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APPLICATION DEADLINE - SEPTEMBER 15! APPLY TODAY FOR THE BLUE CLIMATE INITATIVE

This Prize is part of the Blue Climate Initiative's Ocean Decade Program

The Prize aims to inspire, fund, support, and showcase market-based innovations to mitigate climate change through ocean-related strategies. It’s time to use energy, ambition and creativity to solve the biggest ocean-related challenges and play an active role in the Ocean Decade. Winners will be invited to participate in the high-level 2022 Blue Climate Summit in French Polynesia where their projects will be profiled and introduced to leading investors, ocean experts and champions and to high-level Ocean Decade events.

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THE OCEAN DECADE ADVISORY BOARD: CALL FOR EXPERT MEMBERS NOMINATIONS - DEADLINE: 15 SEPTEMBER 2021

 

The Decade Advisory Board will be a multi-stakeholder advisory body that will assist the Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO in performing its function as coordinator of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, 2021-2030 (the 'Ocean Decade').

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MTS EXHIBITED AT OTC THIS MONTH AND HELD NETWORKING RECEPTION FOR MEMBERS

MTS Headquarters staff Monica Ostrander and Amanda Johnston traveled to the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston this month. We exhibited, networked and met with our members. We also held a networking reception at the Hotel ZaZa where MTS President-Elect Justin Manley spoke to MTS members about upcoming MTS initiatives and events. If you attended OTC and have photos or information to share about the conference, please reach out to [email protected].

 

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR OTC 2022

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THE AMERICAN BLUE ECONOMY PODCAST

The American Blue Economy Podcast, launched in April on the American Shoreline Podcast Network, a Coastal News Today production. Retired Navy Rear Admiral Tim Gallaudet, PhD, CEO of Ocean STL Consulting hosts the monthly podcast. Admiral Gallaudet is the former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Deputy NOAA Administrator, and before that Oceanographer of the Navy.

 

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SEASTATE PODCAST - SEASON 2, EPISODE 6

SeaState talks with Scott Parazynski about NASA and Ocean Exploration


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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR THE MTS HOUSTON ANNUAL FUNDRAISING BBQ ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28

 

Learn more and REGISTER: https://mtsociety.memberclicks.net/houston-bbq

MTS SAN DIEGO HOLDS ITS ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT ON SEPTEMBER 19

 

Contact Larry Hagstrom for more information, [email protected]

MTS Featured as a Decade Nexus Member

As an Ocean Decade U.S. Nexus organization, MTS plays a crucial role in advancing actions in the UN Decade. Learn about MTS's contributions to the Decade including the May/June open access issue of the MTS Journal featuring the Decade and our efforts to foster diversity and inclusion amongst ocean science professionals. Read our featured Nexus Member Story here: https://www.nationalacademies.org/our-work/us-national-committee-on-ocean-science-for-sustainable-development-2021-2030

President's Letter

MTS President Zdenka Willis presents during a MTS India event on July 4 for a student competition about ocean pollution with Dr. R.Venkatesan and Professor Monika Aggarwal.

 

PRESIDENT'S LETTER

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MTS & SUT CERTIFY 15 MARINE TECHNOLOGISTS THROUGH THE CMARTECH PROGRAM

 

MTS & SUT CERTIFY 15 MARINE TECHNOLOGISTS THROUGH THE CMARTECH PROGRAM - LEARN HOW YOU CAN BECOME CERTIFIED

 

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REGISTER FOR AUGUST 4 BLUE ECONOMY EVENT - THE NEW BLUE ECONOMY

 

Join us for an interactive discussion with Carl Goulding, Director at U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System Office and Kellie Keller, Sofar Ocean, about the New Blue Economy.

The Ocean Exchange™ and MTS offer a joint webinar series – Engaging with the Blue Economy
More than 400 people have joined the webcast to learn more about the Blue Economy. “The webinar gave us a fantastic opportunity to reach a receptive and informed audience. Before the event, I was contacted by colleagues who had seen the flyer and indicated their excitement about the topic. The audience was larger than we usually see in person at a conference.” Rob Cavagnaro, PNNL Coastal Research. "Issues like climate change, disaster resilience, energy transition, public health, etc., all encompassed under a banner of sustainable development can only be addressed with better public-private partnerships and the will/intent to work together. Thank you for including WGIC in this important debate."  Barb Ryan, World Geospatial Industry Council 

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AS PART OF UN DECADE LABORATORY SERIES - MTS HELD TWO EVENTS TO RECOGNIZE WOMEN IN MARINE TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE

AS PART OF UN DECADE LABORATORY SERIES - MTS HELD TWO EVENTS TO RECOGNIZE WOMEN IN MARINE TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE

As part of the U.N. Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development – Ocean Decade Laboratory Series, MTS held its kickoff Women Leadership in Marine Technology and Science Webinar on July 7. The panelists included: Dr. Wendy Watson-Wright, Founder and CEO of 7 Mile Bay; Dr. Shakila Merchant, Director of the City University of New York (CUNY) High School Initiative in Remote Sensing (HIRES) Program & Associate Director NOAA Center for Earth System Sciences and Remote Sensing Technologies (CESSRST) Center; Dr. Deidre Gibson, Associate Professor and Chair of the Marine and Environmental Science Department at Hampton University; MTS President Zdenka Willis, L.L.D., CEO of Veraison Consulting.

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MARINE TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONALS ARE GOING PLACES! CONNECT WITH THEM IN THE MTS CAREER CENTER

 

FEATURED JOBS AVAILABLE NOW!

  • Engineer/Scientist II in Uncrewed/Autonomous Systems and Hydrographic Data Analysis for Ocean Mapping, The Center for the Ocean Mapping and Innovative Technologies (COMIT), St. Petersburg, FL
  • Undersea Acoustic R&D Engineer, SeaLandAire Technologies - Jackson, MI

 

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REGISTER TODAY FOR OCEANS IN ACTION & PORT SECURITY SUMMIT

SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED - IN WATER DEMONSTRATIONS AND PORT TOURS INCLUDED 

Laurie Jugan, Mississippi Enterprise for Technology program director, said, “The theme for the year is ‘Smart Ocean’ focusing on support the Chief of Naval Operation's Task Force Ocean initiative aimed at maintaining the Navy's undersea dominance. This is through the ability to understand and exploit the ocean environment by re-invigorating Navy-relevant ocean science, increasing the Navy's capability and capacity to understand and exploit knowledge of the ocean environment, and better leveraging the full range of science and technology development in the United States.” The focus supports the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command mission of defining and applying the physical environment, from the bottom of the ocean to the stars, to ensure that the US Navy has the freedom of action to deter aggression, maintain freedom of the seas and win wars.

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ECOPs SECTION PARTICIPATED IN JUSTICE, EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION PANEL

On July 21, members of the MTS Early Career Ocean Professionals section served on a panel to discuss the policies and practice to promote a more diverse, equitable, inclusive and just marine technology workforce. Click here to listen to the webinar.

ECOPS at OCEANS & MEMBER RECRUITMENT
If you are an ECOP and want to have input into what sessions are offered at OCEANS 2021. Please complete this brief survey. https://forms.gle/EtCmYR3u3x6nv16KA

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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! OCEANS 2021 HYBRID EVENT - OCEANS 2021: SAN DIEGO - PORTO

This year, the OCEANS 2021 San Diego and OCEANS 2021 Porto conferences have combined and are thrilled to welcome you to the hybrid event, OCEANS 2021: San Diego – Porto. We look forward to seeing everyone in San Diego! REGISTER HERE!

MTS WILL SEE YOU AT THE 2021 OFFSHORE TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE IN AUGUST!

Reconnect with Your Global Offshore Peers Next Month. OTC is delighted to welcome the offshore energy sector back to Houston, Texas, USA 16–19 August 2021. Registration provides full access to unrivaled in-person and virtual connectivity with executive-level speakers, influencers, innovators, suppliers, and more. Register here: https://2021.otcnet.org/register

SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

 

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR OTC 2022

OTC is now accepting paper proposals for the 2022 event! Abstracts are due 14 September 2021 and must be submitted online. https://2021.otcnet.org/technical-program/2022-call-for-papers.  The program committee is seeking abstracts on all topics related to the offshore sector, with a focus on the enhanced role of digital solutions, the energy transition, best practices in lowering carbon footprint in operations, and new areas of opportunity.

THE AMERICAN BLUE ECONOMY PODCAST

The American Blue Economy Podcast, launched in April on the American Shoreline Podcast Network, a Coastal News Today production. Retired Navy Rear Admiral Tim Gallaudet, PhD, CEO of Ocean STL Consulting hosts the monthly podcast. Admiral Gallaudet is the former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Deputy NOAA Administrator, and before that Oceanographer of the Navy.

Episode 4: Coral Reefs

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MTS HOUSTON WILL HOLD ITS ANNUAL FUNDRAISING BBQ ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28

 

Learn more about this event at https://mtsociety.memberclicks.net/houston-bbq