IOOS is pleased to sponsor the 9th annual BlueTech Week (Nov 6-10, 2017) in San Diego, California. The Maritime Alliance anticipates 450+ people attending including 18+ BlueTech clusters from 10 countries and 9 U.S. states.
The theme is “Smart Ocean, Smart Water” and includes several tracks including the Intersection of the Blue Economy and the Space Economy, Smart Ports, Smart Shipping, Smart Water, Marine Autonomous Systems, and Workforce Development. IOOS Director Carl Gouldman will moderate a panel on “Gathering Data – from Air, Land, Sea and Space” on Wednesday, November 8th and several Department of Commerce and NOAA officials will also have roles, including Craig McLean, Acting Chief Scientist of NOAA. There will be a live BlueTech demonstration on San Diego Bay on Thursday afternoon and a BlueTech PitchFest on Friday. For additional detail and registration to any of the a-la-cart events, click here.