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Space Commerce Conference and Exposition

SpaceCom is where professionals from the aerospace and commercial sectors convene for two days of forward-looking conference sessions, a packed exhibit hall showcasing cutting-edge technology, and an Entrepreneur Summit that promises to transform markets.

Smart Energy Conference is a collocated event that will happen on Wednesday, November 28 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. We are excited about this conference and really believe attendance would be extremely beneficial to you and your organization.

The conference will feature a full day of workshops examining the following topics and how they affect upstream as well as downstream:

Participants will hear from leading experts in their fields and then have an opportunity to discuss amongst themselves the implication for their companies and the industry.
As a Smart Energy Conference registrant, you will have access to the SpaceCom show floor and network with professionals from other industries.

Receive a $75 discount off the regular rate by using VIP Code SMARTINVITE.

US Hydro 2019 Scheduled for March 19-21 in Biloxi, MS

US Hydro is due to take place on March 19-21, 2019 in Biloxi, Mississippi.US Hydro is a biannual conference hosted by the Hydrographic Society of America (THSOA). The 2019 Conference will be held at the beautiful Beau Rivage Resort & Casino.  The exhibit hall and technical presentations hall will be co-located allowing for maximum interaction and networking discussions with exhibitors and presenters. In addition, the conference center is located within close proximity of the piers, not far from the exhibit hall, where exhibitors will have the opportunity to showcase their vessels and products for on-water demonstrations. The 2019 Conference theme will be "Our Changing Oceans and Coasts: Driving Innovation in Charting" with RDML Shepard Smith, Director, Office of Coast Survey.

2018 MTS ROV Committee Scholarships Announced

MTS ROV Committee announced the winners of its 2018 scholarships.  Saul Hughes, Sriram Govindarajan, Khaled Saad, and Matt Glencross each received ROV scholarships.  Saul Hughes received the MTS ROV MATE Center scholarship.
Saul Hughes was awarded $5,000 and attends Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada majoring in Computer Science.  Sriram Govindarajan will receive $4,000 and is studying Civil Engineering at the National Institute of Technology in Tamil Nadu, India.  Khaled Saad received $3,000 and is majoring in Mechatronics and Robotics at the University of Sheffield in the UK.  Matt Glencross, a freshman engineering major at St. Mary’s University in Halifax, NS received $3,000.
Each recipient will be recognized during the Awards presentation at Underwater Intervention ’19 in New Orleans, LA (
Since 1994 the MTS ROV Committee has awarded over $500,000 to deserving students who have an interest in Remotely Operated Vehicles.  Scholarship applications for 2019 must be submitted by April 15, 2019.  Details on how to apply and further information can be found at

Society News

2018 Board of Directors Election - VOTING NOW OPEN

As a reminder, while our online election had a very good turnout, after careful analysis, the MTS Board has determined that voter eligibility as defined by the Bylaws was not followed due to ongoing updates to the member database. Since this discovery, MTS Staff diligently worked with our database management firm to consolidate and clean up the member records from past versions and validate our membership count with financial information. We are confident that the database is accurate and up-to-date. We notified each of the candidates of the circumstances and have opened a new election for the MTS Board of Directors positions.  To access the voting site please click here. Your username is your last name and your password is your membership ID number. Voting will be open until 5:00 pm EST on Wednesday, December 5. 

The open positions are for President-Elect and Vice President of Section Affairs.  Please click here for each candidates biographical profile for President-Elect and here for VP of Section Affairs.  As a reminder, the President-Elect position is a 6-year term (2 years as President-Elect, 2 years as President and 2 years as Past President) and the Vice President position is a 3-year term with both positions beginning their terms on January 1, 2019.

Please keep in mind, only members in good standing can cast a ballot.  If you have any issues with voting or cannot remember your membership ID number, please contact the MTS Membership Department via email at

Join the DC Section for a breakfast meeting on Tuesday, November 27

 Join the DC Section for a breakfast meeting on Tuesday, November 27 from 7:30am – 9:00am at Army Navy Club at Farragut Center in the General Patton Room.  The November meeting will feature a presentation by Commander William C Woityra, USCG on “Arctic Marine Trends & Latest Technology”.  CDR Woityra is a seasoned expert in arctic marine issues so this breakfast is sure to be informative and entertaining.

Registration is limited, so please register today! As a courtesy, if you could, also RSVP directly with CAPT Dennis Egan, USCG (Ret) via email at

Register now for Undertwater Intervention 2019!

Registration is LIVE for Underwater Intervention 2019!  

Underwater Intervention (UI) is the premier event for the entire underwater operations industry. Through compelling education and thought provoking features, UI will draw the industry’s leaders from access the country and around the globe to gather for 3 days of networking, thought sharing and relationship building.  Be a part of the must-attend event of the year to ensure your position in this competitive and ever-evolving industry. 

Register today for Underwater Intervention 2019, February 5-7, 2019 in New Orleans, LA. 

Call for Abstracts for Underwater Intervention 2019

The leadership committee for Underwater Intervention 2019 (UI 2019) has issued a call for abstracts for those interested in presenting at the preeminent event for the underwater operations industry. UI 2019 will take place February 5-7, 2019, at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. For more details please visit or click here.

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