Buoy Workshop

14th Buoy Workshop - September 19-22, 2022

You are cordially invited to join us for the 14th MTS Buoy Workshop sponsored by the Marine Technology Society (MTS) to present and share your buoy-related work and projects to all attendees. This event is endorsed by the UN Decade for Ocean Science.

Since the 1960s, these workshops have covered the technology of oceanographic, weather, and other buoy systems. Originally based on the suggestion and support by the Office of Naval Research, buoy workshops have been organized and supported every two years since 1996 to foster communication and exchange between designers, assemblers, operators, and users of buoy systems.

This year's Workshop will be hosted by The University of North Carolina Wilmington's Coastal Ocean Research and Monitoring Program (CORMP), in Wilmington, North Carolina. We will open with an Ice-Breaker on Monday night, September 19. The Speaker Program begins at 8 am on Tuesday, September 20, and ends Thursday afternoon (5ish), September 22.  Wednesday afternoon will be dedicated for site tours of our host facilities that are engaged in active buoy work.  Following the tours, the Attendee’s Gala dinner will be held starting at 6:30 pm.

Buoy Workshop Program Now Available!

14th Buoy Workshop Program

Keynote Speaker Announced - Dr. Stuart Borrett

Dr. Borrett serves as the Associate Provost for Research at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW). In this role, he is the chief research officer and leads the campus research & innovation enterprise.  He also serves as the President of the UNCW Research Foundation.

Dr. Borrett has been a professor in the Department of Biology and Marine Biology at UNCW since 2007. As a systems ecologist, his research is focused on discovering the processes that create, constrain, and sustain ecological systems. His expertise includes ecological modeling and network analysis, which he has used to investigate aquatic systems from the Ross Sea in Antarctica, to the Cape Fear River estuary in North Carolina, to the ecological communities that form inside purple pitcher plants. This work has produced more than 50 scientific publications, over 100 national and international presentations, and two software packages, and it has been fueled by more than $800,000 in externally sponsored funding. Currently, he serves on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Ecological Modelling, and is the elected secretary of the North American Chapter of the International Society for Ecological Modelling.

Dr. Borrett earned a BA in Biology from Austin College, and a Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of Georgia. He previously worked as an environmental consultant for Entrix, Inc., and a postdoctoral scholar at the Institute for the Study of Learning and Expertise and Stanford University.

About Our Workshop Partner

University of North Carolina Wilmington Coastal Ocean Research and Monitoring Program

The University of North Carolina Wilmington's Coastal Ocean Research and Monitoring Program (CORMP), established in 2000, operates nine mooring stations in North Carolina and South Carolina. Data and information collected is used to:
  • Increase maritime safety
  • Improve better forecasting of coastal hazards
  • Support ecosystem based management and living marine resources
  • Understand local coastal climate patterns through CORMP's long-term data set
As a member of the Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA), CORMP collaborates with SECOORA and their members to address NOAA's Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS ®) national priorities. 

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