Announcement 2
Call for papers

V International Conference
Current Problems in Optics of Natural Waters (ONW'2009)

St.Petersburg, Russia, September 8-12, 2009


St.Petersburg Branch of P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian

Academy of Sciences, (IO RAS, SPbB), Russia

Institute of Applied Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, (IAP RAS), N.Novgorod, Russia

D. S. Rozhdestvensky Optical Society (ROS), St.-Petersburg

P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology
(IO RAS), Moscow, Russia



Anticipated sponsors

Russian Academy of Sciences

Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR)

Office of Naval Research Global (ONRG)

St.Petersburg Branch of P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, (IO RAS, SPbB)

Institute of Applied Physics (IAP RAS), N. Novgorod

P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, (IO RAS, Moscaw)


Conference Chairs

Alexander G. Luchinin
(IAP RAS, Russia)
Tel: +7 (831) 436-25-29
Fax: +7 (831) 436-59-76

Gary D. Gilbert
(Advanced Coherent Technologies, LLC) USA
Tel:† 619 225-0102

Program Committee

Oleg Kopelevich (Russia),
Lev Dolin (Russia),
Iosif Levin (Russia),
Genrik Karabashev (Russia),
Anatoly Rodionov (Russia),
Yuri Goldin (Russia)
Eleonora Zege (Belarus),
Iosif Katzev (Belarus),
Chuck Trees (USA),
Mike DeWeert (USA)
Jon Schoonmaker (USA)
Vincent Contarino (USA)
Jerzy Dera (Poland),
Bogdan Wozniak (Poland),
Vittorio Barale (Italy),
George Fournier (Canada),
Yu-Hwan Ahn (Korea)

Local Organizing Committee


Vladimir Osadchy
(IO RAS, St. Petersburg)
1 liniya , 11
Tel: +7 (812) 328-5759
fax: +7 (812) 328-5759

Irina Sergievskaya
(IAP RAS, N.Novgorod)
Ul'janov st., 46
Tel: +7(831) 416-49-35
Fax: +7 (831) 436-59-86,

Vladimir Arpishkin
(ROS, St. Petersburg)
ROS, Birzhevaja Line, 12,
St.-Petersburg, 199034
Tel/fax: +7(812) 328-1335


Ekaterina Sergeeva (IAP RAS)
Anna Kazarova (IAP RAS)
Igor Konnov (IAP RAS)
Tamara Radomyslskaia (IO RAS)
Natalia Rybalka (IO RAS)




  1. Fundamental problems of radiative transfer theory
  2. Optical properties of natural waters
  3. Light propagation in water media and underwater imaging
  4. Remote sensing, including satellite sensors and lidars
  5. Optics of maritime atmosphere and the sea surface
  6. Instruments for measuring optical properties

The working languages are English and Russian

Important dates:

Abstract submission deadline

May 5, 2009

Notification of acceptance

May15, 2009

Paper submission deadline

July 1, 2009

Registration fee

The registration fee includes participation in the scientific programs and a registration kit and conference proceedings.


June, 15

20, August

Full registration



Students and accompanying guests



The ways of payment and registration will be announced later.

Paper submission:

Papers (in English) must be submitted electronically in the MS Word format or RTF. The paper should not exceed 6 pages (A4 paper). Set margins to 2 Ům (0,8 inch) left, right, top, and 2,5 cm (1 inch) bottom. Please use 11 pt Times New Roman font for all text with single line spacing and justification. Your paper must include the following contents:
TITLE (capital letters, 12 pt bold, centered), followed by a blank line.
Author(s) (the initials and the last name(s), 11 pt Italic, centered, followed by 6 pt blank line).
Author(s) affiliation(s) with address(es) and the e-mail of the principal author (9 pt centered).
Begin the paper text one blank line below the addresses. Please include figures and tables in the body of the paper. In formulas and equations please use Italic for Latin elements and Bold for vectors.
References should be listed according to their appearance in the text. Use 9pt font and include the following information:

  • For a book: author(s) (in Italic), book title, page or chapter numbers, publisher, city, year.
  • For a journal paper: author(s) (in Italic), "paper title" (in quotes), journal name, volume number (bold), page numbers (inclusive), year.
  • For a proceedings paper or chapter in an edited book: author(s) (in Italic), "paper or chapter title" (in quotes), volume title (in Italic), editor(s), volume number (if applicable), page numbers (inclusive), publisher, city, year.

Please send your paper by July, 1 to to Iosif Levin
Irina Sergievskaya as attachment.
Authors who confirm their participation in the conference will have their papers published in the Conference Proceeding available at the conference.

The Conference program will be available on