1. MTS President’s Column: May 2020

    The Pandemic We All Feel – First, let me start by expressing my hopes that all of our MTS community are faring as well as possible during this difficult period.  For those who have been directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic I wish you the best possible outcomes and hope for the health and safety […]

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  2. Facts to Consider for Material Selection for Long Term Marine Applications

    Wednesday, July 8, 12 Noon – 1:00 PM (EST) A Virtual Symposium with Dr. R. Venkatesan Register Here This virtual symposium will focus on material selection and knowledge on performance of materials in actual marine environment in design of marine structures. These aspects determine the structural reliability and life assessment in terms of industrial and […]

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  3. Underwater Mateable Connector History: The Agony and Euphoria of Their Development

    A Virtual Symposium with Dr. James Cairns – Physicist, Oceanographer, and Lifelong Inventor Wednesday, June 3 from 12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM (EST) Register here! Prior to the 1960’s there was no way to connect and disconnect electrical cables underwater. Subsea cable junctions had to be made in a dry environment and then lowered into […]

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  4. Virtual Conference: Industry Role in Seabed 2030

    Thursday, June 11, 8:30 AM – 12:15 PM (EST) Register Here Agenda Forthcoming Following an online primer earlier in May, this virtual conference that will go into depth with respect to the global Seabed 2030 project and its role within the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. In order to achieve the ambitious goal […]

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  5. LakeBed 2030

    June 24, 2020, 12 Noon – 1:00 PM (EST) A Virtual Symposium REGISTER HERE This virtual symposium outlines the ambitious goal of mapping the world’s largest fresh water system, the Great Lakes, by the year 2030. The initiative is modeled after the Seabed 2030 effort and brings together a broad and diverse set of stakeholders […]

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  6. The 2020 Ocean Enterprise Study

    Comprised of for profit and nonprofit entities in the maritime industry that supports and sustains ocean measurement, observation and forecasting, the Ocean Enterprise “sometimes referred to as the ‘New Blue Economy,’ comprises the platforms, technology, and information services that deliver the ocean observations, measurements, analyses, and forecasts enabling the wider Blue or Ocean Economy.1” These elements […]

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  7. Back by Popular Demand – Applications of Bioluminescence in Marine Technology

    On Wednesday, May 27 from 12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM (EST) REGISTER HERE After the popularity of this webinar offered earlier this month, Dr. Edie Widder will again provide a virtual overview of planktonic bioluminescence and measurement applications. These include mapping of plankton distribution patterns, tracking bioluminescent red tides, mapping sediment toxicity and luring giant […]

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  8. 2020 ROV Committee Awards

    Originating from the MTS Undersea Vehicle Committee in 1978 – first as a subcommittee and reconstituted in 1989 as its own entity – the MTS Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) Committee grew in response to rapidly developing unmanned vehicle technology. It quickly established itself as a leading resource for marine technicians, providing expert industry guidance through […]

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  9. MTS Executive Director Column: April 2020

    Getting Back Home – As many of us hunker down in an effort to keep ourselves and those we love safe from the COVID-19 pandemic, the days can begin to blend together. Many of us feel strangely adrift in these doldrums, cut off from our professional and personal communities, and – at times – paralyzed […]

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  10. Member Profile: Scott Olson

    Past President of the Manned Underwater Vehicles Committee – I was born in Minnesota in 1964 (the same place and date as the submersible Alvin). When I was sixteen, we moved from Minnesota to Honduras, where I graduated from high school.  Not wanting to move back to the cold country I went to college at […]

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