2018 Programme

CTNW 2018: Frontiers of Exploration

Organised in association with The Explorers Club

Organised in association with The Explorers Club, CTNW 2018 will highlight how the spirit of exploration drives forward science and technology, with consequent benefits to society and the protection of the natural environment. Speaker pairings, comprising a leading explorer with a scientist or technologist, will examine the role technology plays in exploring environments on the seafloor, in the oceans, on the oceans, over the oceans and into space, pushing the boundaries of what is possible. Speakers will also cast a look at how emerging technology will make ‘waves’ for ocean exploration over the coming decades. Engaging, visual but also technical presentations are the order of the day.

Progamme sponsored by: 

09:45-10:00

OPENING

Conference Introduction
Ralph Rayner, Conference Chair and President of the Society for Underwater Technology
Opening Welcome Video
Jim Cameron, Filmmaker, Philanthropist and Deep Sea Explorer

10:00-11:00

ON THE SEAFLOOR
Moderated by:
Ralph Rayner, Conference Chair and President of the Society for Underwater Technology

Discovery and Exploration of the Wreck of the Titanic
Rory Golden, Diver & Explorer
Visualising the Seabed in 3D
Dr Blair Thornton, Associate Professor of Oceanic Engineering Science, University of Southampton

11:00-11:30  Morning Tea Break
11:30-12:30

IN THE OCEAN
Moderated by:
Chris Scholin, President & CEO, MBARI

Capturing the Wonders of the Ocean
Orla Doherty, Producer, Blue Planet II, BBC
Visualising the Ocean Interior
Andone Lavery, Associate Scientist, Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

12:30-12:45 ANNOUNCEMENT OF PRIZES
1. AMSI Business Person of the Year
2. Alan Greig Operational Oceanography Prize
3. Oceanology International 2018 Lifetime Achievement 2018
12:45-14:00  Lunch Break
14:00-15:00

OVER THE OCEAN
Moderated by:
Mark Wood, Chair, The Explorers Club - Great Britain Chapter

Exploring Arctic Ocean Life
Pen Hadow, Director, Arctic Mission (ocean life research) & 90ºNorth Unit (ecosystem protection) 
Exploring the Oceans from Space 
Gordon Campbell, Science, Applications and Climate Department, Directorate of EO Programmes, European Space Agency

15:00-16:00

INTO SPACE
Moderated by:
Ralph Rayner, Conference Chair and President of the Society for Underwater Technology

Ocean Space to Outer Space
Dr Michael Gernhardt, NASA Astronaut and Manager of Environmental Physiology Laboratory, Johnson Space Center
Exporing Oceans on Other Worlds
Chris German MBE, Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Explorers Club Fellow

16:00-17:00

ADVANCING THE FRONTIERS OF OCEAN DISCOVERY
Moderated by:
Richard W. (Rick) Spinrad, Professor of Oceanography, Oregon State University (OSU) & President-Elect of the Marine Technology Society (MTS)

Announcement of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE Finalists and Milestone Awards
Jyotika Virmani, Senior Director, XPRIZE
Closing Remarks
Dr Richard W. (Rick) Spinrad, Professor of Oceanography, Oregon State University (OSU) and President-Elect, Marine Technology Society (MTS)

17:00-18:00 CLOSING DRINKS RECEPTION
Sponsored by: Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE

 

Confirmed presenters include:



  • GORDON CAMPBELL
    Science, Applications and Climate Department, Directorate of EO Programmes,
    European Space Agency



    DR MICHAEL GERNHARDT
    NASA Astronaut and Manager of
    Environmental Physiology Laboratory,
    Johnson Space Center



    RORY GOLDEN
    Diver, Presenter & Explorer



  • PEN HADOW
    Director,
    Arctic Mission



    ANDONE LAVERY
    Associate Scientist,
    Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering,
    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution



    DR BLAIR THORNTON
    Associate Professor of Oceanic
    Engineering Science,
    University of Southampton



  • DR RICHARD W. (RICK) SPINRAD
    Professor of Oceanography,
    Oregon State University (OSU)
    and President-Elect,
    Marine Technology Society (MTS)



    CHRIS GERMAN MBE
    Advisor,
    Ocean Exploration Program, NOAA
    and Planetary Sciences Division, NASA



    ORLA DOHERTY
    Producer, Blue Planet II,
    BBC

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