BIT's 7th Annual World Congress of Ocean-2018 (WCO-2018)
★ Program Layout

BIT's 7th Annual World Congress of

Theme: One Ocean One Dream
October 29-31, 2018 | Weihai, China

Preliminary Program


Block 1: Main Conference
Part 1: Opening Ceremony
Part 2: Keynote Forum

Block 2: Parallel Forums

Forum 1: Ocean Economy and Sustainable Development

Session 1-1: A New Economic Frontier for Growth, Development and Investment

Session 1-2: Sustainable Utilization of Oceans, Seas and Marine Resources: Change and Management


Forum 2: Maritime Law & Standards

Session 2-1: Recent Developments in Maritime Law and Marine Security

Session 2-2: Maritime Competition Law and Arbitration: Legal Developments and Strategies Alliances in the Maritime

Session 2-3: Transport and Law towards the Future


Forum 3: Ocean Engineering and Coast Engineering

Session 3-1: Coastal Management and Development

Session 3-2: Coastal & Estuarine Structures and Numerical Modeling

Session 3-3: Offshore Ocean Engineering

Session 3-4: Advanced Underwater and Deep-sea Engineering Technology


Forum 4: Ocean Energy Development and Utilization

Session 4-1: Offshore Wind Energy

Session 4-2: Wave, Tidal and Ocean Thermal Energy

Session 4-3: Exploitation and Utilization of Marine Oil and Gas


Forum 5: Emerging Ocean Innovative Industries

Session 5-1: Advanced Seawater Desalination and Water Reuse Technologies

Session 5-2: Innovations in Marine Natural Products Research

Session 5-3: Novel High Performance Materials for Maritime Industry 


Forum 6: Smart Port, Shipping & Modern Shipbuilding

Session 6-1: Smart Port Planning and Management

Session 6-2: Green Shipping and Shipping Sustainability

Session 6-3: Modern Navigation Technologies and Innovations

Session 6-4: Ship Engineering and Recycling


Forum 7: Marine Management and Environment Protection

Session 7-1: Advanced Ocean Observing and Detection Technology

Session 7-2: Advanced GIS and Remote Sensing Technology

Session 7-3: Climate and Sea Level Change

Session 7-4: Marine Pollution and Ecological Environment Protection

Session 7-5: Ocean Disaster and Emergency Response 


Forum 8: Breakthrough in Ocean Science

Session 8-1: Oceanography and Meteorology

Session 8-2: Marine Geology and Deep Sea Geophysics

Session 8-3: Marine Biology and Ecology

Session 8-4: Frontiers in Marine Biotechnology


Block 3: Project Matchmaking, Exhibition and Posters


Block 4: Social Activities

Operating Organization
Supporting Organizations

China Maritime Arbitration Commission

Dalian Ocean University

Media Partners

Official Travel Agency
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