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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.

Subsea Unmanned Vehicle Playing a Greater Role in Underwater Archaeology

For centuries, the ever-changing sea ice of the Northwest Passage made the route through the Arctic Ocean unpredictable and, on occasions, virtually impassable. Yet, since the 1500s the promise of connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and the economic benefits which would follow, were enough to entice many expeditions into this treacherous pass. 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.

Society News

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 President Donna Kocak Announces New Strategic Plan

With new leadership, new staff, new member benefits and new events we are looking forward to an exciting new era. In order to support these initiatives, your Board of Directors has recently completed a new Strategic Plan for MTS. This Strategic Plan will serve as a guiding document for the MTS decision making process.

Click here to see the new MTS Strategic Plan

MTS Houston's Offshore Outlook Conference to Take Place on March 30

One of our most important technical events of the year for the MTS Houston Section, the Annual Marine/Offshore Outlook Conference is being held this year on March 30. This is a half-day conference designed to provide valuable insights and three-year forecasts for the Offshore Industry. An excellent program has been put together and we urge you to attend. The symposium includes a reception the evening before (March 29) at NEXT DOOR BAR & LOUNGE, presentations by leading industry experts, a panel discussion, lunch and a keynote lunch speaker. For more information please click here.

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.

Now Accepting Applications for Teledyne Marine Sponsored Student Membership Program

One year MTS student memberships sponsored by Teledyne Marine are now available for any new student members. Eligible applicants must be a full time college student with a professional interest in Marine Technology and joining MTS for the first time. Applications can be submitted to To download the application please Click Here.

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OTC Houston
May 1-4, 2017
Houston, TX

June 19-22,
Aberdeen, Scotland

Marine Propulsion and Design TechSurge
July 19-21, 2017
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Anchorage, AK

Oceans In Action
August 16-17, 2017
Stennis Space Center, MS, USA

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October 24-26, 2017
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