Announcement 2

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




Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR)

Russian Academy of Sciences

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

Office of Naval Research (ONR)

Office of Naval Research Global (ONRG)

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


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)

Program Committee:

Oleg Kopelevich (Russia),
Alexander Luchinin (Russia),
Iosif Levin (Russia),
Viktor Fadeev (Russia),
Vladimir Weber (Russia),
Vladimir Osadchy (Russia),
Genrik Karabashev (Russia),
Yuliya Troitskaya (Russia),
Anatoly Rodionov (Russia),
Eleonora Zege (Belarus),
Iosif Katzev (Belarus),
Michail Lee (Ukraine),
Gary Gilbert (USA),
Robert Arnone (USA),
Paula Bontempi (USA),
Alan Weidemann (USA),
Vincent Contarino (USA),
Jennifer Prentice (USA),
Michael Corson (USA),
Jerzy Dera (Poland),
Bogdan Wozniak (Poland),
Vittorio Barale (Italy),
George Fournier (Canada).

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

of Local Organizing Committee

Vladimir Arpishkin
Stanislav Ermakov
Anna Kazarova
Igor Konnov
Valentina Stromkova


The working languages are English and Russian


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

Important dates:

Abstract submission deadline: May 1, 2007
Deadline for registration form and paper submissions: July 1, 2007.


Please fill in the registration form by July 1, 2007 online. Please note that a received registration form will be considered as a confirmation of your participation in the conference.

The registration fee for the meeting includes admission to ONWí2007, the final Program, and a copy of Proceedings. The full registration fee is US$300, the fee for students and accompanying guests is US$50.

The payment should be made in US dollars in cash on site.

We apologize that we cannot accept payments by credit cards and personal checks.
The payments of registration will be refunded only if a writing request for cancellation is received before 10 September, 2007.


Papers (in English) must be submitted electronically in the RTF or MS Word format. The paper should not exceed five 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 9 pt 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
Ekaterina Sergeeva
copy-to: as attachment.

Accepted papers of the authors who have confirmed their participation in the conference, will be published in the Conference Proceeding, which will be available at the conference.

Click here to download the sample

The Conference program will be available on Web