OCEANS'08 Quebec

OCEANS'08 MTS/IEEE QUEBEC - Student Poster Program

The twenty third Student Poster Program of the Conference series was held in Quebec, Canada, as a part of OCEANS’08MTS/IEEEQUEBEC. This proved to be one of the best series of Student Posters that has been presented at an OCEANS Conference. The Student Program was organized by Norman D. Miller IEEE/OES. 
Student Poster Participants - Quebec 2008
Forty four poster abstracts were received and twenty six students were invited to participate. Five had to withdraw and twenty one students presented their posters. Support for the students was provided by the conference with a generous grant from the Office of Naval Research. The posters were displayed in a section of the Exhibition Area. On Monday each student gave a five minute oral presentation describing the poster to the assembled students and judges. The posters were then posted in the Exhibition Area and the students attended their posters during breaks, lunch time break through Thursday afternoon. The judges completed their work on Wednesday morning in time for the selection of the award winners to be determined for the Wednesday Evening Awards ceremony. Once again there was a wide distribution of universities represented including China, Japan, Taiwan, Spain, France, Portugal, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, and the United States. The program culminated in the presentation of the Prize Paper Awards at the Wednesday night Gala. Mr. Miller was introduced and gave a short history of the Student Poster Program. All of the students assembled in front of the stage. This session marked a special event in the Student Poster history. 
The 400th Student Poster was presented. Miss Emma Robinson from the University of Dublin, Ireland was introduced and awarded a special certificate. Since Quebec City was celebrating its 400th anniversary, Miss Robinson was presented with a book on Quebec and a generous cash contribution from Raytheon-Canada. 
Mr. Miller then introduced the winning students and Dr. Ferial El-Hawary, Conference Co-chair presented the awards to the winning students. Pictures were taken of the assembled group as well as pictures of each award winner. The students and their posters were:
Thomas Ludwicki – University of British Columbia
“Study of Vessel Wakes in Sensitive Inland Waterways”
Patrick F. Rynne – Florida Atlantic University
“A Wind and Solar-powered Autonomous Surface Vehicle for Sea Surface Measurements”
Karim Ouertani – IT Telecom Bretagne
“Enhanced Pilot Aided Channel Estimation using Lagrane Interpolation and Pilo Symbol Cancellation in Rayleigh-fading Multipath Channels”
Jacob M. Sobin -  Duke University Marine Lab
:”Diving behavior of female loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) during their internesting interval and an evaluation of the risk of boat strikes”
Elena Torrecilia – Marine Technology Unit (UTM-CMIMA)
“Stray-light correction of in-water array spectroradiometers, effects on wunderwater optical measurements”
Jeffrey Rogers – Duke University
“Passive Broadband Source Localization in Shallow-water Multipath Acoustic Channels”
Paul Mahacek – Santa Clara University
“Development and Initial Testing of a SWATH Boat for Shallow-water Bathymetry”
Joseph R. Holler – Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
“An Unmanned Surface Vehicle for Undergraduate Science Education”   
Emma Robinson – University College Dublin
“Methodology for Modeling Tidal Turbine Characteristics”
De Huang – Hangzhou Dianzi University
“SINS initial alignment method using Robust filtering for Towed Ocean Bottom Magnetometer”
Ismael F. Aymerich – Unidad de Technologia Marine (UTM-CSIC)
“Fast phytoplankton classification from emission flouresence spectra based on Self-Organizing Maps”
Shenping Wang – Wuhan University
“Study on key technologies of Construction of Marine Geomagnetic Filed Model Based on Polynomial Method”
Oghenevwori Patricia Okorie – The Robert Gordon University
“Ocean Energy”
Maya Nand Jha – University of Calgary
“Oil Spill Contingency Planning using Laser Fluorosensors and Web-Based GIS”
Tom Fedenczuk – University of Hawaii
“Automated Quantification of Gradient Defined Features”
Naomi Turner – The Robert Gordon University
“Modelling Tidal Turbines”
Tuan Phan Anh – Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
“Increasing Ship Roll Stability by Using Anti-rolling Tanks”
Severin Stalder – EPFL
“Terrain Based Navigation for Underwater Vehicles using Side Scan Sonar Images”
M.Azizur Rahman – University of Ryukus
“Identification and function of new proteins in calcified endoskeleton: a new insight in the classification mechanism of soft corals”
Morgan Adams –  The Robert Gordon University
“A Study of annulus lubrication for oil well completion using scale model tests”
Sergio Rui Silva – FEUP
“Shallow Water Height Mapping with Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Sonar”
At the Wedneday evening banquet the Poster Awards were announced and each student came forward to receive the award as follows:
1st Place – Jeffrey Rogers – Duke University
 2nd Place
– Morgan Adams – The Robert Gordon University
-  Maya Jha – University of Calgary
3rd Place – M. Azizur Rahman – The University of Ryukus
-  Emma Robinson – The University of Dublin
-  Naomi Turner – The Robert Gordon University
At the conclusion of the Awards Ceremony, suitable pictures were taken and the students were given a round of applause.
Norman D. Miller
Student Activities Coordinator
Gallery of OCEANS ’08 MTS/IEEE Student Posters