The Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) will participate as part of a larger Consortium for Ocean Leadership presence at the Oceans 2012 MTS/IEEE conference at Virginia Beach Convention Center on Oct. 15-19.
OCEANS 2012 Hampton Roads brings together the technology, people, and ideas that will help to expand the understanding of the earth’s largest natural resource. Hampton Roads maritime heritage combined with its strategic location near key decision makers from the U.S. Government make this venue a perfect opportunity to address the challenges facing the world’s users of the ocean.
OCEANS 2012’s theme, “Harnessing the Power of the Ocean,” has as its foundation a conceptual National Ocean Enterprise and its seven societal benefits as identified by the National Ocean Partnership Program’s legislation in 1999, followed by President’s Bush’s Ocean Action Plan and President Obama’s Ocean Science Policy. Click here for more information. For more information on the OOI and other upcoming outreach events visit the OOI Website.