Marine Technology

Oceans span the globe - does your Marine Technology business? Keep your company growing by devising or expanding your international export strategy. The U.S. Department of Commerce Commercial Service’s Marine Technology team can assist your company take advantage of worldwide sales opportunities.

You can find international market research, business leads, and promotional events tailored to marine technology companies below listed by the key subsectors covered by our Team:

  • Ocean and Underwater Technology
  • Pleasure Boats and Accessories
  • Port Equipment and Services
  • Shipbuilding and Related-Industries

Your company can tap a world-wide network of Commercial Specialists to help advance your international business development plans including:  

  • Finding qualified business partners and end users
  • Navigating international documentation regulations
  • Successfully bidding on foreign government contracts
  • Promoting your technology overseas at trade shows and single company promotions.

We can also guide you to additional U.S. Government exporting resources including

  • U.S. Export-Import Bank export insurance and financing
  • Small Business Administration STEP export grants
  • U.S. Trade & Development Agency foreign buyer delegations and project feasibility studies

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Take action now: Contact a marine technology trade specialist, explore upcoming events and trade leads, sign up for email updates. We look forward to working with you! Locate your nearest ITA Marine Technology trade specialist.

**NEW!! - For detailed country by country analysis of Pleasure Boat markets in over 25 countries, please see the 2016 Pleasure Boat International Resource Guide. Click the cover below to download a copy!

Upcoming Events include:

Miami International Boat Show- Virginia Key, Florida (February 11-15, 2016)

With a new location just across the Bay from downtown Miami, Virginia Key is easy to get to by land or sea. For the fourth year, the Progressive© Insurance International Boat Show© has partnered with the U.S. Department of Commerce to invite qualified business-to-business buyers from around the world to join us at recreational boating’s biggest marketplace in the U.S.A! For more information, visit

Oceanology International 2016- London, England (March 15-17, 2016)

The free to attend Oceanology International 2016 extensive technical program will include insights and case studies from industry, government and academic experts and provided excellent educational, learning and networking opportunities for all attendees. For more information, visit .

Hannover Messe 2016 Partner Country logo

Connect to global opportunities in the Marine Technology at HANNOVER MESSE – April 25-29, 2016

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker invites U.S. companies to join the U.S. delegation at HANNOVER MESSE 2016. USA Partner Country status makes the world’s largest trade show for industrial technology an even better opportunity for American businesses. Learn more

Detailed Event Information For Oceanology International -- China 2013 Detailed Event Information For Oceanology International -- China 2013
Oceanology International -- China 2013 -- Computer Software, Electronic Components, Environmental Technologies, Laboratory Scientific Instruments, Oil/Gas/Mineral Prod/Explor Serv., Port/Shipbuilding Eq., Renewable Energy Eq., Security/Safety Eq., Telecommunications Eq., Water Resources Eq./Services
Location/Date: Shanghai, China 09/03/2013 - 09/05/2013
Event Summary:
U.S. companies involved in the marine technology and ocean science community should consider exhibiting in Oceanology International – China 2013, which will be held September 3-5, 2013, at INTEX in Shanghai, China. Held for the first time in China, Oceanology International – China 2013 will be the only forum in Asia 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 – China 2013 will provide the opportunity to capitalize on China's rapidly growing offshore energy and marine industries. China's most recent five-year plan was the first to include a dedicated chapter on marine development, highlighting the country's intent to explore its vast marine potential. In its latest budget, the Chinese Government has boosted funding for oceanography, particularly in exploration, research and deep-sea technologies. Oceanology International – China 2013 will hold concurrent conferences on Developing Marine Energy Research, with a focus on the latest technologies and services for developing marine renewable energy, and Marine-Based Aquaculture, with a focus on sustainability. Join the more than 150 exhibitors which will showcase, meet and find business opportunities with professionals and decision-makers in China's ocean sector at Oceanology International—China 2013. Exhibiting will be manufactures and service providers in the following product sectors: Marine Component & Equipment Manufacturers: • Cameras; • Echo Sounders; • Sensors such as electro-mechanical, vibration monitoring and remote sensing; • Tide Gauges; • Hydrological Instruments; • Magnets & Magnetometers; • Compasses; • Meters & Metering Systems; • Navigation Devices; • Sampling Devices; • Communication Devices; and • Platforms such as AUV, ROV, Buoys. Marine Service Providers: • Physical Oceanography; • Chemical Oceanography; • Biological Oceanography; • Geophysics & Geotechnics; • Hydrographic Survey; • Sedimentology; • Navigation & Positing; • Communications; and Diving. Marine Full Service Contractors: • Offshore Contractor; • Defense Integrator; • Subsea Engineering; and • Consultants

Deborah Semb, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-0677
Vivien Bao, Shanghai
Commercial Specialist
Phone: (86-21)6279-8766
Alex Goodman, Reed Exhibitions Ltd.

Phone: 203/840-5641
Ricardo Pelaez, Lima
Senior Commercial Officer
Phone: (51 1) 618-2442

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