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OES Electronic Newsletter Vol. 10, No. 10

OES Electronic Newsletter Volume 10, Number 10

OES Electronic Newsletter Volume 10, Number 10

  • Season's Greetings from OES President Rene Garello

  • Correction: Student Poster Award Winners at OCEANS San Diego

  • Underwater Acoustics in Rhodes, June 22-27, 2014, Call for papers - Due Jan 15th, 2014

  • Conference on Synthetic Aperture Sonar and Radar, call for papers due Mar. 28, 2014

  • National Research Council Decadal Survey of Ocean Sciences (DSOS 2015) - Due Mar. 15

  • Request for nominations - OES Administrative Committee class of 2014

  • Registration is now open for Oceanology International 2014 (11-13 March 2014, London UK)

  • Calling out innovative technologies for the new OI 2014 Innovation Zone

  • Season's Greetings from OES President Rene Garello

    Greetings to you all for this winter time holiday season.This 2013 year, besides being the first one with the first 4 digits since more than 700 years, has been very prolific for OES. We had two OCEANS with a highly attended one in San Diego, CA in September, we strongly participated at two OTC (In Houston, TX and in Rio, Brazil) by running technical sessions and displaying a booth and finally we had several successful workshops all over the world: UT13 in Tokyo, Japan; RIO Acoustics in Rio, Brazil; SYMPOL 2013 in Cochin, India.
    We are also involved into several large Europeans and Northern American programmes, which are the right vehicle for research and development, with a role of dissemination of information to the whole community. So OES is truly international and reaching out to the members and the community is one of our driving forces. As an illustration, we had our November ExCom (Executive Committee) in Paris, France (the first time ever outside North-America).


    In 2014 we will be even more international than usual with our two OCEANS (Taipei, Taiwan in April and St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada in September), OTC USA/ Brazil/Asia and a series of workshop in Europe (Estonia, France), Asia (Japan, Singapore) and USA (Mississippi) and I probably forgot some …

    The upcoming issue of our Newsletter (Beacon) will give you more information on the life of the Society. Once again, all my wishes for the upcoming (at the date of the writing) end of the year festivities.

    Correction to Student Poster Award Winners at OCEANS San Diego

    Our apologies for the misspelling of Donya Frank, to whom the honorable mention prize was given for “Direct measurements of sediment response to wave with ‘smart sediments grains.’”

    Underwater Acoustics in Rhodes, June 22-27, 2014, Call for papers - Due Jan 15th, 2014

    The conference will comprise a prominent series of structured oral sessions with invited papers given by leading international scientists. These Structured Sessions will be organized by key persons actively engaged in the fronts of research in underwater acoustics. Moreover, most recent research results will be presented in contributed papers forming basis for regular oral and poster sessions. All papers presented at the conference will be published in proceedings which will be freely available on the Conference Website with the address: www.uaconferences.org. To boost the interest in Underwater Acoustics a competition among younger scientists and graduate students on the presentation of the best papers will be held. An exhibition by leading international manufacturers of state-of-the-art technologies, equipment and services for underwater acoustic measurements, surveys and control of underwater processes will be held in the central area of the conference space. The conference venue will be the Greek island of Rhodes. Excellent conference facilities, good hotels in various price classes, the famous Greek cuisine and the traditional warm and friendly atmosphere in which the Greek people always receive their visitors, form the very best background for a most successful conference. More details at: http://www.uaconferences.org/

    Conference on Synthetic Aperture Sonar and Radar, call for papers due Mar. 28, 2014

    The 3rd International Conference on Synthetic Aperture Sonar and Synthetic Aperture Radar, (Organised by Underwater Acoustics Group of the Institute of Acoustics), 17 – 19 September 2014 (2 ½ days) Villa Marigola, Lerici, Italy. Topics include:

  • Synthetic Aperture from Autonomous vehicles ( AUVs and UAVs

  • Processing schemes and algorithms

  • Automated and computer aided target recognition, Computer aided detection and classification

  • Interferometry and differential interferometry

  • Change detection

  • Low frequency and UWB synthetic aperture

  • Bi-static, multi-static and MIMO synthetic aperture

  • Passive synthetic aperture sonar

  • Satellite synthetic aperture radar

  • Motion compensation, navigation and autofocus

  • Spotlight and squint mode

  • Performance assessment (systems, algorithms and operational use

  • Image registration, fusion and 2D/3D reconstruction

    Prospective authors are invited to submit a title and single page summary to linda.canty@ioa.org.uk by 28 March 2014. Authors will be notified by 14 April 2014 and invited to submit a full paper by 16 July 2014. Paper will be fully refereed. Completed papers may be up to 8 pages long, including diagrams. The proceeding will be available on IEEEXplore, and must be prepared in the correct electronic format.

    National Research Council Decadal Survey of Ocean Sciences (DSOS 2015) - Due Mar. 15

    The National Research Council is conducting a Decadal Survey of Ocean Sciences (DSOS 2015) and wants to hear from you!

    The purpose of this decadal study, sponsored by the NSF, is to review the current state of knowledge, identify compelling scientific questions for the next decade, analyze infrastructure needed to address these questions vs. the current NSF portfolio, and identify opportunities to maximize the value of NSF investments.

    The DSOS committee feels strongly that this report must be informed by broad and thoughtful community input from across the entire spectrum of ocean sciences supported by NSF. One of the ways we are soliciting community input is through a Virtual Town Hall: http://nas-sites.org/dsos2015/. The site provides more detailed information on the statement of task, as well as a complete list of the DSOS committee members. Please go to the website and contribute your comments regarding the top ocean science priorities for the next decade. Thank you!

    Request for nominations - OES Administrative Committee class of 2014

    The IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society is governed by an Administrative Committee (AdCom) of 18 members. Six are elected each year to serve three-year terms. Members are limited to two consecutive terms, although they may be reelected after a lapse of one year.

    The Nominations and Appointments Committee is chaired by the Junior Past President with the Senior Past President completing the Committee. They are charged with proposing a slate of nominees and with conducting the election, which is done electronically to the entire membership. The electronic election requires each member that wishes to vote to have an IEEE account. Therefore, visit IEEE.org to establish your account if needed.

    Qualifications for AdCom membership are: membership in the IEEE and OES, and a willingness to serve the oceanic engineering profession. The Society wishes to have the Administrative Committee characteristics to reflect characteristics of the IEEE membership. I ask that each of you identify and nominate qualified candidates for the Administrative Committee. Self-nomination is encouraged.

    The nomination Packet should include a Letter of Nomination accompanied by a one page biographical sketch of the proposed candidate with picture and a one-page statement from the proposed candidate giving his or her views of the opportunities and challenges facing the Society and steps to be taken to advance the IEEE Oceanographic Engineering Society.

    The election will be conducted in accordance with our Bylaws. You can read them by going to the Society's Web Site (www.ieeeoes.org), and pointing to Bylaws under Governing Documents. The Bylaws specify that general nominations close on March 1, and nominations by petition close by April 15, 2014.

    Please do not delay your efforts in finding and nominating qualified candidates. Please submit nominations to: Jerry Carroll, Chair, IEEE/OES Nominations and Appointments Committee, 411 Country Club Drive, Picayune, MS 39466 USA, 601-798-0277, jerrycortez@charter.net

    Registration is now open for Oceanology International 2014 (11-13 March 2014, London UK)

    Oceanology International 2014 (11-13 March, London ExCeL, UK) will feature the world’s largest exhibition for marine science and ocean technology, 8 technical conferences and 3 panel discussions, a waterside demonstration programme and a new Innovation Zone. Register for free on: http://www.oceanologyinternational.com

    Calling out innovative technologies for the new OI 2014 Innovation Zone

    Do you have an innovative technology idea in the marine science and ocean technology sector? This is your opportunity to present it at Oceanology International 2014, the world’s largest event for offshore and subsea technologies. Find out more on: http://www.oceanologyinternational.com/home/Innovation-Zone/


    Other deadlines:

  • ONR/MTS Buoy Workshop Call for Papers - Dec. 31, 2013

  • Underwater Acoustics in Rhodes, June 22-27, 2014, Call for papers - Jan 15th, 2014

  • Request for nominations - OES Administrative Committee class of 2014 - Mar. 1, 2014

  • National Research Council Decadal Survey of Ocean Sciences (DSOS 2015) - Mar. 15, 2014

  • Conference on Synthetic Aperture Sonar and Radar, call for papers due Mar. 28, 2014

  • Nominations for OES Distinguished Technical Achievement Award - May 1, 2014

  • Nominations for OES Distinguished Service Award - May 1, 2014

  • Upcoming OES Event Calendar Items

  • Did you know? See the full calendar online here: http://www.ieeeoes.org/calendar/

  • INCHOE2014, Goa, India, 5-7 Feb., 2014

  • 10th ONR/MTS Buoy Workshop, 4-6 Mar., 2014

  • OTCAsia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 25-28 Mar., 2014

  • OCEANS' 14 MTS/IEEE Taipei, Taiwan, 7-10 Apr., 2014

  • 167th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Providence, Rhode Island, 5-9 May, 2014

  • Baltic Symposium, Tallinn, Estonia, 20-22 May, 2014

  • ICRA 2014, Hong Kong, China, May 31 to June 7, 2014

  • OMAE 2014, San Francisco, California, USA June 8-13, 2014

  • ISOPE 2014, Busan Korea, June 15-20, 2014

  • Underwater Acoustics in Rhodes, June 22-27, 2014

  • Forum Acusticum 2014, Krakow Poland, 7-12 September 2014

  • OCEANS' 14 MTS/IEEE St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, 14-19 Sept,, 2014

  • Conference on Synthetic Aperture Sonar and Radar, Lerici, Italy, 17-19 Sept., 2014

  • 168th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Indianapolis, Indiana, 27-31 Oct., 2014

  • OCEANS' 14 MTS/IEEE Genova, Italy, 18-21 May, 2015

  • 169th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 18-22 May, 2015

  • 170th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Jacksonville, Florida, 2-6 Nov., 2015


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