers, educators, industry leaders and policy makers. Four days in October 2015 will be packed with technical presentations, tutorials, workshops, networking opportunities and an exhibition highlighting state-of-the-art developments in technologies related to exploring, monitoring, protecting, and wisely using the world’s ocean resources. Over 2,500 attendees, with a broad international representation, are expected.

On behalf of the Marine Technology Society and the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society, the OCEANS ’15 MTS/IEEE Washington, DC Local Organizing Committee is honored to invite your participation in this prestigious event. This year’s theme, “Sea Change: Dive into Opportunity,” will shine a bright light on some of the most critical issues the world faces today and how our community can help society develop solutions to address their impacts and benefit from new opportunities.

We’re extremely fortunate that Rep. Sam Farr and Dr. Rick Spinrad, two such notable figures in the ocean community, have agreed to serve as Honorary Co-Chairs. Their knowledge and experience in marine technology and policy will help us plan an outstanding program.

The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, with modern facilities located directly on National Harbor is the perfect venue to attract a strong local attendance from ocean-related industry, US government agencies, NGOs, the military, and students. And for those coming from outside the metropolitan Washington DC region, there will be easy access to explore the many historic and cultural places and activities in and around the US Capital. We encourage you to bring your families and enjoy Washington and OCEANS ‘15.

We hope to see you there!

Rusty Mirick and Jim Barbera
General Co-Chairs

Rusty Mirick

Rusty Mirick

Jim Barbera

Jim Barbera


Every autumn, OES and MTS sponsor a prestigious conference/exhibition that draws an international audience of 2,000+ to take advantage of:

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The annual OCEANS North America conference/exhibition rotates among locations with significant maritime communities.

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MTS and IEEE/OES Presidents say

Ray Toll René Garello

On behalf of MTS and IEEE-OES, we would like to invite everyone who has an interest in technology and engineering related to the oceans to join us October 19-22, 2015 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center.

Ray Toll and René Garello


400+ Speakers

peer-reviewed papers from industry, academia & government​

75+ Sessions

including core topics and Local Topics with broad international interest

4 Days

packed with technical presentations, tutorials, workshops student posters & social functions

150+ Exhibitors

displays and demonstrations of the latest products & services

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