IOSTIA and Sea Technology Magazine host an expanded BlueTech Expo in Washington, D.C., on June 4-5, 2019. Organized to coincide with Capitol Hill Ocean Week (CHOW), this year's program will feature a one-day interactive technical program focused on new developments, innovative practices, regulatory & funding issues, and case studies of interest to both government and industry. Followed by a day of exhibits featuring industry’s leading providers and a special networking reception hosted by Oceanology International.
On the Hall Floor!
11:30 AM - The Future of US Marine Aquaculture and the AQUAA Act
Briefing by Margaret Henderson, Stronger America Through Seafood
Learn about the future of the American aquaculture industry, the importance of blue technology in breaking down legislative and regulatory challenges, and why passage of the AQUAA Act is crucial to our blue economy.
1:30 PM - USGEO Member Agency Leaders Talks on Observations and Q&A
USGEO reps will provide 5 min (flash) talks on various observation programs. (OSTP, NASA, NOAA, USGS, DOE, EPA, USDA, NSF) followed by Q&A and one-on-one meetings with exhibitors.
3:30 PM - RDML Gallaudet, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Deputy NOAA Administrator, will join us to provide remarks and open the OceanSocial business networking event.
Please RSVP to attend the exhibits and OceanSocial: http://rsvp.BlueTechExpo.org
This year's sessions are:
Moderated By Carl Gouldman
Director at U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System Office
| Residency & Persistence|
Moderated by Mike Wardlaw
Maritime Sensing Group
Office of Naval Research (ONR)
| Port Security/Survey|
Moderated by Jason Smith
Director for Legislative Affairs
National Security Council/USCG
| Ocean Plastics|
Moderated by Nancy Wallace
Director of the NOAA
Marine Debris Program
BlueTech Expo: Join this unique opportunity to network with industry innovators and technology leaders, researchers, and policy makers. Anyone working in industry, the military, or any government organizations that utilize blue technologies are strongly encouraged to attend!
The Sessions: BlueTech Expo 2019 will include a one-day technical program* that will focus on thought provoking case studies and panel discussions to identify needs, discover best practices and lessons learned in exciting and emerging areas of interest:
The Expo: Exhibitors will showcase their latest technology solutions, services and share customer success stores with members of congress, staff, end-users, and key federal agency decision makers.
OceanSocial : Oceanology International invites you to a special OceanSocial Networking Function, held alongside the 2019 IOSTIA BlueTech Expo. Interact with exhibitors and attendees at this very special collaborative networking event! > RSVP Now
Technical Program, June 4: Pre-registration required.
Non-Members: Early Bird -- $175; After April 15 -- $200
Speaker/Government: $100; On-site -- $125
Student: $100; On-site -- $125
Exhibition, June 5: No cost to attend. Pre-registration is requested.
Non-Members: Early Bird -- $1350; After April 15 -- $1500
Members: $500Floor Plan