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Cost Efficient, Scalable, Practical & Innovative Ocean Observing Technologies: ‘The science we need for the oceans we want.’

Implementation of the Ocean Decade agenda 2030 of sustainable oceans requires knowing our ocean better and following it up with development and implementation of right solutions. Our understanding of oceans and our ability to manage and conserve critical marine ecosystems are limited by our ability to acquire quality, interoperable data from marine observations. But do we have enough tools and technologies to address the Ocean Decade vision? Are there gaps that need to be addressed? How accessible and affordable are these tools and technologies for the researchers? The proposed panel will address these questions (and more) and make recommendations.


Venugopalan Pallayil
IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society VP for OCEANS Conferences
Principal Research Fellow & Deputy Head | Acoustic Research Laboratory, Tropical Marine Science Institute, National University of Singapore


Mr. Justin Manley
President | Marine Technology Society

Dr. Yi Chao
Founder & CEO | Seatrec

Julie Angus
CEO & Co-Founder | Open Ocean Robotics

Carlos Barrera Rodriguez
VIMAS Head | Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands-Plocan

Allan Adams
Physicist & PI | Future Ocean Lab, MIT

Melissa Omand
Associate Professor | Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island