OCEANS & Techno-Ocean (OTO) 2018 - Conference and Exhibition

OCEANS & Techno-Ocean 2018

Event Location
Kobe, Japan
OCEANS & Techno-Ocean (OTO) 2018 - Conference and Exhibition
Kobe, Japan
Event Snapshot
Event
OCEANS & Techno-Ocean 2018
Year
2018
Start Date
Monday, 28 May, 2018
End Date
Thursday, 31 May, 2018
Duration
4days
Venue
Kobe Convention Centre, Japan
City
Kobe
Country
Japan
Region
Asia
About the Event
In 2018, the OCEANS and Techno-Ocean meetings will be held together as a joint convention in Kobe for the first time in 10 years.

In Japan, recent years have witnessed a dramatic increase in public attention towards marine-related science and technology, and our marine industries. We are therefore delighted to be able to plan the hosting of OCEANS'18 MTS/IEEE Kobe / Techno-Ocean 2018 (OTO'18) in such a progressive environment. The theme for OTO'18 has been provisionally set under the wording "Ocean Planet – It's our home". The oceans, which cover 70% of the earth's surface, provide us with a wide variety of gifts including natural resources and energy, and we would like to use the convention to reconsider issues such as natural disasters and environmental concerns from the standpoint of the oceans. We also hope that by holding OTO'18 we will gain new opportunities to reconsider the importance of constructing and coordinating an international network under the changing international circumstances of present-times.

The Kobe Convention Center, which will be the venue for OTO'18, is conveniently located on Port Island, about 10 minutes from downtown Kobe – one of Japan's foremost tourist destinations. It connects to downtown via an efficient 'Port Liner' rail transit system and includes the International Conference Center, International Exhibition Halls, hotels and other key facilities.
 
Exhibitors/Presenters
nke Instrumentation designs, manufactures and sells instruments and systems for water measurements and environmental monitoring. Our fields of application are ocean, deep sea, coastal, rivers and lakes, and our range of products includes data loggers, autonomous buoys, deep floats, sediment sensors, and profilers.... More

nke Instrumentation is involved in several research projects, both nationally and internationally, and works in partnership with scientific institutions such as Ifremer and CNRS.

nke Instrumentation provides:

Autonomous data loggers for the monitoring of parameters (pressure, temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, etc)

Monitoring of the medium (silting, heat flow, atmospheric corrosion, etc)

Behaviour analysis of immersed systems (force, acceleration, slope, corrosion, etc)

Automated systems: monitoring of water areas, estuaries, instrumented buoys, acoustic buoys, and profilers of all kinds

nke Instrumentation has a global network of partners and dealers in Europe (France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, United Kingdom, and Italy), Asia (China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and Taiwan), Oceania (Australia), North America (USA), and South America (Brazil, Peru, and Uruguay).
Blue Robotics makes low-cost, high-performance components for marine robotics to enable the next generation of ocean exploration! Based in Torrance, California, we are a young and innovative company with a diverse and international customer base.... More

Our Story
It all started when we decided that we wanted to try to send a solar powered robotic boat from Los Angeles to Hawaii.

It was a fun side project: build a small GPS-guided solar-powered boat and send it from Los Angeles to Hawaii, completely autonomously. We wanted to do something cool that had never been done before.

While researching components for the project, we realized that the limiting component was the thruster. We needed something high quality to resist saltwater, operate continuously, and be efficient for months on end. The least expensive options we could find were over $550 each, pushing us over our budget. Not to mention, these thrusters needed maintenance every 50 hours and were designed with outdated technology. As we did more research, we found that many people are building their own marine robots and are having the same problem. Most of them have simply given up or used less-than-ideal solutions, like using brushless motors directly in water that have to be replaced when they corrode. Some people tried to build their own thrusters, but with little success.

We set out to design a thruster that is affordable, reliable, and more capable than anything out there to enable these people and many more to explore the ocean. Now here we are.
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