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COVE study finds surge in Canadian high-tech companies enable the wider Blue Economy

First Canadian Ocean Enterprise Study quantifies the size and activity of Canada’s “New” Blue Economy and its contribution to the global ocean sector

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MTS AND SUT ANNOUNCE WINNERS OF THE 2021 CAPTAIN DON WALSH AWARD FOR OCEAN EXPLORATION

  • Winners carried out the Five Deeps Expedition described by a distinguished member of The Explorer’s Club as “The most ambitious exploration expedition of the century”

The Marine Technology Society (MTS) and The Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) are proud to announce that the 2021 Captain Don Walsh Award for Ocean Exploration has been won jointly by Commander Victor Vescovo, USN, Retired and Patrick Lahey for the 2019 Five Deeps Expedition and further dives of scientific or historical interest in subsequent years.

In 2015 Commander Victor Vescovo proposed a goal of finding and diving into the five deepest spots in the world’s ocean with dives taking place in the Atlantic, Southern, Indian, Pacific and Arctic oceans. This feat required not only a unique diving submersible but also fielding a specially equipped survey and support ship.

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PRESIDENT'S LETTER - SEPTEMBER CURRENTS

PRESIDENT'S LETTER

The common phrase in OCEANS 2021 San Diego – Porto – “It’s great to see folks in 3D” and it was!  It was such a pleasure to connect, communicate and collaborate - in person and online. It was great to connect with so many of our members who visited our booth, attended the sessions, and grabbed a bite to eat at one of the networking receptions.  

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MTS ELECTS NEW BOARD MEMBERS AT OCEANS 2021

MTS ELECTS NEW BOARD MEMBERS AT OCEANS 2021

At the MTS State of Society and Awards Ceremony held during OCEANS 2021 San Diego, the results of MTS Board of Directors Election were announced. Congratulations to Debbie Kill, MTS VP of Budget & Finance and Dick Crout, VP of Sections.

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MTS ANNOUNCES ITS 2021 AWARD RECIPIENTS AT OCEANS SAN DIEGO-PORTO

The diverse field of individual recipients—students, young professionals, career professionals, international programs—have distinguished themselves in their work, through technological accomplishment, volunteer service, or mentorship. In addition, MTS is honoring a company for its outstanding contribution for the advancement in a marine technology and our MTS Sections who are foundational to the advancement of the MTS mission. "Our awardees work with unfailing commitment to tackle problems that impact our globally connected society in real and tangible ways that many people aren’t fully aware of," said MTS President Zdenka Willis.


This year’s recipients are:

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MTS AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS TO SIX STUDENTS AT OCEANS 2021 SAN DIEGO-PORTO


At the MTS State of Society and Awards Presentation at OCEANS 2021 San Diego-Porto, MTS announced its scholarship recipients for 2021. We are honored to present the following scholarships to students in marine technology:

 


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MTS, IEEE OCEANIC ENGINEERING SOCIETY, SCHMIDT OCEAN INSTITUTE ANNOUNCE NEW PARTNERSHIP, INCLUDING SUPPORT FOR STUDENT POSTER COMPETITION AT OCEANS 2021

 

Dr. Jyotika Virmani, executive director of Schmidt Ocean Institute; Zdenka Willis, MTS President; and Christopher Whitt, IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society President at the Student Poster Competition at OCEANS 2021 San Diego-Porto Gala congratulate first place Student Poster Competition winner Schuyler Nardelli, Rutgers University.

Last week at OCEANS 2021 San Diego-Porto, MTS, IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (OES) and Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI), announced a new partnership that will focus on the effective development and application of marine science and technology for purposes of exploration, understanding, and sustainable use of the ocean and its resources. The collaboration includes supporting student and early career marine technology professionals, women in marine science and technology, and other joint activities between the two societies and the Institute.

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LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CMARTECH CERTIFICATION PROGRAM & MARINE SCIENTIST CERTIFICATION - LEARN HOW YOU CAN BECOME CERTIFIED

 

This summer, the Marine Technology Society (MTS) and the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) launched the Marine Technologist Certification program. In 2020, the Marine Technology Society (MTS) and the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) entered into a pilot program to offer the Chartered Marine Technologist (CMarTech), in an effort to provide members with an opportunity to advance their professional profile through certification. Now, all MTS and SUT members have the opportunity to apply for Marine Technologist Certification through your own professional society - at all three levels of certification: Chartered Marine Technologist (CMarTech), Registered Marine Technologist (RMarTech), and Marine Technician (MarTech).

 

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REGISTER FOR OCTOBER 6, 11 AM EDT, BLUE ECONOMY EVENT - WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Join us for an interactive discussion with Liesl Hotaling, coeditor of the book "Preparing the Workforce for the New Blue Economy," and with Mildred Coyne, Broward College, Workforce, Education & Innovation. 

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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WOMEN LEADERSHIP IN MARINE TECHNOLOGY & SCIENCE EVENT TO BE HELD OCTOBER 13


Join MTS on October 13, 2 p.m. EDT for an interactive discussion in our Women Leadership in Marine Technology and Science webinar series - We Don't Need Saving, We Need Allies. Empowerment is a critical element of gender equality, however gender equality is not a "women's issue," nor can it be advanced solely through women's efforts. Men are important actors who can share the responsibility and participate actively in this agenda. Why? Because men continue to hold many of the influential decision-making positions. Working in partnership with women, men can be game-changers in transforming cultures and institutions that uphold harmful gender norms.

 


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LEARN MORE ABOUT OCEANS 2022 CHENNAI - TO BE HELD FEBRUARY 21-24, 2022

REGISTRATION OPENS IN OCTOBER

Visit: https://chennai22.oceansconference.org/

ECOPS AT OCEANS & MEMBER RECRUITMENT

 


At OCEANS 2021 San Diego-Porto, the MTS Early Career Ocean Professionals section hosted its first in-person event with great success. The event featured networking between advanced career ocean professionals and ECOPs.

 

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DARPA TO HOST COMPETITORS DAY EVENT ON OCTOBER 7

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Strategic Technology Office (STO) will host a Competitors Day event for its Forecasting Floats in Turbulence (FFT) challenge to provide information to potential competitors on the objectives of the DARPA FFT challenge. The DARPA FFT challenge Competitors Day will be hosted as a virtual webinar on October 7th 2021, from 2:00 to 3:00pm EDT. Advance registration is required.

 

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THE AMERICAN BLUE ECONOMY PODCAST EPISODE 6

 

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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MTS INDIA HOLDS UN DECADE ENDORSED WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP EVENT

The IEEE-OES and MTS will be hosting the next annual conference Oceans 2022 in Chennai India. As a prelude to Oceans 22, MTS India Section organized a Women Leadership in Marine Science event on September 14. The event involved women engineers, technologists and scientists focusing on students for career opportunities in the marine sector and served as a platform to spread awareness on the IEEE and MTS activities to students across India and globally. The event, which was UN Decade endorsed, featured speakers including: Zdenka Willis, President MTS; Susan Kathy Land, President IEEE; Dr Cleopatra Doumbia Henry, President, World Maritime University Sweden; and Geetha Muthiah, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Chennai India. In addition, the event featured two short video presentations on two of the UN Decade outcomes: (1) A Clean Ocean (2) A Healthy & Resilient Oceans by three school children.

 

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MTS TECHSURGE SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 12-14

Join us for a TechSurge event with focus on transformative solutions for integrated coastal monitoring systems for Florida's estuaries and nearshore coastal waters. We welcome your revolutionary new technologies and system designs or those that can be adapted for coastal monitoring from other uses for significant impact in this focus area. Help meet the grand challenges and opportunities and guide the development for the future. In addition, guidance and outcomes from this meeting will directly influence Indian River Lagoon monitoring network planning and may feed into the Ocean Decade Implementation Plan (2021-2030). REGISTRATION OPENS OCTOBER 12.

 

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

 

FEATURED JOBS AVAILABLE NOW!

 

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Register today for Ocean Decade Laboratories Event - A Predicted Ocean

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S LETTER - August Currents

As we return from summer break, and parents send their children back to school, we have to wonder – what hasn’t changed? Everything looks a little different this year, whether it’s remote work, masking in schools, social distancing in public places, or reaching for hand sanitizer every time we come home. Our world is a far different place in 2021 than it was in 2019 and getting back to “normal” may take more time than any of us had anticipated.

Many MTS conferences have been postponed, including the Dynamic Positioning Conference, Oceans in Action, and the Buoy Workshop. Some events have been adjusted to protect the health and safety of attendees, like the Offshore Technology Conference. And some have added both onsite protections and a virtual component, such as the OCEANS 2021 San Diego-Porto conference coming up this September.

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MTS HOLDS BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION - VOTE BY SEPTEMBER 21 FOR TREASURER AND VICE PRESIDENT OF BUDGET AND FINANCE

 There are two positions open for the 2021 MTS Board Elections: Treasurer and Vice President of Budget and Finance Vice President of Section Affairs. MTS members may vote through 5:00 p.m. EST on September 21, 2021.


VOTE HERE!

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