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The OCEANS'14 MTS/IEEE Taipei Conference comprises both a scientific conference and a state-of-the-art exhibition in the field of engineering and marine technology. It is a major forum for scientists, engineers and end-users throughout the world to present the latest research results, ideas, developments and applications in all areas of ocean science and engineering.

The conference will take place April 7 to 10 in Taipei, Taiwan, at the Taipei International Convention Center situated in the foothills of eastern Taipei's Hsin-yi District, an area where the modern face of Taipei shines with glass and steel skyscrapers.

'Oceans Regeneration' is the theme of OCEANS'14 Taipei. The conference theme speaks to the need to promote scientific methods and research to address environmental concerns about the preservation and betterment of our living oceans. The vision for this conference is to develop new ocean research paradigms based on work by experts in all areas in the OCEANS community.

The Conference consists of technical paper sessions and exhibits, complemented by tutorials, a student poster competition, poster sessions, panel discussions, awards ceremonies, tours, receptions, and other professional and social activities.

Provisional conference proceedings will be provided on a CD/DVD, made available at the conference. All papers presented at the conference will be archived in the IEEE Xplore database.

Technical Program
The technical paper sessions include: underwater acoustics, sonar signal processing, ocean observations, remote sensing, data visualization, oceanography, optics, vision, EM sensing, offshore structures and ocean vehicles.

Plenary speakers have been invited to present their achievements and planning on Taiwan and Japan's national projects in ocean energy, respectively, Japanese underwater robot technology, and Chinese 7,000-meter-rated manned submersible cruises.

Tutorials will be provided for the following topics: underwater communication, broadband acoustics, optics, underwater sound propagation, integrated ocean dynamics and acoustic modeling, AUV technology, underwater signal detection and SAS denoising, and an introduction to sediment acoustics.

There will be organized sessions on ocean energy, marine environment, ocean observatories, offshore gas hydrates, coral reef monitoring and ocean radar observation.

More than 600 participants from more than 26 counties are expected to attend this conference. Sixty-four oral presentation sessions (five papers per session), 50 regular poster presentations, 20 student poster contest presentations and 25 exhibition booths will be arranged for the technical program.

Taiwan lies off the southeastern coast of mainland Asia, across the Taiwan Strait from China, and is an island on the western edge of the Pacific Ocean. To the north is Japan; to the south is the Philippines. Many airlines fly to Taiwan, which lies on the western edge of the Pacific 'Rim of Fire' where continuous tectonic movements have created majestic peaks, rolling hills and plains, basins, coastlines and other natural landscapes.

Taipei, located in north Taiwan, is endowed with unique natural scenery and terrain, including lush forests, volcanic mountains, foothills, terrace tablelands, coastal plains and river wetlands. In addition to beautiful scenery, Taipei is a city that offers shopping, exotic meals, and feasts of arts and culture. Taipei's proximity and accessibility to Taiwan's business and production regions is just as appealing as the national parks and eco-reserves that surround and exist within the city itself.

For more information on OCEANS'14 Taipei, visit www.oceans14mtsieeetaipei.org.

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