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.

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Upcoming Events include:

Oceans Italy – Genova (May 18-21, 2015)
A unique opportunity to showcase your latest research results, products and prototypes,

and to establish relations and promote networking with fellow researchers in the oceanic engineering and marine technology field. The topic of this year’s conference is “Discovering Sustainable Ocean Energy for a New World”. For speakers and agenda, see http://oceans15mtsieeegenova.org/index.cfm.

Nor-Shipping 2015 – Oslo, Norway (June 2-5, 2015)

Held biannually, Nor-Shipping is one of Europe’s leading maritime trade fairs and a U. S. Department of Commerce Certified Trade Fair. It attracts top buyers including senior management, ship owners and operators, shipyard operators, port authority management, maritime organizations, maritime journalists and technical personnel in shipping, shipbuilding and management companies. USA Pavilion exhibitors will receive the support of U.S. Commercial Service in Norway, which will include B2B introductions and matchmaking services, market intelligence and a networking reception. Exhibition product categories cover virtually all technology and services for shipbuilding, ship repair and ship operation. For details, see http://messe.no/en/nor-shipping/.

DEFSEC Atlantic – Novascotia, Canada (September 8-10, 2015)

Join U.S. Commercial Service Canada’s U.S. Pavilion and explore the Government of Canada (GoC’s) defense opportunities. Meet face to face with defense prime contractors and its Tier suppliers, and connect you with government units and key partners operating in the maritime and aerospace sectors. For more information, contact: Luz Betancur at luz.betancur@trade.gov or Lucy Latka at lucy.latka@trade.gov.

Oceans 2015 – Washington, D.C. (October 19-22, 2015)

The annual OCEANS North America conference and exhibition, jointly sponsored by the Marine Technology Society (MTS) and the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (OES), rotates among locations with significant maritime communities. October 19-22, 2015, the event will once again be located in the Washington, DC area at the Gaylord Convention Center on National Harbor.

It expects to attract over 3,000 attendees and will feature over 500 technical presentations and workshops. The exhibition will showcase the latest equipment, products and services in up to 200 commercial and informational exhibits.  “Sea Change: Dive into Opportunity,” was selected as the conference theme to focus on the  opportunities related to economic challenges and oceanic changes and the ability to mitigate and adapt to these changes with the application of the best research, technological developments and policy decisions. For more details visit: http://www.oceans15mtsieeewashington.org/

Oceanology International - Shanghai, China (November 3-5, 2015)

Oceanology International China, held annually in Shanghai for the last 2 years has tapped into this significant and expanding marine science and ocean technology

community. A USA Pavilion will be offered with value added services for U.S. exhibitors. For exhibition details, please visit www.oceanologyinternational.com/china and to participate, contact: Ray Filbert at Reed Exhibitions, rfilbert@reedexpo.com

Upcoming Webinars:

BIS Export Administration Regulations Webinar (specific to Marine Category 8)

Date: May 19, 2015 (2 EDT/ 11am PDT)

Price: $35

https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=5Q62

Mitigating a Strengthening US dollar Webinar

Date: May 21 (2 pm EST/ 11 am PST)

Price: Free

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7866323266136794881


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

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

Phone: 203/840-5641
agoodman@reedexpo.com
Ricardo Pelaez, Lima
Senior Commercial Officer
Phone: (51 1) 618-2442
Ricardo.Pelaez@trade.gov