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Challenger Glider Sets New World Record in the Indian Ocean

A team of international scientists and students, including MTS members from Rutgers University, has just completed the first of three legs in a three-year effort to be the first to navigate an autonomous underwater robot completely around the Indian Ocean. The mission was conducted as part of the global Challenger Glider Mission as a contribution to the Second International Indian Ocean Experiment (IIOE-2). At sea operations were conducted by Rutgers University and the University of Western Australia, with shore support provided by scientists from the US, UK, Australia, Spain, South Africa, Brazil, Germany, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. Read more.

Wave Glider Surfs Across Stormy Drake Passage in Antarctica

The Southern Ocean is key to Earth’s climate, but the same gusting winds, big waves and strong currents that are important to ocean physics make it perilous for oceanographers. Instead their job is increasingly being given to ocean drones, the autonomous floating vehicles that collect data from the world’s oceans. Read More.

Royal Navy Unveils Fish-like Submarine Concepts

A crewed mothership shaped like a manta ray, unmanned eel-like vessels equipped with sensor pods which dissolve on demand to avoid enemy detection and fish-shaped torpedoes sent to swarm against enemy targets. Though these vehicles look more like something designed in Hollywood for the next sci-fi blockbuster, they’re actually new concepts developed by the U.K Royal Navy to transform the future of underwater warfare. Read More.

Society News

Call for Student Poster Abstracts for MTS/IEEE Oceans' 18 Kobe

The organizing committee of OCEANS '18 in Kobe, Japan has opened their call for abstracts for the Student Poster Competition. The Student Poster Competition offers an opportunity for students to travel to the conference to present their research with a portion of expenses paid. All Student members are eligible to submit an abstract and the deadline is December 1. For more details please visit here.

Underwater Intervention 2018 Registration to Open this week

Underwater Intervention, the annual conference co-sponsored by the ROV Committee of MTS and ADCI, will open registration this week. Taking place in New Orleans, February 6-8, UI 2018 is the premier event for the entire underwater operations industry. Through compelling education and thought provoking features, UI 2018 will draw the industry’s leaders from across the country and around the globe to gather for 3 days of networking, thought sharing and relationship building. For more information on the program or registration please visit here.

MTS New England TechSurge to be held at UMass Dartmouth

The New England Section of MTS has partnered with the UMass Dartmouth Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship to host an MTS TechSurge as part of CIE's two day Maritime Innovations Conference on November 28 & 29 at UMass Dartmouth. This premier New England area event for connecting the marine technology industry for education and networking will focus this year on autonomy. Cyber security and communication are additional sub-themes.For more details and registration please visit here.

Annual DC Section Holiday Party to take place on December 5

The DC Section's 2017 holiday party will be held this year on December 5 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., at the Army-Navy Club Farragut Square, 901 17th St, NW, Washington, DC, 20006 club in Washington, DC. The Army-Navy Clubis the perfect setting to get into the holiday spirit. Enjoy cocktails, array of hors d'oeuvres, and a presentation of strolling fiddlers and singers. It is guaranteed to be a festive evening of holiday cheer. Cocktail and or festive attire for ladies and tie and jacket for gentlemen is required. To register please click here.  

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Upcoming Conferences

New England Section TechSurge
November 28-29, 2017
Dartmouth, MA

Underwater Intervention
February 6-8, 2018
New Orleans, LA

OTC Asia
March 20-23, 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Buoy Technology Workshop
April 9-12, 2018
Ann Arbor, MI

OTC Houston
April 30- May 3, 2018
Houston, TX

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