Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Diversity is necessary for organizations to reach their maximum potential by incorporating all perspectives and experiences leading to innovation. In the field of ocean science, diversity, collaboration, and innovation are essential for advancement. Studies have shown that inclusiveness drives economic growth, industry expansion and can be an organizational competitive advantage.

To achieve our vision to be the leading authority and advocate for marine technology and resources while promoting member success and public understanding, the Marine Technology Society recognizes the imperative need to create an environment that embraces differences, fosters inclusion, and openness. Wherever MTS operates, we will work to create an inclusive environment free of discrimination, harassment, and reprisal where all can collaborate with unity, integrity, and fairness.

MTS serves as the great convener of marine technologists worldwide, and by serving in this role fairly and without prejudice, we hope to attract all marine technologists. As we look to the future of marine technology, it is essential for us to attract ideas and contributions from the full scope and spectrum of professionals in our field. In doing so, we benefit all members, our Society, and the field of Marine Technology. Diversity and inclusion broaden our scope, our reach, and our impact.

The advancement of the Marine Technology Society’s mission is dependent on our ability to strive to have a membership that fully represents society. With this goal in mind, we aim to create a society where all members feel welcome regardless of their background or identity – this includes individuals of all ages, gender, race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and all other aspects of diversity.