Plenary Speakers

Plenary Speakers

Margaret Leinen

Margaret Leinen was appointed the eleventh Director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego in July 2013. She also serves as UC San Diego’s Vice Chancellor for Marine Sciences and Dean of the School of Marine Sciences. She joined UC San Diego in October 2013.

Leinen is an award-winning oceanographer and distinguished national and international leader in ocean science, global climate and environmental issues. Her research in paleo-oceanography and paleo-climatology focuses on ocean sediments and their relationship to global biogeochemical cycles and the history of Earth’s ocean and climate.Read More

Dr G Satheesh Reddy

Secretary Department of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO

Dr G Satheesh Reddy, Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), spearheads indigenous development of defence systems and technologies. As the top defence scientist in the country, Dr Reddy guides the development of major programs on missiles and strategic systems, fighter aircrafts and unmanned aerial defence systems, underwater systems, radar systems, strategic materials, armaments, and futuristic technologies. A visionary and institution builder, his technology leadership has deeply impacted the development of ‘best in class’ systems for the Indian Armed Forces.Read More

Dr. Shailesh Nayak

Topic: Towards Heralding an Era of Blue Economy.

Dr. Shailesh Nayak is currently Director, National Institute of Advanced Studies and Distinguished Scientist in the Ministry of Earth Sciences. He was the Chair, Earth System Science Organization (ESSO) and Secretary to the Government of India for Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), between August 2008-2015. He provided leadership for the programs related to science of climate change, weather services, polar science, geoscience, ocean science and modeling, ocean survey, resources, and technology.Read More

Prof. Peter M Haugan

Topic: The role of science and technology in transformation towards a sustainable ocean economy.

Former Chair Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, UNESCO
Programme Director at Institute of Marine Research,
Professor at the Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen, Norway

Prof. Peter Haugan is Programme Director at Institute of Marine Research, Norway, professor of oceanography at the Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen, and past chair of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO.Read More

Craig McLean

Topic: If not now, when? A lifetime’s opportunity in this moment.

Craig N. McLean currently serves as the Acting Chief Scientist providing direction for NOAA’s science and technology priorities. He also serves as the Assistant Administrator for Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (NOAA Research).

In his role at NOAA Research, he is responsible for overseeing, directing and implementing NOAA’s research enterprise including a network of research laboratories and the execution of NOAA programs including the Climate Program, National Sea Grant, Ocean Exploration, to name a few. Read More

Dr. Katsuyoshi Kawaguchi

Topic: Earthquake and tsunami surveillance system in seafloor and social implementation of real- time data.

KATSUYOSHI KAWAGUCHI is currently Director-General, JAMSTEC and visiting faculty member of Center for Integrated Underwater Observation Technology, Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo. His research interest is real-time seafloor observatory development. Earlier, he has served as an engineering director of Dense Ocean floor Network System for Earthquakes and Tsunamis (DONET) during the past for 15 years.Read More

Gary B Brassington

Topic: Operational global ocean forecasting – how the international community is organised, status of current systems, performance and comparison

Dr Gary Brassington is one of Australia’s leading researchers in operational ocean prediction. He is the Bureau of Meteorology’s Senior Principal Research Scientist for Ocean Modelling and leads award winning teams that research, develop and deploy operational ocean forecast systems including the Ocean Model, Analysis and Prediction System (OceanMAPS). OceanMAPS is developed and sustained through a government partnership of the Bureau of Meteorology, CSIRO and Australian Defence Force.Read More

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25 June 2021
Abstracts submission opening

31 August 2021
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06 15 September 2021
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30 October 2021
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31 October 2021
Acceptance notification

30 November 2021
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30 December 2021
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10 January 2022
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