OCEANS 2019 Marseille a Success
OCEANS 2019 Marseille proved to be a very successful conference, attended by 1,000 marine technology professionals from around the world who spoke and presented posters on a variety of key topics while dozens of exhibitors showed off the latest technology in the Exhibit Hall.
Notably, attendees heard compelling plenary presentations on underwater vehicle developments, an expedition to an Austrian Alpine Lake, and, most notably, a fascinating talk entitled “Why do women command at sea… and why they’re good at it”, by VADM (ret) Anne Cullerre, the first woman to rise to 3-star rank in the modern French Navy.
Also, the first annual, Walter Munk Award was presented to Alfredo Giron who received his PhD, in March, from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
After receiving the award, Giron presented his commemorative lecture, “The Risk of Oversimplification in Fisheries Management.” This lecture was the first in what will become the annual Commemorative Walter Munk Scholar Lecture Series, presented by the award recipient at the annual conference.
The OCEANS gala banquet at the Casa Delauze also proved to be a high point and provided great networking opportunities. MTS wishes to thank Philippe Courmontagne and the Local Organizing Committee for their planning efforts.