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Researchers to Explore Subsea Mountains in the Pacific

Exploring the ocean depths is no easy feat, but engineers and videographers at the Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration (GFOE) are used to working in extreme environments. The GFOE has undertaken its first cruise of 2017, which set sail Feb. 16-, and runs through March 2, in support of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) American Samoa seamounts expedition. This cruise kicks off the third and final year of NOAA’s exploration of U.S. Central Pacific waters. Read more.

NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer Journeys into Remote, Deep Pacific Ocean

Using the Deep Discoverer ROV, scientists will investigate deepwater habitats, geology, and the biology of sea animals as it dives as far as 3.7 miles (6,000 meters) deep. The public can watch online.The 2017 explorations will run through September and are part of the third and final year of NOAA’s Campaign to Address Pacific monument Science, Technology, and Ocean NEeds, known as CAPSTONE, a major multiyear science initiative focusing on the deep ocean of U.S. marine protected areas in the central and western Pacific. Read More.

Call for Speakers for Teledyne Marine's Technology Workshop 2017

Teledyne Marine's bi-annual Technology Workshop will take place October 15-18, 2017 in San Diego, California.  A Call for Speakers is currently open for 25 minute presentation slots in six different technical tracks throughout the 3 day workshop. For additional details on the event or to submit an abstract before April 30, please read here. 

Ocean Exploration: A Supply Demand Mismatch - Editorial by VADM Paul Gaffney USN (Ret)

Demand is up; supply is down. We are talking about Ocean Exploration; the simple characterization of a cube of ocean for the first time.  In recent months the President rocketed the size of the marine sanctuary that heads out northwest of the main Hawaiian Islands.  A few weeks later he designated a new marine sanctuary off New England.  Both will now demand some sort of comprehensive characterization; ocean exploration campaigns. Read More.

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CALL FOR MENTORS: MTS to Introduce Marine Industry Mentoring Program

MTS is currently recruiting mentors to participate in its upcoming Marine Industry Mentoring Program (MIMP), launching May 1st.

To learn more about the MIMP, and to sign up to become a mentor please click here.

Registration open for Oceans '17 Aberdeen

We would like to invite you to join us in Aberdeen in June this year. We have had a fantastic response to the Call for Abstracts to allow us to create a diverse and engaging technical programme; complemented by our Exhibition and Commercial Showcase.  Register now to take advantage of the Early Bird rates.

The Event is a forum for scientists, engineers and end-users worldwide to present the latest research, innovations, developments and applications in all areas of oceanic science and engineering. Each conference consists of technical paper sessions and exhibits, complemented by tutorials, a student poster competition, panel discussions, tours, receptions, and other professional and social activities.

For further information on our event please click here.

Members Encouraged to Nominate Colleagues for Distinguished Awards

The Marine Technology Society (MTS) has opened a public call to members for nominations for the MTS awards presented during the OCEANS North America Conference, September 18-21, 2017, in Anchorage, Alaska.

Click here for submission instructions and fillable PDF application for download 

MTS Announces Dates for Pair of 2017 Marine Technology Summer Camps

MTS is pleased to partner with Northwestern Michigan College and Rutgers University to offer two camp experiences for undergraduate students during the summer of 2017. This is an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students with little to no experience using marine technologies as part of their courses or laboratories. The Marine Technology Camps are designed to offer students a chance to not only learn about several technologies, but to deploy the equipment to gather data applied to various investigations. For more information please read here.

Preliminary Schedule Now Available for OTC

The schedule of events for the 2017 Offshore Technology Conference is now available. The premeire tradeshow and conference for energy professionals to share ideas to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources will take place May 1-4 in Houston, Texas. To register now please click here.

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Upcoming Conferences

OTC Houston
May 1-4, 2017
Houston, TX

June 19-22,
Aberdeen, Scotland

Marine Propulsion and Design TechSurge
July 19-21, 2017
Norfolk, VA

Oceans In Action
August 16-17, 2017
Bay St. Louis, MS, USA

September 18-21, 2017
Anchorage, AK

Dynamic Positioning Conference
October 9-11, 2017
Houston, TX

OTC Brazil
October 24-26, 2017
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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