Thursday, September 2, 2021

Welcome Return of Hands-On Ocean Technology and Training Exhibition

After the Restrictions of Pandemic a Chance to See and Touch the Future
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UK – WORLDWIDE – As the world of commerce wakes up after such a long, dormant period forced upon it by the pandemic, we welcome the return of Ocean Business, which has highlighted maritime technological advances since 2007.

Ocean Business 2021 is set to take place from 12-14 October at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, one of the world’s leading science and technology institutes, and will once again bring the ocean technology community together with an exhibition of 300 companies from around the world.

Demonstrations will take place on vessels, in the dockside waters, in a purpose-built test tank and seminar rooms. Visitors will also have the chance to learn about the latest ocean technology in a series of training sessions presented by global experts.

Some highlights of the programme this year include demos of cutting-edge autonomous surface vehicles (ASVs) and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), as well as high-tech visualisation and positioning systems. L3Harris will run several sessions displaying their ASVs’ capabilities for hydrography applications in a port environment. James Cowles of L3Harris comments:

“Ocean Business provides the ideal opportunity for us at L3Harris to showcase our products in person and demonstrate the latest technology to ensure customer confidence during real-world operations.”

Meanwhile Maritime Robotics will demo how their unmanned surface vehicle works as a bathymetry survey solution for those difficult to access areas. GeoAcoustics will join Unmanned Survey Solutions to showcase their GeoPulse Compact sub-bottom profiler on the Inception MK II USV.

Some of the biggest names in instrumentation are set to demonstrate their latest devices. Sonardyne will show how their buyers can get more value out of instruments with their acoustic devices, Syrinx and SPRINT-Nav; Valeport will showcase its new SWiFT CTD multi-parameter profiler, which is a fast-profiling CTD with Bluetooth; and Teledyne Marine will give visitors the latest update on their deep ocean survey vehicle, Teledyne Gavia's SeaRaptor AUV.

All training and demonstrations are free to attend and visitors can book sessions with the exhibitors on their stand when they arrive and Cheri Arvonio, Event Director for Ocean Business was enthusiastic about so much being on offer as exhibitors are freed from the publicity shackles of recent months, saying:

“We’re delighted that so many exhibitors are taking up the unique opportunity of showcasing their products at Ocean Business. After 18 months of the industry not being able to connect with their buyers we are confident and excited that OB provides the perfect platform for everyone to get back to business.”

Register to attend HERE.

Photo: An L3Harris Mast 13 autonomous surface vehicle in action supporting the Royal Navy and Royal Marine’s autonomous force trials in Norway.