OES Electronic Newsletter Volume 7, Number 5

  • OCEANS'10 MTS/IEEE Seattle - Paper Submission Deadline Extended to May 28th, 2010
  • OCEANS'10 IEEE Sydney is next week!
  • OTC'S new Arctic Technology Conference - call for papers - due June 6th, 2010
  • 2011 IEEE/OES 10th Current Waves and Turbulence Measurement Workshop - Call For Papers - due October 15th, 2010
  • AUV 2010 September 1 - 3, 2010 - Monterey , CA - Abstracts Due May 21st, 2010.
  • Redesigned Discovery of Sound in the Sea (www.dosits.org) is launched!
  • IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering - Special Issue on Ocean Energy - Call for papers

    Details below.........

    It is our pleasure to announce that the abstract deadline for the Oceans2010 IEEE/MTS Seattle conference has been extended to Friday, May 28th. Please submit your abstract as soon as possible to share your research work and participate in this great event. OCEANS '10 MTS/IEEE Seattle is this year's North American OCEANS Conference, to be held in the Emerald City on September 20-23, 2010. The annual conference, jointly sponsored by the Marine Technology Society (MTS) and OES, is a major international forum for scientists, engineers, and responsible ocean users to present the latest research results, ideas, developments, and applications in Oceanic Engineering and Marine Technology. For further information, visit www.oceans10mtsieeeseattle.org.

    OCEANS'10 IEEE Sydney is next week!

    Don't miss our biennial Asia-Pacific conference, OCEANS '10 IEEE Sydney, to be held Down Under in Sydney, May 24-27, 2010. The conference will showcase internationally Australia's capabilities in marine science and ocean engineering in a forum that brings together representatives from universities, industry and government organizations with policy makers, stakeholders and clients. For further information, visit www.oceans10ieeesydney.org.

    OTC'S new Arctic Technology Conference - call for papers

    The Houston-based Offshore Technology Conference is adding a new conference to its portfolio of events: the Arctic Technology Conference. The OTC model, which brings together a dozen professional societies (which includes the IEEE/OES) and other associations, will serve as the basis for the new event. OTC'S new Arctic Technology Conference, 7-9 February 2011 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, will address the cutting-edge technologies and innovative practices needed for exploration and production in the Arctic.

    ABSTRACTS DUE 6 June 2010: Visit the abstracts website (http://atc2011.abstractcentral.com/) for guidelines and to submit your paper through 6 June 2010. The organizing committee is now accepting abstracts for the following themes:

  • Resources
  • Exploration Drilling
  • Production Drilling, Facilities and Export
  • Physical Environment
  • Logistics
  • Regulatory, Environment
  • AUVs, ROVs
  • Mining and Other Issues

    2011 IEEE/OES 10th Current Waves and Turbulence Measurement Workshop (CWTM) - Call For Papers

    To be held March 20-23, 2011, at The Monterey Plaza Hotel, Monterey, California
    Deadlines: Abstracts due on October 15, 2010, early exhibits January 17, 2011 and early registration February 11, 2011
    Web site: http://www.cwtmc2011.org/

    For the past 32 years, our workshops were known as gThe Current Measurement Technology Conference (CMTC). Due to the many changes in the science and technology of current, waves and turbulence measurement, it is fitting that we change the workshop title to incorporate them. The theme of this conference is "Advances in Lagrangian and Eulerian Measurement Techniques and
    Observations of Currents, Waves and Turbulence". Workshop objectives are to provide the ocean community with a forum for technical information exchange and to promote coordination among those concerned with measuring current, waves and turbulence.

    AUV 2010 September 1 - 3, 2010 - Monterey , CA

    Every two years the Oceanic Engineering Society (IEEE-OES) sponsors a collaborative conference to bring together those working in the field of autonomous vehicles for ocean applications. This year we are bringing together a diverse group from around the world to publish and present the latest technologies and methods being employed as we map the world's oceans. The theme of this years conference is looking at the end to end processes currently used or being explored to better understand the ocean and manage the resources held within it's depths. Details at www.auv2010.org. Abstracts due May 21st, 2010.

    Redesigned Discovery of Sound in the Sea (www.dosits.org) is launched!

    The Discovery of Sound in the Sea (DOSITS) Project introduces the science and uses of underwater sound and provides easy, efficient access to timely peer reviewed content on the effects of underwater sound on marine animals. The DOSITS team, led by Gail Scowcroft of the URI Office of Marine Programs (OMP), announces the launch of a newly redesigned website (http://www.dosits.org) that takes advantage of the advances in web technology since the website was originally launched in November 2002.

    The redesigned DOSITS site offers a much more interactive learning environment. The front page uses Flash-based interactives that allow users to quickly immerse themselves in exciting content, from the songs of humpback whales to interviews with cutting-edge scientists to the use of acoustics to measure waves. Interactives have also been created for the site's galleries, including an extensive Audio Gallery and Scientist Gallery. These two sections contain a variety of multimedia resources.

    Please visit the site and let us know what you think via our public input survey (in the left hand navigation on the DOSITS homepage). To receive more information about the Discovery of Sound in the Sea Project, please contact OMP's Holly Morin via email (hmorin@gso.uri.edu) or by phone (401-874-6414).

    IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering - Special Issue on Ocean Energy - Call for papers

    Over the past two decades, conversion of ocean energy to power ashore has received increasing attention and the corresponding technology is moving into the precommercial stage with a few energy converters already in the water. The ocean is a challenging environment for the operation of converters, leading to a variety of survivability issues and other problems experienced during recent experimental tests. This special issue will document progress made in the field of ocean energy conversion during the past few years. Conversion technologies of interest may address one or more of the following ocean energy sources: ocean waves, ocean currents and tides, ocean thermal energy, and offshore wind. Manuscripts describing any combination of theoretical analyses, numerical models, and
    experimental test results are encouraged in the following topic areas:

  • Instrumentation for wave and current measurements
  • In situ power conversion technology and transmission
  • Control and modeling of ocean energy converters
  • Wave and tidal farm modeling
  • Ocean energy technology policy
  • Innovative electrical machine design for ocean energy conversion

    Guest Editors:

  • Ye Li, Ph.D., National Renewable Energy Lab ye.li@nrel.gov,
  • Eduard Muljadi, Ph.D., National Renewable Energy Lab eduard.muljadi@nrel.gov

    In order to facilitate the editorial process, authors are encouraged to send an abstract to the guest editors prior to submitting their manuscripts. All manuscripts must be submitted for publication through the Journal's website: http://joe.msubmit.net. Manuscripts submitted before October 31, 2010 will be considered for publication in this special issue in January 2012. Manuscripts accepted for publication and finalized before January 2012 will be published in electronic form on IEEE Xplore ahead of the print version.

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

    Send content for and comments regarding this newsletter to the editor: Marinna Martini, mmartini@ieee.org