IEEE-OES is thrilled to introduce the inaugural edition of the IEEE-OES Summer School. Set to take place in Singapore on April 13-14, 2024, the School is themed “Observing our Ocean” offers an exciting lead-up to the Singapore OCEANS 2024 conference.

The IEEE-OES Summer School 2024 marks the beginning of an exciting journey for graduate students and early-career professionals. The event offers a unique opportunity to explore a wide range of topics centered around the interdisciplinary field of oceanic engineering and its allied disciplines. The Summer School aims to lay the foundation for future interactions between participating students & faculty, facilitate mentoring and research discussions, and the development of professional relationships within our vast field.

The program for the IEEE-OES Summer School 2024 spans two days and includes presentations by distinguished experts in the field of oceanic engineering, as well as demonstrations and hands-on exercises, and group sessions to encourage cross-disciplinary communication. Additionally, attendees can look forward to engaging in social activities (welcome reception, breakfasts, lunches, and dinner), connect with peers, and establish lasting professional networks.

Participation & Eligibility

The IEEE-OES Summer School is designed for graduate students and early-career professionals (within 4 years of receiving their terminal degree) in oceanic engineering and allied disciplines. Undergraduate students are also encouraged to apply, and their participation will be accommodated as space allows. Applicants for the IEEE-OES Summer School 2024 must be an author or a co-author of one or more papers selected for the Singapore OCEANS 2024 program and must be registered to attend the conference.

Attendees are expected to participate in all activities on all days of the School. At the conclusion of the Summer School, participants will be awarded a certificate of attendance.


The venue will be Grand Copthorne Waterfront hotel.

Participants are expected to make their own arrangements to reach the venue prior to the School. Transportation from the School venue to the conference venue will be arranged by IEEE-OES.

Getting to Singapore: Singapore is one of Southeast Asia’s largest aviation hubs, so unless you’re coming from Peninsular Malaysia or Batam/Bintan in Indonesia, the easiest way to enter Singapore is by air. In addition to Singapore Airlines, Singapore is also home to low-cost carriers, Scoot and Jetstar Asia. In addition to the locals, every carrier of any size in Asia offers flights to Singapore, with Air Asia and Firefly operating dense networks from Singapore.

Visa: Many nationalities can enter Singapore without a visa. Refer to the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority for current guidelines. Entry permit duration depends on nationality and entry point. Most people get 14 or 30 days, although EU, Norwegian, Swiss, and US passport holders can get up to 90 days.

Getting around Singapore is easy. The public transportation system is extremely easy to use and taxis are reasonably priced. All public transport systems in Singapore work with credit cards. Alternatively you can also buy and use a EZ-link contactless RFID farecard, Nets Flash Pay card. You can store value on it and use it on trains (MRT) and city buses. The card can be bought at MRT stations can be “topped up” in increments at the farecard vending machines or 7-Eleven stores. Taxis use meters and are reasonably priced and honest. Mobile apps like Gojek, Grab and TADA are handy in getting Taxis. More information here

Registration and fee

The registration fee for the IEEE-OES Summer School 2024 is SG$ 60. The registration form is available here: . The deadline for registration is 20th Feb.

The mode of fee payment will be shared with successful applicants upon acceptance.

Accommodation for participants will be organized and paid for by IEEE-OES. The free accommodation is being offered on a shared-room occupancy basis where attendees will be paired with one other attendee (pairing requests are welcome, but cannot be guaranteed). Accommodation will be at Grand Copthorne King’s hotel, Singapore.

Evening welcome reception: Friday, April 12, 2024.

IEEE-OES Summer School program: All day Saturday and Sunday, April 13-14, 2024.

Faculty and program details will be finalized soon.

After the close of Day 2, participants head to conference venue/hotel. Conveyance will be arranged to transport the participants to the conference venue.

To get in touch with the organizers:

Form to get in touch with organizers here.

Attendees expected to arrive by evening, and check-in at the registration desk. A buffet-style welcome reception dinner will be arranged for the evening.

  • 09:00-09:30 : Welcome & introductions.
  • 09:30-09:45 : Student introductions 1
  • 09:45-10:00 : Coffee break
  • 10:00-11:00 : Lecture 1 (45 min + 15 min Q&A)-Ocean Remote sensing with ground-based radars: HF and X-band
    Prof. Weimin Huang
    Professor, Memorial University, Canada
  • 11:00-12:00 : Lecture 2 (45 min + 15 min Q&A)-Non-destructive Ocean Sampling Using Laser Raman Techniques
    Dr. Bill Kirkwood
    Senior Research and Development Engineer, MBARI, USA
  • 12:00-13:00 : Lunch
  • 13:00-13:15 : Student introductions 2
  • 13:15-14:15 : Lecture 3-Methods in Bioacoustics: From river dolphins to gigantic whales
    Prof. Suleman Mazhar
    Professor, Harbin Engineering University, China  
  • 14:15-14:30 : Student introductions 3
  • 14:30-15:30 : Lecture 4 and Demo-Developing Underwater Networks using UnetStack (followed by a demo)
    Chinmay Pendharkar
    CTO, Subnero, Singapore  
  • 15:30-15:45 : Coffee break
  • 15:45-17:00 : Demo
  • 17:00-18:30 : Closing remarks for the day, followed by networking social session.
  • 18:30 onwards: Dinner

  • 09:00-09:45 : Resources for Mentorship and Community involvement-
    Prof. Malcolm Heron,
    Adjunct Prof., James Cook University, Australia
  • 09:45-10:00 : Coffee break
  • 10:00-11:00 : Lecture 5 (45 min + 15 min Q&A)-Satellite-based Ocean Remote Sensing
    Prof. Maurizio Migliaccio
    Professor, Università degli Studi di Napoli Parthenope, Italy
  • 11:00-12:00 : Lecture 6 (45 min + 15 min Q&A)-Oceanographic mooring design
    Dr. Andreas Marouchos
    Research Group Leader, CSIRO, Australia
  • 12:00-13:00 : Lunch
  • 13:00-14:00 : Lecture 7 (45 min + 15 min Q&A)-Next-wave ocean sensing and monitoring and the role of AI in ocean resource and ecosystem management
    Prof. John R. Potter
    Professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • 14:00-14:45 : Volunteering opportunities with OES -
    Elizabeth Creed
    Systems Engineer, Kongsberg Underwater Technology
  • 14:45-15:00 : Coffee break
  • 15:00-15:10 : Feedback collection (sheets handed out post lunch).
  • 15:10-15:30 : Distribution of certificates.
  • 15:30-15:45 : Closing notes.