Past Programmes

  • 2017

    CATCH THE NEXT WAVE 2017, SAN DIEGO, CA

    Celebrating the Past to Awaken the Future*

    In this special edition of the Catch The Next Wave Conference we honor the achievements of Scripps oceanographer Walter Munk as he approaches his 100th birthday and as he continues to contribute to the future direction of ocean science and technology.  In keeping with past Catch The Next Wave conferences, we take a look at where some of the many aspects of ocean science that Walter has worked on in his long and distinguished career are heading, and how diverse technological innovations might contribute to progress.  As always, the aim is to explore some examples of the trajectory of technological innovation outside of the ocean community with the objective of sparking new ideas across disciplines and sectors.
      

    OPENING KEYNOTES

    Looking Backwards at the Future
    Captain Don Walsh USN (ret),  Honorary President, Explorers Club & President, International Maritime Incorporated

    Exploring Oceans on Other Worlds
    Bill Stone, CEO, Stone Aerospace

    PLATFORMS AND AUTONOMY

    Future of Marine Platforms and Autonomy
    James Bellingham, Director - Center for Marine Robotics, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

    Applying Medical and Gaming Automation to Marine Applications
    Donald Pickering, CEO, BluHaptics

    KEEPING US SAFE

    Evolving Defence Applications for Autonomous Vehicles
    Brigadier General Frank Kelley, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Unmanned Systems

    Future of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Atmospheric Studies
    Veerabhadran Ramanathan, Director of the Center for Atmospheric Sciences, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

    MANAGING THE DATA DELUGE

    Evolving Use of Machine Learning Technology in Ocean Applications
    Jules Jaffe, Research Oceanographer for the Marine Physical Laboratory, Scripps Institution of Oceanography 

    Next Generation Streaming Real-time Observational Sensor Networks
    Frank Vernon, Research Geophysicist for the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

    SENSING WITH SOUND

    Acoustics for Future Ocean Applications
    Peter Worcester, Research Oceanographer for the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

    Acoustic Monitoring of Climate Change
    Walter Munk, Physical Oceanographer & Geophysicist, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

    CATALYSING INNOVATION

    Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE Update
    Jyotika Virmani, Senior Director, XPRIZE

    CLOSING KEYNOTE

    John Orcutt, Distinguished Professor of Geophysics for the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

    *With due recognition to John F Kennedy who coined the quote 'we celebrate the past to awaken the future' in a 1960 speech.

  • 2016

    CATCH THE NEXT WAVE 2016, LONDON

    Future of Robotics

     
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    OPENING KEYNOTE
    Rise of the Robots
    Gwyn Griffiths, Founder, Autonomous Analytics

    AUTONOMY AND INTELLIGENCE

    Artificial Intelligence in Marine Robotics - What's Hot and So What
    David Lane, Director, Edinburgh Centre for Robotics & Professor of Autonomous Systems Engineering, Ocean Systems Laboratory, Heriot-Watt University

    SEEING OTHER WORLDS

    Down to Earth: From Comets to Cancer, a Journey Sniffing Our Solar System
    Geraint (Taff) Morgan, Doctor - Department of Physical Sciences at The Open University

    From Asteroids to Icebergs:  Navigating in Remote and Extreme Environments
    Stephen Rock, Professor - Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University

    OPERATING AT A DISTANCE

    Robotic Surgery
    Alistair Ramsden, Consultant Urologist and Robotic Surgeon, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust

    The Future of AUV Intervention
    Tobias Voelkel, Global Business Development Manager - Control Systems, OneSubsea

    SAMPLING DYNAMIC SYSTEMS

    Mapping Submarine Canyons in All Their Facets: How a Fleet of Robotic Vehicles Unlocks Hidden Patterns in Complex Deep-Sea Environments
    Dr Veerle Huvenne, Seafloor and Habitat Mapping Team, National Oceanography Centre

    Implementation of Unmanned Airborne Mass Spectrometry Systems for Dynamic In Situ Volcanic Plume Measurements
    Jorge Andres Diaz, Head - GASLAB, CICANUM, University of Costa Rica

    Oceans of Information: Surfing the Data Tsunami in Microbial Oceanography
    Edward DeLong, Professor of Oceanography, Co-Director of C-MORE, Co-Director of SCOPE, University of Hawaii

    CATALYSING INNOVATION

    Ushering in a New Era of Ocean Exploration – The XPRIZE
    Jyotika Virmani, Senior Director, XPRIZE

    CLOSING KEYNOTE

    Ocean Worlds of the Outer Solar System
    Kevin Hand, Deputy Chief Scientist for Solar System Exploration, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

     

  • 2014

    CATCH THE NEXT WAVE 2014, LONDON

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    OPENING KEYNOTE

    Catch the Next Wave - 50 Years of Innovation
    Don Walsh, Honorary President, The Explorers Club; President, International Maritime Inc.

    THE MATERIAL WORLD

    Light and Strong - A Perspective from the Automotive Industry
    Andrew Bailey, Programme Director (SAP), McLaren

    Advanced Materials for Demanding Environments
    Phil Withers, Professor of Materials Science, Manchester University

    OBSERVING AND MONITORING

    Sensors in Space
    Alan Smith, Director, Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UCL

    Sensors in the Ocean: Making Sense of their Measurements
    Gwyn Griffiths, President, Society for Underwater Technology

    BIG DATA

    An Internet for the Blue Planet
    David Wigglesworth, Vice President - Data Services, Iridium

    A Connected Ocean
    Peter Shawyer, Director, Texcel Technology

    DEALING WITH COMPLEXITY

    Managing from the Edge of Chaos - Lessons from Defence Procurement
    Ivor Bennett, Capability Director, BMT Hi-Q Sigma

    New Technologies in the Deep Ocean
    Kevin Hardy, Director of Design and Operation of Unmanned Landers, DEEPSEA CHALLENGE Expedition; Founder, Global Ocean Design

    TEACHING A GENERATION TO DREAM

    The Challenger Glider Mission
    Scott Glenn, Distinguished Professor, Coastal Ocean Observation Lab, Rutgers University

    CATALYSING INNOVATION

    The X-Prize
    Paul Bunje, Senior Director, X-PRIZE Foundation

    CLOSING KEYNOTE

    Ride the Next Wave - The Next 50 Years
    Rick Spinrad, Vice President for Research, Oregon State University; President Elect, Marine Technology Society

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