UPDATE – June 26, 2020

We would like to thank all members of the Ocean Optics Community for your patience while we worked to find a way to convene Ocean Optics XXV in October 2020. The safety of participants has been the primary consideration in all planning efforts. Given the uncertainty regarding the ability to travel due to the coronavirus pandemic—and the expected social distancing measures that would be required to safely convene the conference—we’ve made the decision to postpone Ocean Optics XXV until fall 2022. 

All abstract submitters and other participants will receive a message regarding their specific situation shortly. Those who have made reservations with the Hilton Norfolk The Main Hotel, or other area accommodations, should contact the hotel promptly to cancel room reservations.

The Planning Committee is evaluating options and will communicate developments to the community on this website and via email. We look forward to gathering safely with everyone in fall 2022 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Ocean Optics Conference!

About the Conference

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 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

Krista Alikas (Estonia)
Caren Binding (Canada)
Paula Bontempi (USA)
Hayley Evers-King (Germany)
Bryan Franz (USA)
Victoria Hill (USA)
Cédric Jamet (France)
Zrinka Ljubešić (Croatia)
Lachlan McKinna (Australia)
Blake Schaeffer (USA)
Jianwei Wei (USA)
Richard Zimmerman (USA)
Jenny Ramarui (USA)

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

Conference Organizer

Ocean Optics XXV 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.

Conference Convener

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