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4th International Conference on Oceanography & Marine Biology, will be organized around the theme “Discovering the Advances in Ocean Science and Marine Life”

Oceanography 2016 is comprised of 16 tracks and 101 sessions designed to offer comprehensive sessions that address current issues in Oceanography 2016.

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Physical oceanography is the study of physical conditions and physical processes within the ocean, especially the motions and physical properties of ocean waters. Energy for the ocean circulation (and for the atmospheric circulation) comes from solar radiation and gravitational energy from the sun and moon. Oceanic currents are largely driven by the surface wind stress; hence the large-scale atmospheric circulation is important to understanding the ocean circulation. This addresses mainly on Observation, modeling coastal and open - ocean processes, Climate Change in the Coastal Ocean, Estuarine and coastal sedimentary processes, Ecosystems and climate change applications.

  • Track 2-1Physical oceanography: observation, modeling coastal and open- ocean processes
  • Track 2-2Ecosystems and climate change applications
  • Track 2-3Sub-mesoscale processes and internal waves
  • Track 2-4Climate change in the coastal ocean
  • Track 2-5Sea-surface and sea-bed processes
  • Track 2-6Estuarine and coastal sedimentary processes
  • Track 2-7Biogeochemistry, carbon cycle & ocean acidification
  • Track 2-8Natural disasters and global warming

Acoustical oceanography is the use of underwater sound to study the sea, its boundaries and its contents. Physical oceanographers' studies acoustical oceanography which includes topics on underwater acoustics, sound transmissions, etc. Applications of acoustical oceanography include: fish population surveys, classification of fish species and other biota, rain rate measurement, wind speed measurement, water depth measurement, seabed classification, ocean acoustic tomography, global thermometry, monitoring of ocean-atmospheric gas exchange. The field of underwater acoustics is closely related to a number of other fields of acoustic study, including sonar, transduction, acoustic signal processing, acoustical oceanography, bioacoustics, and physical acoustics.

  • Track 3-1Acoustic propagation and scattering: modelling and measurement
  • Track 3-2Acoustical oceanography
  • Track 3-3Calibration of acoustic systems and metrology
  • Track 3-4Bioacoustics and seismo-acoustics
  • Track 3-5Fisheries and bioacoustics
  • Track 3-6Acoustics for offshore oil and gas industry
  • Track 3-7Signal coherence and fluctuation

To understand the fluctuations of commercial fisheries it would be necessary to study the processes driving the distribution, abundance, migrations, and recruitment of fish in the context of the variability of their abiotic and biotic environment. In other words, fish populations are affected by where they live, where they go, and what they encounter on their journeys. That can be other fish competing for food, predators that eat them, or changes in the environment driven by climate. In this sessions we focused on future of marine fisheries under climate change, Fish diseases and health, Fisheries biology and ecology research, Aquaculture in the future and beyond, Fisheries processing and methods, new technologies in fisheries surveys

  • Track 4-1Fish diseases and health
  • Track 4-2Fisheries biology and ecology research
  • Track 4-3Aquaculture in the future and beyond
  • Track 4-4Fisheries processing and methods
  • Track 4-5New technologies in fisheries surveys
  • Track 4-6Future of marine fisheries under climate change

In this session the ways in which the growth of biological communities in the ocean are regulated, the roles such communities play in the global climate system and the influence of global climate change on these communities

  • Track 5-1Carbon and nutrient cycling
  • Track 5-2Ecological biogeochemistry
  • Track 5-3Chemical oceanography
  • Track 5-4Biological oceanography
  • Track 5-5Coastal biogeochemistry
  • Track 5-6Sea level and coastal changes
  • Track 5-7Tropical marine microbiology

The Atmosphere and the Ocean form a coupled system, exchanging heat, momentum and water at the air-sea interface. We explain this by saying the example as energy from the wind energy blowing over the surface of the ocean produces waves and currents.  Similarly, the ocean surface absorbs most of the heat from the sun and the surface currents move this warm water around the world and warm the atmosphere from below.  In addition, greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide (CO2) are transferred between atmosphere and ocean, with the ocean absorbing CO2 on average. On the long term, the convergence/divergence of oceanic heat transport provides source/sinks of heat for the atmosphere and partly shapes the mean climate of the Earth. So we need to understand the Interactions between ocean waves and environment and Upper ocean Salinity Variability and its Impact on Climate

  • Track 6-1Interactions between ocean waves and environment 
  • Track 6-2Carbon fixation in the upper ocean
  • Track 6-3Air-sea-ice interactions  in a changing climate and coastal submesoscale processes
  • Track 6-4Advances in air-sea interaction
  • Track 6-5Atmospheric deposition
  • Track 6-6Seafloor mapping, imaging and classification
  • Track 6-7Upper-ocean salinity variability and its impact on climate

Ocean information is important for delivering a range of safety, economic and environmental benefits, underpinning the blue economy and for observations, modelling and analysis of marine and ocean variables to support operational ocean services worldwide. The means to collect and use ocean data constitutes a significant business enterprise and one in which the United States is an acknowledged world leader. The objective is to raise visibility and awareness of the sector’s economic importance and to determine the degree of private sector engagement with NOAA and the US IOOS program and provides accurate descriptions of the present state of the oceans, including living resources; continuous forecasts of the future conditions of the sea for as far ahead as possible, and the basis for forecasts of climate change.

  • Track 7-1New technologies in long-term ocean observations
  • Track 7-2Molecular monitoring systems: promises and challenges for long-term observations
  • Track 7-3Dealing with the challenges of managing biodiversity data
  • Track 7-4Oceanographic instrumentation and sensors
  • Track 7-5Current measurement technology
  • Track 7-6Data visualization
  • Track 7-7Marine GIS and data fusion
  • Track 7-8Data assimilation

Marine Environment and Interactions is to address to increase understanding of how society is impacting upon the ocean. There is an enormous array of biodiversity in the ocean with an estimated 50-80% of all life on earth found under the sea surface. This includes biological, geochemical and physical processes and components that take place or occur within an ecosystem. Maintaining ecosystem function is important to maintaining the capacity of the region to supply ecosystem services.

  • Track 8-1Marine biotechnology
  • Track 8-2Mocular ecology of marine photosynthetic prokaryotes and phytoplankton eukaryotes
  • Track 8-3Molecular and cellular processes to ecosystem functions
  • Track 8-4Evolutionary biology: speciation, phylogeography and biogeography
  • Track 8-5Sustained ecosystems and food security
  • Track 8-6Biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, stability and restoration
  • Track 8-7Fish, wildlife and marine organisms
  • Track 8-8Fish resources and engineering
  • Track 8-9Living marine resources
  • Track 8-10Marine holobionts

In this session engineering of boats, ships, oil rigs and any other marine vessel or structure, but also encompasses oceanographic engineering. Specifically, marine engineering is the discipline of applying engineering sciences, and can include mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, electronic engineering, and computer science, to the development, design, operation and maintenance of watercraft propulsion and also on-board systems and oceanographic technology, not limited to just power and propulsion plants, machinery, piping, automation and control systems etc. for marine vehicles of any kind like surface ships, submarines etc.

  • Track 9-1Equipment and manufacturing
  • Track 9-2Marine engineering applications
  • Track 9-3Ship design and marine technology - large yachts
  • Track 9-4Information control for hazardous materials in the manufacturing chain of shipbuilding and ship operations
  • Track 9-5Asbestos emission and exposure during ship recycling
  • Track 9-6Ship Hydrodynamics
  • Track 9-7Safety in marine engineering
  • Track 9-8Spatial oceanography

Marine geology or geological oceanography is the study of the history and structure of the ocean floor. It involves geophysical, geochemical, sedimentological and paleontological investigations of the ocean floor and coastal zone. Marine geology has strong ties to physical oceanography and is focused on the physical, biological and chemical interactions that characterize earth surface environments. Carbonate geology, coastal geology, ground water shed hydrology, paleoclimatology, marine biogeochemistry, and sedimentology/stratigraphy. Emphasis on nearshore processes, coastal sedimentation and erosion sedimentation control, remote sensing of environment and reefs and carbonate petrology and petrography to derive clues to past environmental changes as well as post-depositional geochemical changes to island limestones. Marine Sedimentary Environment focused on micropaleontology, geobiology, paleoceanography and paleoclimatology, organic and inorganic isotope biogeochemistry, marine authigenic minerals, carbonate sedimentology and the physical properties of sediments and crustal rocks.

  • Track 10-1Marine geology of the Arctic and Antarctic regions
  • Track 10-2Oil and gas in the seas and oceans
  • Track 10-3Sea floor geophysics and geomorphology
  • Track 10-4Remote sensing application to marine geology
  • Track 10-5Marine resource development and protection
  • Track 10-6Submarine sedimentary processes
  • Track 10-7Sedimentary processes in coastal and neritic environments
  • Track 10-8Marine geohazards

As the final recipients of waste, coastal areas and the ocean are downstream of everything. To reduce marine pollution the need for Integrated Coastal Zone Management and long-term multisectoral planning including upland and watershed activities are critical. Water quality degradation may have implications for the use of coastal areas and important socio-economic activities. As the environmental costs of marine pollution are to a great extent borne by user groups not responsible for it, broad participation of stakeholders with interest in coastal areas would be desirable in the planning process and environmental issues assessment for any development which may cause marine pollution.

  • Track 11-1Bioremediation and pollution remediation techniques
  • Track 11-2Beach closures & oil spills
  • Track 11-3Environment impact and risk assessment
  • Track 11-4Marine environment protection,conservation and sustainable use
  • Track 11-5Coastal & marine resources and the environment
  • Track 11-6Marine spatial planning and resource management

Maritime technology includes safe use, exploitation, protection of, and intervention in, the marine environment. The technologies involved in marine technology are the following the naval architecture, marine engineering, ship design, ship building and ship operations; oil and gas exploration, exploitation, and production; hydrodynamics, navigation, sea surface salinity and sub-surface support, underwater technology and engineering; marine resources (including both renewable and non-renewable marine resources); transport logistics and economics; inland, coastal, short sea and deep sea shipping; protection of the marine environment; leisure and safety.

  • Track 12-1Maritime security
  • Track 12-2Maritime environment surveillance
  • Track 12-3Maritime safeguarding technologies
  • Track 12-4Maritime management
  • Track 12-5Navigation and ship operations
  • Track 12-6Port and marine operations
  • Track 12-7Lifesaving and fire protection

Maritime law is a distinct body of law that governs maritime questions and offenses. It is a body of both domestic law governing maritime activities, and private international law governing the relationships between private entities that operate vessels on the oceans. In this session the scientific tracks are Coastal zone management, Ocean economic potential, Maritime law and policy, International issues on marine safety and security, Marine education and outreach, Marine law and the regional and international problems and difficulties.

  • Track 13-1Coastal zone management
  • Track 13-2Ocean economic potential
  • Track 13-3Maritime law and policy
  • Track 13-4International issues on marine safety and security
  • Track 13-5Law of the sea and unclos
  • Track 13-6Marine education and outreach
  • Track 13-7Marine archaeology
  • Track 13-8Marine law and the regional and international problems and difficulties

Coral reefs are found in the deep sea away from continental shelves, around oceanic islands and as atolls. The vast majority of these islands are volcanic in origin. The few exceptions have tectonic origins where plate movements have lifted the deep ocean floor on the surface. Most of the coral reefs we can see today were formed after the last glacial period when melting ice caused the sea level to rise and flood the continental shelves. This means that most modern coral reefs are less than 10,000 years old. As communities established themselves on the shelves, the reefs grew upwards, pacing rising sea levels. Reefs that rose too slowly could become drowned reefs. Coral reefs are important for many reasons. Most importantly, they provide protection and shelter for many different species of fish and very important in controlling how much carbon dioxide is in the ocean water. It is vital that the protection and preservation of ecosystems in oceans and seas. Marine conservation focuses on limiting human-caused damage to marine ecosystems, and on restoring damaged marine ecosystems. Marine conservation also focuses on preserving vulnerable marine species.

  • Track 14-1Coral ecosystems
  • Track 14-2Extinct and endangered species
  • Track 14-3coral reef importance
  • Track 14-4Coral reef conservation
  • Track 14-5Strategies and techniques for marine conservation
  • Track 14-6Marine conservation devices
  • Track 14-7Human impacts on deterioration of coral reefs

Global markets consist of three major regions; Europe and North America are similar in size forming 25% and 26% of the market. Asia forms the largest region at an estimated 34%, with much of this shipbuilding and shipping activity centered in S.E. Asia. The marine Industries' growth over next five years could total $51 billion, the largest being in the sectors of Marine transportation, The ports Industries, The leisure Industries Including leisure boating and the cruise business, Offshore oil & gas industry, Marine services in its many aspects, Submarine cables, Minerals (specifically offshore diamonds), Marine biotechnology, Underwater vehicles, Marine IT (but from a small base), Renewable energy (from an even smaller base)

  • Track 15-1Oceanography Middle East
  • Track 15-2Oceanography Asia
  • Track 15-3Oceanography Europe
  • Track 15-4Oceanography USA

Oceanography 2016 facilitates a unique platform for transforming potential ideas into great business. The present meeting/ conference creates a global platform to connect global Entrepreneurs, Proposers and the Investors in the field of Oceanography and its allied sciences. This investment meet facilitates the most optimized and viable business for engaging people in to constructive discussions, evaluation and execution of promising business.