General Registration Information

Advance Registration ends at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) August 5, 2016.

Click on one of these options if you’re ready to proceed directly to Registration.

Full registration includes access to technical sessions, exhibits, and all social events (Ice Breaker Reception, Lunch (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday), Exhibitors Reception, and Gala Dinner). Prices for various registration categories are provided via the link at the bottom of this page.


Main Conference
There are three options for registering for the main OCEANS ’16 MTS/IEEE Monterey conference:
• as Presenting Author
• as Attendee (including non-presenting authors)
• as Exhibitor

Please read below to see which method you should use.

Plenary Session and Exhibit Hall
Both of these events are free of charge; however, you must register either online (select “Exhibits Only” registration) or at the Registration Desk to obtain a name badge which is required for admission.

Tutorials and Workshops
Tutorials and Workshops, held on Monday, September 19, are considered “add-ons” to the main OCEANS ’16 MTS/IEEE Monterey conference and you may register for Tutorials and Workshops without registering for the full conference. You must however register, so please follow this link to our online registration system then select “Tutorials Only” or “Workshops Only” when prompted for the registration type.

Click here for a Tutorial schedule

If you are registering as a full conference attendee, you will be able to add individual tutorials and workshops to your registration.


Presenting Author of a Conference Paper or Student Poster
If you are the presenting author of a conference paper or of a student poster and have been notified that your abstract has been accepted, please follow the Author Dashboard login instructions contained in your acceptance email and on the Author’s Instructions page

These instructions will take you through the paper upload process, including copyright, PDF eXpress, and Paper Registration. You will be registering for the conference as part of the Paper Registration process, so please do not use the Attendee registration page linked in the next section. Student Poster Contest authors will receive a free full registration, but still need to go through the regular author registration process.

Conference Attendees Not Submitting Papers or Student Posters
Conference attendees who are not submitting papers or student posters register here Registration is required even if you plan to attend only the Exhibition or the Plenary Session of OCEANS ’16 Monterey.

Registration is also required for Tutorials and Workshops and other conference events.

For Exhibitor Registration, please follow this link Please note you will need the Password forwarded to you by Sue Kingston in order to register.

If you need a VISA
Full Registration attendees, who need a letter from the conference to obtain a visa, can generate a visa invitation letter by following this link:

Questions, Changes, Additions?
For questions regarding registration, please email or call:

• US and Canada: + 1 800 810 4333
• US and International (direct line): +1 732 465 7810

To add additional optional events and purchase extra tickets for social events after you have already registered, email

Cancellations or requests for refunds must be received in writing on or before August 19, 2016. A processing fee of US$100 will be deducted from each registration cancelled by August 19, 2016. No refunds will be issued for any cancellations received after August 19, 2016; however, transfer of registration to another person in your organization may be possible. Send all requests to and include “Conference Cancellation” in the subject line.

Click here for fee schedule.