OI Americas fast approachingNews // June 6, 2003
This year, the event features an exciting integration of Spearhead's exhibition expertise and the technical reputation of The Oceanography Society, combining the best of both, featuring marine science, technology, operational oceanography, policy, and education as well as special events.
Co-chairing the event is Dr Richard W Spinrad (technical director, Officeof the Oceanographer of the US Navy) and Dr Timothy K Stanton (seniorscientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution).
This year's conference will include plenary oral and poster presentations spanning various societal issues such as global climate, marine operations, natural hazards, national security, living and non-living resources, health of marine ecosystems, and public health.
The presentations will be complemented by more than 200 exhibits, featuring the products of a diverse group of companies, government agencies, and other organizations.
The Keynote Speaker for OI Americas 2003 is Vice Admiral Conrad C LautenbacherJr, under secretary of commerce for oceans & atmosphere and administratorof the US National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration. Also featuredwill be an address by Ms R M "Johnnie" Burton, director of the US Minerals Management Service, Department of the Interior.