OCEANS 2024 Local Organizing Committee Welcomes You

OCEANS 2024 Singapore – An invitation From Local Organizing Committee

Dear Ocean Scientists, Engineers, and Technologists,

Greetings from Singapore!

Many of you would have felt a lost opportunity to visit Singapore in 2020 when we had to cancel our conference due to the pandemic. And we did not want to disappoint you for long. Singapore is all set to organize yet another OCEANS Conference during 14-18 April 2024. The conference is expected to attract about 700 delegates and 50 exhibitors who will showcase their latest research and technologies in the area of ocean science and engineering.

The conference venue, Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay is an iconic venue, often dubbed as a ‘mini city’, featuring an infinity swimming pool on its top. The SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands provides a stunning view of the city, a must-see photo opportunity for visitors and locals alike. The ArtScience Museum always has a top-quality exhibition, and Gardens by the Bay is a fascinating manifestation of the government’s vision of Singapore as a “city in a garden”. Enticing Marina Bay is well worth a visit.

The conference theme “Climate resilience, coastal protection and a sustainable Ocean”, has great significance not just for Singapore, a small Island nation, but for the region and the world. The conference will feature sessions and topics focused on this theme and beyond. Keynote speeches, Panel sessions, Town Halls, and regular technical sessions as well as the Student Poster Competition are all part of the OCEANS 2024 Singapore. Look out for calls towards organizing special sessions in the areas of your expertise. Great networking opportunities at our social events like welcome reception, exhibitor’s reception, and gala dinner.

Attending a conference is not just about participation in the technical program and exhibition. It also provides delegates over the world an opportunity to explore, understand and experience the unique cultures of the country where the conference is being held. One of the safest countries in the world, Singapore is also the best example of how people of different religious faiths can co-exist in peace and harmony. A Garden City state with lush green vegetation in an urban setting, a good transportation system, a world-class airport, mouth-watering international cuisine, and ease of communication in the English language all make it very special for visitors. This is also a great opportunity for visiting many neighboring countries such as Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Indonesia, to name a few, which are all 2 to 3 hrs by flight from Singapore.

Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of the Singapore AUV Challenge, a competition for tertiary students that will be held the week prior to OCEANS 2024 Singapore. The 2022 edition of this competition saw over 250 students from 12 countries participating. Check the details of the competition at www.sauvc.org. We are also planning a ‘Short School’ for OCEANS registrants, details of which will be made available soon.

So, come, participate, and experience an exciting conference together with us.

Yours Sincerely,

Venugopalan Pallayil & Chia Chin Swee

General Co-Chairs,

(For LOC, OCEANS 2024 Singapore)

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