Announcement 1

IV International Conference
Current Problems in Optics of Natural Waters (ONW'2007)

Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, September 11-15, 2007


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

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

St.Petersburg Branch of P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences, (IO RAS, SPbB), Russia

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


Conference Chairs

Lev Dolin
(IAP RAS, Russia)
Tel: +7 (831) 436-59-27
Fax: +7 (831) 436-59-86

Charles Trees
(NATO Undersea Research Center, USA)

Local Organizing Committee:

Irina Sergievskaya
IAP RAS, Ulíjanova st., 46,
N.Novgorod, 603950
Tel: +7(831) 416-49-35
Fax: +7 (831) 436-59-86,

Scientific secretary:
Ekaterina Sergeeva
IAP RAS, Ulíjanova st., 46,
N.Novgorod, 603950
Tel: +7(831) 416-48-10
Fax: +7 (831) 436-59-86




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 scientific program of the Conference consists of contributed papers in the form of oral presentations (invited lectures, oral papers) and poster presentations (available area is 1m x 1m). Preference for oral or poster presentation should be indicated. Authors will be informed on acceptance of their abstracts by May 15, 2007. Contributed papers, 3-5 pages, will be published in the Proceedings available at the Conference.

The working languages are English and Russian


The brief description of the paper (abstract and summary) should be in English and not exceed one complete page of text, with 2.5 Ům margins from left, right, top, and bottom. The main font size should be 12 point and the font type should be Times New Roman, with single line spacing and justification for text. Figures and tables should be included directly in the document. The document begins with the title of paper in capital letters, 14 point bold type, centered. Skip one line after the title and then place the initials and last name of the author(s). On the next line place affiliation(s) of author(s) with full address(es) and e-mail of the main author, all centered. Skip one line and then place the 35-word abstract (without the word ďAbstractĒ). After the abstract there should be a space of one line followed by full one-page summary.

Abstract in the MS WORD format should be sent by May 1, 2007 to:
Ekaterina Sergeeva,

Detailed information on travel, accommodation and specification for the full-length papers for the Proceedings will be available in the Second Announcement.


Full fee US$300
Student fee US$50

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


Abstract submission deadline: May 1, 2007