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 DIMDEX 2014 (TFC Event) Detailed Event Information For DIMDEX 2014 (TFC Event)
DIMDEX 2014 (TFC Event) -- Aircraft/Aircraft Parts, Defense Industry Eq., Electronic Components, Port/Shipbuilding Eq., Pumps/Valves/Compressors, Security/Safety Eq., Telecommunications Eq.
Location/Date: Doha, Qatar 03/25/2014 - 03/27/2014
Event Summary:
Founded in 2008, DIMDEX is the only specialized maritime defense exhibition in the Middle East bringing together companies representing the very latest technologies to meet the maritime security challenges of the 21st century and key decision-makers for those products. DIMDEX 2014 will be held March 25-27, 2014 at the Qatar National Convention Centre, Doha, Qatar. A biennial event, DIMDEX 2014 will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Tamin Bin Hamad Al-Thani, and is supported by the Qatar Armed Forces and hosted by the Qatar Emiri Naval Forces along with a strong commitment from neighboring countries' naval defense forces. Concurrent with the Exhibition will be a series of Conferences and presentation programs: • Middle East Commanders Conference: High-level plenary sessions focused on operational strategy and developing future naval forces; • Capability Theater Sessions: Addressing key areas including littoral protection, C4ISR, naval aviation, and unmanned systems; • Naval Support Sessions: Addressing training and simulation, logistics and support, through-life capability and naval MRO. DIMDEX 2014 is expected to see significant growth with more than 200 exhibitors compared to 160 exhibitors at DIMDEX 2012 and an increase in delegations and trade visitors over that seen in 2012 -- 79 military delegations from 54 countries and over 9000 trade visitors. The U.S. Pavilion at DIMDEX 2014 will be organized by Clarion Defense with the full support of the Navy League of the United States and the U.S. Commercial Service. U.S. Commercial Service staff will be at DIMDEX 2014 to assist U.S. exhibitors. Participating in the U.S. Pavilion at DIMDEX 2014 will provide an excellent opportunity for U.S. companies to take advantage of current and future procurements for all naval defense requirements and protection of critical off shore infrastructure throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. U.S. companies will be able to access a wide spectrum of current and prospective customers with DIMDEX 2014's new exhibitor categories which include Unmanned Systems, Naval and Maritime Aviation, Training and Simulation, and Critical Infrastructure Protection. DIMDEX 2014 will feature surface, undersea and costal patrol aircraft and equipment, including the following: • Airborne Systems • Anti-Piracy Technologies • C4ISR • Coastal defense systems • Command & Control Systems • Communication Systems • Consultancy & Design • Diving & Underwater Operations and Vehicles • Logistics Management & Support Systems • MRO • Maritime Domain Awareness Technology • Maritime Patrol Aircraft • Naval Aviation • Navigation Systems • Nuclear, Biological & Chemical Equipment (NBC) • Offshore Patrol Vessels • Port Security Technologies • Propulsion, Transmission & Engine Room Systems & Equipment • Research & Development • SAR and Safety Equipment • Shipbuilders (surface combatants, submarine, service & auxiliary vessels) • Sonar & Radar Systems • Strike & Assault Craft • Technical Support • Unmanned Systems • Weapons & Combat Systems

Robert Dunn, Belgrade
Senior Commercial Officer
Phone: +381-11-706-4072
Deborah Semb, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-0677
Doug Schlam, Clarion Events

Phone: 203/840-8014

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