Atlantic City, New Jersey was conference HQ for this year’s International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum (IPF), hosted by the Business Network for Offshore Wind from 25 – 28 April. This was the ninth edition of this now can’t-miss annual networking event and exhibition and, once again, a team from Ocean Specialists, Inc. (OSI) was in full attendance.
As a welcome change to the “not-so-new-normal” requirement of virtual-only conferences, Capacity LATAM 2022 in Miami from 15-16 March 2022 was at long last an in-person affair, with organizers reporting an attendance of over 700 delegates from more than 40 countries at the Four Seasons Hotel Miami over the three days.
Ocean Specialists Inc. (OSI) will be in attendance at next week’s Capacity LATAM Conference 2022 held at Miami’s Four Seasons Hotel from 15 – 16 March. The OSI team is excited to reconnect with friends, customers, and partners at our first in-person telecommunications conference of 2022 after many months of virtual event attendance and to hear about all the latest network news and developments in the Caribbean and Latin America.
Another Pacific Telecommunication Council, more affectionally know as PTC, has come and gone. However, this year’s event, held from 16-19 January in Honolulu, felt distinctly different. Back in the mid-90s, the telecoms industry was almost entirely voice driven. Today, thanks to the many advances in communications technology, we have the seamless capacity to successfully run “hybrid” events, that is, conferences that offer delegates the option to attend in-person or virtually. Back in the days before fast and reliable internet, the notion of “dialing in” for an event in Hawai’i over a 128K circuit would have seemed preposterous and cost the same as a brand-new car.
PTC 2022 is set to be a hybrid event, with delegates attending both in-person and virtually. The long-established Sunday Submarine Session will be kicked off by OSI’s Tony Mosley and the Around the World Session, which spotlights new Subsea projects in each region of the world and offers a comprehensive review of developments in the Atlantic, LATAM, Pacific, Oceania and Antarctica, Europe Nordics and Artic, Africa, and Middle East Indian Ocean.
Ocean Specialists Inc. (OSI) attended Submarine Networks World 2021 from 29 – 30 September and had the opportunity to moderate an enlightening panel discussion. Jose Troncoso, Project Manager at OSI, led the session in which expert panelists attempted to examine whether the consortium approach to subsea cable system construction is a sustainable model in an era of heightened urgency.
The bipartisan US infrastructure bill, due to go before the US House of Representatives following the Senate’s approval in early August, contains $73 billion for the modernization of the nation's power grid. A more reliable and expanded grid will be seen as a timely boon for the emerging US Offshore Wind (OSW) industry as electricity infrastructure upgrades will facilitate an easier integration of intermittent renewable energy sources.