Cleaner Ocean Foundation





TECHNOLOGY - Smart machines are the way forward for ocean transport and cleaning duties. Our volunteers were out and about looking for potential suppliers and research partners for 2019, as SeaVax and AmphiMax proof of concept models are put through their paces in Sussex, England. Peter Holm (centre) represented Sea Machines Robotics at this splendid event. Sea Machines is a US company that develops and sell navigation and vessel command and control equipment. They have a branch in England.



What is Oceanology International?

Held in London, in its 49th year, Oceanology International has firmly established itself as the world leading ocean technology marine science exhibition and conference. Every edition, Oceanology International brings together the latest technologies and thought leaders worldwide.

Attracting visitors from a variety of industries, including oil & gas, marine renewables and maritime defence, Oceanology International gives the opportunity for buyers and suppliers to do business in one location. Oceanology International offers structured networking opportunities to help suppliers establish relationships and secure business on a global scale.



Cleaner Ocean Foundation conservation consultant Nelson Kay


CONSERVATION CONSULTANT - The Cleaner Ocean Foundation is represented by Nelson Kay on the 14th of March 2018. He was at this event to explain how SeaVax works and the potential future applications toward ocean regeneration and reduced marine litter. A SeaVax ocean cleanup programme may be implemented at vastly reduced cost using portable shipyards to mass produce and service regeneration vessels in countries that do not have budget boat yards on the scale that would be required. To now, large portable dockyards have been unavailable. As part of the SeaVax project an AmphiMax will be prototyped. Nelson is a hands on welder fabricator and CAD jockey, useful skills for boat and amphibious vehicle building.



Ocean ICT Expo, London, ExCel data acquisition transfer and storage




The amount of data being acquired from within the ocean space is leading to a growth in interoperable systems for ocean data acquisition, transfer, storage and analysis. Ocean ICT Expo has been launched, as a part of Oceanology International, to meet the growing demand and interest in the cutting-edge of marine and ocean IT, communications, satellite and data solutions.

The Expo is set to bring together 100’s of highly targeted IT and Data professionals looking to procure specialist solutions, alongside the traditional OI audience of 7,500+ people.


Increasing amounts of data acquired from within the ocean space is leading to growth in interoperable systems for data acquisition, transfer, storage and analysis. Technologies identified as 'most important in 2 year's time' by OI2016 visitors:

* Advanced Sensors
* Autonomous Systems and Robotics
* Big Data and Analytics
* Satellite and Communications



Welcome to ExCel London world leading events


EXCELLENT - The London ExCel is the perfect venue for this nautical technology get together. This is the forty-ninth year of the event that brings together oceanic thought leaders, suppliers and buyers from across the globe.





1. Registration | 1st November 2017 to 12th March 2018


Registration opens on 1st November 2017 until 12th March 2018


2. Set up a profile


Next you create a profile that will be visible to other participants on the event website. The profile should describe what you are looking for and can offer to potential partners. The sooner you set up your profile, the better chance other delegates will have to request meetings with you.


3. Request meetings | 19th February onwards


From the 19th February you can start to receive and send meetings requests to other participants who you would like to meet at the event. You have until 12 March 2018 to finalise your meeting requests.


4. Build connections at the event | 12th March


A few days prior to the event you will receive an email with your meetings schedule showing who you will meet, what time, and the table number where the meeting will take place. You can always check this online or via the app.





14 Mar 2018
Matchmaking Sessions
09:00 – 11:00
Bilateral Meetings | Morning Session
Matchmaking Sessions
13:00 – 17:00
Bilateral Meetings | Afternoon Session




For further information about this brokerage event please contact Tim Benzie or one of the co-organisers listed below. We found Tim's help with these B2B meetings invaluable. Thanks Tim. We had five meetings booked and these led on to another three meetings on exhibitors stands to discuss possible supplier arrangement and potential partnerships. This did not include visiting dozens of other stands for information gathering and just to see what is new. 



Tim Benzie, Enterprise Europe business consultant

Tim Benzie
Greenwich Research & Enterprise
Enterprise Europe Network
+44(0)7392 081 282

Participants from outside UK please get in contact with:

DE: Jenny Dümon| P +49 431 66 66 6-8 62 | duemon@wtsh.de


The conference and brokerage event will take place at:

Stand F600
ExCeL London
One Western Gateway
Royal Victoria Dock
London E16 1XL. 



Catch The Next Wave conference 2018





CTNW is a prestigious annual conference that takes a longer term view of the capabilities that are shaping our future ability to explore, understand, exploit and protect the oceans. Historically the event pairs leading global experts to share latest technological solutions being developed to tackle related challenges accross different sectors and highlight potential opportunities for the ocean community to learn from other sectors. CTNW’s aim is to stimulate creative thinking and leave the audience buzzing with new ideas that might lead to new research and business opportunities.

Catch the Next Wave 2018: Frontiers of Exploration is organised in association with The Explorers Club

CTNW 2018 will examine the intrinsic relationship between exploration and technology, how each drives the other. Pairs of leading explorers and senior technologists will discuss role technology has played in man’s ability to explore environments on the seafloor, in the oceans, on the oceans, over the oceans and into space, as well as casting a look at how emerging technology might make ‘waves’ for ocean exploration, over the following decades.

As in the previous four editions, the programme of experts will engage the audience to consider opportunities for technology transfer from non-marine sectors into marine.


The CTNW Committee is in the process of finalising the programme. Check out the latest list of confirmed keynote presenters.



Earthwise algae based absorbent technologies


EARTHWISE - Earthwise Algae based sorbents were developed in-house, with their sister company Arctic Foam in conjunction with UC San Diego, with over a decade of world leading technology in high performance and green alternative poly foams.

Their mission is to develop high performance, sustainable, recycled and re-purposed algae based sorbent to clean-up man's mistakes and our planet. Our man about town met with Jim Mullen (CEO) and Richie Schultz (VP Business Development) to look at their products and discuss ways of raising finance for social projects. Thanks guys.

Earthwise has been awarded several EPA approvals for it's products. Sorbents, (short for absorbents) is what clean-up crews use when there is an oil or chemical spill. Now for the first time, Earthwise will be able to add it's Algae based sorbents into a new line of products. "We can truly say we are using nature and science together to clean up oil spill around the world," says Jim Mullen, CEO of Earthwise.




SMD - Look at these superb cable laying, trenching and mining machines. Copyright Photograph © March 14 2018 Cleaner Ocean Foundation Ltd. All rights reserved. You will need the permission of the COF to use this photograph except for educational purposes or private study.



CLS is a French company using satellites for environmental monitoring


CLS - Ocean tracking and predictive positioning using satellites. Copyright Photograph © March 14 2018 Cleaner Ocean Foundation Ltd. All rights reserved. You will need the permission of the COF to use this photograph except for educational purposes or private study.




iXblue - A company from France that produces inertial navigations systems and 3D sonar equipment for autonomous vessels. Copyright Photograph © March 14 2018 Cleaner Ocean Foundation Ltd. All rights reserved. You will need the permission of the COF to use this photograph except for educational purposes or private study.




ALICAT - A well know builder of boats in the UK in aluminium and steel. They also repair and fit out vessels on their 7 acre facilities. Copyright Photograph © March 14 2018 Cleaner Ocean Foundation Ltd. All rights reserved. You will need the permission of the COF to use this photograph except for educational purposes or private study.




DEEP TREKKER - Sam Macdonald heads up this Canadian company that produce a range of tough machines for underwater inspection and in pipes using crawlers in harsh conditions. Copyright Photograph © March 14 2018 Cleaner Ocean Foundation Ltd. All rights reserved. You will need the permission of the COF to use this photograph except for educational purposes or private study.




BOUND4BLUE - Wing sails for use on cargo and passenger craft to cut down on fuel bills. Seen here are Oriol Sanchez Garcia (Lead electronics engineer) and David Ferrer Desclaux (Co-founder & CTO). This company from Spain are at the cutting edge, hoping to equip vessels with practical wing-sails to help combat climate change. Copyright Photograph © March 14 2018 Cleaner Ocean Foundation Ltd. All rights reserved. You will need the permission of the COF to use this photograph except for educational purposes or private study.




GREENSEA - This company from America equip vessels with an operating system that allows convenient control of underwater and surface drones using an architecture that eliminates most of the compatibility issues in unmanned marine robots. Copyright Photograph © March 14 2018 Cleaner Ocean Foundation Ltd. All rights reserved. You will need the permission of the COF to use this photograph except for educational purposes or private study.




DESMI - A company making oil spill recovery machines and containment devices. Copyright Photograph © March 14 2018 Cleaner Ocean Foundation Ltd. All rights reserved. You will need the permission of the COF to use this photograph except for educational purposes or private study.




ASV - This company makes autonomous boats for unmanned offshore and coastal oceanographic surveys. They also supply the military with drones. Copyright Photograph © March 14 2018 Cleaner Ocean Foundation Ltd. All rights reserved. You will need the permission of the COF to use this photograph except for educational purposes or private study.




Ocean Observation & Sensing

Tuesday10:00 - 17:3013 Mar 2018



South Gallery Room 5


Chaired by: Carl Gouldman, Director of U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®), NOAA; Matt Mowlem, Head of the Ocean Technology and Engineering Group.


Collaborations, Regulations & Research as Aquaculture Moves into Harsher Environments

Tuesday10:00 - 11:3013 Mar 2018



South Gallery Room 9


This session gives a high-level overview of the challenges and approaches being taken to develop this sector. Chaired by: Lawrie Stove, Managing Director, Aqua...


Hydrography, Geotechnics & Geophysics 1


Tuesday10:00 - 11:3013 Mar 2018


South Gallery Rooms 7 & 8

Chaired by: Andy Hill, Marine Geohazard Technical Authority, BP Exploration Seabed 2030: A Plan for High-Resolution Maps of the Ocean by 2030 Rear Admiral Shepa...


Hydrography, Geotechnics & Geophysics 2


Tuesday11:40 - 13:0013 Mar 2018


South Gallery Rooms 7 & 8


Chaired by: Andy Hill, Marine Geohazard Technical Authority, BP Exploration Depths of Confusion – Managing Vertical Reference Surfaces in Offshore Survey and P...


Is This the Future of Offshore Fish Farms?


Tuesday11:45 - 12:5013 Mar 2018


South Gallery Room 9

Discover some of the emerging bigger and smaller solutions for operating aquaculture in more exposed environments and even more novel projects for subsea cultivation


Unmanned Multi-Vehicle Collaboration: Maritime Security Applications


Tuesday13:00 - 14:3013 Mar 2018


South Gallery Rooms 3 & 4

Chaired by: Steve Hall - CEO of SUT Autonomous Docking Station for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles. Christophe Bouchet, Marketing Manager, Naval Group (invited) ...


Equipment and Services for a Developing Offshore Aquaculture Sector


Tuesday13:45 - 15:3013 Mar 2018


South Gallery Room 9

Learn about recent developments in equipment and services that are available to facilitate aquaculture in more exposed environments. Chaired by: Lawrie Stove


Hydrography, Geotechnics & Geophysics 3


Tuesday14:15 - 15:4013 Mar 2018


South Gallery Rooms 7 & 8

Chaired by: Andy Hill, Marine Geohazard Technical Authority, BP Exploration & Richard Salisbury, Senior Consultant, Fugro GeoConsulting Submarine Slope Instability


Industry Applications for Unmanned Vehicles


Tuesday15:00 - 17:0013 Mar 2018


South Gallery Rooms 3 & 4

Chaired by: Dan Hook, Managing Director, ASV Global Expanded Underwater Robotics Ready for Oil SpillJavier Gilabert, Profesor, Technical University of Cartagen...


Monitoring Technology for Offshore Aquaculture


Tuesday15:45 - 17:1013 Mar 2018


South Gallery Room 9

New technology is being deployed at an increasing scale of operation. This will require monitoring from both an industry and regulator's perspective to ensure s...


Hydrography, Geotechnics & Geophysics 4


Tuesday16:00 - 17:3013 Mar 2018


South Gallery Rooms 7 & 8

Chaired by: Andy Hill, Marine Geohazard Technical Authority, BP Exploration & Richard Salisbury, Senior Consultant, Fugro GeoConsulting The Diary of a Geotechnician

Unmanned Multi-Vehicle Collaboration: Ocean Mapping & Monitoring Applications


Wednesday10:00 - 12:0014 Mar 2018


South Gallery Rooms 3 & 4

Chaired by: Prof Russell Wynn, Chief Scientist, Marine Autonomous and Robotic Systems, National Oceanography Centre (NOC) A New Paradigm for Seabed Mapping.


Delivering Efficiencies Across the Offshore Oil & Gas Life Cycle


Wednesday10:00 - 17:0014 Mar 2018



South Gallery Rooms 7 & 8

Chaired by: Christopher Curran, Senior Consultant, CJC Enterprises and Steve Barrett, Senior Vice President - Business Development, Oceaneering

Underwater Imaging & Metrology


Wednesday10:00 - 15:5014 Mar 2018



South Gallery Room 5

Chaired by: Simon Waterfield - Head of Survey Support Group at Sonardyne & Blair Cunningham - President of Technology & Divisional CEO of Coda Octopus Products


Ocean Information & Communications Technology


Wednesday10:00 - 17:1514 Mar 2018



South Gallery Room 9

Chaired by: Nick Lambert, Maritime Domain Expert, Satellite Applications Catapult; Dr Clare Postlethwaite, Coordinator of the Marine Environmental Data and Info...


Expanding Capabilities of Unmanned Vehicles


Wednesday13:00 - 14:4014 Mar 2018


South Gallery Rooms 3 & 4

Chaired by: Prof Russell Wynn, Chief Scientist, Marine Autonomous and Robotic Systems, National Oceanography Centre Current AUV Developments at the NOC.


Unmanned Vehicles: Communications & Data


Wednesday15:00 - 16:0014 Mar 2018


South Gallery Rooms 3 & 4

Chaired by: Dan Hook, Managing Director, ASV Global Inside Mission Control – Challenges of Over-the-Horizon AutonomyJames Cowles, Commercial Technical Sales.


Surface Navigation & Positioning: Modern Issues… Modern Solutions


Thursday10:00 - 12:1015 Mar 2018


South Gallery Rooms 3 & 4

This session looks at how modern satellite navigation and positioning systems can be impacted by current issues and describes some potential solutions

Marine Renewables


Thursday10:00 - 16:0015 Mar 2018


outh Gallery Rooms 7 & 8

Chaired by: Dr Zoe Roberts, Senior Metocean Analyst, Vattenfall Wind Power (UK) and Dr Stephen Wyatt, Research & Disruptive Innovation Director, Offshore Renewables


Subsea Acoustic Positioning: Let Battle Commence


Thursday13:15 - 15:0015 Mar 2018


South Gallery Rooms 3 & 4

This session focusses on different acoustic network positioning strategies and how integration and augmentation technologies are improving the way we view the sea





CTNW 2018: Frontiers of Exploration will take place at ExCeL London, from 09:30-17:00 on the 15th of March, as part Oceanology International 2018 Exhibition & Conference, the world’s leading exhibition and conference for ocean technology and marine science.


Registration for CTNW 2018 will cost £100+VAT and can be booked via the Oceanology International registration page.




Ellen Burgess - Conference Manager
Tel: +44 (0)20 8439 5420


Claire Martin - Conference Executive
Tel: +44 (0)20 8439 5676



QPS satellite based navigation software for hydrographic surveys


QPS - Initially oriented towards navigation and positioning consultancy, QPS evolved to development of integrated navigation system software embracing real-time quality control/quality assurance functionality, missing at that time in contractor software.

Quality Positioning Services BV (QPS), headquartered in Zeist, The Netherlands, is an independent software design company founded in 1986. QPS subsidiary offices are located in Portsmouth USA, in Fredericton Canada, and in Banbury UK.

QPS is focused on system integration of survey sensors and the development of software applications used for hydrographic surveys, sea-floor mapping, portable pilot units and Electronic Navigation Charts (ENC) production. QPS is seen as market leader in these fields. The key technology of QPS is based on precise navigation, the collection and presentation of large volumes of navigation and depth data. This also includes new techniques for 3D visualization of the underwater environment. QPS navigation and positioning software is used on board offshore construction vessels, pipe-lay barges, drilling rigs, seismic research vessels and hydrographic survey vessels. QPS has a fast growing market share in the offshore oil and gas industry, dredging industry and port communities.



The European Marine Observation and Data Network


EMODnet - Data collection, storage and access in Europe has been carried out in a fragmented way for many years. Most data collection has focused on meeting the needs of a single purpose by a wide range of private and public organisations, often in isolation from each other.

The European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) is a network of organisations supported by the EU’s integrated maritime policy. These organisations work together to observe the sea, process the data according to international standards and make that information freely available as interoperable data layers and data products.

Data from the marine environment is a valuable asset. Rapid access to reliable and accurate information is vital in addressing threats to the marine environment, in the development of policies and legislation to protect vulnerable areas of our coasts and oceans, in understanding trends and in forecasting future changes. Likewise, better quality and more easily accessible marine data is a prerequisite for further sustainable economic development, so-called ‘blue growth’.




MACARTNEY - The MacArtney Group is a worldwide group of companies specialising in the sale and service of underwater technology products and systems. The group headquarters in Esbjerg, Denmark, which were established in 1978, support subsidiary companies in Norway, Benelux, the UK, France, Germany, Australia, Singapore and the USA. Each independent company has been incorporated to meet the indigenous requirements of the local area while being fully supported by the parent company, MacArtney A/S, which co-ordinates activities such as product development, system integration, training, quality assurance, financial support and marketing.

The "Underwater Technology" handle covers a highly diverse market including offshore oil and gas geophysical exploration, development and production, diverse military activities including MCM, civil engineering, underwater security, ocean sciences, environmental studies and research, nuclear plant inspection and leisure activities.

Their product and service base includes cable moulding and encapsulation workshop, electrical and optical connectors, cables and terminations, winch and handling systems, electrical and optical slip rings, cameras and lights, sonar systems and acoustics, multiplexer and control systems, engineering and services, ROV and ROTV systems and a lease pool. See them on stand D201.

MacArtney UK Ltd., Howemoss Avenue, Kirkhill Industrial Estate, Dyce, Aberdeen, AB21 0GP, United Kingdom.  Tel: +44 (0) 1224 358 500 

MacArtney A/S (Headquarters), Gl. Guldagervej 48, DK-6710 Esbjerg V (CVR No. 84 16 48 28), Denmark. Phone: +45 7613 2000  Email: info@macartney.com



Oi Oceanology International 2018, March London Excel


B2B - Register now for your chance to meet and partner up for collaborative research on ways to beat marine litter - and at the same time help wild fish stocks to regenerate in a healthier environment for future food security.





End User Sector



Coastal Engineering/Protection(10)

Fisheries and Aquaculture(92)


Marine Environmental Protection(70)

Marine Renewables(115)

Marine Science(154)

Maritime Security(61)

Ocean Mining(60)

Offshore Construction(18)

Offshore Oil & Gas(225)

Ports, Harbours and Terminals(108)

Ships and Shipping(57)




Company Services




Conservation/Environmental Management(11)

Contract Services(24)






Hydrography/Marine Survey(96)


Marine Electrical/Electronics(77)


Measurement & Instrumentation(103)


Navigation & Positioning(78)

Ocean Research(73)


Offshore Construction(29)

Offshore Drilling(26)


Research & Development(98)

Scientific Research(54)


Software Development(48)

Sub Contracting(15)

Subsea Engineering(20)


Underwater Communications(54)



Product Categories




Anti-corrosion & Anti-fouling(6)


Autonomous Underwater Vehicles - AUV(54)

Bathymetric Survey(72)


Beacons & Buoys(17)

Benthic Sampling Equipment(7)

Buoyancy Materials(15)

Cable Assemblies(6)

Cable Harnesses(4)

Cable & Cable Systems(11)



Cathodic Protection Systems(7)

Charts & Charting(21)

Coastal Engineering/Protection(13)

Coastal Maintenance(3)



Composite Materials(5)

Compressors, Air & Gas(3)

Computer Equipment(2)

Conductivity Meters(10)


Consultancy Services(30)

Consulting Engineers Offshore(12)

Containers & Cases(4)

Contingency Planning(3)

Control Systems(17)

Corrosion Control, Detection(8)

Cranes, Hoists & Winches(2)

Current Measurement(20)

Data Acquisition/Management(15)

Data Interpretation/Management(9)

Data Processing(13)

Deck Machinery(6)

Digital Video Systems(12)


Diving Services(15)

Diving Equipment(20)

Doppler Velocity Logs - DVL(2)

Downhole Survey & Services(8)

Dredging Equipment(17)

Dynamic Positioning(18)

Earth Sciences(10)

Echo Sounders(26)


Education & Training(8)

Electric Motors(7)

Electrical Components(13)


Electro-mechanical Actuators & Sensors(4)

Electronic Components(6)


Emergency Response(10)

Engineering Services(8)

Environmental Management(20)

Equipment Hire(20)

Fibre Optics(20)


Flow Meters(8)


Geophysics Services(35)

Geotechnical Engineering(19)

Global Information Systems - GIS(1)

GNSS Receivers(2)




Hydraulic Systems(7)

Hydrographic Services(42)

Hydrological Instruments(13)

Information Services(7)

Inspection, Maintenance & Repair(25)

Instruments / Instrumentation(47)


IT Consulting(1)

Laboratory Testing Services(10)


Launch & Recovery Systems(14)

Leak Detection & Sealing(10)

Life Rafts & Rescue Boats(2)

Life Support Systems(1)


Magnets & Magnetometers(11)



Mapping Systems(29)

Marine Biology(2)

Marine Chemistry(2)

Marine Engineering(29)

Marine Equipment - General(36)

Marine Geology(5)

Marine Geophysics(9)

Marine Geotechnical Investigations(26)

Marine Site Investigations(37)

Marine Survey(20)

Marine Systems(30)

Materials Handling(1)

Measurement Equipment(36)

Media & Events(5)

MetOcean Services(4)


Motion Reference Units - MRU(1)

Naval Architecture & Engineering(3)

Navigation & Position Fixing(32)

Noise Reduction(1)

Ocean Modelling(10)

Ocean Observation(31)


Oil Spill Prevention Technology(10)

Oil Spill Response & Management(2)

Oilfield Tools - Drilling(1)

Oilfield Tools - Production(1)


Oxygen Meters(4)

Paints & Specialist Coatings(2)


Patrol Craft(1)

Personnel & Recruitment(8)


Port Security(14)

Position Fixing Systems(9)

Power Supplies(2)

Pressure & Temperature Control(1)


Profiling Systems(25)

Propulsion Systems(9)



Radio Equipment(3)

R&D Organisations(9)

Remote Operated Vehicle - ROVs(71)

Remote Sensing(29)

Rental Equipment(16)

Rescue & Survival Equipment(3)

Research Vessel(15)

Risk Analysis(2)


Ropes & Wires(1)


Satellite Communications(11)

Seabed Sampling(28)

Seismic Survey Equipment(26)

Seismic Survey Services(4)


Shipbuilding, Repair & Conversion(4)

Ships, Shipping(1)

Simulation & Training(2)

Slip Ring Systems(2)

Software & System Engineering(25)

Sonar & Systems(43)


Space Technology(1)

Submarines & Submersibles(11)

Submersible Equipment(23)

Subsea Production Systems(6)

Surveillance Systems & Equipment(10)

Survey Equipment(62)

Systems Integration(17)

Target Acquisition & Recognition(7)

Telemetry Equipment(15)

Test & Evaluation Equipment(1)


Tide Gauges(20)

Towed Arrays & Bodies(14)

Tracking Systems(14)

Testing Services(4)


Underwater Communications(30)

Unmanned Aerial Systems - UAS(2)

Unmanned Surface Vehicles - USV(8)


UXO Services(8)



Vibration Monitoring Systems(6)

Waste Disposal and Treatment(1)

Water Measurement & Sampling(12)

Weather Forecasting(10)

Wireless Communications(2)







The building of London’s Royal Docks introduced a new world of commerce to the expanding capital. The dock is dominated by the ExCeL Exhibition Centre, constructed on the north quayside and opened in November 2000, and by the adjacent high level Royal Victoria Dock Bridge. The waterside location of ExCel is used to its advantage when it hosts the annual London Boat Show, with visiting vessels moored alongside the exhibition centre.


The Royal Victoria Dock is the largest of three docks in the Royal Docks of east London, now part of the redeveloped Docklands. The dock area has experienced major redevelopment under the London Docklands Development Corporation. The dock itself still exists and is accessible to ships, although its western entrance has been filled in and it is now used chiefly for watersports. Its transport links have been greatly improved with new roads and Docklands Light Railway lines running along both its north and south side.

Most of the original warehouses have been demolished but the historic 19th century K-S and W Warehouses – both listed buildings – have survived.





The docks drew produce and people from all over the world; they survived the bombings of World War II but the final challenge was the creation of containerised cargo.

This far more efficient method of moving goods required much larger ships that could not navigate down as far as the Royal Docks. Gradually the Royal Docks business fell into decline. Despite the difficulties, they survived longer than any other upstream docks finally closing to commercial traffic in 1981.

ExCeL London has been at the forefront of the regeneration. ExCeL is helping to bring trade and industry to the docks, generating over £2.3 billion of economic impact for the British economy.


ExCeL London
One Western Gateway
Royal Victoria Dock, London
E16 1XL


Tel: +44 (0)20 7069 5000

Email: info@excel.london



The London ExCel conference and exhibition centre, Docklands






Reed Exhibitions Limited
Gateway House, 28 The Quadrant
Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1DN
United Kingdom

Company No: 678540
VAT No: GB 232 4004 20

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Register for B2B matchmaking at Oceanology International 2018


B2B - This is a chance for business and technology partners in one day at the fabulous London Excel. There is ample parking for visitors in the underground parks.




Oi AMERICA - The world's leading forum for marine science and ocean technology will be back in San Diego for 2019

The Oceanology International portfolio offers world leading events where industry, academia and governments share knowledge and connect with the marine science and ocean technology communities.

This three-day conference and exhibition is broadening its emphasis and appeal across the Americas, now connecting more stakeholders from across North America with their counterparts and customers in Latin America and the Caribbean. The newly branded Oceanology International Americas, will return to the San Diego Convention Centre from 25-27 February 2019.

Oceanology International Americas is a world-class exhibition and conference to help organisations reach buyers from key market regions and sectors across North & South America and the Caribbean helping them improve their strategies for measuring, developing, protecting and operating in the world’s oceans.







Google map London ExCel Oceanology International March 2018


MAP LONDON, THAMES - This map of London with the River Thames as a main feature, shows us the Docks above and feed into the Thames as it flows east out to sea.




Oi NORTH AMERICA 2017 - Each year Oceanology International is held at a different location. This poster was advertising the US event hosted in the San Diego Convention Centre, California.


Oceanology International (OI 2018) is a biennial event organised by Reed Exhibitions, which will next take place at London's Excel Conference and Exhibition Centre from 13-15 March 2018. Oceanology International is the leading conference and exhibition for ocean science and marine technology covering all areas of the oil and gas industry and an ideal networking opportunity for suppliers, contractors and end users in the offshore and subsea industries.


Oceanology International, with an audience of suppliers, contractors and end users from over 70 countries and 525 international exhibitors (OI 2018) is the global forum where industry, academia and government share knowledge and connect with the marine technology and ocean science community, improving their strategies for measuring, exploiting, protecting and operating in the world’s oceans. Oceanology International (OI 2018) will bring together engineers, scientists and industry managers from all over the globe who will be introducing new products and technology during the event.

Established in 1969, Oceanology International features the world’s largest exhibition for marine science and technology, multiple agenda-setting technological conferences, and a visiting vessels and waterside demonstrations programme.



Bronze sculpture men loading cargo manually on a dockside


YESTERYEAR - Let us not forget our roots. It is important to recognise the development of London as a port of international trade and remember that this was on the backs of the strong men who manhandled much of the produce that was landed before the advent of fork-lift trucks and other modern handling equipment, though cranes were well established quite early on.



River Thames, London, England tug boat towing in the docks



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