September 2023 OES Beacon

IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society sponsored sessions at Ocean Sciences Meeting, 2024

Brandy Armstrong, Executive VP,    

The Executive Vice President (Executive VP) of IEEE OES is responsible for Governance, Strategic Planning and coordinating with other Societies and Organizations.  IEEE OES has been meeting with the organizations that sponsor the Ocean Sciences Meeting to determine ways in which our organizations can work together to leverage resources and further our shared goals.

IEEE OES is technically co-sponsoring the 2024 Ocean Sciences Meeting.

Ocean Sciences Meeting

The IEEE OES has signed an MOU to technically co-sponsor the Ocean Sciences Meeting 2024 (OSM24). Activities between IEEE, Incorporated on behalf of OES and American Geophysical Union (AGU), American Society on Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), and The Oceanographic Society (TOS) are envisioned to foster dissemination and exchange of scientific research and promote scientific opportunities for all organizations. This technical co-sponsorship entails IEEE OES sponsoring technical sessions at the conference and participation by one of our volunteers in the technical program committee. There will also be an opportunity for IEEE OES to share an electronic ad or short presentation on its presence at OSM24.

Ocean Sciences Meeting and OCEANS Conferences

Ocean Sciences Meeting (OSM) is a bi-annual, academically heavy conference, which creates an excellent opportunity for technical and engineering content to reach an academic audience. OSM is also a conference where only abstracts are published and oral and poster presentations are made. Since there are not published papers at OSM, we encourage our session chairs to invite their presenters to present and publish at a future OCEANS Conference.

IEEE OES Sponsored Sessions

Abstract submissions are now open for Ocean Sciences Meeting 2024, which will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, on 18-23 February of 2024. To ensure that our sessions are successful we need ample abstract submissions for each of our sponsored sessions. Abstract submissions for OSM24 close September 13, 2023, at 23:59 EDT/03:59+1 UTC. Please consider submitting an abstract to the IEEE OES sponsored technical sessions listed below:

Session Title: HE003: Autonomous Sensing and Monitoring in Polar Environments
Topic Area: High Latitude Environments

Session Title: OT006: Breaking Barriers: Bridging the Gap in Methodologies and Data Reporting for Ocean Biogeochemistry
Topic Area: Ocean Technologies and Observatories

Session Title: OT020: Sustained Ocean Observation Systems for Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
Topic Area: Ocean Technologies and Observatories:

Session Title: OT007: Combining Underwater Imaging with Deep Learning for Better Ocean Observations
Topic Area: Ocean Technologies and Observatories

Session Title: DO015: Pairing Autonomous Monitoring and Ocean Modelling: Advancing Our Understanding of Coastal Ocean Systems Through Capacity Expansion
Topic Area: Digital Ocean

Session Title: DO013: Online Session – What Should the Machine Learn if The Data is Not “Big”? Interpreting “Size-Limited” Oceanic Data Collected Autonomously or Manually Using Data Science and Explainable Artificial Intelligence
Topic Area: Digital Ocean

Session Title: DO012: Online Session – Cognitive Sonar and Other AI-driven Sonar Sensing of the Marine Environment
Topic Area: Digital Ocean

Session Title: CP013: Strategies for Combining Innovative Monitoring and Modeling Systems in Coastal Environments
Topic Area: Coastal and Estuarine Hydrodynamics and Sediment Processes

IEEE OES Sponsored Town Halls

OSM is also seeking abstract submissions for Town Halls, which will be proposed by the community and open to all meeting participants. The Ocean Decade Initiative plans to submit an abstract for a Town Hall at OSM. This one-hour session will be used to:

  • Collect feedback & raise awareness.
  • Deliver updates and gather input from the broader OSM community.
  • Could be in presentation, roundtable, or panel discussion format.

Approved town halls will be open to all meeting attendees, scheduled during lunchtime on Monday through Friday, and focused on topics that do not compete with, substitute, or duplicate scientific or learning sessions.

If you would like to contribute to the Ocean Decade Initiative and participate in helping organize future town halls and events focused on the Ocean Decade, please email Laura Meyer at . If you have ideas for collaboration with other IEEE organizational units or outside organizations, please contact the Executive Vice President at