Philippe Courmontagne, Chairman Oceans 2019
Philippe Courmontagne
Chairman Oceans 2019

Dear Conference Attendees, Exhibitors, Presenters and Guests,

On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee, it is our pleasure to warmly welcome you to the MTS/IEEE OCEANS ’19 Marseille Conference and Exhibit.

OCEANS conference is jointly sponsored by the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (IEEE/OES) and the Marine Technology Society (MTS) and is one of the most influential international conference in this field, where you can discover all the new technologies and dedicated research linked to the comprehension of oceans. OCEANS 2019 Marseille will be a fantastic place for information sharing and networking, with an Exhibition, several tutorials on special interest topics, hundreds of technical presentations and a student poster program. Moreover, for the first time in the OCEANS series, a day will be fully dedicated to the Exhibition, with on-site demonstrations, round tables, symposiums, ministerial delegations … more than a simple exhibition, OCEANS 2019 Marseille will offer a world leading forum, where industry, academia and government organizations will share knowledge and connect with marine science and ocean technology communities. Do not miss this opportunity to showcase your products to the world! Furthermore, the theme of the conference “Let’s sea our future together” reflects our concern to understand the future of our oceans in terms of the preservation of marine, animal or plant life, as well as the exploitation of new energies.

Who could have imagined such a nice city, such a sunny and warm spot, such a place full of history, to host this prestigious event in France? At the gates of Provence and the French Riviera, founded in 600 BC by the Greeks from Phocaea, Marseille is the oldest city in France and the second largest in France after Paris, largest French city on the Mediterranean coast and largest commercial port. Marseille has much to offer its locals and tourists: an incredible coastline and 300 days of sunshine every year! Marseille has an impressive natural heritage with numerous lush parks in the heart of the city, offering refreshing havens when the sun is beating down. Just a few kilometers from the Vieux-Port lies the Calanques National Park, which is the perfect spot for year-round outdoor activities. The famous Calanques cover 20 kilometers with untamed creeks to explore and clear blue water to enjoy. As you stroll around this Mediterranean city you will see its impressive heritage for yourself. Marseille is brimming with hidden gems from the old town of Panier to the Second Empire buildings and the Roman churches. Nearby, the city of Toulon, the fourth-largest French city on the Mediterranean coast, is the first French military port, home of the French Navy aircraft carrier Charles De Gaulle and its battle group. The presence of these two major ports, in the Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur region, has generated the development of a large number of institutions (industries, companies and laboratories) dedicated to the sea exploitation and exploration.

Please take advantage of all the opportunities this prestigious event offers. The beautiful city of Marseille is waiting for you!

Sincerely yours,

Philippe Courmontagne
Conference Chair


Gold Sponsors

Naval Group

OCEANS 2019 Marseille is pleased to announce that the following companies have joined us for our prestigious conference:


The OCEANS conference is the flagship event of the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (OES) and the Marine Technology Society (MTS). It features all aspects of oceanic engineering, science and technology. The conference runs twice a year: every autumn (fall) in North America and every spring in the rest of the world. The rest of the world meetings alternate between Europe (in odd years) and Asia/Pacific rim (in even years).

The prestigious OCEANS series of conferences are recognized as the premier forum for the international marine community to meet and discuss topical issues in a format of easy information exchange. OCEANS brings together engineers, scientists, managers and policy makers from all aspects of the oceanic spectrum.

OCEANS features an associated trade exhibition with companies and institutions representing the wide range of activities found in the marine community.

Every edition brings together more participants and represents each topics of the field.


Let’s sea our future together

Local Organizing Committee

  • General Chair : Philippe Courmontagne, IM2NP / ISEN, Toulon, France
  • Technical Chairs : Claude Jauffret, IM2NP / Université de Toulon, Toulon, France
  • Jérôme Mars, GIPSA-Lab, Grenoble, France
  • Exhibit Chairs :
    • Aymeric Bonnaud, DCNS, Paris, France
    • Christian Audoly, DCNS Research, Toulon, France
    • Hélène Tonchia, WIE France Chair, Paris, France
  • Financial Chair : Pascal Lorenz, Université Haute-Alsace, Colmar, France
  • Tutorial Chair : Marc Pinto, ECA Robotics, Toulon, France
  • Webmaster Chair: Hélène Tonchia, WIE France Chair, Paris, France
  • Community Manager : Aurélie Demeulemeester, ISEN-Toulon, France

Key Dates

Abstract submission opening

October 1, 2018

Opening of registration and hotel booking

January 1, 2019

Deadline for abstract submission

January 15, 2019

Deadline for early bird registration fee

May 1, 2019

Conference opening

June 17, 2019

8:30 AM
5 Tutorials in parallel

5 Tutorials in parallel

5 Tutorials in parallel

06:30 PM
Ice Breaker

Palais des Arts, Marseille, France

8:30-9:50 AM
4 Technical Sessions

4 Technical Sessions in parallel

4 Technical Sessions in Parallel

4 Technical Sessions in parallel

4 Technical Sessions in parallel

Round tables SPC Trade show

3:30 - 6:30
Exhibition Visit

5 technical sessions in parallel

5 technical sessions in parallel

Lunchs, Coffee breaks take place in the Exhibition Hall

Lunchs, Coffee breaks take place in the Exhibition Hall

Lunchs, Coffee breaks take place in the Exhibition Hall

4:10 - 6:10 PM
Exhibition visit
7:00 - 0:00 PM
Gala Banquet
8:30 - 10:10 AM
Exhibition Visit
10:10 - 10:50 AM
Coffee break

Lunchs, Coffee breaks take place in the Exhibition Hall

12:30 - 1:30 PM
1:30 - 2:50
Round tables SPC Trade show
2:50 - 3:30 PM
Coffee break
3:30 - 6:30 PM
Exhibition Visit


  • Parc Chanot, Rond-Point du Prado, 13009 Marseille
  • +33 (0)1 70 39 35 64
  • 8:30 - 18:00


OCEANS ’19 Marseille
c/o MCI France
9, rue Gustave Ricard – 13006 Marseille – France
Telephone: +33 (0)1 70 39 35 64

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