Register for OCEANS 2022 Chennai


Inspire. Innovate. Sustain. OCEANS 2022 Chennai is next month from February 21-24 at IIT Madras Research Park, Chennai, India. The conference will feature in-person and online sessions. REGISTER HERE

Plenary speakers include: Dr. Margaret Leinen is the Director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Vice Chancellor for Marine Science of University of California at San Diego; Dr. G Satheesh Reddy, Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman, Defense Research and Development Organisation; Dr. Shailesh Nayak, Director, National Institute of Advanced Studies and Distinguished Scientist in the Ministry of Earth Sciences; Mr. Peter Haugan, Program Director at Institute of Marine Research, Norway, Professor of Oceanography at the Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen, and Past Chair of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO; Mr. Craig McLean, Acting Chief Scientist, NOAA and Assistant Administrator for Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (NOAA Research); Dr. Katsuyoshi Kawaguchi, Director-General, JAMSTEC and Visiting Faculty member of Center for Integrated Underwater Observation Technology, Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo; Dr. Gary Brassington, Australia Bureau of Meteorology Senior Principal Research Scientist for Ocean Modelling; and Vice Admiral Sandeep Naithani, AVSM, VSM, Chief of Materiel of the Indian Navy.


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Forum for Dialogue with Industry: How can industry work with science and government to advance Ocean Observing for 2030? PANELISTS: Emma Heslop, UNESCO IOC; Donna Kocak, L3Harris; R Venkatesan, NIOT George Mathew, NORINCO PVT Ltd India; MODERATOR: Zdenka Willis, MTS President
This forum is designed to capture feedback from industry partners and will result in recommendations that both MTS and GOOS have the ability and interest to act upon.
Date: February 22, 2022
Time: 14:30-16:00 Hrs IST

Join fellow students for a special luncheon and outing to see Chennai's sites.
Date: February 21, 2022 (Monday)
Time: 12:30 - 16:30 Hrs IST

Special address by Dr. Vladimir Ryabinin and intro remarks by Craig McLean and Dr. Akhilesh Gupta Date: February 22, 2022 Tuesday Time: 17:30 - 19:00 Hrs IST

Date: February 23, 2022 (Wednesday)
Time: Women in Engineering - A (08:00 - 09:30 Hrs IST) & Women in Engineering - B (17:30 - 19:00 Hrs IST)

This event is jointly organized by IEEE Young Professionals (IEEE-YP) and MTS Early Career Ocean Professionals (MTS-ECOPs). This event will be in-person as well as virtual.
Date: February 23, 2022 (Wednesday)
Time: 14:30 - 16:30 Hrs IST

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