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MTS INDIA HOLDS EVENTS PRIOR TO OCEANS 2022

 

TECHNOMELA-2021, June 4 & 5

The two day event commenced with the inaugural ceremony of the fest TECHNOMELA, a flagship event of MTS India Section, and a session led by the chief guest, Dr. Venkatesan R Chair of MTS India section Scientist-G, Group Head of Ocean Observing Systems National Institute of Ocean Technology Chennai, India.  Students from different departments and semesters, took part in various events to showcase their technical knowledge and skills. The fest was conducted with the permission and guidance of the Chairman Dr. Mohan Magnani, the Principal Dr. Manjunatha, HoD of the ECE department Dr. Sanjeev Sharma, MTS Coordinator Dr. Nisha K C R and Faculty Co-coordinator Mr. Naveen H. The events brought attention to the hard work put in by the participants in showcasing their talents. The inaugural ceremony started at 10 a.m., June 4 followed by the events that ended on June 5 at 5 p.m. In this Technical Fest, we had involved application-based concepts which tested the participant’s technical skills. This was the biggest attempt from our technological clubs (PCC,EHC,TSC) at ECE Department. This event was a good opportunity for the participants to showcase their knowledge and to have a fun-filled experience.

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MTS Vice President Alfredo-Giron Nava Serves as Panelist at Decade Event

On May 26, MTS Vice President for ECOPs Alfredo Giron-Nava served as a panelist in the Ocean Studies Board (OSB) for the 22nd Annual Roger Revelle Commemorative Lecture. The virtual lecture featured Early Career Ocean Professionals leading the way on the UN Ocean Decade of Science for Sustainable Development.

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May President's Message

I write this with the background “music” of the Brood X Cicadas that have emerged along the East Coast of the United States.  This 17-year occurrence has folks reflecting – where was I, when the Cicadas emerged in 2004.  I was in my final tour in the United States Navy in the roles of Deputy Navigator of the Navy and Navy liaison to NOAA, yet to have been part of the Marine Technology Society.  

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DECADE CONFERENCE HIGH LEVEL LAUNCH - CREATING THE OCEAN WE WANT AND DECADE NEWS

On June 1, join the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development for "Creating the Ocean we want". Please note this meeting starts at 11 a.m. Central European Summer Time (CEST) or 5 a.m. EDT.

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REGISTER FOR THE NEXT ENGAGING THE BLUE ECONOMY EVENT ON JUNE 2

The Ocean Exchange™ and MTS offer a joint webinar series – Engaging with the Blue Economy

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MTS BOARD NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR TREASURER AND VICE PRESIDENT OF BUDGET & FINANCE & VICE PRESIDENT OF SECTION AFFAIRS

"I am pleased to support our society during this exciting era of strong interest in marine technology and the Blue Economy. As a volunteer driven organization the time and talent of our members is the core offering we bring to the global ocean community. Advancing MTS into the next decade of our ocean planet is a compelling opportunity, and I am honored to share in it,” said MTS President-Elect Justin Manley.

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

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

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OCEAN IN ACTION & PORT SECURITY SUMMIT SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED!

Oceans in Action is the premier Gulf Coast regional marine technology event focusing on emerging technologies. This year, the event will be combined with the Port Security Summit and will bring together representatives from the federal, state, local levels of government as well as private organizations for exhibits, presentations, and pier-side demonstrations. The event is being held in association with the Advanced Naval Technology Exercise and the Port of Gulfport. Featured speakers and topics include:  Laura Bowie, Gulf of Mexico Alliance, Joseph (Joe) Spraggins, Mississippi Dept of Marine Resources, Dr. Robert Moorhead, Mississippi State University Programs, Dr. Shannon Campbell, University of Southern Mississippi Programs, Jamie Miller, Mississippi Development Authority (MDA). And attend Tech Talks on Advanced Imaging Systems for Machine Vision, Wave Killer Systems Port Protection Perimeter Walls, and Location-Specific Storm Surge and Wind Data.  CHECK OUT THE FULL SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION INFO HERE!

ECOPs SECTION NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR FIVE OPEN POSITIONS & OTHER ECOPs NEWS

The Early Career Ocean Professionals Section is now accepting nominations for five open positions. Nominations must be submitted by May 31. The open positions are: Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, and Outreach Coordinator. MTS members may nominate candidates for the open positions through 11:59 p.m. EST on May 31, 2021. Self-nominations are permitted and encouraged. Once nominees are submitted, the election will begin on June 1. A ECOP Town Hall meeting to meet the candidates and discuss ECOPs initiatives will be held June 10. REGISTER HERE to attend.

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MEET AN ECOPs MEMBER - NICOLE WAITE

MTS now offers a Early Career Ocean Professionals (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. To foster outreach and engagement with our new ECOP section, each month in Currents, we will introduce you to some of our newest ECOP members.

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SAVE THE DATE - OCEANS 2021 HYBRID EVENT - GLOBAL 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, Global OCEANS 2021: San Diego – Porto. Visit HERE to view the letters from the general chairs of the two combined events. 

IN MEMORIAM OF NANDA KUMAR

This month MTS learned of the loss of Nanda Kumar, who served as Secretary of the MTS India Section. Known for his honest and energetic personality, Nanda helped found the MTS India Section and was the founder of the company Elekronik Lab, a marine communications and navigations company based in Chennai.

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LAST OPPORTUNITY TO SUBMIT MTS AWARDS

Nominate a colleague for the prestigious Walter Munk Scholar Award and the honorable Captain Don Walsh Award for Ocean Exploration. The Walter Munk Scholar Award is jointly sponsored and awarded by the Walter Munk Foundation for the Oceans (WMFO) and the Marine Technology Society (MTS).  The Award is presented annually to a scholar currently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or postdoctoral program. It recognizes their outstanding contributions in areas fostered by the sponsoring organizations. Established in 2019, the Award honors Walter Munk’s legacy of daring exploration and discovery through ocean scientific and technology research, ocean education or ocean conservation.

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MTS JOURNAL WELCOMES NEW EDITOR, ALICIA GORTON & OTHER JOURNAL NEWS

Beginning with the May/June issue, Alicia Gorton, project manager and ocean engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), will serve a three-year term as editor for the Marine Technology Society Journal. “As a member of the editorial board since 2019, and as an expert in the marine science field, Alicia will continue to elevate the publication through her knowledge and dedication to ocean science,” said Lisel Hotaling, MTS Vice President of Publications and Communications.

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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.

2021 NATIONAL OCEAN SCIENCE BOWL CHAMPIONS ANNOUNCED - CONGRATULATIONS TO DOUGHERTY VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL IN SAN RAMON, CA

MTS is a proud sponsor of this event, and we are honor and celebrate the top eight teams from the finals competition. Congratulations to all!

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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.

Episode 2 discusses the Marine Transportation System and how to make it more sustainable. The series covers transportation, tourism, sustainable seafood, coastal resilience, and mapping. Topics include: national security, STEM education and workforce development, and diversity.

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SEASTATE PODCAST - SEASON 2, EPISODE 5

SeaState talks with Dr. Jake Kritzer, Executive Director of NERACOOS, about Ocean Observations.

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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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