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MTS SAN DIEGO HOLDS ITS ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT ON SEPTEMBER 19

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SEASTATE PODCAST - SEASON 2, EPISODE 5

 SeaState talks with Dr. Robin Murphy about unmanned systems for disaster operations.

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TELEDYNE PODCAST

Episode 35: Managing Waterways Along the Suwannee River in Florida

Did you know that the Suwanee River Water Management District is responsible for managing the water supply, water quality, flood protection, and natural systems in a 15-county area of Florida including 13 different river basins, and over 450 springs? They do all of this with a core team of 66 staff members and a variety of hydrologic monitoring equipment from Teledyne RD Instruments. On this episode of the podcast we have an interesting and fun discussion with Tara Rogers and Kevin Jones on the scope of their work, areas of responsibility, challenging operating conditions, and how important the data they collect is to residents and even the National Weather Service. For more information on the work that Tara, Kevin, and the team at the Suwannee River Water Management district are doing to monitor and protect the rivers and springs in their district, visit their website at www.mysuwanneeriver.com.

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MTS AND SUT LAUNCH THE MARINE TECHNOLOGIST CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S LETTER

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MTS FORMER BOARD LEADER RICK SPINRAD CONFIRMED AS HEAD OF NOAA

On June 17, former MTS Past President Rick Spinrad was confirmed as the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Nominated by President Biden on April 22, Spinrad has four decades of experience as an ocean scientist, including previously serving as Chief Scientist, Assistant Administrator for Research, and Assistant Administrator for Ocean Services and Coastal Zone Management at NOAA. Prior to his time at NOAA, Spinrad served in the U.S. Navy in the Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy and the Office of Naval Research. He was also the Executive Director for Research and Education at the non-profit Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education.

In a NOAA news release, Spinrad said, “I am thrilled to be back and am ready to hit the ground running. I am humbled to lead NOAA’s exceptional workforce on a mission so relevant to the daily lives of people across America and to the future health of our planet. And I will ensure that trust and scientific integrity will continue to be the foundation for all of our work.”

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NEW BOOK ABOUT PREPARING THE WORKFORCE FOR THE NEW BLUE ECONOMY

 

In May 2019, The Offshore Technology Conference provided the backdrop for a discussion between two colleagues, which resulted in a book collaboration featuring ocean scientists and industry professionals from across the globe. At that conference, Liesl Hotaling, MTS Vice President of Communications & Publications and Rick Spinrad, former MTS Past President and now head of NOAA met, and began to create an initial outline of what would become their book Preparing the Workforce for a New Blue Economy, People, Products and Policies. Released this month, the book features more than 60 experts discussing various aspects of the Blue Economy.

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MTS CELEBRATES NATIONAL OCEANS MONTH IN JUNE WITH SPECIAL OPEN ACCESS RELEASE OF THE JOURNAL

The May/June 2021 MTS Journal is available online through Ingenta.

Volume 55, Number 3: Introduction to The United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021–2030) and the Seabed 2030 Initiative

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UN DECADE RELEASES INITIATIVES

On June 8 to celebrate World Oceans Day, UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission announced the first Actions officially endorsed as part of the Ocean Decade.

“From restoring the Great Barrier Reef to mapping 100% of the ocean floor in high resolution, these innovative programmes and contributions make up the first set of Ocean Decade Actions that will contribute to help deliver the ocean we want by 2030” said UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay.

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REGISTER FOR JULY 14 BLUE ECONOMY EVENT

 

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. Vesa Koivumma, a participant, said, "Very insightful and much needed evolving industry insights. Great speakers offering varying perspectives and knowledge" Speaker Carrie Schmaus, Department of Energy, said, “The series gave us an opportunity to connect with a diverse audience in a new, interactive way."

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MTS HOLDS 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 invites you to participate in our women leadership events. REGISTER HERE! 

Event 1  -  Women Leadership in Marine Technology and Science, July 7, 2021 (13:00 ET – 15:00 ET)

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OCEAN EXPLORER & WALSH AWARD WINNER EDIE RELEASES NEW BOOK


Edie Widder, Ph.D., a oceanographer, a marine biologist, and the co-founder, CEO, senior scientist at the Ocean Research & Conservation Association and the first recipient of the Captain Don Walsh Award for Ocean Exploration given by MTS and SUT, recently released a new book about her exploration and discoveries in the deep sea, Below the Edge of Darkness, a Memoir of Exploring Light and Life in the Deep Sea. For Currents, Edie discussed her new book with MTS.

What is the key message or theme that is conveyed in the book?


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PRESIDENT BIDEN'S BUDGET REQUEST TO CONGRESS INCREASES FUNDING FOR NOAA, NSF, and NASA

 
 

On June 16, the Consortium for Ocean Leadership (COL) held a Policy Briefing for COL Members to discuss President Joe Biden’s FY22 Budget Request to Congress. The call highlighted the increases in funding to NOAA, NSF, and NASA.

Biden’s budget requests $6.98 billion for NOAA a 29% increase over FY 2021 enacted. According to COL, the NOAA budget reflects the Biden administration’s investments in addressing the changing climate. Investments in research, observations and forecasting, restoration and resilience, offshore wind development, and equity support the agency’s goal of increasing efforts to research, mitigate, and adapt to the impacts of climate change. This includes a $853.9 million to National Ocean Service (NOS) Operations, Research, and Facilities (ORF), which is a 38% increase over FY 2021 enacted. Within this funding, $69.5 million is slated to fund the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Regional Observations and $9 million is scheduled to be used to advance racial equity through NOS products and services for coastal resilience to make specific and systematic changes to engagement, service delivery, and training to equip coastal communities, especially those with underserved populations. In addition, $1.1 billion is budgeted for the National Marine Fisheries Service, which is a 14% increase over FY21. Of these funds $17.9 million is slated for aquaculture, $8.3 million for wind energy, and $5.2 million for fisheries management.

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

FEATURED JOBS AVAILABLE NOW!

  • Ocean Engineer, University of Rhode Island - Kingston, RI
  • Undersea Acoustic R&D Engineer, SeaLandAire Technologies - Jackson, MI
  • Research Program Analyst, Allegheny Science & Technology - Washington, DC

Search for jobs and post jobs now! Visit the MTS Career Center

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US NAVY RDML RON PIRET TO GIVE KEYNOTE AT OCEANS IN ACTION & PORT SECURITY SUMMIT SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED - IN WATER DEMONSTRATIONS AND PORT TOURS INCLUDED

 

 U.S. Navy RDML Ron Piret, commander of the Naval Meteorology Oceanography Command at Stennis Space Center, will give the keynote address at the Oceans In Action/Port Security Summit on September 1, 2021. RDML Piret, who assumed command of the Naval Meteorology Oceanography Command on June 25, will provide details on this year’s Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX), with an emphasis on the increased importance of unmanned systems in Navy Oceanography. His talk will also include plans for the future for his command. Results of ANTX tests conducted from 2020-2021 will also be presented. 

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 ELECTS OFFICERS

On June 9, the MTS Early Career Ocean Professionals section elected its first officers. Joshua Baghdady will serve as MTS ECOPs Chairperson; Camille Pagniello as Vice Chair; and Hannah Toerner will serve as Outreach Coordinator. We congratulate them and look forward to their leadership of the ECOPs section.

Joshua Baghdady – Chairperson

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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!

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR THE 2021 OFFSHORE TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE ​

 
 

OTC where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters. Join us for this hybrid conference, 16-19 August, Houston, TX. Registration open now! https://2021.otcnet.org/register

 

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 EPISODE 3

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 3: The Fun Stuff: Tourism and Recreation on the American Shoreline discusses

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SEASTATE PODCAST - SEASON 2, EPISODE 5

SeaState talks with Dr. Robin Murphy about unmanned systems for disaster operations.

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