Welcome to Ocean Optics XXIII!

Join your colleagues for the upcoming Ocean Optics conference from October 23 - 28, 2016 at the Victoria Conference Centre in Victoria, BC, Canada. Conference topics 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.

The 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. Attendees attend plenary presentations during the day, then 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 also provides 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.

Registration for the conference will open in early spring 2016, and the early registration and abstract submission deadline is May 1, 2016.

2016 Planning Committee Members (left - right): Scott McLean (Canada), Maycira Costa (Canada), Jeremy Werdell (USA), Wayne Slade (USA), Maria Tzortziou (USA), Annick Bricaud (France), Ivona Cetinic (USA), Blake Schaeffer (USA), Lesley Clementson (Australia), Cedric Jamet (France), Grace Chang (USA), Oliver Zielinski (Germany), Susanne Craig, (Canada), Jenny Ramarui (USA), Emmanuel Devred (Canada), Toru Hirawake (Japan). Not pictured: Aurea Ciotti (Brazil), Paula Bontempi (USA).