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MTS ROV Committee Sponsors 2018 MATE ROV Competition

We are proud to once again sponsor this important competition. The Marine Technology Society Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Committee, the National Science Foundation, Teledyne Marine, Eastman, and Tacoma South Sound Sports Commission join a variety of other technology and education-related businesses in their continued support of the MATE International ROV Competition, scheduled for June 21 to 23, at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, WA.

This competition challenges teams of students to design and build an ROV that they operate and simulate solving real-world problems in the bottom of a swimming pool. They're encouraged to develop their technical, teamwork, creative thinking, and problem-solving skills.

The contribution of sponsoring organizations like these not only helps MATE continue to offer this unique learning experience, but it also helps to inspire students to grow, gain confidence, challenge themselves, collaborate, and develop business know-how and an entrepreneurial spirit that will help them excel in their chosen careers.   More...

NOC Begins Global Project to Map Ocean Floor by 2030

The Nippon Foundation last week announced that the Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 project is now under way. Seabed 2030 aims to map the entirety of the ocean floor by 2030. It will compile all available and newly collected bathymetric data into a single high-quality, high-resolution digital model of the ocean floor and promote international collaborative efforts to collect new data. The project was announced by the chairman of the Nippon Foundation at the UN Ocean Conference on SDG-14 last year. Read More.

Society News

Call for Nominations for MTS Board Elections

There are three positions open for the 2018 MTS Board Elections: President Elect, Treasurer and Vice President of Budget and Finance, and Vice President of Section Affairs. 

MTS Members who are interested in submitting a nomination for consideration should submit complete nomination packages to the MTS staff point of contact, Ms. Kevyan Ann Sly at, by 11:59 p.m. EST on June 1, 2018. Late nominations will not be considered. Position descriptions and nomination instructions are available here.

Gulf Coast Section Announces Dates for 2018 Oceans In Action

The Gulf Coast Section of MTS recently announced it's 2018 Oceans In Action Workshop which will take place on August 21 - 22 in Gulfport, MS.
If you are interested in exhibiting, sponsoring, or serving as an anchor for the B2B/B2G sessions, Oceans In Action, please contact event Chair Laurie Jugan at +1 228 688 1192 or Click here for more information!

To register for this event, please click here and we look forward to seeing you in August!

MTS Announces Dates for 2018 Summer Camp Program

For the third consecutive summer MTS will offer a week-long, hands-on experience as part of our summer camp program for undergraduate students. The Marine Technology Camps, offer students with little to no experience, the chance to deploy the equipment to gather data applied to various investigations.  Camps will be hosted May 20-25 at Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City, MI and June 3-8 at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.  For more information on each camp please click on the following links: NMC Camp and Rutgers University Camp.

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