In its 47-year history, the Oceanology International 2016 (OI2016) had its largest show ever with an overall attendance of 14,161. The event was held on March 15-17 in London’s ExCel, the exhibition covered 8,500 meters squared occupied by 520 exhibiting companies from 33 countries. In addition to the exhibits, the conference streams over the three days dealt with a wide array of marine topics: Aquaculture; Green shipping; Handling big data; Hydrography, Geophysics and Geotechnics; Marine renewables; Marine technology and services sector role in the Blue Economy; Monitoring structural integrity understanding risk and reliability; Oil & Gas: What’s next for ageing offshore assets?; Positioning & metrology; and the Unmanned vehicles and vessels showcase. OI curators hope to replicate the success of OI2016 for upcoming events in China (9-11 November, Shanghai) and San Diego (14-16 February).
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