BlueZone’s Past Events

We are keen to talk to you about how innovative new technologies offered by BlueZone can solve issues for your challenges in Australia’s oceans, coastal seas, and rivers.

Contact BlueZone for more information about upcoming events, we are happy to answer your questions and arrange further discussion if required. 


World Hydrography Day 2024

June 21, 2024

Dive deep into the latest advancements in hydrographic surveying, mapping technologies, and data analysis techniques. Connect with fellow professionals, share experiences, and learn from industry leaders at the forefront of marine charting and exploration... Read More

Hydrospatial 2024

April 09 – 12, 2024

The Australasian Hydrographic Society (AHS) is announced that the internationally recognised hydrographic conference program will return in 2024. The four-day ‘Hydrospatial 2024 Conference’ will be held 9 to 12 April 2024 in Hobart, Tasmania, at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Hotel. 

The Conference theme “At the Edge” represents not only the island state’s location in the Southern Ocean, but also the cutting edge science and technology that we employ every day in the hydrospatial field. Focusing on the future of hydrography, and emerging developments and techniques, Hydrospatial 2024 will bring together speakers from varying maritime fields. Visit the BlueZone team at booth 2Read More

Indo Pacific 2023

November 07 – 09, 2023

The Indo Pacific International Maritime Exposition is the region’s premier commercial maritime and naval defence exposition, connecting Australian and international defence, industry, government, academia and technology leaders, in the national interest.

The three-day event is a platform for engagement and incorporates an international industry exhibition, specialist conference program featuring presentations and symposia from leading maritime institutions and networking opportunities. Request a meeting or come and visit the team at stand 4L6Read More

Autonomous Marine Technology (AMT) Conference 2023

October 18 – 19, 2023

The Autonomous Marine Technology (AMT) Conference will be held in Perth, Western Australia in October. The conference aims to showcase the rapid advances in the AMT field along with demonstrating real world and future potential applications of the different technologies within our marine environment. This long running and well reputed conference continues to be one of the most globally essential knowledge centres and networking opportunities in this field, allowing delegates to meet with industry leaders, academics and researchers in this innovative section of subsea development … Read More

Teledyne Marine Technology Workshop 2023

October 17 – 18, 2023

The Teledyne Marine Technology Workshop (TMTW) conference consists of 2 days of presentations and demos of the latest Teledyne Marine products. The first day of the Teledyne Marine Technology Workshop 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand will be a full conference day. Teledyne Marine and operator speakers will introduce the Teledyne Marine product range and highlight some of the most interesting applications. The second day is dedicated to breakout sessions and on-water demosRead More

Hunter Defence Conference 2023

August 23 – 24, 2023

The Hunter Defence Conference is Australia’s premier regional Defence event, attracting over 220 delegates and keynote speakers from the defence sector nationally. The conference will centre around the impact on the Hunter Region of two of the most important Defence initiatives in recent history: the Defence Strategic Review and AUKUS. It will provide a key opportunity to hear the latest updates on both initiatives from key government, industry, and Defence personnel, as well as take part in critical discussions about what they mean for the region and what Defence in the Hunter will look like in the future … Read More

SUT Evening Technical Meeting 2022

The Evening Technical Meeting focused on Underwater Autonomous Technologies and their Application within Defence Industry in Perth, WA on the 12th of October. Project Manager Mitchell Hinchcliffe’s presentation was on the Anti-Submarine Warfare operations utilising autonomous Wave Gliders for detection, classification, and localisation.


Teledyne Marine Asia Technology Days 2022


BlueZone Group is proud to be attending the Teledyne Marine Asia Technology Focus Days, which was hosted in George Town, Malaysia on the 19th – 20th of October 2022. The two-day conference will introduce the latest product range and highlight some of the most interesting applications. This technology showcase is designed to provide more information about the Teledyne Marine One Team and the vast array of technology solutions.

LAND FORCES 2022 International Land Defence Exposition 

LAND FORCES is a three-day event that includes an extensive conference program, 4th – 6th of October 2022 at the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre in Brisbane. The event will cover topical land defence issues, an industry exhibition and formal networking and engagement programs for industry, defence, government and academia from Australia and around the world. 

Indian Ocean Defence & Security Conference 2022

BlueZone is proud to be attending The Indian Ocean Defence & Security Conference that will be held at the Optus Stadium, Perth, WA on the 25th – 26th of August 2022. 

The conference will serve as a platform to highlight Western Australia’s defence capabilities over the 2 days. The Defence West is delivering the event in partnership with Perth USAsia Centre and the University of Western Australia’s Defence & Security Institute.

Underwater Defence Security 24th – 26th May 2022

BlueZone Group will be exhibiting at the Underwater Defence & Security conference on the 24th – 26th May at Farnborough Exhibition Centre, UK. 

The exhibition will host over 450+ attendees from the military, government and industry; Naval Advisory, along with various stakeholders. We are delighted to discuss our Maritime Unmanned Systems, Submarine Technology and Mine Countermeasures (MCM), along with our other innovative technology systems. 

INDO PACIFIC 2022 International Maritime Exposition

The International Maritime Exhibition will be held from the 10th – 12th May 2022 at the International Convention Centre, Sydney.

Join BlueZone Group at Pacific 2022 as it returns to Sydney. The BlueZone exhibit will focus on our Maritime Unmanned Systems and Marine Robotics expertise for Mine Countermeasures (MCM) and other applications for demanding customers operating in harsh environments. 

Please contact us to arrange a meeting or visit us at booth 4L8. 

Autonomy in the Maritime Domain – Wednesday May 11, 2022, at Indo Pacific 2022 in Sydney.

BlueZone Engineering Manager, Norman Ballard, will present a paper “ASW Utilising Wave Gliders” as part of our program for the Australian Association for Uncrewed Systems “Autonomy in the Maritime Domain” conference.

NSW Defence and Aerospace Futures Forum – 9 May – ICC Sydney

BlueZone Group CTO, Darren Burrowes, will join the Robotics and AI panel at the NSW Defence and Aerospace Futures Forum, to be conducted on Monday 9 May 2002, prior to INDO PACIFIC 2022 International Maritime Exposition. It will be a full-day event with keynote speakers and specialist panels comprised of industry and others. The panels include nuclear, space & guided weapons, and robotics/AI.

Defence and Aerospace NSW is organising this industry event. The objective of the forum is to provide NSW defence and aerospace industry with an up-to-date forecast of industry opportunities over the next 10 years with up to 80 participants expected.

Hydrospatial 2021 Conference and Trade Exhibition Postponed

As a result of recent Covid-19 outbreaks within New South Wales, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory, the Hydrospatial 2021 Conference and Trade Exhibition Organising Committee has decided to postpone the Conference until 16-18 February 2022.

BlueZone Group will be sponsoring the Ice Breaker Reception at the Pullman Cairns International hotel from 6pm-8pm on Wednesday 16th February.  We hope to see you there!

6th Submarine Science, Technology and Engineering Conference (SubSTEC 6) will be held from the 8th – 10th November at the Adelaide Convention Centre. 

BlueZone Group are pleased to be a part of the submarine community and are back once again as proud sponsors for this event.  

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WA Defence Industry 2021 Gala Dinner  – 5th November 2021. The Gala Dinner will be held at Optus Stadium with registration and pre drinks starting at 6 pm.

The Australian Industry & Defence Network of Western Australia is the peak body for businesses and related agencies within Western Australia’s $620 million defence sector. AIDN WA is committed to representing the interests of WA’s defence sector, and providing it with a collective voice. 

ADCPs in Action in Australia

12 to 13 May 2015 – Gold Coast – The Third ADCPs in Action in Australia!

ADCPs in Action in AustraliaIn 2015 ADCPs in Action was bigger than ever combining Marine Measurements and Water Resources in parallel streams. A full complement of Teledyne RDI technical staff was available and comprehensive product training sessions for both Marine Measurements and Water Resources users were conducted over the two days.

Comprehensive training sessions on ADCP theory formed the core of the presentations at AiAiA 2015 with several workshops and detailed training on data analysis complementing theory sessions. ADCP product demonstrations including the new RiverPro were conducted in the Southport Yacht Club marina.

User presentations and “lessons – learned” were a highlight of the second day and many attendees asked if we could allow more time for this in 2017. Teledyne RESON & Odom on-water product demonstrations were conducted throughout the two days and the side-by-side comparison of the Teledyne Reson T20P and the Teledyne Odom MB1 were very effective in highlighting the capability of each sonar type for different applications.

“Dodgy Data Day” was a valuable activity with several attendees taking the opportunity to review their ADCP data with the experts from Teledyne RDI.

Presentations from the Third ADCPs in Action are located here


Thank you to our sponsors whose support was fundamental to the success of the event.

JCU Marine
Geophysics Laboratory

BlueZone and Teledyne RDI

ADCPs in Action in Australia

BlueZone has worked closely with Teledyne RDI since the introduction of ADCP technology to the Australian market in 1989. From the original forecasts of sales of 10 to 20 instruments, there are now over 500 Teledyne RDI instruments deployed in Australia.

Teledyne has constantly pursued product innovation in ADCP technology, moving from the original Narrow Band technology to the power and adaptability of Broadband signal processing. A key driver of innovation has been Teledyne’s close contact with the user community, and this has been strongly fostered through the “ADCPs in Action” conference series that has enabled users to meet with Teledyne staff for the exchange of ideas, applications and development of ADCPs for use in marine and river applications.

BlueZone is proud to represent Teledyne RDI products and to be associated with a company that continues to develop and evolve technology for the benefit of customers in the field. In October 2012, BlueZone joined with Teledyne to host the inaugural “ADCPs in Action in Australia” event on the Gold Coast in Queensland. This event was an outstanding success and BlueZone and Teledyne agreed to continue to work together to conduct more events to serve the user community in Australia, foster the networking and exchange of ideas and support innovation in the ADCP user community.


BlueZone Innovation Awards

ADCPs in Action in Australia

To encourage early-acceptance of innovative technologies, the BlueZone Innovation Awards enable ocean science, engineering and research students to gain early experience with innovative technologies through loan of equipment from the BlueZone Rental Pool.

Applications for the Innovation Awards close one month prior to each “ADCPs in Action” conference in Australia with the successful candidate being announced at the conference. Find out more about the awards here and submit your application today!

Water Resources, August 19-20, 2013

BlueZone and Teledyne RD Instruments were pleased to host the second “ADCPs in Action” conference and exhibition at the South Port Yacht Club on the beautiful Gold Coast.  
First Water Resources Conference

Following the success of the inaugural “Marine Measurements” conference, BlueZone and Teledyne RDI joined forces to stage an event that would bring together hydrographers, scientists and engineers operating in the Water Resources community to network and learn. Teledyne provided strong support for the conference with representatives from Teledyne RDI demonstrating RiverRay and other products that provide highly accurate Doppler technology for flow measurement and discharge applications in the inland environment.

Keynote Speaker

The conference was opened by Adjunct Professor David Hood AM FIEAust CPEng who gave a passionate presentation concerning the uncertain future resulting from anthropogenic global warming and climate change. Professor Hood is currently working with the Faculty of Science and Engineering, and Program Leader for Sustainability in Infrastructure at the CRC for Infrastructure and Engineering Asset Management (CIEAM) to infuse sustainability across research, teaching and learning at the Queensland University of Technology. He is Accredited Presenter (trained by Al Gore) for The Climate Reality Project and his presentation provided a great deal of food for thought in considering the impact of the measurement and management of water resources as they become impacted by climate change.

Conference Opening

UVS was pleased to host Harry Maxfield, Vice President Sales and Marketing, to open the conference of behalf of Teledyne. Harry briefed the audience on the recent reorganisation of the Teledyne companies and the ongoing effort by Teledyne RDI to provide outstanding service to ADCP customers in all markets including water resources. Harry noted the long term partnership between RDI and UVS and that recent initiatives to establish a service centre in Australia for RDI products would provide a new level of service, repair, modification and upgrade capability for the region.

Teledyne Odom and Teledyne BlueView

Providing added interest for the delegates was the attendance by two companies from the Teledyne Imaging segment: Teledyne Odom and Teledyne BlueView. Thanks to Griffith University, equipment from both of these companies was demonstrated for the delegates on a research boat.

Teledyne Odom Hydrographic Survey Support Specialist, David Andrews, presented the features and capabilities of the MB1 Multi Beam Imaging Sonar. The sonar was deployed used to identify scouring and sand ripples in the sea floor. David said that the water was very shallow at around 2 metres, however, the versatility of the MB1 showed that it was a useful tool for operating in the Southport area.

Teledyne BlueView Commercial Sales Manager – Americas & Australia, Brian Berna, presented the innovative range of BlueView 2D and 3D sonars. This state of the art, compact acoustic imaging and measurement solutions are ideal for civil engineering, transportation, and water resources applications where water turbidity prevents visual inspection.

Conference Program

A busy conference program was comprised two paper sessions were chaired on the first day by Neil Trenaman for UVS and Jim Rogers for Teledyne RDI. Presentations can be viewed here. The day was wrapped up with a lively and informative presenter panel discussion and Q&A session that provided many valuable insights into the industry and issues faced by hydrographers. The conference was brought to a close with an informal feedback session mediated by Margo Newcombe, Director of Marketing at Teledyne RDI. Feedback was very positive and a number of suggestions were taken on board by the UVS/RDI team for improving the next ADCPs in Action in Australia.

Interactive Training Sessions

The second day was devoted to interactive training sessions hosted by industry experts. Henning Hang, Asia Pacific Manager & Principal Hydraulic Engineer, presented classroom training on SxS Pro, Moving Bed condition and recommendations for High Quality ADCP Discharge Measurement. This was supported by dockside and boat demonstrations of River Ray and Teledyne Blue View 2D sonars and the MB1 Multibeam Echo Sounder.

Gold Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors whose support was fundamental to the success of the event.
Teledyne RDI
Teledyne Odom
Teledyne BlueView
Hydrological Services

Marine Measurements, October 8-9, 2012

ADCPs in Action in Australia

 Our inaugural event was a big success with over forty attendees meeting on the Gold Coast for a day of presentations followed by a user workshop. 

The conference was opened by CSIRO Honorary Fellow Dr. George Creswell who spoke on “A 25-year ADCP Adventure”. George’s long experience with ADCPs combined with his wide ranging applications, from Papa New Guinea in the North, to the Leeuwin current in the west and the East Australia Current in the east set the scene for the day of speakers. Darryl Symonds kicked off for Teledyne with an interesting presentation on the latest work on integration of ADCP technology into Gliders. The remainder of the day was a packed program with eight papers presented from users in research, industry and product development. Presentations can be viewed here.

Conference program


On the second day Teledyne RD Instruments provided a demonstration of its new Sentinel V ADCP. During the session there was a walk-through of the pre deployment checks, a simulated bench top deployment, recovery of data, and walk through several sets of ADCP data including both TRDI’s Sentinel V ADCP and TRDI’s WH ADCPs.

ADCPs in Action in Australia

2012 marked Teledyne’s thirtieth birthday year and UVS was very pleased to host a large contingent of visitors from Teledyne in the USA:

  • Darryl Symonds (Director of Marine Measurements Product Lines, Teledyne RDI)
  • Ron  Hippe (Technical Sales, Teledyne RDI)
  • Margo Newcombe (Director of Marketing, Teledyne RDI)
  • Adam Lipper (Applications Engineer – Acoustics & Communication, Teledyne Benthos)
  • Debbie King (Product Line Manager, Teledyne Benthos)
  • Grant Jennings (Director of Sales & Marketing, Teledyne Odom)

Liquid Robotics was represented by Jamie Griffith who answered many questions from delegates who were interested in the display of the Liquid Robotics Wave Glider.

Thank you to our sponsors whose support was fundamental to the success of the event.

Gold Sponsors

Teledyne RDI

Teledyne Benthos

Teledyne Odom

Liquid Robotics

Severn Marine Technologies