Underwater Intervention Extends Abstract Submission Deadline
The Call for Papers for Underwater Intervention 2017 is being extended. Due to a series of unforeseen technical difficulties in the abstract portal, that have now been resolved, the UI 2017 Leadership Committee has determined to extend the deadline for submitting abstracts to December 16, 2016.Our technical sessions are of paramount importance, said Phil Newsum, executive director for the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI). They are what drive the entire event. We are determined to develop thoughtful, compelling content, which means ensuring we have a full range of abstracts to work from. The abstract portal will re-open for new submissions Friday, November 18, 2016 and will remain open through Friday December 16, 2016. To submit an abstract, simply go to www.underwaterintervention.com, click on “Become a Speaker,” and follow the prompts.
RFI: Local Project to Renovate a Bluefin-21 AUV
The Space Coast Maker Space and the Cura Oceanus Foundation have been been asked to coordinate a community and academic project to renovate a BlueFin 21 AUV. The AUV was donated to the Florida Institute of Technology. The objective is to make the AUV operational and available to students and citizen scientists. Click here for details.
Discounted Exhibit Space at UI Available for MTS Member Companies
Floor space is still available for Underwater Intervention 2017 taking place in New Orleans on February 21-23. MTS member companies receive discounted opportunities on exhibiting, at this annual show sponsored by the MTS ROV Committee and the Association of Diving Contractors International. For additional information on the conference or exhibiting details please click here.
Available now: Volume 50, Number 5, September/October 2016: Bioinspiration for Marine Technologies
The newest themed issue of the MTS Journal, guest edited by Jason Geder of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, focuses on the latest developments in marine technologies inspired by biological organisms. Research topics include understanding flow structures in oscillating propulsion systems, exploiting the benefits of an array of artificial muscles, and designing unique vehicle systems inspired by water striders, stingrays, crabs, and jellyfish. Contributors to this issue come from China, Iran, Korea and the United States. To view the journal online, click here.