Oceans in Action

Oceans in Action 2022

Oceans in Action 2022, the premier Gulf Coast regional marine technology event focused on emerging technologies was held on March 7-10 in Biloxi, Mississippi. This sold-out event brought together federal, state, local, and private organizations for presentations, business-to-business and business-to-government meetings, exhibits of the latest technology, and pier-side demonstrations in association with the Advanced Naval Technology Exercise Gulf Coast and Port of Gulfport.

Port Security Summit

The newly added Port Security Summit, hosted by the Port of Gulfport, Mississippi, examined security and logistic measures needed to transport cargo as one of 17 strategic seaports in the nation, highlighting emerging technology within the maritime and port security industry. With increased traffic and cargo moving through ports each day, ports are particularly vulnerable to security threats, creating the need for a wide range of security tools from cybersecurity to physical security to defend and reduce the impact of potential threats to port operations.

Event Highlights

  • New in 2022: Port Security Summit and introducing the new Gulf Coast Tech Bridge
  • Great pier-side demonstrations and ANTX vignettes
  • Updates by local federal and state agencies on their missions and technology needs and programs
  • Talks on new and developing technologies
  • In-room exhibit tables
  • One-on-one Business-to-Business and Business-to-Government meetings
  • Networking breaks

Agencies at the Conference

The following regional, state, and local agencies were represented at Oceans in Action 2022:

  • Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command
  • Naval Research Laboratory – Stennis Detachment
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Environmental Protection Agency’s Gulf of Mexico Program
  • Updates on Mississippi’s Blue Economy, including:
    • Ocean Enterprise Facility Construction
    • Gulfport Blue Economy Innovation District
    • Singing River Innovation Hub
  • Newest developments at the University of Southern Mississippi’s classes and programs in ocean engineering, unmanned systems, aquaculture, and others
  • State of Mississippi efforts and programs
  • Additional presentations from local collaborative groups and emerging technologies

Browse Oceans in Action 2022 Presentations

Attendees of the 2022 Oceans in Action & Port Security Summit were able to attend valuable presentations on emerging blue technologies, government programs, and advances in port security. If you missed these presentations, we now have them available for download and organized by day of the conference.