The leading international conference on the optics of inland, coastal, and ocean waters.
We are looking forward to convening Ocean Optics XXVI in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, from October 6–11, 2024!
This six-day conference will be held at the Palacio de Congresos located along Playa de Las Canteras. This facility features a variety of meeting spaces, state of the art technology, and a welcoming and professional staff.
Plans will be announced on this page as they become available; please refer to content below for upcoming target dates and other useful information. If you have any questions, please contact Jenny Ramarui, Conference Coordinator.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria features a favorable climate in which to experience its rich history, local cuisine, and a wide variety of outdoor activities.
Visit our Travel page for more information on traveling to Las Palmas and entry and visa requirements.
Housing for Ocean Optics XXVI is now open! Visit our Housing page for discounted rates and links for exploring alternate housing options.
Opens in spring 2024
Opens in spring 2024
The Ocean Optics Conference attracts a diverse audience of active practitioners in this field, including oceanographers, marine ecologists, limnologists, optical engineers, marine resource managers, and policy professionals from around the world.
Conference presentations will include the science of optics across all aquatic environments, research, and applications, including (but not limited to) biogeochemistry, environmental management and applications, instruments, techniques and observational systems, remote sensing, phytoplankton ecology, radiative transfer and optical theory, global change, and benthic processes. Attendees will attend plenary presentations during the day and interact with colleagues during scientific poster session receptions held in the exhibit/poster hall in the early evening. In addition to invited and contributed oral and poster presentations, the conference will provide the opportunity for community-wide discussions.
Paula Bontempi, Chair – USA
Krista Alikas — Estonia
Alison Chase – USA
Hayley Evers-King – Germany
Srinivas Kolluru – USA
Zarko Kovac – Croatia
Piotr Kowalczuk – Poland
Hubert Loisel – France
Laura Lorenzoni – USA
Kelly Luis – USA
Catherine Mitchell – USA
Griet Neukermans – Belgium
Jenny Ramarui – USA
Eric Rehm – USA
Violeta Sanjuan Calzado – USA
Wayne Slade – USA
Xiaodong Zhang – USA
Ocean Optics XXVI is organized by The Oceanography Society (TOS). As a professional society, TOS is committed to supporting a community that encourages the open expression and exchange of ideas, that is free from all forms of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, and that is welcoming to all members and to those who participate in its activities. In pursuit of that commitment, TOS is dedicated to the philosophy of equality of opportunity and treatment for all participants.