IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society

The IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (OES) is a society of the IEEE. In the hierarchy of IEEE, the OES is one of close to 40 technical societies organized under the IEEE's Technical Activities Board.[1][2]

OES oversees the publication of one scholarly journal and publishes the OES Newsletter.[3]

In pursuit of its educational objective, IEEE OES hosts a student scholarship program awarding multiple $2000.00 scholarships twice yearly. Students must be enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university in a field of study that will lead to a career in ocean engineering or a related ocean science field. Recipients of the awards are invited to attend the following OCEANS Conference to be recognized at the OES Awards Luncheon.[4]


OES is actively pursuing its objectives in its local chapters as well as in the international arena. It hosts workshops, symposiums, and conferences on both the regional and international level. Its publications reach out to its membership and other in related fields. The Society reaches out to the future through its scholarship program and student poster competitions.


The Oceanic Engineering Society oversees the publication of one scholarly journal, publishes the OES Newsletter and an Electronic Newsletter.[5]

  • IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, ISSN 0364-9059
  • OES Beacon
The OES newsletter is published quarterly. Issues highlight recent conferences, student poster competition winners, chapter activities, and other articles of interest.[6]
  • Electronic Newsletter
The Electronic Newsletter is released periodically to keep the membership abreast of current events.[7]


OCEANS Conferences –OCEANS conferences are co-sponsored by OES and the Marine Technology Society (MTS). Each has an extensive schedule of technical presentations, vendor displays and a Student Poster Competition. Recent OCEANS conferences: OCEANS ’11 IEEE Santander "Oceans of Energy for a Sustainable Future" took place in Santander, Spain June 6–9, 2011 and OCEANS ’11 MTS/IEEE Kona "Oceans of Opportunity: International Cooperation & Partnerships across the Pacific" Kona, Hawaii September 19–22, 2011.

Other conferences and symposiums of the past and future include: AUV 2011, Electric Ship Technologies Symposium, US-EU-Baltic Symposium, the Arctic Technology Conference and the Waterside Security Conference 2010. [8]


Chapters are an integral part of the Society and allow OES members an opportunity to meet for scientific, educational, and networking purposes with fellow engineers in the Oceanic Technology field. Chapters are a part of the local IEEE Section and work with the Section to promote the aims of IEEE. A Chapter can be organized with a minimum of 12 OES members. Chapters are currently in the following locales:

Canadian Atlantic Newfoundland-Labrador, Canada Ottawa, Canada (Joint Chapter) Quebec, Canada (Joint Chapter) Toronto, Canada (Joint Chapter) Victoria, Canada France Japan New South Wales, Australia Norway Singapore Spain Taipei, Taiwan United Kingdom and Ireland (Joint Chapter) Boston, Massachusetts, USA Washington DC & Northern Virginia, USA Chicago, Illinois (Joint Chapter), USA Houston, Texas, USA San Diego, California, USA Seattle, Washington, USA Honolulu, Hawaii, USA [9]

See also


  1. "IEEE Societies, Councils and Technical Communities". Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Retrieved 2009-05-02.
  2. "IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society Constitution". Retrieved 2011-02-07.
  3. "IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society". Retrieved 2011-02-07.
  4. "IEEE/OES Scholarship Program". Retrieved 2011-02-07.
  5. "IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering". IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society. Retrieved 2006-09-06.
  6. "IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering". IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society. Retrieved 2011-02-07.
  7. "IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering". IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society. Retrieved 2011-02-07.
  8. "Conferences". IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society. Retrieved 2011-02-16.
  9. "Chapters". IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society. Retrieved 2011-02-16.
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