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OES Electronic Newsletter Volume 3, Number 16, July 17, 2006

MTS/IEEE Oceans 2006 Boston

MTS/IEEE Oceans 2006 Boston will take place September 18-21, 2006 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts. The theme of the conference is "Revolutionizing Marine Science and Technology". Over 350 technical papers will be presented, and over 125 exhibitors have confirmed attendance. ROVs and UUVs will be displayed next to the student posters in the exhibit hall, and colleges and universities have the opportunity to secure a booth for only $125.

The schedule of events is as follows:

Monday September 18 - Tutorials, Workshops, and the Ice Breaker Reception

Tuesday September 19 - The morning plenary session will focus on Ocean Observing Systems and will feature Dr. Margaret Leinen, the Assistant Director for Geosciences at the National Science Foundation, Dr. Richard Spinrad, the Assistant Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Dr. Jose Achache, the Group on Earth Observations GEO Secretariat Director. The plenary session will be followed by Technical Sessions, and the Exhibit Hall will be open.

Wednesday September 20 - The plenary will focus on the theme of Oceans 2006 - "Revolutionizing Marine Technology."
This plenary will highlight the advances of the past decades, from applications ranging from military to commercial, and manned to unmanned. The plenary will again be followed by Technical Sessions; the Exhibit Hall will be open; and a special session track called the "Exhibitor Product Showcase" will allow registered exhibitors an opportunity to present highlights from applications and new developments associated with the products and services they offer. Wednesday evening will feature the Oceans gala which will be held at the Boston Museum of Science. The entire Blue Wing of the museum is reserved for our use and the Canadian Consulate in Boston will sponsor a reception prior.

Thursday September 21 - The final official day of technical sessions and exhibition will be on Thursday. For more information on MTS/IEEE Oceans 2006 Boston, incluidng registration and the advanced program, go to www.oceans2006.org.

For information on other OES activities, go to http://www.oceanicengineering.org

Send comments regarding this newsletter to the editor, Dr. Diane DiMassa, ddimassa@ieee.org