Oceans '81, the annual conference and exhibition sponsored by the IEEE Council of Oceanic Engineering and the Marine Technology Society, will be held September 16-18 at the Sheraton Hotel, Boston, Mass.
A record 300 technical presentations will be made by eminent persons from academe, research organizations, industry, and government agencies. There will be 85 exhibitions — representing a wide range of marine products, equipment, and services.
The international theme of the annual event—"The Ocean—An International Workplace"—is reflected by both the exhibits and by the authors of many of the technical papers. Scientists from countries such as Canada, China, India, Japan, West Germany, and the United Kingdom, as well as from the United States, will make their presentations at a record 60 sessions.
According to Stanley G. Chamberlain, the general chairman of Oceans '81, the conference "will be an unsurpassed forum for the presentation of the technologies, especially the new technologies, of those who work in, on, and under the oceans of the world, and those applying technology to the problems of the ocean." He said the committee expects the largest turnout in conference history.
The keynote address will be delivered by Rear Adm. Leland F.
Kolmorgen, chief of research, U.S. Navy, at the plenary session.
Mr. Chamberlain, the conference general chairman, will give the address of welcome.
At the IEEE/COE president's luncheon on Wednesday, September 16, the featured speaker will be Dr. John Byrne, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Dr. Harold Edgerton, professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a founder of EG&G, will be the main speaker at the conference banquet to be held on Thursday evening, September 17.
The leadoff for the technical program is scheduled to be given on Wednesday morning at the plenary session by Dr. Ira Dyer, professor of ocean engineering at M.I.T.
The technical presentation, some of which are to be rendered in poster formats as well as by traditional lectures, will be organized into sessions covering topics such as acoustics, coastal zone management, instrumentation, marine biology and fisheries, ocean energy and engineering, research vessels, seafloor engineering, and wave measurements.
An unusual feature of Oceans '81 will be the holding of a oneday primer on Outer Continental Shelf Petroleum Operations. The session will cover the technology and the constraints of exploration, site selection, development, and production of oil and gas resources from the sea.
The primer is designed to provide an introductory technical background for the engineering and scientific community, as well as policymaking groups. Specific areas covered by the primer include: offshore p e t r o l e um resources as part of the energy mix for 1990; geologic, geophysical, and geochemical exploration technology; economic and technology dictates in determining high potential and high development interest prospects; the OCS leasing process; the exploratory drilling phase of offshore operations ; development drilling and production operations; pipeline and marine transportation systems, and marketing of OCS crude and natural gas resources,
Other stories from September 15, 1981 issue
- Two Vessels Trucked To 'Sea' page: 5
- Navy Buys Six SL-7 Sea-Land Containerships In $207.5-Million Contract page: 7
- $5-Million Contract To Burrard Yarrows For Vessel Lengthening page: 8
- NASSCO Delivers First Of Three New Carlsbad Class Product Carriers To Union Oil page: 8
- Bartell Named GM Of Texaco's International Marine Sales Department page: 9
- Amsterdam Drydock To Rebuild Ro/Ro Passenger Vessel For Irish Line page: 9
- Dravo SteelShip Delivers The 'Bud Weber' page: 10
- NASSCO Lays Keel Of 44,000-Dwt Product Carrier For American Trading page: 10
- OCEANS 81 page: 12
- Gibbs & Cox Names Ford Chief Engineer page: 16
- Literature Available On Devflex 1, Fire Retardant Finish From Devoe Marine page: 16
- John Chandler Named York Vice President page: 18
- Announce Personnel Changes In Marine Branch At Phillips page: 18
- Griffin-Alexander III Commissioned At Beth Baltimore page: 20
- Skully Bros. Delivers Omaha Arrow, Second Of Six Supply Vessels page: 24
- Iowa Marine Delivers M/V Tony H page: 24
- Curtis S. Townshend Appointed Vice President Of Mobil Marine Sales page: 25
- Lease MARISAT Satellites For Use In Three Oceans page: 25
- 55th Annual PROPELLER CLUB CONVENTION page: 26
- Bayou Black Shipyard, Inc. Delivers 'Delta Christie' page: 34
- HBC Barge Installs New Launchways-First Phase In $4-Million Expansion page: 34
- Name O'Leary Marine Development Manager At Dillingham Ocean page: 36
- Tracor Marine Announces Production Appointments At Port Everglades Yard page: 38
- Literature Available From Gems Sensors On New Flow Transducer page: 38
- Vancouver Shipyards Launches Log Barge On A Film Of Water page: 41
- N e w V e r s i o n O f N a t i o n a l S u p p l y J a c k i n g System — L i t e r a t u r e A v a i l a b le page: 50
- Anschuetz Hosts Exhibit For Major Manufacturers Of Marine Equipment page: 52
- 'Petromar Bravo# Delivered By Halter —Third Of Six Ordered page: 52
- Launch Two Stern Trawlers At Halifax page: 54
- IHI To Employ New Hull Form On 223,000-Dwt Bulk Carrier page: 55
- Levingston, CNC Sign Agreement To Build Jackups At La Ciotat page: 56
- Seaward International Opens New York Office page: 56
- W h e e l e r Associates Names W a r y a s A Vice President page: 58
- 'Gulf Shark' Delivered To Gulf Fleet Marine page: 59
- Three Oceangoing Great Lakes Bulkers To Be Built In U.K. page: 59
- New Towboat Design At St. Louis Ship Results From Two-Year Research Program page: 60
- Alfa-Laval Publishes Corporate Brochure page: 60
- Sperry Introduces New Doppler Navigation Sonar —Literature Available page: 61
- National Marine Service Names Five To New Posts page: 61
- Krupp Christens Bridge Simulator For Use In Hamburg Polytechnic page: 62
- Marathon's Vicksburg Yard Refines 'Walking' Process For Jackups page: 63
- $30-Million, Eight Vessel Contract Signed By Halter And Tidewater Marine page: 64
- I n g r am Tankships Orders Five Product Carriers —Names B a l d w i n VP page: 65
- N e w Brochure Describes Regency's Polaris Line Of M a r i n e Electronics page: 65
- $270-Million Expansion Is Proposed For Port Of Portland page: 66
- Epsco Marine Introduces New 32-Mile Radar U n i t - Literature Available page: 68
- Levingston Forms Purchasing Company —Names Officers page: 68
- N e w B u r r a r d Y a r r o w s F l o a t i ng Dock For Ships To 7 5 , 0 0 0 DWT page: 76
- Top Officers Elected At Guralnick Associates page: 77
- U.S. Steel Announces Four Promotions In Great Lakes Operations page: 77
- Three Drum Seiners Delivered By RivTow Straits Limited page: 77
- FAST ON THEIR FOILS page: 77
- MTB U.S. Agent For Arsenate Triestino San Marco Shipyard page: 82
- NABRICO's New Winch To Be Installed At Cummins Terminal page: 82
- Racal-Decca Marine Promotes Executives, Opens New Offices page: 83