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DTU Creating Collaborative Underwater Robots for Offshore Industry

The Technical University of Denmark has inaugurated a laboratory where researchers will complete a modular robot for use in e.g. offshore wind turbine platforms. The robot will be used for inspection, and the long-term vision is that it will be able to carry out underwater repairs on foundations and rigs. Read more.

Sonardyne Navigation Chosen for Thai AUV Program

A new autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) being developed by a joint-research program between PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited (PTTEP) and Kasetsart University (KU), Bangkok, Thailand will feature marine robotics navigation technology supplied by Sonardyne Asia Pte. Ltd, of Singapore. Read More.

KONGSBERG to Market Two New Underwater Glider Systems

Kongsberg Underwater Technology, Inc. announces that it successfully completed negotiations with CoMotion®, the University of Washington’s collaborative innovation hub, to obtain the sole rights to produce, market, and continue development of two new underwater glider systems. Read More.

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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Underwater Intervention 2018 Now Accepting Abstracts

After a very successful show this past February, preparations are already underway for Underwater Intervention 2018! Our Track Chairs are diligently working to compile compelling content and dynamic speakers to produce the best educational sessions possible—but we need your help! If you would like to contribute to the program, please visit the program portal to submit your abstract for consideration. But don't delay! We are only accepting abstracts through August 1.

Gulf Coast Section Announces Oceans in Action Agenda

The MTS Gulf Coast Section has released it's program for the 7th annual Oceans in Action in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi on August 16 & 17. This year's keynote speaker will be the Navy's Dr. William Burnett, who will provide a review on the recently held Unmanned Systems Operational Demonstration.  Updates and new technologies from other federal and local nonprofit agencies will be presented.  Panel sessions on day 2 will address issues of importance to the Gulf Coast region.  Exhibit tables and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information please click here.

VIDEO: DC Section's Technology Innovation Breakfast

On Wednesday May 24, the Washington DC Section of MTS hosted the second of their 5 part Technology Innovation Breakfast Series.  The event "Mission Execution: The Future of USCG Technology and Innovation" was broadcast on Maritime TV and can be viewed here.

To view follow-up interview with MTS President Donna Kocak, click here.

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