Reed Exhibitions, a world’s leading event organizer, under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, is launching Oceanology International Middle East 2020, a biannual event in Abu Dhabi, from September of next year.

Oceanology International, the world’s leading ocean technology marine science exhibition and conference, has been connecting manufacturers and users of ocean technology in London since 1969. It became a global portfolio with the launches of Oi China in Shanghai followed by Oi Americas in San Diego.

The new Abu Dhabi event – designed to bring together businesses, academics, and governments – will feature an exhibition, conference, and demonstration zones that cover the following sectors: Offshore Oil & Gas, Marine Science, Offshore Construction, Ports and Shipping, Academia, Marine Renewables and Environment protection, Government, Fisheries and Aqua culture, Coastal Engineering and Protection, Maritime Security.

His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment and patron of the event, said: “The need to save our oceans has never been more critical. Given this priority, exploring the wide range of benefits that the sustainable use of marine resources offers is now an imperative. The launch of Oceanology International Middle East in Abu Dhabi reaffirms the UAE’s steadfast commitment to marine conservation, and the country’s globally acclaimed role as a convener of key players in the field to step up the pace and scale of ocean protection.”

Oceanology International Middle East 2020 is expected to showcase 150 companies from 20 countries, to include five national pavilions, attracting more than 2,500 visitors.

David Ince, Oceanology International Event Director, said: “Science, technology and innovation help drive effective solutions as different industries and governments look to the world’s oceans as a solution for sustainable and responsible resource development. As the Arabian Gulf and Indian Ocean region increases its footprint across different marine environments Reed Exhibitions and Oceanology International is perfectly aligned to help answer these challenges. At the end of our 50th anniversary, we are excited to bring this event and the connections it can facilitate between the international community and regional stakeholders to the Middle East, alongside established events in London, San Diego and Shanghai.“

The Oceanology International Middle East 2020 event will take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre from 7-9 September 2020.

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