June 2023 OES Beacon

From the Vice President for Workshops & Symposia (June 2023)

Fausto Ferreira, Vice President for W&S

Looking at the first half of the year, we can see that OES has had (or is about to have) Workshops & Symposia (W&S) all around the world from Tokyo to Portland passing by Haifa. For the next semester, a busy 6 months is expected. Make sure you submit your papers to the Workshops still open to receive them and to participate in those where the call for paper is now closed. I am sure that with the wide coverage of topics reached by the different Workshops, you will be able to find something where you will fit in. Regarding portfolio organization and procedures, I am glad to inform everyone, and especially the W&S organizers, that a new version of the guidebook is available on our website at https://ieeeoes.org/conferences/workshops-and-symposia/ On the other hand, in the first half of the year I have been busy collecting and discussing motions for events in 2024. Now that that is practically settled, the focus of my portfolio will switch back to the paper management study.

2023 IEEE Underwater Technology (UT)

The International Symposium on Underwater Technology (UT23) took place from the 6th to the 9th of March, 2023, in Tokyo, Japan, and both our Beacon co-editors were highly involved in the organization. 162 people attended the hybrid event and out of 125 submitted abstracts, 75 were presented orally and 13 as part of the Student Poster Competition. As VPWS I gave a talk at the pre-event Workshop on Career Path Benefits of AUV/ROV Competitions and participated in the closing ceremony. A full report on UT23 is published elsewhere in this newsletter. http://www.ut23.org/

10th Annual IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech 2023)

The 10th Annual IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech 2023) took place from the 19th to the 22th of April, 2023, in Portland, Oregon, U.S. The focus of IEEE SusTech are pursuits of environmentally sound development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the future. OES organized the panel “Sustainable Ocean Energy Technology and Policy” that was moderated by Jason Busch. Besides this panel, 3 other panels took place as well as 4 keynote presentations and over 50 paper presentations. In addition, a workshop focused on the IEEE Standards Association’s Planet Positive 2023 Initiative took place as well as a Student Poster Competition with 15 competitors and a Sustainability Forum. More than 100 people attended the conference. More on https://ieee-sustech.org/

SeaAI – Artificial Intelligence and Sea

The SeaAI – Artificial Intelligence and Sea, 10th Haifa Conference on Marine Sciences will take place on the 20th of June and is hosted by the Leon Charney School of Marine Sciences, University of Haifa, Israel. SeaAI is intended to provide a forum for research scientists, engineers, and practitioners throughout the world to present their research findings, ideas, and applications in the areas of Artificial Intelligence and Sea. The program includes 3 keynote speeches (one by Mandar Chitre, Editor-in-Chief of our Journal of Oceanic Engineering), 3 poster sessions and 6 sessions divided in two parallel tracks. More info can be found on https://marsci.haifa.ac.il/en/seaai-conference2/

Robotics for Asset Maintenance and Inspection (RAMI) Marine Robots 2023 Competition

The second RAMI Marine Robots competition will be held at the NATO STO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE) in La Spezia, Italy, from 16 to 21 July, 2023. At the time of writing, teams are currently being chosen and will be announced soon. More information is available on the website. https://metricsproject.eu/inspection-maintenance/rami-2nd-field-campaign-marine/

Breaking the Surface (BTS) 2023

The 15th edition of International Interdisciplinary Field Workshop of Maritime Robotics and Applications – Breaking the Surface (BTS) 2023, co-organized by the OES University of Zagreb Student Branch Chapter (SBC), will be held in Kumbor, Montenegro, (first time outside Croatia) from the 24th of September to the 1st of October. The program includes a mixture of keynote talks in fields such as maritime archeology, marine biology and maritime robotics, hands-on tutorials and demonstrations at sea. The registration is now open on https://bts.fer.hr

2023 IEEE International Workshop on Metrology for the Sea (MetroSea 2023)

The 2023 IEEE International Workshop on Metrology for the Sea (MetroSea 2023) will place from the 4th to the 6th of October in La Valetta, Malta. The OES Italy Chapter is involved again in the organization of this conference and OES is a Platinum Sponsor, the highest sponsorship level. Dr. Kenneth Foote, from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, will give a keynote and represent the Workshops & Symposia committee to disseminate the society and engage better with this community that recently connected with OES. The call for papers is now closed but registration is open for anyone interested in the topic. See more on https://www.metrosea.org/

Argentine Meeting on Marine Energies (ENAEM) 2023

The Argentine Meeting on Marine Energies (ENAEM) 2023 will be held from the 6th to 8th of November, bringing together actors related to marine energies, in particular wave energy, including academia, industry and government sectors. In conjunction with ENAEM 2023, the 8th Wave Energy Workshop will be hosted by the Argentine Network of Marine Energies (REMA), in collaboration with the Center for Ocean Energy Research (COER), Maynooth University, Ireland, and the Marine Offshore Renewable Energy Lab (MOREnergy Lab), Politecnico di Torino, Italy. The call for abstracts is open until August 13th. More details can be found in the website https://www.enaemcoer2023.ar/

Symposium on Ocean Technology, 2023 (SYMPOL 2023)

The 17th biennial Symposium on Ocean Technology (SYMPOL 2023) is organized by the Department of Electronics of the Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, during 13 – 15 December 2023. This Symposium is intended to provide a forum for the researchers in the area of Ocean Electronics to interact with each other and present their innovative ideas and findings. Make sure you submit your paper as the call for papers is closing on the 3rd of July https://sympol.cusat.ac.in/callforpapers.php

Workshops & Symposia meeting at OCEANS 2023 Limerick

As in Hampton Roads, we are planning a Workshops & Symposia organizers meeting during OCEANS 2023 Limerick. More details on this meeting will be distributed directly to conference organizers, but if you are interested in starting a Symposium or Workshop, please contact me directly at vp-workshops-symposia@ieeeoes.org

Future Plans for 2024

For 2024, we plan new partnerships and workshops, but these will be announced and confirmed in the next Beacon edition after AdCom vote during the June AdCom meeting in Limerick. As always, I would like to remind any OES members that wish to get involved in current workshops, or propose new ones, to feel free to contact me. We are here to serve the OES members and the larger community, and if you have ideas on improving current workshops, you are more than welcome to forward them to me!