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Marine Technology SocietyMember 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. ...

 Features MTS Fellow

November 19, 2010 - Columbia Star

[Dr. Stewart B. Nelson], former president of the American Oceanic Organization, a Congressional Fellow, and a Marine Technology Society Fellow, gathered together the experts and the financing to conduct his 2005 expedition based on decades of research into the Nautilus.

Scholarship Winner in Hometown  Paper

October 13, 2010 - Asheville Citizen-Times

FAIRVIEW – Jesse D. Bikman, of Fairview, was awarded a $2,000 scholarship by the Marine Technology Society for the 2010-11 academic year. Bikman is pursuing an undergraduate degree in math at the UNC Charlotte.

 Picks Up MTS OCEANS'10 Releases

September 28, 2010 - Maritime Executive

A Marine Technology Society (MTS) member who joined the society when it was founded in 1963 received double honors at the society’s gala awards luncheon September 21 at the OCEANS’10 MTS/IEEE Seattle Conference in Seattle, Wash.

September 23, 2010 - Maritime Executive

MTS issued a press release about the OCEANS'10 MTS/IEEE Seattle Conference, which was published by The Maritime Executive.

PhysOrg Focuses on OCEANS'10 Presentation

September 20, 2010 - PhysOrg

PNNL marine ecologist Jeff Ward will discuss this research Wednesday at Oceans 2010, an ocean engineering conference that runs Monday through Thursday in Seattle. The conference is being hosted by the Marine Technology Society and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers' Oceanic Engineering Society.

Features Scholarship Winner

August 26, 2010 - Houston Chronicle Heights/Neartown News

Jacinta [Leyden], now 18, was a curious kid - and it's served her well, because her analytical and inquisitive mind has landed her a $2,000 scholarship.

The scholarship is from the Marine Technology Society, a nonprofit organization comprised of ocean engineers, technologists, policy makers and educators. Its Houston chapter has more than 700 members.

Blog Lauds MTS

July 20, 2010 - Innovation Musings

In a blog by Jerry W. Saveriano, "ROVs: Things to Come," he discusses MTS's role in ROVs, including the ROV Committee's mission statement and its involvement in ROVs. The author says he has made several presentations to the society over the years.

MTS Scholarship Winner's School is a Winner

July 11, 2010 -

The school of the top 2010 MTS ROV Scholarship winner won the 2010 MTS ROV Competition: "A former team member, Zach Miller, got a $10,000 scholarship from the Marine Technology Society, said Thomas, who teaches physics and oceanography at First Flight. Miller attends the Florida Institute of Technology now, studying ocean engineering."

MTS Fellow Interviewed

July 9, 2010 - La Jolla Light

Andre Rossfelder, an award-winning writer and marine geologist, served in the French Resistance and was a paratrooper cadet in World War II. He was awarded the French Military Medal and the War Cross. He earned a doctorate in geology and has explored North Africa and the Mediterranean.... Rossfelder is a fellow of the Explorers Club and a member emeritus of the Marine Technology Society.

MTS ROV Scholarships Publicized

July 7, 2010 - Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine

Zachary Miller, Camille Pagniello, Robert Lister, and Zachary Harris have been selected as recipients of the Marine Technology Society’s 2010 ROV Committee scholarships. In addition Eduardo Moreno, Steven Roberts and Kendall Samuel-Jakubos, received MTS ROV Committee Marine Advanced Technology Education Center scholarships.

Two MTS Students Win Scholarships

July 1, 2010 - The Journal of Commerce

Two undergraduate students, Andrew Lachtman and Lidia Mouravieff, at the Webb Institute in Glen Cove, N.Y. were recently awarded Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial scholarships for their community service and academic achievements. Lachtman, a native of San Diego, Calif., is involved in several school activities and is currently serving as chairman of Webb's Honor Council, which is responsible for resolving violations of the student honor code.... Lachtman is a member of several professional societies, including the U.S. Green Building Council, the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, the American Society of Naval Engineers and the Marine Technology Society. He has also been a member of Webb's volleyball team and is an avid cyclist and runner. Mouravieff, who is also a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, the American Society of Naval Engineers and the Marine Technology Society, is from Washington, N.J. She is a member of the Webb band, soccer team, student court and serves as the social committee chairperson.

 Notes MTS Connection to MATE Competition

June 24, 2010 - Scientific American

"Despite the legal wrangling over deepwater drilling, and with no end to the Gulf spill in sight one thing is clear—the role that ROVs play in the energy industry will grow over time. The Obama administration has made assurances that the U.S. will make a strong push toward renewable energy sources, but the country is likely 50 years away from shedding its reliance on oil, says Drew Michel, chairman of the ROV executive committee for the Marine Technology Society (MTS), a Washington, DC. organization that advocates for ocean engineering technology."

 Magazine Taps MTS for Background

June 9, 2010 -Slate

In a column on the "insanity of deepwater oil wells," Slate magazine tapped into the ROV Committee's website to find a definition of a manipulator.

MTS Award Winner Interviewed for Competition

June 7, 2010 - College of William and Mary

A press release about International Autonomous Vehicles Competition noted, "Dr. Mark Patterson, director of the Autonomous Systems Laboratory at the College of William and Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), will serve as the event's local host. Patterson, winner of the Marine Technology Society's 2008 Lockheed Martin Award for Ocean Science and Engineering, is a marine biologist with patents in autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) technology and neural-network recognition of targets from side-scan sonar."

MTS Recognized for NOSB Contribution

April 26, 2010 - Tampa Bay News

In reporting on the results of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl, the Tampa Bay News noted that the coaches of the winning teams receive membership in the Marine Technology Society. This is a value MTS has been donating to the NOSB for many years.

Spanish News Notes MTS Involvement in ROV Competition

March 19, 2010 - (The Truth)

Students at the University of Caragena have won their regional competition and will participate in the MATE International ROV Competition in June in Hawaii. The competition "está organizada por el Marine Advanced Technology Education Center (MATE) de los Estados Unidos y la Marine Technology Society (MTS)."

 Announces New Young Professional Award

March 2010 - [Not Available Online]

The Ocean News & Technology (OH&T)/MTS Young Professional Award will recognize individuals who demonstrate excellence in their careers and have made valuable contributions to MTS by serving in leadership positions. ...

Offshore Shipping Online Touts DP Conference

March 5, 2010 - Offshore Shipping Online

The Dynamic Positioning (DP) Committee of the Marine Technology Society will hold its Annual Conference October 12-13, 2010 at the Westchase Hilton in Houston. ...

 Mentions MTS 

 December 4, 2009 - New York Times

In an article titled "Wave-powered monitor is moving beyond listening to whales," MTS Vice President of Government and Public Affairs Justin Manley is quoted in his role as chair of the Unmanned Maritime Vehicles Committee: "The concept of harnessing wave energy isn't new," said Justin Manley, chairman of the Unmanned Maritime Vehicles Committee for the Marine Technology Society, "but the traditional outlook is to convert wave energy into electricity." Instead, the wave glider passively converts wave energy into forward thrust. "I think Roger was so successful because he wasn't limited by conventional thinking."

Features OCEANS'09, UI 2010

September 2009 and December 2001 - [Not Available Online]

A pre-OCEANS'09 Conference report appeared in the September issue and a pre-Underwater Intervention 2010 report appeared in the December issue.

 Features OCEANS'09

December 2009 - [Not Available Online]

The OCEANS'09 MTS/IEEE Biloxi Conference warranted a two-page spread with 10 photos in Ocean News & Technology.

Successful Meetings Focuses on OCEANS'09

December 2009 - Successful Meetings

Successful Meetings magazine featured the OCEANS'09 MTS/IEEE Biloxi Conference in an article. Organizing Co-chair and MTS life member Laurie Jugan was quoted as saying, "Many [attendees] told us that not only was this the best OCEANS conference, but the best conference they ever attended."

MTS Support of MATE Competition Makes European Press

November 30, 2009 -

Este prototipo es el único participante español en la Mate Rov Competition de 2010, a la que acudirá junto a otro sumergible alemán como los dos únicos representantes europeos, según informó el estudiante y colaborador del proyecto, Rui Manuel Pereira. El evento está organizado por el Marine Advanced Technology Education Center (MATE) situado en Monterey, Carolina (Estados Unidos) y la Marine Technology Society (MTS), y cuenta con diversos patrocinadores de la industria naval, instituciones de investigación, agencias gubernamentales y sociedades profesionales, entre las que cabe mencionar la Prototype Laboratory de la NASA

November 29, 2009 - Europa Press

El evento está organizado por el Marine Advanced Technology Education Center (MATE) situado en Monterey, Carolina (Estados Unidos) y la Marine Technology Society (MTS), y cuenta con diversos patrocinadores de la industria naval, instituciones de investigación, agencias gubernamentales y sociedades profesionales, entre las que cabe mencionar la Prototype Laboratory de la National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ABC Affiliate Features OCEANS'09 and MTS Members

October 27, 2009 - WLOX-TV, Biloxi, Miss.

A Biloxi ABC affiliate featured OCEANS'09 Organizing Co-Chair Laurie Jugan in an extended interview about the conference, while a second interview explored the technology on display. The second interview included these MTS members talking about the latest technology from their companies: Peter Weber of DeepSea Power and Light, Dick Butler of Aanderaa Data Instruments and Justin Manley with Liquid Robotics.

OCEANS Conference Already a Hit with Coast Students 

 October 26, 2009 -

Marine scientists from around the world are in Biloxi this week for the Oceans conference that combines research and technology with the opportunity to enjoy the amenities of the Gulf Coast....The conference normally doesn’t return to a location in less than 10 years, but Jugan said the participants had such a good time and the conference was both profitable and highly technical. The local Marine Technology Society combined with the Institute for Electronics and Electrical Engineering to bid for it again.

 Recognizes MTS Support for Conference

October 2009 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

...Dubbed “Wrecks of the World: Hidden Risks of the Deep,” the conference -- which was sponsored by a long list of marine industry organizations including the American Salvage Association, the Marine Technology Society, NAMEPA and the International Salvage Association, among others – focused on a number of critical issues surrounding the discovery and mitigation of potential brewing ecological disasters....

OCEANS'09 and MTS Featured in Article on Canada

October 21, 2009 - The Gov Monitor
October 19, 2009 -

A delegation of 14 Atlantic Canadian companies from the ocean technology industry will travel to Biloxi, Mississippi to participate in the Oceans 2009 MTS/IEEE conference and trade show, from October 26-29, 2009.... Organized by the Marine Technology Society (MTS) and Institute of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Oceans 2009 is one of the world’s leading events for the marine science, technology and engineering sectors....

 Mentions MTS Membership

September 12, 2009 – The American Surveyor

Aero-Metric, Inc. announced that Bob Richards, Jr. has joined the firm as the National Director of Program Management.... He is an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ACEC), the Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors (MAPPS), The Hydrographic Society of America, the Marine Technology Society, and the Project Management Institute (PMI).

MTS Journal Cited in Australian Publication

September 4, 2009 – The Australian: Business with The Wall Street Journal

...[By-catch] occurs worldwide in every type of fishing gear, including in recreational and commercial fishing. According to the Marine Technology Society Journal (Autumn 2006 issue), unintended injuries and fatalities to non-target marine species—a major component of by-catch—is one of the principal threats to the survival of many endangered marine populations and species....

MTS Sponsorship Noted

September 3, 2009 – The Maritime Executive

Washington, DC: The American Salvage Association (ASA), supported by the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI), International Salvage Union (ISU), Marine Technology Society (MTS), North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA), Spill Control Association of America (SCAA), and the World Ocean Council (WOC), will sponsor a conference, “Wrecks of the World: Hidden Risks of the Deep (WOW)” on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS) in the Washington, DC area (Linthicum Heights, MD) USA....

Europeans Share their Experiences at Offshore Wind Power Workshop

August 2009 – SeaTechnology Magazine

European experiences in offshore wind energy were a main focus of the Marine Technology for Offshore Wind Power Workshop in Arlington, Virginia.

The two-day workshop, sponsored by the Marine Technology Society (MTS), featured keynote speeches by representatives from federal and state governments, as well as presentations by engineers from companies based in the Netherlands and Belgium that have been involved in the successful installation of wind turbines offshore Europe. ... 

 Features Wade Abadie

August 14, 2009 – Oil Online

Deep Marine Technology, a U.S. based independent subsea construction service provider, today announced the promotion of Wade Abadie to President and Chief Operating Officer.... Mr. Abadie is a long standing member of industry organizations Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the Marine Technology Society (MTS).

Scholarship Students Recognized

August 21, 2009 – Democrat and Chronicle

Timothy Ray of Rochester was awarded a $2,000 scholarship from the Marine Technology Society. He is pursuing a doctorate at the University of California-San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

August 16, 2009 – The Boston Globe

TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP: Belmont resident Catherine Caruso, a senior at Wellesley College, recently earned her fourth scholarship from the Marine Technology Society.... The $2,000 scholarship is for college students interested in marine technology or instrumentation. Incorporated in 1963, the Marine Technology Society is a nonprofit, professional society of ocean engineers, technologists, policy makers, and educators. I’m fortunate to have this support,’’ Caruso said. “College is such a financial burden these days. Every little bit helps.’’

August 5, 2009 – Webb Institute News

Simmy Willemann, vice president of the Student Organization, has earned the $2,500 Charles H. Bussmann Undergraduate Scholarship from the Marine Technology Society (MTS). The scholarship is given to MTS members who are pursuing an advanced degree in a marine area. Willemann is a graduate of Pleasantville High School, Pleasantville, N.Y.

August 2, 2009 – The Eagle, Bryan-College Station, Texas

College Station resident Amir Izadparast has been awarded a $2,000 scholarship from the Marine Technology Society for the 2009-10 academic year. The scholarship is for college students interested in marine technology or instrumentation. Izadparast is pursuing a doctorate in ocean engineering at Texas A&M University-Galveston.

 Magazine Features MTS Members

 July 22, 2009 – Wired

An article on innovative submersible technology featured several MTS members. Life member Dr. Phil Nuytten, submersible designer and pilot who worked on the Super Aviator submersible for Sub Aviator Systems, and Will Kohnen, chair of the Manned Underwater Vehicle Professional Committee and president and CEO of SEAmagine Hydrospace, were both interviewed for the extensive article. Emeritus member Don Walsh also got a mention in the article as a "record-setting" mariner who was at a demonstration of the Super Aviator. He was described in the article as "among the luminaries enjoying the 'flight'." MTS and the MUV committee were mentioned twice.

Past Journal Editor Featured

July 22, 2009 – The Royal Gazette, Bermuda

Former editor for six years of the Marine Technology Society Journal Gregory Stone was featured in an article about a public lecture he gave on ocean exploration and conservation at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute.