Dragi sudionici Ocean Optics kongresa,
dobrodošli u Dubrovnik!

We, the co-chairs and the members of the planning committee, welcome you to the Ocean Optics XXIV conference. We are delighted and excited to have you here, in the beautiful city of Dubrovnik on the coast of the Adriatic Sea (Case I waters side). Over the past two years, we have worked hard to build this agenda which encompasses oral and poster sessions, town halls, and short courses. The program is highly diverse, and for next five days you will hear the best of what our field has produced over the last two years; the basic and applied research in in-water optics and ocean color from different continents. As always, we strive to support our early career colleagues and give them a platform to present their work, and welcome them into this big, happy ocean optics family. » Read more

The Conference

Ocean optics 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 in the form of town halls, workshops, and short courses. Small group meetings are also convened providing attendees with the opportunity to meet with collaborators or fellow committee members.

Planning Committee

Stewart Bernard (South Africa)
Paula Bontempi (USA)
Astrid Bracher (Germany)
Ivona Cetinić (USA)
Emmanuel Devred (Canada)
Ana Dogliotti (Argentina)
Bryan Franz (USA)
Gabrijela Herceg Sarajlić (Croatia)
Cédric Jamet (France)
Zrinka Ljubešić (Croatia)
Alan Hrvoje Pavletić (Croatia)
Blake Schaeffer (USA)
Staša Skenžić (Croatia)
Jenny Ramarui (USA)

Conference Organizer

Ocean Optics XXIV 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.


Please contact Conference Coordinator Jenny Ramarui (jenny@tos.org) if you have any questions about the conference.

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UPDATE – The ESSOAr submission system is operational as of October 4, 2018, 3:00 pm EDT.  Instructions for submitting an extended abstract to this system are available here.

ALERT – The ESSOAr submission system for submitting extended abstracts is experiencing problems as of September 28th. Their technicians have been alerted and are working on a solution. Until a new notice is posted here, please submit extended abstracts using the same system used to submit short abstracts. Full instructions available here.

Conference Program Booklet Available for Download
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2018 Jerlov Award. The Oceanography Society is pleased to announce that Dr. Annick Bricaud has been selected as the 2018 recipient of The Nils Gunnar Jerlov Award recognizing her contributions to the advancement of our knowledge of the nature and consequences of light in the ocean. Learn more.

We have 361 conference participants registered so far, and additional attendees are welcome! Click here to learn more about registration rates and to complete the registration process. Onsite registration is available.

Other Announcements… Read other important conference announcements as well as notices of general interest to the ocean optics community.


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