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Challenger Glider Sets New World Record in the Indian Ocean

A team of international scientists and students, including MTS members from Rutgers University, has just completed the first of three legs in a three-year effort to be the first to navigate an autonomous underwater robot completely around the Indian Ocean. The mission was conducted as part of the global Challenger Glider Mission as a contribution to the Second International Indian Ocean Experiment (IIOE-2). At sea operations were conducted by Rutgers University and the University of Western Australia, with shore support provided by scientists from the US, UK, Australia, Spain, South Africa, Brazil, Germany, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. Read more.

Wave Glider Surfs Across Stormy Drake Passage in Antarctica

The Southern Ocean is key to Earth’s climate, but the same gusting winds, big waves and strong currents that are important to ocean physics make it perilous for oceanographers. Instead their job is increasingly being given to ocean drones, the autonomous floating vehicles that collect data from the world’s oceans. Read More.

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.

Society News

Additional Details released for Northwest Marine Technology Summit in Seattle

The Puget Sound Section of MTS has released additional program information for the one day Northwest Marine Technology Summit taking place in Seattle on November 6. Exhibit space is sold out and rours of several local facilities have been scheduled. The Keynote speaker will be Dr. John Delaney of Ocean Observatories Initiative. Presentations will cover a wide range of topics including sensor arrays, unmanned vehicles, mocing manned vessels beyond diesel and marine renewable energy. For more information or to register please visit here.

Registration Open for Next Installment of Technology Innovation Breakfast Series

The next MTS Technology Innovation Breakfast, on the future of autonomous surface vehicles will take place on October 31, 2017 at the Ritz Carlton Pentagon City from 7 AM-9 AM.  The breakfast is the third in a five part 2017 series covering a variety of topics. Remaining dates this year are November 15 and December 6. The October 31 breakfast, sponsored by Austal, will feature speakers from government, academia and industry discussing, shipping, military, scientific data collection and the numerous tasks for the next generation of autonomous surface vehicles. For more details or to register please read here.

Announcing the Vembu Subramanian Memorial Scholarship

The Marine Technology Society announces the Vembu Subramanian Memorial Scholarship open to MTS Student Members studying in India. Each year MTS will offer two scholarships to college graduate, or college undergraduate students enrolled in full-time marine-related programs with focus in marine technology, marine engineering and/or marine science. 

Click 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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March 20-23, 2018
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