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Career Opportunity Highlight: ASV Unmanned Marine Systems

MTS Corporate Member ASV has two new career opportunities. Click on the links to learn more:

Vice President and General Manager
Defense Sales, North America

R2Sonic, LLC introduces MultiSpectral Modeā„¢ survey capability

R2Sonic  multibeam echosounders now have MultiSpectral Mode™ survey capability, an innovation allowing R2Sonic systems to collect backscatter data at multiple frequencies in a single pass, with one vessel and one sonar system.  Multi-frequency backscatter is an active area of research and promises great results in the area of bottom classification.  Visit to learn 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

Underwater Intervention Extends Abstract Submission Deadline

The Call for Papers for Underwater Intervention 2017 is being extended.  Due to a series of unforeseen technical difficulties in the abstract portal, that have now been resolved, the UI 2017 Leadership Committee has determined to extend the deadline for submitting abstracts to December 16, 2016.Our technical sessions are of paramount importance, said Phil Newsum, executive director for the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI).  They are what drive the entire event.  We are determined to develop thoughtful, compelling content, which means ensuring we have a full range of abstracts to work from. The abstract portal will re-open for new submissions Friday, November 18, 2016 and will remain open through Friday December 16, 2016.  To submit an abstract, simply go to, click on “Become a Speaker,” and follow the prompts. 

RFI: Local Project to Renovate a Bluefin-21 AUV

The Space Coast Maker Space and the Cura Oceanus Foundation have been been asked to coordinate a community and academic project to renovate a BlueFin 21 AUV.  The AUV was donated to the Florida Institute of Technology. The objective is to make the AUV operational and available to students and citizen scientists. Click here for details.

Discounted Exhibit Space at UI Available for MTS Member Companies

Floor space is still available for Underwater Intervention 2017 taking place in New Orleans on February 21-23.  MTS member companies receive discounted opportunities on exhibiting, at this annual show sponsored by the MTS ROV Committee and the Association of Diving Contractors International.  For additional information on the conference or exhibiting details please click here. 

Available now: Volume 50, Number 5, September/October 2016: Bioinspiration for Marine Technologies

The newest themed issue of the MTS Journal, guest edited by Jason Geder of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, focuses on the latest developments in marine technologies inspired by biological organisms. Research topics include understanding flow structures in oscillating propulsion systems, exploiting the benefits of an array of artificial muscles, and designing unique vehicle systems inspired by water striders, stingrays, crabs, and jellyfish. Contributors to this issue come from China, Iran, Korea and the United States. To view the journal online, click here.

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Upcoming Conferences

Underwater Intervention
February 21-23, 2017
New Orleans, LA

OTC Houston
May 1-4, 2017
Houston, TX

June 19-22,
Aberdeen, Scotland

Marine Design TechSurge 2017
July 19-21, 2017
Norfolk, VA

September 18-21, 2017
Anchorage, AK

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