The 13th Beijing International Offshore Engineering Technology & Equipment Exhibition, or China Maritime 2023 for short, will take place May 31-June 2 this year in Beijing.
One of the largest maritime engineering and equipment exhibitions in China, China Maritime 2023, or CM 2023, will feature a section dedicated to showcasing the most-up-to-date technologies in underwater robots and drones.
The fair, which started a 100-day countdown today, is expected to bring together 1,800 exhibitors from 65 countries and regions across the globe, including 46 Fortune 500 companies and 18 international delegations, totaling an estimated 123,000 visits and fanning out across a floor space of 100,000 sqm, according to the exhibition’s website.
CM exhibition has emerged as one of Asia’s largest annual summits spanning maritime engineering, offshore and onshore oil and gas, offshore wind power, and underwater robotics.
This year, the special section devoted to robotics will showcase cordless and cabled underwater drones, remotely operated drones, unmanned smart drones, bionic drones and other underwater robotic equipment and technologies from exhibitors from home and abroad.
In the past, participants included domestic leaders in underwater drones, such as Shandong Future Robot (山东未来机器人), QYSea (鳍源科技) and Chasing (潜行创新科技).
Underwater drones have been deployed in maritime engineering, port construction, offshore oil and gas, maritime inspection and law enforcement, scientific research and naval defense, among other applications, over the past few years thanks to its ability to operate in a dangerous, polluted and low-visibility environment.
They occasionally appear in media reports for their roles in underwater search and rescue, inspection and salvaging, deep-sea exploration and resource inspection, submarine cable and pipeline laying and repair, underwater archeology and power station and dam maintenance.