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BSEE Releases Proposed Well Control Regulations to Ensure Safe and Responsible Offshore Oil and Gas Development

In response to the findings of investigations into the Deepwater Horizon tragedy, and following a thorough evaluation of recommendations from industry groups, equipment manufacturers, federal agencies, academia and environmental organizations, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced proposed regulations to better protect human lives and the environment from oil spills. The measures include more stringent design requirements and operational procedures for critical well control equipment used in offshore oil and gas operations. Read more.

Wiring the world below. A network of permanent observatories will soon monitor the oceans.

THE planet arrogantly dubbed “Earth” by its dominant terrestrial species might more accurately be called “Sea”. Seven-tenths of its surface is ocean, yet humanity’s need to breathe air and its inability to resist pressure means this part of the orb is barely understood. Read more

RDC, Fugro Team Up on New Vessel

The Research & Development Corporation (RDC) has invested $4.9 million in a multi-purpose survey, support and research and development vessel to be stationed in St. John’s.  Read more.

Funding Available For Environmental Technology Demonstrations

The Department of Defense (DoD), through the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP), supports the demonstration of technologies that address priority DoD environmental requirements.  Read more.

Coastal Engineering and Sciences Certificate Program

The University of New Orleans (UNO) will be offering two new graduate level certificates through the Coastal Engineering And Sciences (CEAS) certificate program starting in Spring 2015. The two certificates are Graduate Coastal Engineering Certificate and Graduate Coastal Sciences Certificate.  Read more.

Subsea 7 to Reorganise

Seabed-to-surface engineering contractor, Subsea 7, has announced that, with effect from 1 January 2015, it will be changing the organisational structure of its business.  Read more.

Technip to Charter Farstad’s Newbuild Subsea Vessel

Farstad Shipping ASA has been awarded a 5 year framework agreement by Technip Norge AS for delivery of ROV support operations, light construction work, IMR and other subsea related activities.  Read more.

Connecting to nature with MacArtney GreenLink

GreenLink ‐ connectivity for marine renewables Spurred on by continuously increasing demand for dependable MacArtney connectivity solution from marine renewable energy industries and operators, MacArtney has chosen to unify a vast pool of its technical expertise, operational experience and industry leading connectivity solutions under the new and dedicated ‘GreenLink’ brand. Read more.

Society News

MTS Community Remembers Dr. Julius Rockwell

Long-time MTS member and industry leader Dr. Julius Rockwell passed away April 16th in Alaska. He was a founding member of MTS and recipient of the Compass Distinguished Achievement Award in 2010. He was also made a Fellow that same year. His insights andindustry contributions will be missed.

Call For Award Nominations

The deadline is fast approaching for the MTS awards, presented during the Society’s Annual Meeting luncheon held during the OCEANS Conference. The winning of these awards is a significant recognition of accomplishments, dedication and contributions to the marine industries. Members are encouraged to nominate a deserving colleague. Nomination forms.

Mid-Atlantic MATE Competition Needs Volunteers

The MTS Hampton Roads Section, along with MATE and Nauticus, are looking for volunteers to assist with the elementary – middle school ROV competition Saturday, May 2. In addition to judges, registration coordinators, divers and others are needed. Click here to learn more and volunteer

25th Anniversary Book - MTS Japan Section

NOW AVAILABLE FOR FREE!  Captures the history, developments and achievements of the MTS Japan Section.  Read more

Teledyne RDI-Sponsored Student Membership Program - APPLY TODAY!

The Teledyne RDI-Sponsored Student Membership Program is now receiving applications for new student memberships (must be current full-time college students).  Download Application.

MTS Journal: Progress in Polar Research Instrumentation and Methods - OUT NOW!

MTS Members access your on-line version of the newly published edition of the MTS Journal!  Download Now

OCEANS 14 St. John's - ACCESS Technical Papers for FREE!

If you missed OCEANS '14 MTS/IEEE St. John's, get caught up now with this year's technical papers by clicking HERE!

MTS 50th Anniversary Book

50 Years of Excellence: Advances in Marine Technology traces the development of ourindustry from the Trieste through today. Featured are many pioneers of our industry, personal stories and reminiscences and photos of technology, events and people. Click here to buy.

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Upcoming Conferences

Offshore Technology Conference (OTC)
May 4-7    
Houston, TX, USA

OCEANS Genova MTS/IEEE Conference
May 18-21
Genova, ITALY

Oceans In Action

August 20, 2015
Biloxi, MS, USA

Dynamic Positioning Conference
Houston, TX, USA

OCEANS Washington DC MTS/IEEE Conference
Oct. 19-22
Washington, DC, USA

Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) - Brasil
Oct. 27-29, 2015
Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL

Subsea Leak Detection Symposium
November 2015
Houston, TX, USA

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