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Action-Packed Demos and Training at Ocean Business 2017

With demand for the Ocean Business show at a record high, the organizers are excited to unveil an action-packed training and demonstration program for Ocean Business 2017, taking place in Southampton, UK at the National Oceanography Centre on 4-6 April 2017. The full program is available online and free visitor registration is open here.

The show's unique training and demonstration program is one of the biggest attractions to Ocean Business. Cheri Arvonio, Event Manager, explains: "With some of the leading names in the business presenting their new innovations, this really is an unmissable opportunity to learn about the latest technologies. We have over 180 hours of free training and demonstrations, where customers can actually try out the latest technologies in their real environments, be it in a test tank, in classrooms, on the dockside waters or onboard vessels, the demonstrations bring the technologies to life!"

The training and demonstration program at this year's show reflects some remarkable advances in underwater mapping and imaging technologies, as well as autonomous vehicles. Companies such as Teledyne and Sonardyne International will be demonstrating cutting-edge developments in mapping and imaging, with Sonardyne exploring the potential of mobile mapping, and Teledyne demonstrating its portable 3D imaging sonar and multibeam echosounding technologies, along with sessions about the latest trends in data processing and analysis.

Sessions held in the dockside waters will demonstrate some of the latest advances in autonomous vehicles with ASV Global demonstrating how to execute advance autonomous operations at sea and Rockland Scientific demonstrating the LAMTOV (Light Autonomous Microstructure Turbulence Observation Vehicle).

Other interesting sessions include Planet Ocean introducing the ecoSUB range of innovative, low cost, micro AUVs demonstrating how this disruptive technology can change the way ocean data is gathered; Liquid Robotics presenting how USVs have a natural role in the ‘Digital Ocean’, linking acoustic communications of the subsea with the radio communications of air and space to enable new capabilities and Seafloor Systems demonstrating their EchoBoat-ASV, a 2-man portable, customized vehicle, featuring multibeam sonar integrated with INS/GNSS and real-time SVP.

And if that’s not all, in addition to more than 340 international exhibitors and 180 hours of training and demonstration sessions all free to attend, many of the exhibitors bring their own vessels to Ocean Business and moor them alongside the show in the dockside waters to demonstrate their latest equipment – visitors are simply spoilt for choice!

For the full training and demonstration program and to register, please click here. Training and demonstration sessions are on a first come, first served basis, so visitors are advised to beat the queues onsite and register for free online in advance.

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