General Registration Information

Advance Registration ends at 11:59 p.m. EDT (US Eastern Daylight Time) March 14, 2016.

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

 Presenting Author



Full registration includes access to technical sessions, exhibits, and all social events (Ice Breaker Reception, Lunches, 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 Shanghai conference:

  • as Presenting Author,
  • as Attendee (including non-presenting authors), or
  • 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, held on Sunday, April 10, are an "add-ons" to the main OCEANS ’16 MTS/IEEE Shanghai conference and you may register for Tutorials without registering for the full conference. You must however register, so please follow this link to our online Registration system then select “Tutorials Only” when prompted for the registration type.

If you are registering as a full conference attendee, you will be able to add individual tutorials 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 MTS/IEEE Shanghai.

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 the exhibits chair in order to register.

If you need a VISA

Full Registration attendees, who need a letter from the conference to obtain a visa, will be given the option during the registration process to indicate this need.  Once your paid registration has been confirmed, you will be able to download your personalized letter.

Questions, Changes, Additions?

For questions regarding registration, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call:+8621 6854 1746.

To add additional optional events and purchase extra tickets for social events after you have already registered, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call:+8621 6854 1746.


Cancellations or requests for refunds must be received in writing on or before March 14, 2016. A processing fee of US$100 will be deducted from each registration cancelled by March 14, 2016. No refunds will be issued for any cancellations received after March 14, 2016; however, transfer of registration to another person in your organization may be possible. Send all requests to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include "Conference Cancellation" in the subject line.


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