Welcome to Oceans 2017 in Anchorage, Alaska

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Welcome to OCEANS 17 Anchorage!

Abstract submissions are now being accepted.

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OCEANS ’17 Registration Will Open May 6, 2017!

Please proceed to our general registration information page before initiating with your conference registration.
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Visa Invitation Letters will be available soon.

Exhibitor Spots are Available!

Exhibit Booth spaces will be available for selection  beginning September, 2016, please visit our Exhibition Page for more details.

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An Open Invitation to Come to Alaska

Dear attendees,

OCEANS North America will be hosted in Alaska for the first time in 2017

On behalf of the Marine Technology Society and the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society, the OCEANS ’17 MTS/IEEE Anchorage Local Organizing Committee is honored to invite your participation in this prestigious event. The theme, “Our Harsh and Fragile Ocean,” or “How to protect the Fragile from the Harsh with application of modern technology and traditional knowledge working together” will bring consideration of the issues of Climate Change, Diminishing Arctic Ice Pack, Ocean Acidification, Increase vessel traffic in Arctic waters, Energy extraction and much more.

The Dena’ina Convention Center, with modern facilities located in downtown Anchorage, Alaska in close proximity to great hotels, fine dining and with fantastic view.

We look forward  to seeing you there!

Bob Seitz and Jana Lage
Oceans 2017 Co-Chairs



Bob Seitz


Jana Lage



About the event

Every autumn, the Marine Technology Society and the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society sponsor OCEANS, a prestigious conference/exhibition that draws an international audience of more than 2,000 attendees:

  • Over 500 professionally reviewed technical papers, including sessions focused on local themes.
  • Plenary sessions with leaders from industry, academia, the military and government.
  • 100+ exhibitors showcasing the latest innovations in products and services.
  • A student poster session featuring outstanding projects from around the world and other student activities.
  • Tutorials, workshops, demonstrations, government listening sessions, social/networking opportunities, professional field trips …and much, much more.


Some Opportunities Around Alaska

Alaska has a lot of different experiences to offer during your travels throughout the State. We’ve made it easy for you and crafted a list of opportunities to make the most of your stay in Anchorage. So get out and challenge yourself to grab life by the moments and make the most of your Alaska getaway!