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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

MTS To Hold TechSurge on Oil Spill Research in Advance of UI

MTS announced that it will partner with the Gulf Of Mexico Research Initiative to present a one day TechSurge program, Advancing Oil Spill Research, on Monday, February 5, at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans ahead of Underwater Intervention. The program will focus on topics such as modeling and prediction, technology for detection, mitigation and ecosystem response and health. Cost to register is just $50 for MTS members. To register now please click here.

Underwater Intervention 2018 Registration Now Open

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.

12th MTS Buoy Workshop set for April in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Registration is now open for the 12th MTS Buoy Technology Workshop at the Michigan League, located on the University of Michigan Campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Our hosts this year are the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL), the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR), and the Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS). The program will open with an Ice-Breaker on Monday night, April 9th and the speaker program begins at 8 am on Tuesday, April 10th. For more details please visit the event website.

Abstract Submission deadline for MTS/IEEE Oceans' 18 Kobe Extended

The organizing committee of OCEANS '18 in Kobe, Japan has extended their call for abstracts for both technical papers as well as student posters. The new deadline is December 15. OCEANS '18 Kobe, will be held May 28-31, 2018. The event, hosted jointly by three sponsoring organizations – the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (IEEE/OES), the Marine Technology Society (MTS) and the Japanese Organization of the Consortium for Techno-Ocean 2018 (CJO), will be held at Kobe Convention Center, a state-of-the-art facility located on Kobe’s Port- Island, Japan’ first man-made island. All members are eligible to submit an abstract. For more details on submitting an abstract please visit here.

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Upcoming Conferences

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

May 28-31, 2018
Kobe, Japan

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