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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.

DTU Creating Collaborative Underwater Robots for Offshore Industry

The Technical University of Denmark has inaugurated a laboratory where researchers will complete a modular robot for use in e.g. offshore wind turbine platforms. The robot will be used for inspection, and the long-term vision is that it will be able to carry out underwater repairs on foundations and rigs. Read more.

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.

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Puget Sound Section to Host 3rd Annual Northwest Marine Technology Summit

The 2017 NW Marine Technology Summit will be held for the third time this year on November 6 in Seattle, Washington. The first two installements of the summit, held in 2014 and 2016 in Newport, Oregon were succesful events giving local businesses, researchers and students the opportunity to connect with leaders and innovators in the Marine Technology industry. This years edition, moves to Seattle and will be organized by the Puget Sound section. For early bird registration discounts please register by October 9. For more information or to register please visit here. Please note, if you are interested in exhibiting at the summit, please email here for more information.

MTS Houston Section BBQ Set For October 26

The 2017 MTS Houston Section BBQ will be held this year on Thursday October 26, hosted by Seanic Ocean Systems.  This annual event, includes food, networking and exhibit tables and is one of the most popular events on the Houston section calendar each year. For additional information on the BBQ please click here. We hope to see you there.

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