Statement of Focus

The Statement of Focus for the Technology Committees of the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society

The technical scope of the Oceanic Engineering Society is very broad, encompassing the many specialties within electronic & electrical engineering that are applied in the ocean environment. To provide a focus for these within the OES, twelve Technology Committees have been formed.  These committees define the technology foundation of the Society and actively support the science, engineering and community service activities.  They contribute to the technical vitality of the Society in very significant ways, including organizing sessions at OCEANS Conferences, sponsoring special workshops in their area of expertise and in encouraging publication of papers in the Oceanic Engineering Journal and Newsletter. 

Each Technology Committee has a Chair and an executive group who communicate regularly, and an extensive list of OES members.  The scopes and activities of the Technology Committees were reviewed during 2018 they are presented in a uniform style so that OES members can easily scan the titles and keywords to identify those of interest.

If you would like to participate in one of these committees, or if you have ideas for the formation of another committee, please contact the Technology Committees Coordinator or the Vice-President for Technical Activities, or the chair of the committee in which you are interested.

The function of an OES Technology Committee, as specified in the OES Bylaws, is summarized below.  The names and addresses of each Committee chairperson are also listed below, followed by a statement of technical scope for each of the committees.

The FUNCTION OF AN OES TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE is to promote activities in its field under the overall supervision and administration of ADCOM and to provide the expert knowledge and assistance to:

      a. Organize and operate sessions at meetings of IEEE at all levels and at meetings of other organizations with which the OES Society is desirous of cooperating.  They may organize technical symposia and conferences in the area of their technical coverage.

      b. Arrange through the Publication Committee and appropriate editors for publishing pertinent papers in IEEE publications.

      c. Encourage, generate and review papers within their scope in cooperation with the Journal Editor.