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Siemens Improves Subsea Ethernet Communication

Siemens has successfully developed and tested a new cost efficient product for better subsea Ethernet communication. The Advanced Converter & Switch (ACS) is making it possible to communicate at higher data rates and over longer lengths, then with the current electrical distribution technology. The ACS increases precision and effectiveness of subsea communication. Read More.

Newly Created Swiss Polar Institute to Launch a Major Antarctic Expedition

The Swiss Polar Institute with participation of the University of Bern will study the Earth’s poles and extreme environments. Its first project is ambitious: an international scientific expedition, comprising 55 researchers from 30 countries working on 22 research projects, will circumnavigate Antarctica. Read More.

Fugro Commences Barents Sea Metocean and Ice Network Project

Fugro has begun a three-year period of metocean and ice data acquisition as part of the Barents Sea Metocean and Ice Network Project. The data will help operators to better understand relevant operational uncertainties and risk factors in the region known as “The Far North. The Barents Sea represents a frontier region for oil and gas exploration. The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority has recognised this and in its guidance states that appropriate measures to mitigate risk should be undertaken. Read More.

Maritime Surveillance Drone Testing to Begin this Summer

The AR5 Life Ray UAS, developed by TEKEVER, has been selected by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) to demonstrate the first European maritime surveillance system where drones are integral to operations. The first demonstration will be performed this summer over the Maltese waters of the Mediterranean sea, said Pedro Sinogas, TEKEVER CEO, at the AUVSI Xponential show in New Orleans, La. Read More.

Society News

Capitol Hill Briefing Video Now Available

On Monday July 11, MTS and the House Oceans Caucus hosted a briefing titled "Technologies For Fisheries Research And Applications". Video of the event, including introductory remarks by Congressman Farr, can be seen here.

Marine Technology Society Announces Kevin Traver as New Leader

The Marine Technology Society (MTS) today announced Kevin Traver as its Executive Director. In this position Traver will lead the organization in its mission to promote awareness, understanding, advancement and application of marine technology. Read more.

Board Election Call for Nominations Now Open

On Wednesday June 15 MTS announced the opening of the Call for Nominations for the 2016 Board Elections.  To read the entire special announcement and for details of submitting a nominee please read here.

Registration is Now Open for Oceans in Action!

MTS and the Gulf Coast section announced the opening of registration for Oceans in Action, an annual 2 day workshop held at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.  This years event will take place on August 17-18 and will feature all of the same elements as previous years, with key new additions such as the Technology Showcase and industry led panel discussions.  For more information and to register please click here.

Renewable Ocean Energy Call for Abstracts

The Call for Abstracts for the Marine Renewable Energy Committee's recently announced Techsurge is now open. The "Production of Renwable Ocean Energy for Small, Non Grid Connected Applications" Techsurge will take place November 2-3 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  For full Abstract submission guidelines please read here.

OCEANS'15 Washington DC and OCEANS'16 Shanghai - Plenary Sessions Now Available online!

Now online! View the OCEANS'15 Washington DC and OCEANS'16 Shanghai plenary videos here.

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Upcoming Conferences

Oceans In Action
August 17-18, 2016
Stennis Space Center, MS, USA

September 19-22, 2016
Monterey, CA

NW Marine Technology Summit
October 10-11, 2016 Newport, OR Website

Techno Ocean 2016
October 6-8, 2016
Kobe, Japn

Dynamic Positioning Conference
October 10-12, 2016
Houston, TX

OTC Arctic Technology Conference
October 24-26, 2016
St. Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador

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