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Worldwide Trends in Ocean Observing

December 12, 2017 - Ocean News & Technology

MTS president Donna Kocak discusses technology and development trends for 2017. Most notable was the theme of establishing and strengthening international partnerships and connections to collect and share data. For example, nearly 400 researchers from 30 countries are using Canada’s OTN tag data to document movements of aquatic species. 

November Technology Innovation Breakfast: The Future of Maritime Cyber Security Requirements

November 15, 2017 - Maritime TV

The future of maritime cyber security is an important topic for government, industry, and academia. In the inaugural event for the MTS Maritime Cyber Security & Infrastructure Committee (MTS Cyber), this Technology Innovation Breakfast explored the future of maritime cyber security requirements from the government and industry prospective. 

October Technology Innovation Breakfast: The Future of Autonomous Surface Vehicles 

October 31, 2017 - Maritime TV

In October, the MTS Technology Innovation Breakfast focused on the future of autonomous surface vehicles. The purpose of the 2017 Technology Innovation Breakfast series is to bridge the gap between how MTS and Federal Government Agencies work and communicate. This member-exclusive event brought together industry thought-leaders and MTS members to facilitate the discovery of innovative and practical solutions to policy challenges surrounding marine technology. 

Alaska’s economy depends on ocean science and technology

September 28, 2017 - Juneau Empire

MTS president Donna Kocak discusses the importance of our national maritime economy, focusing on the difficulty to miss the connections between Alaska and the ocean. Alaska has the longest coastline in the U.S, and the busiest water for commercial fishing in the world. Anchorage was the second largest contributor to our nation’s GDP in the mineral sector in 2014.

Marine Technology Society Member Pavilion Success at Oceanology International 2012 Debut

March 30, 2012 - The Maritime Executive

Oceanology International is one the largest ocean science and technology trade shows in the world. As a leading international organization in the field, the Marine Technology Society sought to bring together organizational members to add value to those members and the attendees of the exhibit. The solution was the first MTS Member Pavilion, a concept that proved a success. 

MTS Award Winner

May 31, 2011 - William and Mary News and Events

[Mark] Patterson, a marine biologist with patents in autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) technology, is winner of the Marine Technology Society's 2008 Lockheed Martin Award for Ocean Science and Engineering.

MTS's President-Elect Quoted

April 20, 2011 - IEEE Spectrum

"ROVs were not the limiting factor in all the work that went on in trying to stop the leak," says Drew Michel, president elect of the Maryland-based Marine Technology Society and has worked in the ROV industry for 44 years.

New MTS President Recognized

March 2011 - Sea Technology magazine

Jerry Boatman, ocean science and technology director of QinetiQ North America (McLean, Virginia), assumed his duties as president of the Marine Technology Society in January. Boatman will serve a two-year term. Drew Michel, owner of ROV Technologies Inc. (Houston, Texas) started his duties as president-elect.

University of Western Australia Notes Outstanding Journal Paper Award

November 24, 2010 - University of Western Australia

A paper comparing offshore platform foundations was honored with the Outstanding Manuscript Award at the MTS Awards Luncheon at OCEANS'10 MTS/IEEE Seattle. ...


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