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European Consortium Launches Blue Nodules Project

On 1 February a European consortium launched a new Horizon 2020 project: Blue Nodules. This project addresses the challenge of creating a viable and sustainable value chain to retrieve polymetallic nodules from the ocean floor. Read more.

New Unmanned Vehicle for Maritime Warfare

Drawing on know-how derived from generations of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) design, development and operation and its naval capabilities, Elbit Systems’ newest offering in the unmanned platform field is Seagull - an organic, modular, highly autonomous, multi-mission unmanned surface vehicle (USV) system. Read more.

Three Things To Watch In Microsoft's Underwater Data Center

Research earlier this month unveiled Project Natick: an ambitious experiment to plant a data center in sea water. The 38,000 pound chamber vessel only contains enough space for around 300 PCs, but full-fledged commercially deployed vessels would invariably contain more room. Read more.

Sonardyne Demos Technology for NASA

Subsea engineering company, Sonardyne International Ltd., UK, has demonstrated its wireless integrity monitoring technologies during a series of in-water demonstrations held at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab (NBL) in Houston. Read More.

C-Innovation Chooses Kongberg AUV Systems

C-Innovation (C-I), a member of the Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) group of companies and an integrated marine services company specializing in advanced subsea solutions has signed an agreement with Kongsberg Maritime to acquire four new Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV). Read More.

Society News

OCEANS'16 MTS/IEEE Monterey - Call for Abstracts

Abstract submissions are now open for OCEANS'16 Monterey! Read more

2016 MTS Scholarships Now Open

MTS is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for all of our 2016 scholarships. Each year MTS offers thousands of dollars in scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students who are studying in the marine science, marine engineering and/or marine technology field. Individuals must hold an MTS student membership to be eligible.

For more scholarship information or to apply, please visit here The application deadline is April 20, 2016.

Notice of Proposed Bylaws Amendments

This is to provide official notice that amendments to the MTS Bylaws have been proposed in accordance with Article IX- Amendments of the bylaws. To view the proposed amendments please click on this link

MTS Announces Search for Executive Director

In keeping with the Marine Technology Society’s mission to promote awareness, understanding, advancement and application of marine technology, the Board of Directors have formed a Search Committee to recruit a new Executive Director for MTS. read more

50th Anniversary of the MTS Journal

This issue salutes the 50th anniversary of the society's flagship publication with articles that illuminate the past, present, and future of a range of marine technology trends. The volume looks back at the first issue of the MTSJ and a 25th anniversary retrospective ... and then moves forward with commentaries and articles covering a variety of topics, including the contribution of SEALAB, the history of manned submersibles and the ROV industry, and the evolution of underwater cable systems, sensor arrays, acoustic communications, and electronic charting. Members, read it online here or order your hardcopy here.

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Upcoming Conferences

Underwater Intervention Conference
February 23-25, 2016
New Orleans, LA

OTC Asia
March 22-25, 2016
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

April 10-13, 2016
Shanghai, China

11th ONR/MTS Buoy Workshop 2016
April 18-21, 2016
Woods Hole, MA

OTC Houston
May 2-5, 2016
Houston, TX

September 19-22, 2016
Monterey, CA

Techno Ocean 2016
October 6-8, 2016
Kobe, Japn

OTC Arctic Technology Conference
October 24-26, 2016
St. Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador

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