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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

MTS SAN DIEGO HOLDS ITS ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT ON SEPTEMBER 19

Contact Larry Hagstrom for more information, [email protected]

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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