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REMINDER: 2018 Board of Directors Election Voting is Now Open

For those of you who have not voted, you should have received a reminder email from eBallot, the organization managing the online voting system.  Please check you inbox, spam, junk or trash for an email from<>

If you did not see the email from eBallot, there is an alternative method now in place to cast your vote. You can visit: ( where you can use your last name as your username and your membership ID # as your password. 

The open positions are for President-Elect and Vice President of Section Affairs.  Please click here for each candidates biographical profile for President-Elect and here for VP of Section Affairs.  As a reminder, the President-Elect position is a 6-year term (2 years as President-Elect, 2 years as President and 2 years as Past President) and the Vice President position is a 3-year term with both positions beginning their terms on January 1, 2019.  Election results will be announced at the MTS Annual Meeting taking place on Tuesday, October 23 in Charleston, SC.

Please keep in mind, only members in good standing can cast a ballot.  Please make sure renew your dues online or if you experience any issues, you can contact to renew and to get access to the voting site.

President-Elect Candidates

Dr. Andrew Clark
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Dr. John Potter

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Zdenka Willis

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VP of Section Affairs Candidates

Mr. Brian Bearden

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Mr. Richard Crout

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Society News

MTS Board Announces Search for Executive Director

The MTS Board is pleased to announce that we have initiated a nation wide search to recruit a new Executive Director to run our Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and to support the Society writ large.  The position description, can be viewed here, is being posted and distributed widely to ensure a robust pool of respondents, however we also want to make sure all our Members have the opportunity to either respond or provide it to anyone who might qualify to serve our dynamic organization.  Anyone interested must submit their curriculum vitae (or resume), cover letter, and list of three professional references to:  Ms Kevyan Ann Sly, MTS Interim Executive Director kevyan.sly@MTSociety,org.  All complete packages received by 31 August 2018 will be carefully considered.  The MTS Board would also like to take this opportunity to thank Interim Executive Director Sly for her continued leadership during a period of revamping and upgrading our MTS Headquarters operations.  Kevyan will return to her role as Deputy ED upon our successful recruitment.

MTS Rolls Out Pilot Program for New Company Member Benefit

MTS, is rolling out a pilot program in time for this year’s OCEANS Charleston 2018!  The OCEANS Exhibitor Loyalty Rewards Program will act like a frequent flyer rewards program or “buy 10 cups of coffee and get your 11th free”.
To be eligible, an MTS Member Company must have purchased a minimum of ten (10) booths over the past ten (10) years.  As with other member rewards programs, there are escalating tiers from Silver to Diamond, depending on how many booths your company has purchased over the most recent ten years. Rewards earned are awarded in the form of free booth space at a future OCEANS.  More details may be found by clicking here.
We are happy to announce that this year’s inaugural winners are Teledyne Marine and Kongsberg!
As we continue to refine and develop additional member benefits we will keep you updated.  Please check the link above to see if your MTS Member Company is among the upcoming winners who are getting close to earning rewards.  Also, we encourage all MTS Member Companies to check this list to see if you feel your company should qualify or has accrued more than the listed number of booths. If so, please contact us at and let us know – we want more winners!

Register Now for the 26th Annual Oceaneering/MTS Symposium

The 26th annual Oceaneering/MTS Symposium and Crab Feast will take place on Thursday, Spetember 13 from 5:30-8:30 PM at the Oceaneering facility in Hanover, MD.  The event also serves as the annual fall meeting of the DC Section of MTS and includes exhibits from leading technology companies. Please register online by August 31. For registration or more information please click here.

Call for Abstracts for Underwater Intervention 2019

The leadership committee for Underwater Intervention 2019 (UI 2019) has issued a call for abstracts for those interested in presenting at the preeminent event for the underwater operations industry. UI 2019 will take place February 5-7, 2019, at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. For more details please visit or click here.

MTS Announces 2018 Scholarship Recipients

Marine Technology Society is pleased to continue it's annual awarding of over $50,000 in scholarships to support the education of graduate and undergraduate students in marine technology. The 2018 winners were announced this week and full details of the recipients can be found here.  For more information on the MTS scholarship program please visit here.

2018 MTS ROV Committee Scholarships Announced

MTS ROV Committee announced the winners of its 2018 scholarships.  Saul Hughes, Sriram Govindarajan, Khaled Saad, and Matt Glencross each received ROV scholarships.  Saul Hughes received the MTS ROV MATE Center scholarship.
Saul Hughes was awarded $5,000 and attends Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada majoring in Computer Science.  Sriram Govindarajan will receive $4,000 and is studying Civil Engineering at the National Institute of Technology in Tamil Nadu, India.  Khaled Saad received $3,000 and is majoring in Mechatronics and Robotics at the University of Sheffield in the UK.  Matt Glencross, a freshman engineering major at St. Mary’s University in Halifax, NS received $3,000.
Each recipient will be recognized during the Awards presentation at Underwater Intervention ’19 in New Orleans, LA (
Since 1994 the MTS ROV Committee has awarded over $500,000 to deserving students who have an interest in Remotely Operated Vehicles.  Scholarship applications for 2019 must be submitted by April 15, 2019.  Details on how to apply and further information can be found at

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Upcoming Conferences

Oceans In Action

August 21 – 22, 2018
Gulfport, MS
Program Agenda

Dynamic Positioning Conference
October 8 – 10, 2018
Houston, TX

NW Marine Technology Summit
October 10 – 12, 2018
Newport, OR

MTS/IEEE OCEANS '18 Charleston
October 22-25, 2018
Charleston, SC

OTC Arctic Technology Conference
November 5 – 7, 2018
Houston, TX

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