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Engaging with the Blue Economy Webinar Series

The Ocean Exchange™ and the Marine Technology Society (MTS) have teamed up to offer a joint webinar series – Engaging with the Blue Economy.  The webinar series will focus on all facets of the Blue Economy with the goal of recognizing the importance of the Ocean to our lives every day. 

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MTS Launches New Website

February 21, 2021

Countdown to March 1! MTS is pleased to launch a new streamlined website and member portal experience designed with our members' needs in-mind. The site is mobile-optimized and has been designed to best serve you. It is cleaner, sleeker, and simpler to use.
You will be able to:

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United Nations Decade of Ocean Science Launches in the United States

February 22, 2021

January 2021 marks the beginning of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021 – 2030). The goal of the Decade is to unite ocean stakeholders worldwide behind a common framework to ensure sustainable use of ocean resources and reverse the cycle of decline in long-term ocean health. In a two-day virtual event, on February 3 and 4, the US National Committee for the Ocean Decade, chaired by MTS member Larry Mayer and vice chaired by MTS Past-President Rick Spinrad, kicked off the US activities by fostering engagement, dialog, and ideation around transformative research efforts. Over 800 individuals attended and more than eighty transformative concepts called “Ocean-Shots” were presented to address the challenges of the Decade.

A second call for Ocean-Shots is open until April 1, 2021 and a directory of those submitted prior to the February event will be made available soon. Meantime, you may view the session recordings on the event webpage.


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NATIONAL OCEANS SCIENCE BOWL SEEKS CAREER MENTORS AND VOLUNTEERS

National Ocean Science Bowl Seeks Career Mentors & Volunteers

The National Ocean Sciences Bowl is seeking career mentors and volunteers for its 2021 theme "Plunging into Our Polar Seas".

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GLOBAL OCEANS 2021: CALL FOR ABSTRACTS IS NOW OPEN

Have you conducted innovative research that you’d like presented to a broader audience?

Abstracts will be accepted for engaging and cutting-edge technical papers. Once the submission window closes, the top abstracts will be chosen and those authors will be invited to submit a full paper. The final technical papers will be featured in OCEANS’ prestigious technical program. (For any author who has already submitted an abstract to OCEANS 2021 Porto, the abstract will automatically be transferred to Global OCEANS 2021.)

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MTS ELECTION RESULTS: VICE PRESIDENT OF EARLY CAREER OCEAN PROFESSIONALS

Beginning March 1, 2021, the MTS Board of Directors will include a Vice President of ECOP. ECOP members are defined as “an individual who is within 10 years of their last professional degree and self-identified as an ECOP.” We would like to thank the talented candidates who ran for office.

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ECOP Section Now Open

MTS now offers a new Early Career Ocean Professional (ECOP) membership category. ECOP members are defined as “an individual who is within 10 years of their last professional degree and self-identified as an ECOP.” This membership ($50) will come with all the rights and privileges of Society membership. Contact Josh Baghdady for more information on how to join or visit www.mtsociety.org/membership

Seastate Podcast - Donald Massa and Dawn Massa Stancavish Discuss Electroacoustics

Seastate Podcast - Donald Massa and Dawn Massa Stancavish Discuss Electroacoustics

In season 2, episode 2, we talk with Donald P. Massa and Dawn F. Massa Stancavish about how a family’s legacy and passion continues to define the world of electroacoustics.

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Teledyne Podcast - Brian Bradley Talks about the Benefits of Hands On Training

Teledyne Podcast - Brian Bradley Talks about the Benefits of Hands On Training

Have you listened yet to the Marine Tech Talk Podcast? Check out Season 2 Episode 30: The Benefits of “Hands On" Experience Training with guest Brian Bradley, a faculty member of Cape Fear Community College's Marine Technology Program in Wilmington, North Carolina. Brian talks about the equipment and the program and how the combination of their classroom and on-water experience creates a much faster and easier transition to the workplace after graduation.

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MTS Now Accepting Applications for Student Scholarship Program

MTS Now Accepting Applications for Student Scholarship Program

The Marine Technology Society is now accepting applications for scholarships to students attending full-time marine-related undergraduate and graduate programs. Applications are due April 16, 2021.

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MTS Now Accepting Nominations

MTS Now Accepting Nominations

The Marine Technology Society is now accepting applications for the 2021 Awards and Honors program as well as nominations for MTS Fellow. The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2021.

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NOAA Hydrographic Services Review Panel 2022 Call for Nominations

The NOAA Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP) announces the 2022 Call for Nominations.

The panel advises NOAA on operations and research issues related to navigation, hydrographic surveying, nautical charts, tides and currents, geodetic and geospatial data and measurements, Arctic priorities and coastal data and resilience. Applicants should have expertise in marine navigation, port administration, maritime shipping or other intermodal transportation industries, cartography and geographic information systems, geodesy, geospatial data, physical oceanography, coastal resource management, including coastal resilience and emergency response, or other science-related fields.

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President's Welcome Message

President’s Message

July 22, 2020
 

I am excited to step up as President of MTS. Thank you to Rick Spinrad for his service as President and for setting an ambitious and exciting path forward. For those who may not know about my professional background, I retired as a Captain in the U.S. Navy as a Meteorology and Oceanography officer. I then served joined NOAA where I was the founding Director of the United States Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®). Currently, I am the CEO of Veraison Consulting LLC which focuses on ocean technology and policy. My affiliation with MTS began as the Director of IOOS where the MTS/IEEE-OES OCEANS conference was the perfect venue for the IOOS program to convey how it was growing and where we had the opportunity to listen to concerns and interests of the greater marine technology sector.    

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