The Open Ocean initiative will host the 2018 National Ocean Exploration Forum, in collaboration with the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research. This will be the sixth annual national meeting held to “establish an ocean exploration forum to encourage partnerships and promote communications among experts and other stakeholders in order to enhance the scientific and technical expertise and relevance of the national [ocean exploration] program” (Public Law 111-11).
You can find more information about the history and results of previous forums here.
Stay tuned for more information on the 2018 National Ocean Exploration Forum.
Participation in the National Ocean Exploration Forum 2018 is by invitation only.
The event will be webcast.