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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

MTS Releases Program for First Installment of 2017 Innovation Breakfast Series

MTS has announced a series of breakfast presentations taking place at the Ritz Carlton Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia throughout 2017. The first event, sponsored by Teledyne Marine and Oceaneering International, is titled Evaluations of Marine Technology: The Future of Naval Technology & Engineering Requirements. The presentation will feature a panel of subject experts from the US NavyRADM David Hahn, USN, Chief of Naval Research; RADM Michael E. Jabaley, Jr., USN, Program Executive Officer, Submarines; and RADM William H. Galinis, USN, Program Executive Officer, Ships. The moderator for the March breakfast will be RADM Matthew Klunder, USN (Ret), the current VP, DoD Strategy for the HARRIS Corporation For additional information, or to register for the event please click here.  Future Breakfast Series dates are May 24, October 31, November 15 and December 13. 

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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Upcoming Conferences

OTC Houston
May 1-4, 2017
Houston, TX

June 19-22,
Aberdeen, Scotland

Marine Design TechSurge 2017
July 19-21, 2017
Norfolk, VA

September 18-21, 2017
Anchorage, AK

Dynamic Positioning Conference
October 9-11, 2016
Houston, TX

OTC Brazil
October 24-26, 2017
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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