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

BIT's 7th Annual World Congress of

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

Preliminary Scientific Program


Session times on those days will not be finalized until the overall program schedule is completed.

Program Sessions (Please click each Forum for detailed program information)
Keynote Forum
Forum 1: Ocean Economy and Sustainable Development
Forum 2: Maritime Law & Standards
Forum 3: Ocean Engineering and Coast Engineering
Forum 4: Ocean Energy Development and Utilization
Forum 5: Emerging Ocean Innovative Industries
Forum 6: Green Port, Shipping & Modern Shipbuilding
Forum 7: Marine Management and Environment Protection
Forum 8: Breakthrough in Ocean Science


Keynote Forum

Time: 09:30-11:30, October 29, 2018 (Monday)
Place: TBD

Call for Moderator


Title: TBD
Mr. Paul Holthus, Founding President and CEO, World Ocean Council, USA


Title: TOpen University of Marine Innovation and Ocean Economy
Dr. Pichai Sonchaeng, Founder President, Samudhabhipat (Marine Power) Foundation; Director, BUU Innopolis, Burapha University, Thailand


Title: Opportunities in Aquaculture
Dr. Matthew Tan, Co-Chair, APEC PPFS, Singapore


Title: TBD
Mr. Andrew Chapman, President & Chairman, Marina Industries Association, Australia

Operating Organization
Supporting Organizations

China Maritime Arbitration Commission

Dalian Ocean University

Media Partners

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