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Welcome to the participants in MTS/IEEE Oceans 2007 in Vancouver.

You have now joined us to explore the "Edge of Tomorrow".  You will learn about BC's Neptune and Venus projects, which will usher in a new era in gathering data to understand the oceans. This Conference features a partnership of engineering / technology and scientific researchers. Vancouver, having a history of discovery and innovation in ocean systems and technology, is the home of many pioneers in these fields. We believe that our location at an international crossroads, equally distant from Europe and Asia, coupled with facilities and associated marine community and infrastructure provide the underpinning for a first class Oceans 2007.

There will be 5 keynote speakers, a Town Hall and approximately 300 papers.

The keynote speakers are;

On Tuesday, October 2nd commencing  08:15

  • Hon. B J Penn - Assistant Secretary of the United States Navy
  • Dr. Richard Spinrad - Assistant Administrator of NOAA

On Wednesday, October 3rd  commencing  08:15

  • Cmdre K E Williams - Assistant Chief of the Maritime Staff Canada
  • Dr. Chris Barnes - Project Director of Neptune Canada
  • Dr. David Welch - President of Kintama Research Corporation

The Oceans 2007 Town Hall is titled "Charting the Course for Ocean Science: Development and Execution of a National Ocean Research Priorities Plan and Implementation Strategy."

The Town Hall is being directed by Dr. Julie Morris, Director, Division of Ocean Sciences, National Science Foundation on Thursday, October 4th from 10:15 to 11:55 in Room 16.

The papers include Acoustics, AUVs, ROVs, design and operation.

Dr. James McFarlane, OC, CD, P.Eng
Conference Chair
Oceans 2007 MTS/IEEE Vancouver




Discover Vancouver and "Super Natural British Columbia"

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The MTS/IEEE-OES Oceans 2007 Vancouver Committee is looking forward to welcoming you to our "Super Natural British Columbia."

You will be faced with the challenge of choosing from a wide variety of pre- and post- conference activities - golf, fishing, cruises, rail trips, hiking, or just strolling.




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