Earthzine Is Back to Deliver Fourth Year of Live Coverage from OCEANS

Brandy Armstrong2018 Monthly Focus Topic, Oceans

IEEE Earthzine's fourth year of live coverage at OCEANS in Charleston, SC begins October 22nd, 2018.

Brandy Armstrong, IEEE OES

October 16, 2018

The theme at the OCEANS 2018 Charleston conference is "Healthy Oceans, Resilient Coasts, Robust Commerce...Strong Nations." The October 22-25th, 2018 event is sponsored by the Marine Technology Society (MTS) and the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (OES) will include tutorials, workshops, technical demonstrations, townhalls, paper presentations, and panel discussions focused on protecting the ocean with modern technology, traditional knowledge and collaboration. OCEANS is excited to feature speakers and technical presentations from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the International Space Station (ISS), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

OCEANS 2016 Monterey Ice Breaker Reception

OCEANS 2016 Monterey Ice Breaker Reception. Image Credit: Stan Chamberlain

Opportunities for professionals and students abound at OCEANS. This year in addition to the student poster competition, there will be new opportunities for students and Young Professionals (YP), including a mentorship program, a Women in Engineering (WIE) panel, and a Career panel. Panel registration is full, however both panels will be shared to Facebook live and recordings will be made available following OCEANS.

The OCEANS mentorship program introduces students and young professionals to more experienced attendees who will provide guidance throughout the week. Mentors and mentees will schedule career and research advice mentorship sessions throughout OCEANS, fostering a mentoring relationship. These short meetings allow students and young professionals to ask about graduate school, networking and career pathways.

The career panel will bring together individuals diverse in their career stages, employment type, and experiences to share their perspectives and answer questions about career paths and how to advance.

Women diverse in their nationality, career stages, employment type, and experiences will join the WIE panel to share their perspectives and answer questions about career paths, how to advance and face challenges women experience in STEM fields.   

OCEANS 2018 Kobe Social Media and Young Professional Boost members plan live coverage

Young Professional Boost members Fausto Fereirra (left) and Shyam Madhusudhana (right) join social media reporter Farheen Fauziya (right center), and social media organizer Brandy Armstrong (left center) to plan coverage of OCEANS 2018 Kobe.

IEEE OES Social media reporters Farheen Fauziya and Stephanie Kemna will join IEEE OES Young Professional Boost members Fausto Ferreira and Shyam Madhusudhana and IEEE OES social media coordinator Brandy Armstrong to bring live coverage of OCEANS to Earthzine and IEEE OES social media channels. Live coverage will also be provided by MCI USA.

Follow Earthzine, IEEE OES, MTS and OCEANS Conference on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter for all the latest updates and event coverage from OCEANS. Follow the hashtags #OCEANS18 and #OCEANSFanatic to catch what everyone else is saying about OCEANS 2018 Charleston. 

Log in to Facebook for daily,  live coverage of events at OCEANS:

IEEE OES facebook

Career Panel: Wednesday 7:30-9 AM

WIE PROGRESS Panel: Thursday 7:30-9 AM

OCEANS Conference facebook

Icebreaker Reception: Monday 5-7 PM 

Opening Plenary: Tuesday 9-10:45 AM

Exhibit Hall Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Tuesday 11:45-12 AM

VIP Reception & Know What's Below: Tuesday 5-7 PM

Plenaries and Regional Panel: Wednesday 8-10:45 AM

OCEANS Gala at the SC Aquarium: Wednesday 7-9 PM

Plus: Exhibitor Track Presentations, Special Sessions, Town Halls and Competition coverage throughout the week. 

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Brandy Armstrong
Title: IEEE OES Administrative Committee Member, Student Activities Committee Chair

"Healthy Oceans, Resilient Coasts, Robust Commerce… Strong Nations."

- OCEANS 2018 Charleston

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