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US Hydro 2019 Scheduled for March 19-21 in Biloxi, MS

US Hydro is due to take place on March 19-21, 2019 in Biloxi, Mississippi.US Hydro is a biannual conference hosted by the Hydrographic Society of America (THSOA). The 2019 Conference will be held at the beautiful Beau Rivage Resort & Casino.  The exhibit hall and technical presentations hall will be co-located allowing for maximum interaction and networking discussions with exhibitors and presenters. In addition, the conference center is located within close proximity of the piers, not far from the exhibit hall, where exhibitors will have the opportunity to showcase their vessels and products for on-water demonstrations. The 2019 Conference theme will be "Our Changing Oceans and Coasts: Driving Innovation in Charting" with RDML Shepard Smith, Director, Office of Coast Survey.

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 (www.underwaterintervention.com).
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 www.rov.org.

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.

Society News

2018 Board of Directors Election

The online election had a very good turnout. However, after careful analysis, the MTS Board has determined that voter eligibility as defined by the Bylaws was not followed due to ongoing updates to the member database. Since this discovery, MTS Staff has been diligently working with our database management firm to consolidate and clean up the member records from past versions. We have taken the next step to validate our membership count with financial information and are now confident that the database is accurate and up-to-date. Each of the candidates has been notified and is aware of the circumstances. For this reason, the MTS Board will conduct a new election. Anyone attending OCEANS 2018 in Charleston will have an opportunity to join or renew their membership and be eligible to vote. A ballot box will be on site at the MTS Annual Meeting (per the Bylaws) on Tuesday to collect paper ballots; otherwise, electronic ballots will be sent out to all eligible members through eBallot on 6 November with voting open through 5 December. 

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.

Please keep in mind, only members in good standing can cast a ballot.  If your membership has lapsed please renew online by Oct 26; if you experience any issues contact membership@mtsociety.org.

Join the DC Section for a breakfast meeting on Tuesday, November 27

 Join the DC Section for a breakfast meeting on Tuesday, November 27 from 7:30am – 9:00am at Army Navy Club at Farragut Center in the General Patton Room.  The November meeting will feature a presentation by Commander William C Woityra, USCG on “Arctic Marine Trends & Latest Technology”.  CDR Woityra is a seasoned expert in arctic marine issues so this breakfast is sure to be informative and entertaining.

 
Registration is limited, so please register today! As a courtesy, if you could, also RSVP directly with CAPT Dennis Egan, USCG (Ret) via email at egan32@gmail.com.

Register now for Undertwater Intervention 2019!

Registration is LIVE for Underwater Intervention 2019!  

Underwater Intervention (UI) is the premier event for the entire underwater operations industry. Through compelling education and thought provoking features, UI will draw the industry’s leaders from access the country and around the globe to gather for 3 days of networking, thought sharing and relationship building.  Be a part of the must-attend event of the year to ensure your position in this competitive and ever-evolving industry. 

Register today for Underwater Intervention 2019, February 5-7, 2019 in New Orleans, LA. 

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 mtsoffice@mtsociety.org and let us know – we want more winners!

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 underwaterintervention.com or click here.

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