International Symposium on

Underwater Technology 2021

March 1 - 4, 2021

IIS Conference Hall "Haricot", Tokyo, Japan

Advanced Underwater Technology for the Ocean


The University of Tokyo is delighted to welcome international experts for the International Symposium on Underwater Technology (UT21). One of the most pleasant months in Japan will host the highly successful symposium, which is organized by the IEEE OES, IEEE OES Japan Chapter, the University of Tokyo's Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), and Earthquake Research Institute (ERI). The symposium will provide you with a thematic umbrella under which attendees will discuss the problems and potential long term solutions that concern not only the Pacific Rim countries, but the world in general.



The symposium consists of keynote talks, double-track technical sessions, a student poster session and a technical tour on the first day.

It will feature advanced underwater technology and scientific use of submarine cables & related technologies. Suggested topics are listed below.


1. Environmental Monitoring

2. Marine Robotics

3. Marine Mineral Resources

4. Renewable Energy

5. Marine Construction

6. Observatory and Disaster Mitigation

7. Fishery Engineering

8. Acoustics and Communications

9. Sensors




On-line Registration page will be available in March 2020. Please bookmark the conference website and check for updates: http://www.ut2021.org



Deadline for Abstract Submission: September 18, 2020

Notification of Acceptance: October 16, 2020

Deadline for Paper Submission: December 11, 2020

Deadline for Early Registration: January 21, 2021

Symposium Dates: March 1 - 4, 2021



Contact: info@ut2021.org




General Co-Chairs

Robert L Wernli, First Centurion Enterprises

Katsuyoshi Kawaguchi, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)

Chang-Kyu Rheem, IIS, The University of Tokyo

Masanao Shinohara, ERI, The University of Tokyo

Technical Committee Co-Chairs:

Weilin Hou, United State Naval Research Laboratory

Toshihiro Maki, IIS, The University of Tokyo

Blair Thornton, IIS, The University of Tokyo /University of Southampton


Harumi Sugimatsu, IIS, The University of Tokyo