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2023 School Project Expo - MTS India Section

The SRM Institute of Science and Technology, in collaboration with the MTS India Section, ASCE India Section Southern Region, MTS SRM Student Section, and ASCE SRM Student Chapter, successfully hosted the School Project Expo 2023. This event served as a platform for young minds in grades 6-12 from various parts of Tamil Nadu to showcase their innovative projects. Taking place on August 4, 2023, at Faraday Hall, the expo aimed to celebrate students' skills, knowledge, and accomplishments across diverse fields. 

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MTS Member Spotlight: AlphaGeo UK

[ MTS Member Spotlight: AlphaGeo UK ]

Tell us about your organization and how you connected with MTS.
AlphaGeo is a re-selling organization for businesses in the surveying industry, encompassing both land and hydrographic sectors. Our offerings include drones/UAVs, underwater drones/ROVs, various payloads, and survey equipment along with software solutions. We proudly serve as the official UK supplier for international companies such as Lily and Greenpeace in Germany. Our affiliation with MTS enables us to stay informed about the latest advancements in marine technology, connect with fellow industry leaders, and foster our reputation within the field. Our participation in the MTS pavilion at Ocean Business 2023 was a rewarding experience, and we eagerly anticipate more networking opportunities as active members of MTS.

What part of your MTS membership has your organization found the most valuable?
We had a great time participating in Ocean Business 23 and have already registered for the 2025 show! At the event, we were joined by two key suppliers, Tersus and Hydro-Tech, who showcased their cutting-edge products in the marine technology sector. Ocean Business provided us with the opportunity to engage with fantastic companies, like-minded individuals, and highlight our expertise and knowledge in the industry. We're eagerly looking forward to the amazing experience once again in 2025!

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MTS Supports United Nations Intergovernmental Oceanographic Committee Assembly

MTS along with the Global Ocean Observing System and NOAA hosted a side event titled “Shaping the Ocean Enterprise to Deliver Essential Societal, Economic, and Environmental Benefits.”  This event was part of a series of activities to continue to promote the importance of ocean observing and how industry can partner more effectively with government, through the MTS/GOOS/NOAA Dialogues with Industry.

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2024 MTS Buoy Workshop – Building on the Past and Reaching for the Future

Participants will learn about the history, developments and advancements in buoy and mooring technology to address the needs of a changing world.

The Marine Technology Society (MTS) is thrilled to announce plans for the 2024 MTS Buoy Workshop on May 20-23, 2024, at the 7 Cedars Casino in Sequim, Washington! This bi-annual workshop provides a valuable opportunity for professionals and researchers in the marine technology and oceanographic fields to come together, exchange knowledge, and discuss advancements in buoy technology.

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2023 Captain Don Walsh Award for Ocean Exploration 2023 Winner Announced

Dr. Peter Girguis

Dr Peter Girguis, Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University and Adjunct Oceanographer at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, described by his peers as ‘the epitome of a deep-sea explorer’ and ‘a man for all ocean seasons”, has been announced the winner of the 2023 Captain Don Walsh Award for Ocean Exploration by the Marine Technology Society (MTS) and the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT).

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MTS CEO among ocean experts appointed to federal Ocean Research Advisory Panel

On August 1, 2023, 18 ocean experts began their appointment as members of the Ocean Research Advisory Panel (ORAP). The 18 ORAP members include representatives from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, ocean industries, state, tribal, territorial or local governments, and academia. Among the 18 individuals chosen is Chris Ostrander, Marine Technology Society (MTS) Chief Executive Officer. 

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Message from the President July 2023

MTS and MATE II - It's Official! 

We are thrilled to announce the integration of MATE Inspiration for Innovation (MATE II) and its signature program, the MATE ROV Competition, into the society's lineup of program offerings. This integration will foster connection and bridge the gap between today's professionals and future innovators in marine technology.

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Welcome new members - July 2023

MTS welcomes new members in July 

Join us in welcoming four new organizational members to the Marine Technology Society! Jumping on board is the Black Girls Dive Foundation, The Centre for Ocean Applied Sustainable Technologies (COAST), and InterOcean Systems, LLC

About Black Girls Dive Foundation
Black Girls Dive Foundation (BGDF) establishes space and opportunity to empower young ladies to explore their STEM identity through marine science and conservation, and SCUBA diving. BGDF is a designated 501c(3), volunteer-based, educational non-profit organization that was founded in 2017 in Maryland. Currently, there are local chapters operating in Maryland - Baltimore County and Baltimore City; Trenton, New Jersey, and Atlanta, Georgia. 

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MTS and MATE II officially come together to inspire the next generation of ocean leaders

July 11, 2023

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Winners from 2023 MATE ROV World Championship

Winners from the 2023 MATE ROV World Championship 

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Message from MTS Leadership

We are deeply saddened at the loss of the crew of the submersible Titan.  Our underwater community is close-knit and deeply connected; many of us worked with and knew those onboard.  We appreciate and extend our gratitude for the efforts of the hundreds of volunteers and professionals who worked tirelessly on the complex and difficult search. That numerous agencies and commercial partners, from multiple nations, rapidly responded and deployed cutting-edge technologies is a testament to the strength and cohesion of the maritime sector – and emblematic of the Mariner’s Code that connects all seafarers.  Along with the entire marine technology community, MTS leadership offers our sincere condolences and sympathies to the families and friends of the Titan's crew.

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Statement from MTS regarding loss of Titan submersible

We are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of the crew of the submersible Titan. We appreciate the efforts of the hundreds of volunteers and professionals who have worked tirelessly on this incredibly complex and difficult search. Along with the entire marine technology community, we offer our sincere condolences and sympathies to the families and friends of the Titan's occupants.

Marine Technology Society Celebrates 60 Years

Formed in June 1963, the Marine Technology Society (MTS) stands stronger than ever six decades later.

In the early 1960’s, a group of business, academic, and government leaders recognized the need for a professional society to bring together scientists, engineers, and others interested in the rapidly growing fields of ocean technology and marine affairs. They convened a committee to establish the character, name, objectives, and basic policies of MTS – launched as a not-for-profit corporation in June of 1963. 

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The 3 foundations to success in supporting ocean solutions

Our most pressing and complex ocean-based challenges demand solutions powered by investments in workforce, innovations in technology and advancements in data capture.

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MTS San Diego Science Fair Winners

The San Diego Section of the Marine Technology Society would like to congratulate the 2023 Science Fair winners. We recognize these four outstanding high school students for their science and engineering projects displayed at this year's Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair (GSDSEF).

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Message from the President - May 2023

Recap from OTC 2023

MTS is proud of the many members in Houston who contribute to the success of OTC. The MTS Board of Directors and many of our staff were thrilled to host them at our Member Reception. It was a pleasure to meet some of our newest members and see many familiar faces. 

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Cooperation between KAUST and the Marine Technology Society to establish the first section in the Middle East

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and the Marine Technology Society (MTS) have announced the launch of the Red Sea Section, the society's first section in the middle east. The section was established on January 9, 2023 at KAUST with the goal of facilitating communication between those interested in marine science and technology from inside and outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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Underwater Intervention Conference and Exhibition to Join the International WorkBoat Show in 2023

Organizers of the International WorkBoat Show and the Underwater Intervention Conference and Exhibition (UI) announced that the two events would be co-located in New Orleans in 2023. The International WorkBoat Show is the largest business-to-business commercial marine expo in the United States. UI is the premier event for the entire underwater industry. 

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NSF seeks input to develop an investment roadmap for its new Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships

The U.S. National Science Foundation issued a Request for Information, or RFI, to gather insights for the development of an investment roadmap for its Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships, or TIP, in accordance with the "CHIPS and Science Act" of 2022. 

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New diving science initiative brings blue economy innovation from the Ocean State to the Arizona desert’s Biosphere 2

University of Arizona Professor achieves an underwater first – ‘camping’

By: University of Arizon | May 8, 2023

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