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NASA Considering Mission to Explore Ocean on Saturn's Moon

After recently discovering what is thought to be the largest body of water on Saturn's Titan moon, NASA is considering options to send an autonomous submarine under the surface of Titan's Kraken Mare Ocean. The plan to carry out detailed scientific investigations under the ocean, would provide unprecedented knowledge of an extraterrestrial sea and expand NASA’s existing capabilities in planetary exploration to include nautical operations. Read More.

Advances in Underwater Laser Mapping Pave The Way for New Opportunities

Subsea technology companies Newton Research Labs Inc. and Sonardyne International Ltd, UK. have completed tests to integrate Newton Labs’ underwater laser scanners with Sonardyne’s acoustically-aided inertial navigation system for underwater vehicles, SPRINT-Mapper. The companies say the milestone paves the way for greater adoption by industry of mobile laser mapping technology to survey seafloor sites and subsea structures, and eliminates many of the challenges currently faced by users when attempting to configure advanced sensor technologies from different vendors prior to mobilizing equipment offshore. Read More.

Florida Atlantic University Accepting Applicants for Open Faculty Positions and for Fellowship Program

The Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering at Florida Atlantic University is inviting applications at all professorial levels (tenure-track and tenured) for multiple joint appointments with FAU Harbor Branch and/or with the Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering. In addition, the Link Foundation at FAU is accepting grant proposals through it's Ocean Engineering and Instrumentation Ph.D. Fellowship Program. Awards will be made to doctoral candidates enrolled in academic institutions located in the United States and Canada. Each award will consist of a grant of $29,000. For more information on each program please click here and here.

Society News

Technology Innovation Breakfast Series to Resume on March 6

MTS' first Technology Innovation Breakfast of 2018 will be held on Tuesday, March 6 at the Ritz Carlton, Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia from 7:00-9:00 AM. This edition of our Technology Innovation Breakfast Series will focus on Small Satellites for Ocean Remote Sensing and Maritime Domain Awareness. After launching the program with four succesful breakast events in 2017, the 2018 calendar will consist of six breakfasts. The full list of panelists will be announced shortly and registration can be found here. For more details on the March 6 breakfast please read here. The breakfast series is free to all MTS Members.  

MTS Announces Dates for 2018 Summer Camp Program

For the third consecutive summer MTS will offer a week-long, hands-on experience as part of our summer camp program for undergraduate students. The Marine Technology Camps, offer students with little to no experience, the chance to deploy the equipment to gather data applied to various investigations.  Camps will be hosted May 20-25 at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City, MI and June 3-8 at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.  For more information on each camp please click on the following links: NMC Camp and Rutgers University Camp.

Parts Two and Three of Advancing Oil Spill Research Webinar Series Scheduled for March 13 and April 17

The second and third installments of the MTS and Gulf Of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) co-sponsored webinar series will take place on Tuesday, March 13 and Tuesday, April 17.  This free three part webinar series, scheduled in support of a one day TechSurge program in New Orleans in February called "Advancing Oil Spill Research: Beyond the Horizon", began with part one on January 16. Topics for parts two and three will include Modeling and Prediction, Technology for Detection, Mitigation and Ecosystem Health.  To register for the upcoming webinars please click here and here. 

12th MTS Buoy Workshop set for April in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Registration is now open for the 12th MTS Buoy Technology Workshop at the Michigan League, located on the University of Michigan Campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Our hosts this year are the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL), the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR), and the Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS). The program will open with an Ice-Breaker on Monday night, April 9th. MTS is also now accepting abstracts for papers for the conference. For more details please visit the event website.

Abstract Submission deadline for MTS/IEEE Oceans' 18 Kobe Extended

The organizing committee of OCEANS '18 in Kobe, Japan has extended their call for abstracts for both technical papers as well as student posters. The new deadline is December 15. OCEANS '18 Kobe, will be held May 28-31, 2018. The event, hosted jointly by three sponsoring organizations – the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (IEEE/OES), the Marine Technology Society (MTS) and the Japanese Organization of the Consortium for Techno-Ocean 2018 (CJO), will be held at Kobe Convention Center, a state-of-the-art facility located on Kobe’s Port- Island, Japan’ first man-made island. All members are eligible to submit an abstract. For more details on submitting an abstract please visit here.

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Upcoming Conferences

Technology Innovation Breakfast
March 6, 2018
Arlington, VA
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OTC Asia
March 20-23, 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Buoy Technology Workshop
April 9-12, 2018
Ann Arbor, MI
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OTC Houston
April 30- May 3, 2018
Houston, TX
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MTS/IEEE OCEANS '18 Kobe
May 28-31, 2018
Kobe, Japan
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