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Florida Atlantic University Accepting Applicants for Open Faculty Positions and for Fellowship Program

The Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering at Florida Atlantic University is inviting applications at all professorial levels (tenure-track and tenured) for multiple joint appointments with FAU Harbor Branch and/or with the Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering. In addition, the Link Foundation at FAU is accepting grant proposals through it's Ocean Engineering and Instrumentation Ph.D. Fellowship Program. Awards will be made to doctoral candidates enrolled in academic institutions located in the United States and Canada. Each award will consist of a grant of $29,000. For more information on each program please click here and here.

MTS President Donna Kocak Writes Editorial on Trends in Ocean Observing

MTS president Donna Kocak discusses technology and development trends for 2017. Most notable was the theme of establishing and strengthening international partnerships and connections to collect and share data. For example, nearly 400 researchers from 30 countries are using Canada’s OTN tag data to document movements of aquatic species. Read More.

Rep. Rob Whitman Speaks On The Importance Of Supporting Growth In The Maritime Industry

The maritime industry in the Commonwealth of Virginia accounts for a substantial proportion of jobs and wages for Virginians and supports critical national priorities, specifically commerce and defense. According to the American Maritime Partnership, Virginia ranks as the #1 shipyard state in the nation, bolstered by more than 65,000 jobs – about 25,000 more than any other state – which annually contribute $6.4 billion to the state’s gross domestic product.  Read More.

U.S. Senator's Bipartisan Legislation Supporting Maritime Industry Becomes Law

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's Domestic Maritime Centers of Excellence Act was signed into law as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018. This bipartisan legislation helps address the critical need for trained workers in the maritime industry. “It is an honor to represent a state with a long and proud maritime manufacturing tradition,” said Senator Baldwin. “I am proud to see this bipartisan legislation signed into law, in order to help ensure the future of our maritime workforce.” Read More.

Society News

Parts Two and Three of Advancing Oil Spill Research Webinar Series Scheduled for March 13 and April 17

The second and third installments of the MTS and Gulf Of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) co-sponsored webinar series will take place on Tuesday, March 13 and Tuesday, April 17.  This free three part webinar series, scheduled in support of a one day TechSurge program in New Orleans in February called "Advancing Oil Spill Research: Beyond the Horizon", began with part one on January 16. Topics for parts two and three will include Modeling and Prediction, Technology for Detection, Mitigation and Ecosystem Health.  To register for the upcoming webinars please click here and here. 

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 Technology: Beyond the Horizon", 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. For exhibiting opportunities at the Techsurge, please email here. For the full program agenda please click here or 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. MTS is also now accepting abstracts for papers for the conference. 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

Advancing Oil Spill Technology: Beyond the Horizon
February 5, 2018
New Orleans, LA

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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