OCEANS 2020 Gulf Coast | October 19-22, 2020

Mississippi Coast Convention Center

The event for global maritime professionals to learn, innovate, and lead in the
protection and utilization of the world’s largest natural resource – our Oceans.

2,000 Attendees • 500 Technical Papers • 100+ Exhibitors • Unlimited Opportunities


IEEE, MTS and the OCEANS 2020 Local Organizing Committee has watched the development of COVID-19 with deep concern for those impacted. We are closely monitoring the situation and reassessing health and safety measures to ensure a safe environment for everyone participating in the Oceans 2020 Conference & Expo to be held this October in Biloxi, MS. We are proceeding as planned. We will continue to monitor the situation and will heed official guidance from U.S. authorities and international healthcare organizations. We will provide updates to this website as more information becomes available.

Global thought leaders and innovators in the areas of marine technology, engineering, science, research, and education will gather together to learn and experience cutting-edge technologies in the field of marine science, hear from industry experts and engineers regarding the latest research and innovations, discuss current environmental issues and policies affecting the field, and collaboratively work together to move the fields of marine technology and engineering forward.

Join the thousands of professionals who have made OCEANS their home for continued learning:

  • Businesses, institutions, individual professionals and students who are ocean engineers, technologists, policy makers and educators
  • Members of academia, government and industry who want a common forum for the exchange of information and ideas
  • Professionals interested in all aspects of science, engineering, and technology that address research, development, and operations pertaining to all bodies of water; this includes the creation of new capabilities and technologies from concept design through prototypes, testing, and operational systems to sense, explore, understand, develop, use, and responsibly manage natural resources
  • Individuals interested in sessions that are scientific, literary, and educational in character that strive for the advancement of the theory and practice of electrotechnology, allied branches of engineering, and related arts and sciences, applied to all bodies of water; and the maintenance of high professional and ethical standards among its members and affiliates.

Conference Theme: Visions for the Blue Economy

Honorary Governmental Chair Honorary Corporate Chair

Explore the Gulf Coast

Experience the promise of unlimited possibility and the joy of discovery along our 62 miles of scenic coastline. Feed your sense of adventure while recharging your batteries, whether you crave beachfront relaxation, thrilling outdoor activities, or world-class gaming. Here, you’ll find endless choices and open-ended experiences.

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