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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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Read about recent U.S. marine technology company international sales successes.

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:

SMM Hamburg - Hamburg, Germany (September 6-9, 2016)

SMM Hamburg is the world-leading fair of the maritime economy. The show is focused on shipbuilding, machinery and marine technology. The conference also offers a wide variety of conferences, symposia and workshops that focus on the Maritime Industry. For more information, visit: http://www.smm-hamburg.com/en/.

OCEANS 2016 – Monterey, California (September 19-22, 2016)

The Marine Technology Society and the Oceanic Engineering Society of the IEEE cosponsor a joint annual conference and exposition on ocean science, engineering, and policy. The OCEANS conference covers four days. One day for tutorials and three for approx. 500 technical papers and 150 -200 exhibits. For more information, visit: http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/conferencedetails/index.html?Conf_ID=31204.

7th Annual Blue Tech & Blue Economy Summit – San Diego, California (November 9-10, 2016)

This event will be hosted by The Maritime Alliance. For more information, or to register for the event, visit: http://themaritimealliance.org/2015/02/7th-annual-blue-tech-blue-economy-summit

METS 2016 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands (November 15-17, 2016)

The Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) is the biggest and best-attended business-to-business leisure marine equipment show in the world! METS draws more than 19,000 visitors annually. Attendees include yacht and boat builders, naval architects, repair yards, distributors, captains, marina developers and equipment manufacturers from around the world, who return year after year because they know METS is the most comprehensive show of its kind. For more information, visit: http://www.metstrade.com/.

Oceanology North America - San Diego, California (February 14-16, 2017)

The first Oceanology to take place in North America, the trade show will be a leading forum where industry, academia and government can share knowledge and connect with the marine science and ocean technology communities. This show is being sponsored by The Maritime Alliance. For more information, visit: http://www.oceanologyinternationalnorthamerica.com/.

Ocean Business 2017 – Southampton, United Kingdom (April 4-10, 2017)

Ocean Business is a hands-on ocean technology exhibition and training forum. The event incorporates an international ocean technology exhibition running in parallel with live demonstration and training sessions, Offshore Survey: a technical conference and Ocean Careers: an interactive careers event. For more information, visit: http://www.oceanbusiness.com/.

OCEANS 2017 – Aberdeen, Scotland (June 19-22, 2017)

Papers on ocean technology, exhibits from ocean equipment and service suppliers, student posters and student poster competition, tutorials on ocean technology, workshops and town hall meetings on policy and governmental process. For more information, visit: http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/conferencedetails/index.html?Conf_ID=35253.

OCEANS 2017 – Anchorage, Alaska (September 17-21, 2017) Papers on ocean technology, exhibits from ocean equipment and service suppliers, student posters and student poster competition, tutorials on ocean technology, workshops and town hall meetings on policy and governmental process. For more information, visit: http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/conferencedetails/index.html?Conf_ID=35122.


Detailed Event Information For ONS 2010 - Offshore Northern Seas Trade Fair Detailed Event Information For ONS 2010 - Offshore Northern Seas Trade Fair
ONS 2010 - Offshore Northern Seas Trade Fair -- Construction Eq., Commercial Vessel/Eq. (Non-Fisheries), General Industrial Eq./Supplies, Oil/Gas Field Machinery, Oil/Gas/Mineral Prod/Explor Serv., Process Controls - Industrial, Port/Shipbuilding Eq., Pumps/Valves/Compressors, Security/Safety Eq., Telecommunications Eq.
Location/Date: Oslo, Norway 08/24/2010 - 08/27/2010
Event Summary:
ONS is one of two major oil and gas shows in Europe, alternating years with Offshore Europe in Aberdeen. Over 1200 companies exhibited at ONS 2009, occupying some five acres of net stand space. About 30,000 visitors registered at the event. The concurrent conference and seminar attracts speakers such as Norway's prime minister and CEO's of major oil companies and service providers. Norway is the world's third largest net exporter of oil, and is now growing into a major exporter of gas as well. It will in the near future supply 30 percent of Europe's gas. Exploration has expanded from the North Sea to the Norwegian Sea, and recent significant discoveries in the Barents Sea north of Norway have led to development of major production facilities there as well. In addition to the attractiveness of the Norwegian market, one can add Russia, too. Russian companies both exhibit at ONS and visit the show looking for technology and partners. ONS is truly an international trade show and has proven to be a very fertile ground for export successes. Norway, as the world's third largest exporter of both crude oil and natural gas, continues to be at the forefront of efforts to develop offshore resources in ever more challenging environments. ONS 2010 is an excellent venue for showcasing U.S. products, technology and services to the global offshore oil and gas market. Innovative ideas, new solutions and new approaches to economic and environmental challenges facing the industry are all part of the exhibition and conference of ONS 2010. At ONS 2008, 1,200+ companies showcased world-class technology and services to 40,000+ buyers and visitors from 100 nations. About 30 U.S. companies exhibited at ONS in 2008 either in the USA Pavilion, in independent exhibits, or with agents and distributors. It is well-known that the Norwegian offshore oil fields are past peak production. However, the technological requirements of finding and extracting oil and gas from deeper rock formations are even greater. Therefore the market for companies that provide critical technology and services is continuing at a very high level.

Contacts:
Kevin Haley, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-6434
Kevin.Haley@trade.gov
Vidar Keyn, Oslo
Head of Section
Phone: +47 21 30 88 34
Vidar.Keyn@trade.gov
Mr. Bruce Cole, McNabb Marketing Resources, Inc.

Phone: 207-236-6196
bcole@mcnabbmarketing.com

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