Welcome to Ocean Optics XXIII!

Join your colleagues for the upcoming Ocean Optics conference from October 23 - 28, 2016 at the Victoria Conference Centre located at 720 Douglas Street in Victoria, BC, Canada!

Registration for the conference is now open! Information on registration rates can be found here.

Individual Attendee Registration: follow this link.
Exhibitor Registration: follow this link.

The short abstract submission system has been re-opened to receive submissions for poster-only presentations. Visit the abstract submission page for details. Nearly 250 abstracts were received by the May 2nd deadline, and the review process to assign those abstracts for either oral or poster presentation is underway. This opportunity to submit abstracts for consideration as poster-only presentations will remain open as long as poster display space remains available, and the capacity of the conference centre has not been exceeded. The final deadline for receiving poster abstracts is Friday, September 9, 2016 at 11:59 EDT. Persons who are not presenting scientific work are welcome to register attend the conference.

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.

Please tell your colleagues about the conference by downloading and forwarding the conference poster by email, or printing and posting it on your organization's bulletin board. Click on the desired size to access the PDF: 8.5 x 11 inches, 11 x 14 inches or A-4 paper.

This conference 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 registration or abstract submission. 

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).