The leading international conference focusing on inland, coastal, and ocean optics!

Join Our E-Mail ListJoin us in October 2018 at the Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel conference center to explore the many facets of ocean color remote sensing and optical oceanography, including basic research, technological development, environmental management, and policy.

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.

What’s New

The Registration and Hotel Registration Systems Remain Open! Click here to learn more about registration rates and begin the registration process.

Hotel Reservation System. Discounted rates are available for rooms at the Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel and the Valamar Club Dubrovnik. Click here to learn more. The deadline to reserve discounted rooms is September 6, 2018.

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


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Postdoc Opportunity: The Marine Biogeochemistry Program at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) see…
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The registration, abstract submission, and hotel reservation systems for #OceanOpticsXXIV are now live! The abstrac…
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IOCCG Summer Lecture Series providing training in the fundamentals of ocean optics, bio-optics and ocean colour rem…
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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.

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)


Please contact Conference Coordinator Jenny Ramarui ( if you have any questions about the conference.

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