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.

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Upcoming Events include:

China International Boat Show – Shanghai, China – April 9-12, 2015

The China International Boat Show or CIBS is the top Asian boat exhibition. CIBS showcases current trends in the boating industry through their industry seminars offered throughout the show. Exhibits vary across boating sectors and include boats, maritime products and services, lifestyle and luxury accessories, and leisure and sports. The U.S. Department of Commerce has given CIBS a trade show certificate. For additional information, please visit http://www.boatshowchina.cn/en-us/Home

Ocean Business – Southampton, UK April 15-16, 2015

The Ocean Business Conference is an international conference of the latest oceanic technology and fosters business relationships between marine technology suppliers and service providers. The conference includes hands-on educational programs, as well as a technical conference on offshore surveying, known as Offshore Survey. Ocean Business Conference provides a unique opportunity for attendees to test different technologies in multiple environments – such as classrooms, testing facilities, docks, and the sea. At the conference, there will be over 300 exhibitors from 21 countries from the oceanographic, maritime defense, environmental monitoring, pollution control, ports, renewable energy, and maritime engineering sectors. For more information, please visit www.oceanbusiness.com

Oceans Italy – Genova, May 18-21, 2015 A unique opportunity to showcase your latest research results, products and prototypes, and to establish relations and promote networking with fellow researchers in the oceanic engineering and marine technology field. The topic of this year’s conference is “Discovering Sustainable Ocean Energy for a New World”. For speakers and agenda, see http://oceans15mtsieeegenova.org/index.cfm.

Nor-Shipping 2015 – Oslo, Norway June 2-5, 2015

Held biannually, Nor-Shipping is one of Europe’s leading maritime trade fairs and a U.S. Department of Commerce Certified Trade Fair. It attracts top buyers including senior management, ship owners and operators, shipyard operators, port authority management, maritime organizations, maritime journalists and technical personnel in shipping, shipbuilding and management companies. USA Pavilion exhibitors will receive the support of U.S. Commercial Service in Norway, which will include B2B introductions and matchmaking services, market intelligence and a networking reception. Exhibition product categories cover virtually all technology and services for shipbuilding, ship repair and ship operation. For details, see http://messe.no/en/nor-shipping/.

Oceans 2015 – Washington, DC October 19-22, 2015

The annual OCEANS North America conference and exhibition, jointly sponsored by the Marine Technology Society (MTS) and the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (OES), rotates among locations with significant maritime communities. October 19-22, 2015, the event will once again be located in the Washington, DC area at the Gaylord Convention Center on National Harbor. It expects to attract over 3,000 attendees and will feature over 500 technical presentations and workshops. The exhibition will showcase the latest equipment, products and services in up to 200 commercial and informational exhibits. “Sea Change: Dive into Opportunity,” was selected as the conference theme to focus on the opportunities related to economic challenges and oceanic changes and the ability to mitigate and adapt to these changes with the application of the best research, technological developments and policy decisions. For more details visit: http://www.oceans15mtsieeewashington.org/

Oceanology International - Shanghai, China November 3-5, 2015

Oceanology International China, held annually in Shanghai for the last 2 years has tapped into this significant and expanding marine science and ocean technology community. A USA Pavilion will be offered with value added services for U.S. exhibitors. For exhibition details, please visit www.oceanologyinternational.com/china and to participate, contact: Ray Filbert at Reed Exhibitions, rfilbert@reedexpo.com


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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