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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.

Sonardyne Navigation Chosen for Thai AUV Program

A new autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) being developed by a joint-research program between PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited (PTTEP) and Kasetsart University (KU), Bangkok, Thailand will feature marine robotics navigation technology supplied by Sonardyne Asia Pte. Ltd, of Singapore. Read More.

KONGSBERG to Market Two New Underwater Glider Systems

Kongsberg Underwater Technology, Inc. announces that it successfully completed negotiations with CoMotion®, the University of Washington’s collaborative innovation hub, to obtain the sole rights to produce, market, and continue development of two new underwater glider systems. 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.

Society News

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.

Register Now for the 25th Annual Oceaneering/MTS Symposium

The 25th annual Oceaneering/MTS Symposium and Crab Feast will take place on Thursday, Spetember 14 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 25. To register click here and use access code "2017-symp".

Inaugural IWG-FI Forum To Take Place at OCEANS '17 Anchorage

MTS in collaboration with the Oceanic Engineering Society of IEEE, will host the inaugural forum of the Interagency Working Group on Facilities and Infrastructure (IWG-FI), Importance of Conducting Research at Sea on Ships & Preserving the Federal Oceanographic Fleet, on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, as part of the OCEANS ’17 Conference, at the Dena’ina Convention Center in Anchorage, Alaska. The forum to include a keynote address, interactive ship telepresence, and town hall panel, will discuss the societal importance of ensuring the capacity of the federal oceanographic fleet is preserved, so as not to diminish the capacity to conduct scientific research at sea. For more information on the forum please click here and here. Or for details on the OCEANS conference and registration please visit here.

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.

Gulf Coast Section Announces Oceans in Action Agenda

The MTS Gulf Coast Section has released it's program for the 7th annual Oceans in Action in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi on August 16 & 17. This year's keynote speaker will be the Navy's Dr. William Burnett, who will provide a review on the recently held Unmanned Systems Operational Demonstration.  Updates and new technologies from other federal and local nonprofit agencies will be presented.  Panel sessions on day 2 will address issues of importance to the Gulf Coast region.  Exhibit tables and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information please click here.

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February 6-8, 2018
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