Marine Technology Society News

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4/6/2017 - CALL FOR MENTORS: MTS to Introduce Marine Industry Mentoring Program

4/5/2017 - Registration open for Oceans '17 Aberdeen

3/22/2017 - Members Encouraged to Nominate Colleagues for Distinguished Awards

3/21/2017 - MTS President Donna Kocak Announces New Strategic Plan

 

 

3/9/2017 - MTS Houston's Offshore Outlook Conference to Take Place on March 30

3/2/2017 - OTC Brasil Call for Papers Deadline March 8

2/14/2017 - MTS Releases Program for First Installment of 2017 Innovation Breakfast Series

2/13/2017 - MTS Announces Dates for Pair of 2017 Marine Technology Summer Camps

1/30/2017 - Preliminary Schedule Now Available for OTC

1/24/2017 - Now Accepting Applications for Teledyne Marine Sponsored Student Membership Program

 

 

 

 

1/11/2017 - Abstract Deadline for OCEANS '17 Aberdeen Approaching

1/5/2017 - New MTS Board of Directors takes control for 2017

12/20/2016 - Register now for Underwater Intervention 2017

11/17/2016 - MTS Holiday Party Hosted by Washington, DC Section

11/15/2016 - Underwater Intervention Extends Abstract Submission Deadline

11/10/2016 - RFI: Local Project to Renovate a Bluefin-21 AUV

The Space Coast Maker Space and the Cura Oceanus Foundation have been been asked to coordinate a community and academic project to renovate a Bluefin-21 AUV. The AUV was donated to the Florida Institute of Technology. The objective is to make the AUV operational and available to students and citizen scientists.

 
The stainless steel pressure vessel that used to hold the AUV's control boards apparently leaked and the contents were exposed to salt water. All the boards and software that were inside the vessel are gone, but the connector cups appear to be undamaged. As far as we can tell, everything else on the AUV appears to be in good order. We have the shore controller and support software, however we do not know what was inside the pressure vessel; there is no BOM.
  
We would appreciate help from anyone with a working Bluefin-21 AUV or anyone with old spare parts or documentation for same.
 
Specifically looking for:
 
- Spare parts or documentation on what was in the pressure vessel
- Any documentation on the RS232 tail cone control interface. The control unit is sealed inside an oil-filled chamber and we would prefer to use it as-is.
 
Please contact Erica Moulton, Chair of MTS Florida Section.

11/8/2016 - Call for Abstracts for OCEANS '17 ABERDEEN

10/25/2016 - Available now: Volume 50, Number 5, September/October 2016: Bioinspiration for Marine Technologies

10/19/2016 - Discounted Exhibit Space at UI Available for MTS Member Companies

10/5/2016 - Annual MTS Houston Section Barbecue set for October 27

9/14/2016 - Marine Renewable Energy Committee releases agenda for November TechSurge

8/29/2016 - Available now: Volume 50, Number 4, July/August 2016: Research Initiatives in Europe: Cooperation for Blue Growth

8/11/2016 - Final program details for next week's Oceans in Action

7/25/2016 - Oregon Section to host NW Marine Technology Summit

7/25/2016 - Preliminary Schedule Now Available for Cables and Connectors TechSurge

7/13/2016 - Capitol Hill Briefing Video Now Available

7/13/2016 - Marine Technology Society Announces Kevin Traver as New Leader

The Marine Technology Society (MTS) today announced Kevin Traver as its Executive Director. In this position Traver will lead the organization in its mission to promote awareness, understanding, advancement and application of marine technology.

6/29/2016 - MTS and House Oceans Caucus to hold Capitol Hill Briefing on July 11

6/22/2016 - Livestream Video of 15th Annual MATE International ROV Competition

6/16/2016 - Board Election Call for Nominations Now Open

6/2/2016 - Registration is Now Open for Oceans in Action!

6/1/2016 - New England Section June Meeting at AquaBotix

5/31/2016 - Techno-Ocean 2016 Abstract Submission Deadline

5/25/2016 - OCEANS'15 Washington DC and OCEANS'16 Shanghai - Plenary Sessions Now Available online!

5/16/2016 - Houston Section Luncheon Presentation on Thursday May 26

5/10/2016 - India Section Launches Search and Rescue Techsurge

5/6/2016 - April 25th Capitol Hill Briefing on the Arctic - video now online!

4/26/2016 - Renewable Ocean Energy Call for Abstracts

4/15/2016 - Capitol Hill Briefing - April 25, 2016

4/11/2016 - MTS and Northwestern Michigan College team up for a Marine Summer Camp!

4/9/2016 - MATE ROV Competition Teams Invited to Participate in the White House's Sixth Annual Science Fair

3/31/2016 - University of Washington Student Section To Hold Professional Networking Event

3/28/2016 - DC Section To Host Breakfast Meeting March 31

The Washington D.C. Section will hold a breakfast meeting at 7:30 A.M on Thursday March 31 at the Army Navy Club in D.C.  The meeting will cover a variety of topics. For full meeting details please Read More.

3/28/2016 - MTS Executive Director Position Announcement

3/11/2016 - MTS DP Committee Recipient of OTC 2016 Distinguished Achievement Award

2/8/2016 - OCEANS'16 MTS/IEEE Monterey - Call for Abstracts

2/4/2016 - 2016 MTS Scholarships Now Open

1/25/2016 - MTS Announces Search for Executive Director

1/22/2016 - Notice of Proposed Bylaws Amendments

1/4/2016 - 50th Anniversary of the MTS Journal

Evolution of Marine Technology: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the MTS Journal

11/30/2015 - MTS DC Section Event - Thursday, December 10, 2015

11/5/2015 - OCEANS'16 MTS/IEEE Shanghai - Call for Abstracts Deadline Extended

10/28/2015 - The Marine Technology Society Capitol Hill Briefing: State of Ocean Technology 2015 Sponsored by the House Ocean Caucus

The Marine Technology Society Capitol Hill Briefing: State of Ocean Technology 2015 Sponsored by the House Ocean Caucus

10/26/2015 - MTS Election Results Announced at OCEANS'15 Washington, DC

10/25/2015 - 2015 Subsea Leak Detection Symposium - Speakers Announced and Preliminary Agenda available!

10/25/2015 - MTS-San Diego SeaLab II Reunion Dinner This Thursday!

10/16/2015 - OCEANS'15 Washington DC MTS/IEEE Conference begins Monday, October 19!

9/14/2015 - OCEANS '15 Hotel Group Reservation Rate EXTENDED To September 25, 2015

9/2/2015 - Nominations for ROV Awards are Now Open

9/1/2015 - Blue Futures: Educating the Next Generation - ONLINE NOW!

8/25/2015 - OCEANS'15 MTS/IEEE Genova Videos Now Available

8/6/2015 - Submit Abstracts for 2015 Subsea Leak Detection Symposium

Submit Abstracts for 2015 Subsea Leak Detection Symposium

6/23/2015 - MTS is partnering with the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB)

In an effort to raise the profile of marine technology, MTS is partnering with the NOSB program to submit technology focused questions for their competition. If you are interested in contributing questions you may submit your crafted questions by Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Click here for details.

6/23/2015 - MTS New England meeting, Thursday June 25th-RSVP required

RSVP for the next MTS New England section meeting, Thursday June 25th at 6pm. All attending MUST RSVP to: Rhonda.Moniz@Teledyne.com Chat with crew of the E/V Nautilus When: June 25th @ 6:00 pm Where: Inner Space Center URI-GSO 215 South Ferry Road Narragansett, RI 02882 $15 for MTS members/ $20 for non-members, $10 for student. Light food and refreshments will be served.

6/18/2015 - Leadership Positions Available - Call for Nominations

6/16/2015 - Welcome Aboard Golf Tournment prior to OCEANS '15 MTS/IEEE

6/5/2015 - GOING ON NOW: Live Twitter Event for World Oceans Day #MyOceanQ

6/5/2015 - OCEANS'15 DC Abstract & Tutorial Proposal Deadline Extended Until June 10th

5/29/2015 - Register for the Oceans In Action - August 20 - Biloxi, MS

5/27/2015 - Join the Washington, D.C. Section for their monthly breakfast meeting on May 28, 2015

5/27/2015 - MTS Sponsors Capitol Hill Ocean Week 2015 in Washington, DC

4/28/2015 - MTS Member Featured in Ocean Business News Story

4/17/2015 - MTS Community Remembers Dr. Julius Rockwell

Long-time MTS member and industry leader Dr. Julius Rockwell passed away April 16th in Alaska. He was a founding member of MTS and recipient of the Compass Distinguished Achievement Award in 2010. He was also made a Fellow that same year. His insights and industry contributions will be missed.

4/7/2015 - April Gulf Coast Brown-bag lunch Seminar

The Gulf Coast will have their monthly brown-bag lunch seminar, where students from the University of Southern Mississippi Marine Science Department will be presenting some of their research. 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Thursday, 9 April 2015 Gainesville Room, NASA Bldg 1100 Stennis Space Center, MS For more information or gate access arrangements, contact Tom Wissing at 228-688-5093 or Thomas.wissing@navy.mil

4/6/2015 - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR OCEANS IN ACTION 2015

4/1/2015 - Call For Award Nominations

The deadline is fast approaching for the MTS awards, presented during the Society’s Annual Meeting luncheon held during the OCEANS Conference. The winning of these awards is a significant recognition of accomplishments, dedication and contributions to the marine industries. Members are encouraged to nominate a deserving colleague.

3/23/2015 - Mid-Atlantic MATE Competition Needs Volunteers

The MTS Hampton Roads Section, along with MATE and Nauticus, are looking for volunteers to assist with the elementary – middle school ROV competition Saturday, May 2. In addition to judges, registration coordinators, divers and others are needed.

3/19/2015 - Call for Volunteer Speakers

The Hampton Roads Student Section Chairman, has issued a call for volunteer speakers who are professionals in the marine technology. Read More

3/17/2015 - MTS New England Section Meeting (March 23rd) - RSVP Today!

When: 6:00 PM Monday March 23rd Where: New England Aquarium

2/3/2015 - The 2015 MTS Scholarship Program Closes Today!

Each year MTS offers significant scholarships to college graduate, undergraduate and senior high school students accepted into a full-time marine-related program.

1/19/2015 - MTS community remembers Dr. John P. Craven

MTS Past President John Craven passed away on February 12th in Hawaii. He served the Society as president from 1971 to 1972. His guidance and thoughtful vision will be missed. (Read more)

1/5/2015 - MTS Capitol Hill Briefing - Technology Transfer for the Blue Economy

MTS, in conjunction with the House Oceans Caucus and the Congressional Technology Transfer Caucus, will be hosting:

12/16/2014 - Happy Holidays from MTS!

12/11/2014 - 25th Anniversary Book - MTS Japan Section

NOW AVAILABLE FOR FREE!  Captures the history, developments and achievements of the MTS Japan Section.  Read more

 

 

12/5/2014 - MTS DC Section Holiday Party

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17th - Click HERE to purchase your ticket today!

11/26/2014 - 11th Annual Global California Conference

Wednesday, December 3rd - Environment, Education, Inspiration = the Innovation Region of the World– San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley, Monterey Bay.  Read more.

10/17/2014 - MTS Journal: Progress in Polar Research Instrumentation and Methods - OUT NOW!

MTS Members access your on-line version of the newly published edition of the MTS Journal!  Download Now

10/3/2014 - DYNAMIC POSITIONING CONFERENCE 2014

Conference will be held at the Westin Hotel Memorial City Houston.  Register Now!

10/3/2014 - NW Marine Technology Summit

Organized by the Oregon Section this summit will feature the theme on“Empowering Innovation in the Pacific NW."  Register now and receive 15% off registration fee.

9/26/2014 - MTS Elections - RESULTS!

MTS Elects Four to Board of Directors: Toll Elected President, Kocak Elected President-Elect, Clark and Montague Elected Vice President. Read more.

9/26/2014 - MTS Announces Annual Award Recipients

Top Recognitions Presented at MTS Annual Meeting.  Read more.

9/19/2014 - OCEANS 14 St. John's - ACCESS Technical Papers for FREE!

If you missed OCEANS '14 MTS/IEEE St. John's, get caught up now with this year's technical papers by clicking HERE!

9/2/2014 - 22nd Annual Oceaneering/MTS Symposium

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 5:30 - 8:30 PM.  CLICK HERE for complete information on registration and activities.

8/29/2014 - MTS's 2014 Subsea Leak Detection Symposium - REGISTER NOW!

The MTS 2014 Subsea Leak Detection Symposium is less than a week away, avoid lines onsite and register today! The final program has now been published. Please register your participation today.  Read more.

7/30/2014 - MTS/House Oceans Caucus MH370 Briefing Streaming Video Online Now!

On Thursday, July 17th, the Marine Technology, in concert with the House Oceans Caucus, conducted a Capitol Hill briefing entitled “The Search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370); Marine Technology in Support of the Deep Sea Search and Salvage.”

Marine TV filmed and produced a professional, network-quality, video of the briefing.  You can watch the MTS/HOC MH370 briefing at this link: http://bit.ly/mtsmh370

7/7/2014 - Sea Trials of a Remotely Operated Sea Crawler & TOMCAT ROV

Students at Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) tested their Remotely Operated Sea Crawler and associated TOMCAT remotely operated vehicle (ROV) off the east coast of Florida, 3 miles southeast of Ft. Pierce, this month. Read more

7/3/2014 - You are invited! MTS in Conjunction with the House Oceans Caucus Presents a Capitol Hill Briefing on July 17th

Capitol Hill Briefing: "The Search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370) Marine Technology in Support of the Deep Sea Search and Salvage" - Read more.

5/29/2014 - OCEANS'14 Registration Is Now Open

The OCEANS'14 Local Organizing Committee along with the Marine Technology Society and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers OES cordially invite you to participate in our upcoming OCEANS'14 in St. John's, NL from September 14-19, 2014.

5/16/2014 - DAMAGE CONTROL - Feds to do Pilot Study in Hampton Roads on Sea Level Rise

Old Dominion University and the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission are leading the charge. Read more.

5/12/2014 - MTS President-­Elect Richard Spinrad Steps Down to Assume Position as NOAA Chief Scientist

MTS President-Elect Dr. Richard (Rick) Spinrad will be stepping down from his MTS position as he is named chief scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  President Barack Obama announced the appointment May 8, 2014.  Read more

4/23/2014 - CNN LOOKS TO MTS

CNN looks to MTS for expert resources during South Korea Ferry Accident.  MTS member SeaBotix featured in CNN story on ROV's.  Read more.

4/22/2014 - OCEANS '14 MTS/IEEE Taipei Videos Available Now!

If you missed OCEANS '14 Taipei, or would like to view some of the key sessions again, MTS is pleased to offer streaming video of some of the conference highlights such as the Opening Session.  Check it out on the MTS YouTube Channel!

4/4/2014 - OCEANS'14 MTS/IEEE St. John's - CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - Extended Deadline!

The OCEANS'14 Local Organizing Committee along with the Marine Technology Society and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers OES is pleased to advise that it will be extending the deadline for the Call for Abstracts for our September 14-19, 2014 event.  The new deadline for Submission of Abstracts is Friday, April 18, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. NST (Newfoundland Standard Time).  Read more.

3/26/2014 - Nominate a member today for a prestigious MTS award!

Nominate a member today for a prestigious MTS award! Celebrate the achievements of your associates and nominate them for an MTS award. Deadline for nominations is May 9, 2014. Nominations forms are available at here

3/24/2014 - Announcing Our New Facebook Page!

We are pleased to announce the creation of an enhanced Facebook page. The new page replaces the former "group", so please visit the new Marine Technology Society (MTS) Facebook page soon and please be sure to LIKE us!!!!

3/20/2014 - Marine Technology Showcase to be Held in Newport, OR.

Marine Technology Showcase to be Held in Newport, Oregon - April 11th.  Read more.

3/19/2014 - Call For Papers

September/October 2014 issue of the MTS Journal will focus on Progress in Polar Research Instrumentation and Methodologies, guest edited by Carol Janzen & Peter Winsor. The Marine Technology Society Journal invites submission of original manuscripts for a special issue that reflects the diversity in scientific and engineering topics focusing on polar research activities. Manuscripts due April 25, 2014. Read more.

3/11/2014 - OCEANS'14 MTS/IEEE St. John's - Call for Papers

Abstract submission opens January 22, 2014 and will close on March 26, 2014.  Regular Program and SPC submissions should be made on-line through the conference website.  Read more.

1/27/2014 - Register Now for Underwater Intervention 2015!

1/17/2014 - Registration Open ONSITE - Cables and Connectors

Registration is open onsite for the MTS Cables and Connectors TechSurge Workshop. The workshop will focus on "Industry Direction and Emerging Markets", which will examine where the industry is headed and what markets are opening for cable and connector companies. https://www.mtsociety.org/Conferences/cablesandconnectors.aspx

1/17/2014 - Registration Open - Ocean Sensors

Registration is now open for the MTS Ocean Sensors TechSurge Workshop. The workshop will provide a forum on ocean sensors and sensing systems to identify gaps in available technologies and identify R&D priorities and requirements to close the gaps. https://www.mtsociety.org/Conferences/Oceansensors.aspx

1/9/2014 - 2014 Scholarship Program closes tomorrow April 15!

The 2014 MTS Scholarship Program closes tomorrow April 15!

12/3/2013 - MTS 50th Anniversary Book

Hardbound: 50 Years of Excellence: Advances in Marine Technology traces the development of our industry from the Trieste through today. Learn about our industry, the advancements and heartaches, the people and technology that have increased our understanding of 70% of our planet. Featured are many pioneers of our industry, personal stories and reminiscences and photos of technology, events and people. An outstanding addition to your library or as a gift! Click HERE to purchase your copy today.

11/25/2013 - Underwater Intervention 2014

The world's premier event for Commercial Diving Contractors, Remotely Operated Vehicles, Manned Submersibles, and all other aspects of the Underwater Operations Industry will take place at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA., February 11-13, 2014. Register today! http://www.underwaterintervention.com/

11/25/2013 - OTC Asia 2014

Following 44 years of success in Houston, OTC is going to Asia for the first time on 25–28 March 2014 in Kuala Lumpur. Meet thousands of E&P industry professionals and 100+ exhibitors in the first-ever OTC Asia! http://www.otcasia.org/2014/index.php

11/25/2013 - Arctic Technology Conference 2014

Register now for the Arctic Technology Conference as it returns to Houston 10 - 12 February 2014. This conference will deliver a highly specialized technical program built around five key topical areas: Geology and Geophysics; Exploration and Production; Physical Environment: Ice Loads; Logistics Marine and Transport; and Regulatory Environment and Social Responsibility. http://www.arctictechnologyconference.org/

11/25/2013 - 10th ONR/MTS Buoy Workshop

The 10th ONR/MTS Buoy Workshop will be held Monday, March 3 thru Thursday, March 6, 2014 in San Diego, CA in a quiet corner of the Town & Country Resort and Convention Center. http://www.whoi.edu/buoyworkshop/2014/index.html

11/25/2013 - CONTROS Systems & Solutions GmbH

MTS Member Company, CONTROS Systems & Solutions GmbH, the world market leader in dissolved gas measurements, is proud to announce its recent ISO 9001:2008 certification, by DNV GL / Hamburg.http://www.contros.eu/news.html.

11/22/2013 - OCEANS'14 Call for Papers

OCEANS'14 MTS/IEEE Taipei is scheduled on 7-10 April 2014 at the Taipei International Convention Centre, Taipei, Taiwan. Please consider submitting an abstract for the conference program. http://www.oceans14mtsieeetaipei.org/abstract-rules.cfm

11/13/2013 - MTS Website Maintenance

The website will be down for maintenance from 6pm to midnight (EST), on November 13.

11/5/2013 - OceanGate 3000-Meter Manned Submersible

MTS Member Company, OceanGate Inc., has announced a collaboration with the University of Washington’s Applied Physics Lab on Project Cyclops, a revolutionary new 3000-meter manned submersible which will usher in a new era of increased access to the deep ocean for commercial exploration and research ventures. http://www.oceangate.com/media/press-releases/2013-05-07-oceangate-developing-3000m-submersible.html

10/1/2013 - MTS Election Results

At the MTS Annual Meeting held during OCEANS’13 San Diego, Liesl Hotaling was elected as Vice President of Education and Research. Re-elected was Justin Manley as Vice President of Government and Public Affairs. Each was elected to a three-year term.

10/1/2013 - New MTS Fellows

The highest accolade a member can receive within the Society is to be designated an MTS Fellow. Two members, Lisa Medeiros and Sumanohar (Suman) Muddusetti, were recognized at the MTS Annual Meeting, joining the 118 honored with this recognition since its inception.

10/1/2013 - Compass Publication Awards

The Compass (Publications) Distinguished Achievement Award was presented to Captain Dennis (Mike) Egan (ret), honoring his over four-decade service to both the public and private sectors. In addition to his award, Rolex Watch, who has been a part of this award with Compass Publications for 39 years, presented Egan with a watch. The Compass (Publications) International Award honored the Ocean Technology Branch—Innovation, Business & Rural Development (IBRD), Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. IBRD developed and launched a strategic plan to accelerate activity among the business and educational communities to further develop applied research and commercialization activities enabling improved offshore safety, advanced simulation and modeling, smarter fishing, and enhanced aquaculture practices. The Compass (Publications) Industrial Award recognized Shell Oil Company for their advance research and work on developing a unique application of subsea fiber optic lines for acoustic and temperature sensing.

10/1/2013 - Lockheed Martin Award for Ocean Science and Engineering

The Lockheed Martin Award for Ocean Science and Engineering was presented to Liesl Hotaling in recognition of her work demonstrating that, through designing and operating sensor systems, children can learn complex and interrelated concepts.

10/1/2013 - Ocean News and Technology Award

The Ocean News and Technology Award recognizes a member of our ‘Next Generation’ who has already demonstrated excellence in their profession and made significant contributions to MTS.

10/1/2013 - MTS Awards

Also honored at the Annual Meeting was Mark Bushnell, recognized with the MTS Outstanding Service Award. The MTS Hampton Roads Section was recognized as Outstanding MTS Section for their exceptional OCEANS’12 Conference, organized and coordinated in addition to the Section’s regular activities. The Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland Student Section was recognized with the Outstanding Student Section award.

8/29/2013 - Submit an Abstract

The MTS Leak Detection Symposium expects to explore innovative strategies in the field of early leak detection in subsea structures and pipeline, as well as, define ways this technology assists in risk mitigation. https://www.mtsociety.org/Conferences/leakdetection.aspx

8/28/2013 - OCEANS 2013 San Diego Update

The OCEANS 2013 Technical Program is now up on the website. You can browse the technical tracks and find the papers and authors that might be of interest. More update available and info available on the most recent press release. https://www.mtsociety.org/pdf/conferences/OCEANS/Oceans2013_Press Release.pdf

8/19/2013 - MTS Journal - Now on-line!

MTS presents 22 papers from the 4th Annual Marine Renewable Energy Technical Conference and from the Marine Hydrokinetic community at large. www.mtsociety.org/publications/

8/16/2013 - MTS Houston BBQ

Book your exhibit tables and lock in your sponsorship now for MTS Houston's premier fund raiser (and fun event) of the year, the Annual MTS Houston Barbecue Social which will be held the evening of October 24, 2013.http://www.mtshouston.org/bbq.cfm"

8/1/2013 - National Marine Technology Week

Congressman Sam Farr (D-Carmel) and Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska), co-chairs of the House Oceans Caucus, today introduced H. Res 324, a bipartisan congressional resolution calling for the week of September 22, 2013 to be designated as “National Marine Technology Week” in recognition of the important contributions marine technology has made in the United States. http://farr.house.gov/index.php/component/content/article/37-2013-press-releases/985-ocean-caucus-chairs-call-for-a-national-marine-technology-week?goback=.gmp_1859481.gde_1859481_member_262699622

7/31/2013 - Speakers Announced for OTC Brasil

OTC Brasil 2013 will attract the world’s foremost experts and companies to share knowledge, make new contacts, and explore the latest technologies. Discover who's speaking at OTC Brasil by browsing the technical program online. http://www.otcbrasil.org/2013/en/schedule/tech_program/index.php

7/30/2013 - MTS San Diego - Annual Picnic

On August 24, the MTS San Diego Section will once again be holding their annual summer picnic at Ocean Beach Park. The event will feature excellent networking opportunities and fun games, including the famous sailboat race. http://www.mts-sandiego.org/2013picnic.php

7/22/2013 - Expedition Lionfish, OceanGate

Recently, MTS member company OceanGate organized Expedition Lionfish to take researchers, media, and sponsors to the depths off the southeast Florida coast to study the invasive lionfish aboard our manned submersible Antipodes. Read more

7/1/2013 - UK-IMON / IMarEST Workshop

UK-IMON is a partnership between UK marine science organisations that have come together to ensure the delivery of critical marine information required for research, operational, commercial and policy purposes. The workshop is supported by the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) and the Marine Technology Society (MTS), AND Planet Ocean Ltd and Wildlife Acoustics are amongst the sponsors. http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/UKIMON--IMarEST-Workshop-Aims-for-List-of-Marine-Monitoring-Priorities---2013-05-31/

7/1/2013 - Offshore Technology Conference 2014

OTC offers the opportunity for collaboration and knowledge transfer which are essential to meet the expectations of providing affordable energy for generations to come. Please submit your paper proposals online. Proposals will be accepted through September 10th. http://www.otcnet.org/2014/pages/general/call_for_papers.php

6/25/2013 - International ROV Competition – Final Scores

The 12th annual MATE International ROV competition took place June 20-22, 2013 at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Washington, USA. Check out the final scores! http://www.marinetech.org/scoring/

6/25/2013 - Congratulations MTS Scholarship Winners!

Check the MTS Education Page to see this year’s scholarship winners. https://www.mtsociety.org/education/scholarships.aspx

6/24/2013 - Capitol Hill Ocean Week

MTS distributed a summary of the one-day TechSurge meeting (December 2012) on the value and impact of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®) on the advance preparations and damage avoidance from Superstorm Sandy across the U.S. east coast. https://www.mtsociety.org/pdf/docs/MTSSandyIOOS.pdf

6/19/2013 - 2013 MATE International Competition

Fifty-five teams from across the US, Canada, Iran, Venezuela, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Thailand, the UK, Macau, China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong are competing, including teams from Linn-Benton Community College in Albany will compete in the competition. http://www.marinetech.org/

6/6/2013 - Reminder, Registration Open for OIA

The committee for Oceans in Action, an MTS Workshop supported by the Marine Technology Society announces the opportunity to submit an abstract to the 2013 Workshop. Oceans in Action highlights agencies at Stennis Space Center that support missions relying on marine technology. Read more

5/20/2013 - MTS Houston Breaks All the Records

Once again the MTS Houston Section has broken their record at the annual 2013 Sporting Clays Tournament. Over 1,000 people came out to support the event, including 775 shooters representing 150 teams. https://www.mtsociety.org/pdf/Sections/HoustonClays2013%5B1%5D.pdf

5/20/2013 - "We Built Our Own ROV"

MTS’ William and Mary student section recently purchased a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) kit from the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center. https://www.mtsociety.org/pdf/Sections/William%20and%20Mary%20section.pdf

5/20/2013 - NewcastleGateshead Initiative

MTS Institutional member NewcastleGateshead Initiative is a destination management and marketing agency located in the United Kingdom.  Read more

5/13/2013 - More than the Father of DP

Howard Shatto is often called the “Father of Dynamic Positioning,” but he has also played some very important roles in the development of other marine technologies. http://bit.ly/14hRzRF

4/29/2013 - Oregon ROV Competition

The 2nd Annual Oregon Region MATE ROV Competition will take place Saturday, May 4th, at the Lincoln City Community Pool. Student teams from all over Oregon will be competing for prizes and opportunities to participate in the International Competition in June. http://oregon.marinetech2.org/

4/22/2013 - OTC 2013

Join us at Reliant Park in Houston for the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC). Each year, OTC attracts more than 80,000 attendees from 110+ countries and 2,500 exhibiting companies. The MTS Booth will be located at in Reliant Center (Booth #S4). http://www.otcnet.org/2013/index.php

4/17/2013 - MTS Awards Nominations 2013

Each year MTS awards the outstanding work in marine technology and science. MTS award winners are recognized during the annual OCEANS conference Awards Luncheon To nomimate a person or a group, please visit the Awards page. The nomination deadline is May 10, 2013. https://www.mtsociety.org/About/awards.aspx

4/9/2013 - Ocean Business 2013, April 9-11

With over 300 international exhibitor, Ocean Business 2013 has opened it's doors to a expected 4000 visitors. The conference is a hands-on technology exhibition as it provides visitors with the chance to see systems first hand with live training and demonstration sessions. If you are attending the event, stop by the MTS Booth (W27)! MTS Oregon Section Event

The Oregon Marine Technology Society invites you to learn about "Unmanned Maritime Systems in the Smartphone Era" on March 27 from 6:00-800pm. https://www.mtsociety.org/pdf/Sections/MTSOregon3.27.2013.pdf

3/20/2013 - MacArtney To Host Forum

MTS member company the MacArtney Underwater Technology Group is delighted to have been selected to host the 52nd Marine Measurement Forum. The event will take place on the May 1st at the MacArtney Group's UK facilities in Aberdeen. http://www.macartney.com/news/macartney-host-52nd-marine-measurement-forum

3/15/2013 - OCEANS Call for Abstracts

Consider submitting an abstract to MTS/IEEE OCEANS' 13 San Diego conference. The OCEANS conference a major forum for scientists, engineers and those with an interest in the oceans to gather and exchange their knowledge and ideas regarding the future of the world's oceans.http://www.oceans13mtsieeesandiego.org/index.cfm

3/14/2013 - Call for Papers - Teledyne RDI

Teledyne RD Instruments ADCPs in Action Users' Conference returns to San Diego, September 29 - October 2, 2013. The event will feature networking opportunities, three full days of peer presentations, product and software training, and more! http://www.rdinstruments.com/AIA_abstract_submission.aspx

3/6/2013 - At-Sea Opportunities for College Students

To help prepare students to be competitive and prepared for employment upon graduation, the MATE Center has developed the At-Sea Technical Internship Program. The deadline to apply is March 25, 2013. http://www.marinetech.org/internships

3/5/2013 - Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne

MTS Member Company, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, is collaborating to create a highly specialized methodology that combines its Extreme Engineering expertise with Kelvin TOP-SET's proprietary incident investigation skills to reduce cost and potential downtime in the oil and gas industry. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pratt--whitney-rocketdyne-and-kelvin-top-set-collaborate-to-reduce-cost-and-potential-downtime-in-oil-and-gas-industry-195188451.html

3/1/2013 - Don Walsh: Lifetimes of Achievement

Captain Don Walsh, USN, (Ret), PhD, is well known in oceanographic circles as one half of the team (partnered with Jacques Piccard) that descended 35,840 feet down at Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench in the U.S. Navy’s bathyscaph Trieste in 1960. http://bit.ly/Xf58QK

2/26/2013 - Ocean Business 2013

Ocean Business is an international ocean technology exhibition and training forum expecting to attract 4000+ visitors from over 50 countries. The exhibition space is completely sold out! If you will be attending, visit the MTS booth (W27). To register for the event click here. https://secure.smartregister.co.uk/events/Intelligent-Exhibitions/2013/OB/launch.aspx

2/13/2013 - Resources to Support U.S. Marine Technology

The U.S. Commercial Service Marine Technology Team, has upcoming events and opportuntites for marine technology companies. MTS is assisting its U.S. business members to expand international sales assisted through a new Strategic Partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s U.S. Commercial Service. Upcoming Events. http://export.gov/industry/marine/

2/12/2013 - Offshore Industry Outlook Conference

Now in its 36th. year, the highly acclaimed Offshore Industry Outlook Conference is designed to assist all those within the offshore oil and gas industry. MTS Houston Section is proud to be hosting the Conference with the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) and the Texas SeaGrant College Program. http://www.mtshouston.org/outlook.cfm

2/11/2013 - DP Conference 2013

The Dynamic Positioning Committee of MTS has issued a call for papers for the 2013 Conference. Abstracts should be received by May 1, 2013. The 2013 Dynamic Positioning Conference will be held October 15-16 at the Westin Houston Memorial City Hotel in Houston, TX. More information. http://www.dynamic-positioning.com/

2/11/2013 - 2nd Edition Accelerate Oil and Gas

Join Petrobras members, IOCs, EPCs and other key oil and gas industry stakeholders at the 2nd edition of Accelerate Oil & Gas in Rio de Janeiro. MTS is an Institutional Partner for the conference. http://www.accelerateoilandgas.com/file/2706/brazil-oil-and-gas-expo-forum.html

2/6/2013 - Lunch and Learn with MTS Member Company

In March 2013, in the wake of the recent opening of new MacArtney Inc. offices on the Western US Seaboard - MacArtney Pacific Northwest and West Coast Operations will be opening the doors to a couple of ambitious 'Lunch and Learn' knowledge sharing and networking events. This Lunch and Learn and more will take place in San Diego, March 19th and Seattle, March 21st. http://www.macartney.com/news/lunch-and-learn-macartney-inc

1/30/2013 - 2013 Student Scholarship Program

The 2013 Marine Technology Society (MTS) student scholarship program is now open! MTS is pleased to offer thousands of dollars worth of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students who are studying in the marine science, marine engineering and/or marine technology field. https://www.mtsociety.org/education/scholarships.aspx.

1/28/2013 - UW ROV Unveiling

Join the University of Washington’s Underwater Robotics Team as they unveil their ROV design for entry in the 2013 MATE International Competition.https://www.mtsociety.org/pdf/StudentSections/UW%20ROV.pdf">Read more.  The Pacific Northwest MATE Regional Challenge is Saturday May 11, and the International, http://www.marinetech.org/international-competition/, MATE ROV Competition is Thursday through Saturday June 20-22.

1/19/2013 - Member Spotlight: Charles Royce

At the MTS Awards Presentation during OCEANS'12, Charles Royce was named as an MTS Fellow. The naming of an individual as a Fellow is the highest accolade the Society can bestow on an individual.https://www.mtsociety.org/pdf/E-News%20Documents/Charles%20Royce%20Article.pdf

1/19/2013 - MTS Announces New Committee Leadership

In recent months, MTS has received a high volume of requests from members excited to step up to committee leadership. Below is a list of the election results over the last few months. MTS will be eager to highlight these committees in future Currents issues! https://www.mtsociety.org/pdf/E-News%20Documents/New%20Committee%20Leadership.pdf

12/31/2012 - MTS Houston Luncheon

The next MTS Houston Luncheon will be held on January 24, 2013.  David Paganie, Chief Editor - Offshore Magazine, will be the guest speaker.  MTS Houston luncheons are held at the PELAZZIO on 12121 Westheimer, Houston 77077. http://www.mtshouston.org/General_News.cfm

12/31/2012 - MTS DC Section Breakfast

The MTS DC Section invites the ocean community and guests to the MTS DC Section Breakfast Series. RADM Robert Duncan will be speaking at the DC Section Breakfast to be held 0:730 AM on January 17th at the Sheraton Crystal City. https://www.mtsociety.org/communities/sections/washingtondc.aspx

12/11/2012 - MTS DC Section Holiday Party

The Marine Technology Society Washington DC Section formally invites you to join their Holiday Party on December 18that the Army Navy Club at Farragut Square. Event Flyer: https://www.mtsociety.org/pdf/Sections/DC Section Holiday Party 2012.pdf

12/11/2012 - Oceangate Uncovers WWII-Era Aircraft

MTS Member Company OceanGate Inc., a global provider of deep-sea manned submersible solutions, has announced the discovery of a World War II-era Grumman F6F Hellcat plane off the coast of Miami Beach. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/leader-in-deep-sea-exploration-uncovers-wwii-era-aircraft-off-coast-of-florida-180914741.html

12/10/2012 - OCEANS'13 BERGEN: Call for Papers

The prestigious OCEANS Conference, jointly sponsored by MTS and IEEE/OES, is a major international forum for scientists, engineers and responsible ocean users. To submit an abstract please visit the "Call for Papers" section the website. http://www.oceans13mtsieeebergen.org/index.cfm

12/10/2012 - MTS DC Section Holiday Party

The DC Section Holiday party will take place at the Army Navy Club at Farragut Square – Washington, DC from 6-9 pm on Tuesday, December 18th. For more information or to RSVP please contact Jake Sobin @jake.sobin@mtsociety.org.

11/27/2012 - Opportunities for Students at MTS

Representing 600 student members of MTSis one thing Ryan Vandermuelen of Biloxi, Mississippi and Camille Pagniello of Halifax, have in common in their role as MTS Student Reps to Council.http://www.oceansadvance.net/feature-stories/opportunities-students-abound-marine-technology-society

11/27/2012 - TOUR THE R/V OCEANUS - MTS Oregon

The MTS Oregon Section invites you aboard OSU's new research vessel, the R/V Oceanus, for their November 29th meeting.  The vessel is located at the OSU Ship Operations facility in Newport (South Beach) and the meeting will start at 6:00pm. "mailto:mtsoregon@gmail.com

11/26/2012 - MTS San Diego Holiday Dinner

Celebrate the holidays with the San Diego Section of MTS! The Section will be hosting its annual Holiday Dinner on December 6th. During the party the Section will be introducing the students who participated in their Summer Internship Program. http://www.mts-sandiego.org/2012holidaydinner.php

11/15/2012 - Supersized Hurricanes a Way of the Future

The next MTS Houston Section luncheon will be held on December 6th. Jill F. Hasling, CCM – President, Weather Research Center, will present on: "What would the impact of a hurricane the size of Sandy be on offshore Gulf of Mexico Operations?" http://www.mtshouston.org/next_meeting.htm

11/8/2012 - Webinar on Upcoming Changes in Export Controls for the Marine Industry

Join the Export Control Regulations Webinar related to the Marine Industry, which will take place on Wednesday, November 14 at 2 pm EST. https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/newWebinarRegistration.jsp?SmartCode=3Q1N

10/30/2012 - MTS Elects Three to Board

MTS is pleased to announce the results of its recent elections for positions on its Board of Directors. Richard (Rick) Spinrad was elected President-elect, Debbi Kill was re-elected Vice President of Finance and Lisa Medeiros was re-elected Vice President of Sections. https://www.mtsociety.org/pdf/Press%20Releases/MTS%20elects%20three%20to%20board.pdf

10/30/2012 - MTS DC Breakfast Series - Nov 1

The Washington DC Section of the Marine Technology Society invites the ocean community and guests to the MTS DC Section Breakfast Series. Our guest speaker will be Vice Admiral J. Jay Donnelly, USN (Ret). For information jake.sobin@mtsociety.org.

10/23/2012 - Press Release: MTS Award Winners

MTS is pleased to announce the honors and recognitions it awarded at its Annual Meeting held at OCEANS’12 MTS/IEEE Hampton Roads, VA in October 2012.  https://www.mtsociety.org/pdf/Press%20Releases/2012%20MTS%20Awards%20Release.pdf

10/23/2012 - UI 2013: Registration Open

Registration for Underwater Intervention (UI) 2013 is now open!  To register, tune to the UI's Research in Marine Science Show Gains

The William & Mary section of the Marine Science Society is only a year old, but it has already been honored with the Outstanding Student Section Award from the Marine Technology Society for 2012. http://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/topstories/mts_student_section.php

10/5/2012 - Whitehouse Honored for Work on Oceans

Rhode Island's junior U.S. senator,has received a national award for his work to highlight and fund ocean and coastal research and restoration initiatives. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse received the award from MTS Member Company, the Consortium for Ocean Leadership. http://www.abc6.com/story/19741991/whitehouse-honored-for-work-on-oceans

9/18/2012 - Oceanografia Selects Kongsberg's Offshore Vessel Simulators for Mexico's First Offshore Training Center

MTS company member Kongsberg Maritime will supply Oceanografia with World-Class technology identical to systems found on board many of the company's fleet of vessels, especially for Dynamic Positioning (DP), anchor-handling and crane operations. Read more

9/5/2012 - MTS 2012 Board of Directors Proxy

Dear MTS Voting Member: Online proxy voting is now open for three positions; President; Treasurer and Vice President of Budget and Finance; and Vice-President, Sections. https://eBallot4.votenet.com/mtsociety

9/5/2012 - 2012 Dynamic Positioning Conference

Register for the 2012 MTS DP Conference before prices go up on September 9th! The MTS DP Conference provides industry professionals with the technological know-how on a broad range of DP issues, incidents, and topics. To register

8/31/2012 - Bluefin's Open House

It's Bluefin's Birthday! Join MTS Member Company Bluefin, on Sept. 24, in celebrating 15 years of subsea innovation. http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=d6wnctjab&v=001lHVgzoeiv3zmQgS1bKS84jUlMFbP4nfkeloNB8UKmZ4Tavldojy12NhVcGpH8J7ptm_WRYUO8_HcLGQdti_dbeOrxWt0x1oc6cc-KS31pw5fbogbuuQgM44eqcV4WQQblG2NexXH6iYss9xc1NMrx8rynEya8-bPbuDC3umv0aU2vcZRl_i_PvmVP5A8Zxn3Yzmb-hIQV2UARH9A0E4sFT9Xk9DwmhgymGoNbVnjPakuNXDjBtn0BbVPolC22rsdaNe6U5aSDD9w9LP2QZlQbSQ_aibG9z5rR__YyUO0elwjZq_9G4WVp_rRqBK3SQBteqeZzdMKVS_9xPxVeYng1zfgY9YknWjWIiVqMZAwpcKDie4xEwvX1g%3D%3D

8/24/2012 - 2012-13 MTS Scholarship Program Recap

MTS offers signifi cant scholarships each year to college graduate and undergraduate students, and also high school students who have been accepted into a full-time undergraduate marine-related program. This year nearly 300 students applied for MTS scholarships through the National Office. http://bit.ly/Ph14bD

8/14/2012 - MTS Houston BBQ, Oct. 25th

Hosted at Forum Energy Technologies, the MTS Houston BBQ will take place on October 25th. Registration is now open! http://www.mtshouston.org/bbq.cfm

8/13/2012 - MTS Houston Luncheon, Aug 23th

The next MTS Houston Luncheon will be held on August 23 at 11:30 AM.The guest speaker will be Paul Jones who is the Manager of Chevron's Subsea Unit.http://www.mtshouston.org/next_meeting.htm

8/9/2012 - Member Spotlight: Montserrat Gorina-Ysern

MTS member Montserrat Gorina-Ysern, Ph.D. has most recently chaired MTS’ Marine Law and Policy Professional Committee, as well as authored a recurring column Legal Q and A published in Currents. https://www.mtsociety.org/pdf/members/Member%20Spotlight%20Montserrat%20Gorina_Ysern.pdf

8/9/2012 - MTS at the 2nd Annual USA Science and Engineering Festival

The 2nd USA Science and Engineering Festival was held in Washington, D.C. The Walter E. Washington Convention Center was filled with over 3,000 fun, interactive exhibits, more than 100 stage shows and 33 author presentations. http://bit.ly/O7MBlY

7/26/2012 - MTS DC Section Breakfast Series - August 10

The Washington DC Section invites the ocean community and guests to the next Breakfast Series on August 10th.  The guest speaker will be MTS member Rafael Mandujan.  More info on the DC Section. https://www.mtsociety.org/communities/sections/washingtondc.aspx

7/11/2012 - OCEANS'12 MTS/IEEE Hampton Roads: Registration is Open

Registration for OCEANS' 12 Hampton Roads has opened!Check out the official OCEANS' 12 website to learn more about this major international forum for scientists, engineers, and responsible ocean user.http://www.oceans12mtsieeehamptonroads.org/main.cfm/CID/5/Registration/">To register

6/27/2012 - MTS Attends Media Day Tour of Navy’s New Robotics Lab

The Laboratory for Autonomous Systems Research (LASR), located at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington D.C., offers researchers three unique test environments under a single roof — a tropical Southeast Asian rainforest, a high desert with a rock wall, and a littoral zone. http://bit.ly/QjFoNg

6/25/2012 - Teledyne Benthos & Teledyne Webb Research Celebrate Decades of Innovation

Teledyne Benthos and Teledyne Webb Research, leading international marine technology providers, celebrated their 50th and 30th anniversaries last week at the company's North Falmouth facility.http://www.benthos.com/marine-undersea-systems-equipment-news-and-events.asp

6/19/2012 - MTS Student Member Spotlight: Avery Vaughn from Texas A & M Galveston

In a recent interview , Avery Vaughn, a past MTS Student Council Member and student chair of the MTS Student Section at Texas A & M Galveston, and a member of the MTS Houston Section, shared her experiences with the Society. https://www.mtsociety.org/pdf/publications/A%20Vaughn%20feature.pdf

6/18/2012 - History of Diving Museum Welcomes the Return of the ADCI Monument

The ADCI’s monument honoring its Hall of Fame members is now on display at the History of Diving Museum in Islamorada, Florida. https://www.mtsociety.org/pdf/publications/History%20of%20Diving%20Museum.pdf

6/13/2012 - Oceaneering/MTS Symposium, August 23rd

The 20th Annual Oceannering/MTS Symposium will take place on August 23rd in class="locality">Hanovern>Maryland. This year's guest speakers will be RADM Michael J. Connor.https://www.mtsociety.org/Images%5CMTS%5Cconferences/2012Invitation_MTSMembers.gif

6/13/2012 - 2012 MATE International Competition - Watch it LIVE June 21-23

The MATE Center, NSF, and the MTS ROV Committee invite you to join us! You can visit the http://www.materover.org">MATE competition web site where a LIVE videostream (including scores, photos, and video clips) will be hosted during the event.The event will take place on June 21-23.

6/12/2012 - Houston Section Golf Tournament, July 26

The 2012 Golf Tournament will be held at the Wildcat Golf Course in South Houston on July 26, 2012 and will take the place of the Houston Section's normally scheduled monthly lunch meeting.http://www.mtshouston.org/golf.cfm

6/11/2012 - Oceans in Action, August 13-14

Registration for Oceans in Action is open!  Check out the website for registration and hotel information; and information on how to submit an abstract./conferences/Oceansinaction2012.aspx">

6/11/2012 - Norman Announces SCADA Security OEM Partnership with Kongsberg Maritime

MTS Member Company Kongsberg will use the NSP security solution in its maritime systems that it supplies worldwide.http://www.marketwatch.com/story/norman-announces-scada-security-oem-partnership-with-kongsberg-maritime-to-protect-critical-oil-gas-and-maritime-industrial-environments-globally-2012-06-07

6/5/2012 - MTS Oregon - Summer BBQ at Avery Park

The Oregon Marine Technology Society will be hosting a barbecue on June 14th (6:30 - 9pm) at Avery Park in Corvallis.This is an open event with an opportunity for kids and adults to design, build, and pilot their own ROV. If you know that you will be attending, please RSVP by June 14th to mtsoregon@gmail.com.

6/1/2012 - 5th Annual Summer Swing Golf Tournament

Come support the Marine Technology Society's San Diego Section by participating in their Fifth Annual Summer Swing Golf Tournament!http://www.mts-sandiego.org/summerswing.php

6/1/2012 - Marine Technology in the Classroom

The 4th Annual MTS-IEEE Educators Workshop on Marine has been announced! http://www.oceans12mtsieeehamptonroads.org/docs/2012%20OCEANSagenda-v3.pdf

5/29/2012 - OCEANS 2012 Hampton Roads - Abstract Deadline

The abstract submission deadline for OCEANS Hampton Roads is June 1, 2012. Check out the website to find why this conference is a unique opportunity for users of the oceans.  Website

5/15/2012 - Momentum Building for OMAE 2012!

The conference chairs are pleased to advise that registration for OMAE 2012 has been very strong, with over 700 participants from over 40 countries signed up to participate.http://www.seatoskymeetings.com/omae2012/documents/MomentumBuildingforOMAE2012.pdf">Newsletter.  Register today

5/9/2012 - MTS DC Section Baseball Outing -- Washington Nationals

The 2012 baseball season is in full swing. Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. is sponsoring an MTS afternoon baseball game at Nationals Park Sunday May 20th at 1:35pm.  Contact Colton Pounsberry if your interested in attending the event.

5/9/2012 - Teledyne RDI Memberships: Representing Opportunity, Growth, Professionalism

Each year Teledyne RDI offers 100 students an opportunity to become MTS members — at Teledyn's expense. MTS recently followed up with Jeremy Childress, who became an MTS member through the Teledyne Program.http://bit.ly/JVfwRQ

4/24/2012 - 10th International Rope Technology Workshop - Napa Valley, California

The MTS Rope & Tension Members Committee is now accepting presentation abstracts on new innovations in the area of rope related technology. The conference is to take place November 13-15 in Napa Valley, California.http://www.marinetechnology.org/

4/24/2012 - Countdown to the Science and Engineering Festival - Washington DC

This coming weekend be sure to join us for the Largest Celebration of Science & Engineering in Washington, DC!  Stop by the MTS Booth -- #3832. http://www.usasciencefestival.org/

4/17/2012 - Exploring the Global Markets MTS Pavilion at Oceanology International — London

The Society, along with member company sponsors, hosted a reception during Oceanology in the
MTS Pavilion. http://bit.ly/J7UFve

4/16/2012 - The Power of the Sea

MTS member and author Bruce Parker’s recent book, The Power of the Sea, published in 2010, is now available in paperback edition.http://bit.ly/IruNvh"

4/9/2012 - OCEANS'12 MTS/IEEE Hampton Roads: Call for Papers

The last day to submit a abstract to OCEANS'12 Hampton Roads is May 18, 2012. Check out the http://www.oceans12mtsieeehamptonroads.org/index.cfm">webpageto view more important dates.

4/9/2012 - MTS HOUSTON LUNCH APRIL 26, 2012

The next MTS Houston Section luncheon will be held on April 26, 2012 and will feature a presentation by Matt Gochnour - Lead Subsea Controls Engineer, BP Gulf of Mexico Subsea Operations on the Deepwater Horizon disaster.https://www.mtsociety.org/pdf\Sections\MTS Houston Luncheon - April 26.pdf

4/2/2012 - MTS Member Spotlight: Bruce Gilman

Bruce Gilman is a former MTS President, an MTS Fellow, but among members he is known as ‘the guy you go to for help.’ Learn more about Bruce’s background, experiences, and contributions to MTS.

4/2/2012 - James Cameron's Successful Dive to the Bottom of the Marianas Trench

MTS congratulates Academy Award winning Director James Cameron for his successful dive to the bottom of the Marianas Trench."http://www.mtsociety.org/\pdf\Press Releases\Marine Technology Society Congratulates Cameron.pdf

3/28/2012 - OCEANS' 12 Yeosu - Call for Early Bird REGISTRATION: Monday April 9, 2012

Pre-registration and Hotel reservation are available, NOW! Tune to the website for additional information.

3/26/2012 - Keynote Speaker at First International Marine Forensics Symposium

Titanic expert, Paul Henry (PH) Nargeolet deep-sea pioneer and explorer who lead the expedition to map out the wreck site and debris field of the Titanic, will be the keynote speaker at the First International Marine Forensics Symposium on April 3, 2012, according to William Garzke, symposium chairman."https://www.mtsociety.org/pdf/PHNargeoletKeynoterPressRelease.pdf"

3/20/2012 - Investigators Say They've Found Key Clue to Fate of Amelia Earhart

A privately funded effort, using robotic submarines from Phoenix International, will depart Honolulu (on July 2nd) on a University of Hawaii research vessel to try to find that plane in the deep waters off a flat reef on Nikumaroro."http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/03/20/reports-new-search-planned-for-amelia-earhart/"

3/19/2012 - International Marine Forensics Symposium - Papers Now Available

Papers for the International Marine Forensics Symposium are now available for Registrants. To access paper "http://netforum.sname.org/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?WebCode=LoginRequired&expires=yes&Site=sname&URL_success=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sname.org%2FHigherLogic%2FSecurity%2FnetFORUMLogin.aspx%3Fcstkey%3D{CustomerKey}%26ReturnUrl%3Dhttp%3a%2f%2fwww.sname.org%2fSNAME%2fLibraries%2fLibraryDocumentsList%2f%3fLibraryKey%3d96ecfa37-9caf-47d0-9d80-3d4cf2cae112%26CommunityKey%3df688282a-09d9-4f27-be16-a8f37d58a29a">. To Register

3/16/2012 - OCEANS' 12 MTS/IEEE Hampton Roads

OCEANS 2012's theme, Harnessing the Power of the Ocean, has as its foundation a conceptual National Ocean Enterprise and its seven societal benefits as identified by the National Ocean Partnership Program's legislation in 1999, followed by President Bush's Ocean Action Plan and President Obama's Ocean Science Policy."http://www.oceans12mtsieeehamptonroads.org/index.cfm"

3/14/2012 - One Day Left for Oceanology International 2012

March 15 is the final day of Oceanology International 2012. Last night the Society and participating members sponsored a popular reception in the Pavilion area. Many thanks to our reception sponsors: Teledyne RDI, the Virginia Beach Convention; Visitors Bureau, VideoRay, Geospace Offshore and International Submarine Engineering."http://www.oceanologyinternational.com/page.cfm/Action=Exhib/ExhibID=260/loadSearch=54021_11602">Participating member exhibitors

3/13/2012 - Oceanology International Setting Up Now!

The Marine Technology Society is sponsoring its first-ever international Pavilion. Currently the Society and its participating members are setting up for the opening of Oceanology International on March 13. As well, the Society is hosting a reception in the Pavilion Tuesday evening, co-sponsored by Teledyne RDI, the Virginia Beach Convention, Visitors Bureau, VideoRay, Geospace Offshore and International Submarine Engineering."http://www.oceanologyinternational.com/page.cfm/Action=Exhib/ExhibID=260/loadSearch=54021_11602"

3/13/2012 - MTS Member Pavilion Previews Today

The first-ever international MTS Member Pavilion premiers today at Oceanology International 2012 in London. This evening they will celebrate MTS members by hosting a reception in the Pavilion area. Many thanks to our reception supporters: Teledyne RDI, the Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau, VideoRay, Geospace Offshore and International Submarine Engineering."http://www.oceanologyinternational.com/page.cfm/Action=Exhib/ExhibID=260/loadSearch=54021_11602"

2/29/2012 - MTS Journal: Legacy Underwater Munitions: Part II

Part 2 of this 2-part MTS Journal special issue addresses a mixed bag of matters surrounding underwater munitions assessment, recovery, and disposal. "https://www.mtsociety.org/publications/"

2/16/2012 - 11th Annual MATE International ROV Competition

This year's MATE competition will take place at the Wyndham Orlando Resort on June 21-23.  At MATE’s annual international student ROV competition, student teams from all over the world compete with underwater robots they design and build.  Read more.  Information on the hotel block.

2/15/2012 - The World's 50 Most Innovative Companies

MTS Member Company, Liquid Robotics, creator of the surfboard-size Wave Glider robot, was list #31 in the latest edition of Fast Company.  Read more

2/13/2012 - MTS Oregon - Next Meeting Feb. 16

2/7/2012 - MTS Houston - Next Luncheon, Feb. 23

The next MTS Houston Luncheon (Feb. 23) will feature a presentation by Kurt Hurzeler, Helix ESG on the Development of an Emergency Response Capabilities Initiative in the Gulf of Mexico.  Read more

1/31/2012 - All New to the MTS Store!

1/20/2012 - MTS Scholarship Program Application deadline is April 16!

MTS is committed to helping students achieve success. Please help us in spreading the word about our OCEANS' 12 MTS/IEEE Yeosu

The abstract submission deadline has extended to Friday, January 27.  Check out the website to find out about the Special and General Topics which authors are encourage to submit abstracts.  OCEANS' 12 Yeosu Website

1/18/2012 - Dr. Ann Jochens Appointed MTS Journal Editor

This month Dr. Jochens replaces Dr. Brian Bingham as MTS Journal editor. Learn more about Dr. Jochens, and Dr. Bingham’s service as editor.

1/18/2012 - MTS Company Member Spotlight

Companies that have joined MTS include both national and international companies. Learn about one such international member, Ictineu Institute Organisation, Catalan Center for Submarine Research, and their part in the development of the ICTINUE 3 submersible.

1/12/2012 - Oceanology International 2012 (March 13-15, 2012)

Attending Oceanology International 2012?  Oceanology International is also hosting the Catch the Next Wave Conference, on 12th March.  MTS members wishing to attend this event will receive a £120 discount. Read more

1/12/2012 - MTS Houston - Next Luncheon

1/10/2012 - Underwater Intervention is Just Around the Corner (January 24-26, 2012)

In 1993, Underwater Intervention was introduced as the combination of the ROV Intervention Conference and The ADCI Diving Symposium.  This year will be the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the conference.  Visit the website to find out why you should attend this event.

1/4/2012 - MTS Gulf Coast Section Event

12/15/2011 - Extended Early Bird Registration: International Marine Forensics Symposium

Registration is open for the International Marine Forensics Symposium (April 3-5, 2012).  This Symposium will bring together marine professionals and historians to exchange information on historic marine losses and marine forensic investigation.  More Details

11/28/2011 - DC Section Holiday Event

11/16/2011 - International Marine Forensics Symposium to Announce Ground-Breaking News in Underwater Exploration

11/14/2011 - DC Section Invites Ocean Community

11/10/2011 - Web Site of OCEANS'12 Yeosu is Open!

11/8/2011 - Call for Papers: Tools, Techniques, and Strategies for Ocean Exploration

10/31/2011 - Daniel Esser Joins the Ocean Pollution Committee

10/28/2011 - MTS Oregon Section Elects Officers

10/26/2011 - MTS Member Tim Arcano selected as director of NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research

10/13/2011 - DP Distinguished Achievement Award

The Dynamic Positioning (DP) Committee of MTS recognized Suman Muddusetti’s significant contributions to the industry with its Distinguished Achievement Award.  Suman worked with the MTS DP committee on the development of the Guidelines for DP Operations which, the new standard, has been adopted by many DP users and published by Det Norske Veritas.  In 2003, Suman accepted a position with Shell International Exploration and Production in Houston and continues to contributes to the MTS DP committee.

10/12/2011 - Oregon Section Kickoff Meeting

The Oregon Section kickoff meeting will be held in the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences Administration Building, with dinner from 6:30 - 7:30pm and the meeting from 7:30 - 8:30pm.  Cost for dinner will be $10 for students and $15 for professionals.  For those wishing to attend the meeting but not participate in dinner, there will be no cost. Please RSVP to mtsoregon@gmail.com  by Monday, Oct. 17. 

9/30/2011 - We've Moved!!

The MTS office has officially closed its doors in Columbia, MD and the moving trucks have left.  We hope to be up and running in our new office in Washington, DC as quickly as possible. However, I'm sure we'll find a few bumps in the road so please excuse us for any disruptions.
Next time you're in D.C. stop in for a visit! Our address is 1100 H Street, NW, Suite LL-100, Washington, DC 20005
 
Thanks,
Your MTS staff

9/21/2011 - MTS Election Results

The Marine Technology Society is pleased to announce the results of its recent elections for positions on its Board of Directors. The following Vice Presidents were elected: Jill Zande, Education and Research; Ray Toll, Industry and Technology; Donna Kocak, Publications; and Justin Manley, Government and Public Affairs. Election results were announced at the Society’s Annual Meeting during OCEANS’11 MTS/IEEE Kona in Hawaii.

9/21/2011 - MTS Awards

At its Annual Meeting held at OCEANS’11 MTS/IEEE Kona in Hawaii, MTS announced the honors and recognitions it awarded for 2011. Special thanks goes to Compass Publications, Lockheed Martin and Ocean News and Technology for their sponsorships of several awards. Benton F. Baugh and Peter Fougere, both of Houston, Texas, and Brock Rosenthal of La Jolla, California were designated MTS Fellows.The Compass Distinguished Achievement Award was presented to Bruce Gilman, the Compass International Award honored CONTROS Systems and Solution and the Compass Industrial Award honored Oceaneering International. The Lockheed Martin Award for Ocean Sciences and Engineering was presented to Howard Shatto. The Ocean News and Technology Young Professional Awards were presented to Jacob Sobin and Evan Zimmerman.  

9/19/2011 - OCEANS '11 MTS/IEEE KONA kicks off in Kona, Hawai‘i!

OCEANS '11 MTS/IEEE KONA kicks off  in Kona, Hawai‘i ! Make sure to follow us on Twitter, @MTSociety to keep up with daily activities and latest happenings.

9/9/2011 - A Message from the MTS President

September 9, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dear Members:
(September 9, 2011 Washington, DC) As you know from recent newscasts, the East Coast of the United States has experienced several natural events that were disastrous, or held the potential for disaster, for many communities. An earthquake, unusual for our region, followed by Hurricane Irene, followed almost on its heels by still more devastating flooding from Tropical Storm Lee, has impacted significantly on many of our communities.
 
MTS expresses its sympathy for all affected by these events, both to its members in the involved areas, as well as to the hundreds of thousands who live and work in these communities. We were very fortunate at our headquarters’ office, in that we experienced minimal damaged, especially compared to others in the Washington D.C. area. Please be aware, however, that for a few days only, communications from headquarters might be slowed, as many of our staff experienced either flooding in their own areas or faced numerous closed roads as they attempted to come to the office.
 
While our Society’s mission reflects marine technology, (that is, to advance and develop tools and procedures required to explore, study, and further the responsible and sustainable use of oceans), these events remind us of a broader obligation we have to explore the adaptation of our technologies to a wider audience, particularly those currently used in rugged and wet environments such as communications and rescue. This is a topic that will be taken up by several of our professional technical committees. We welcome your involvement in this process as well.
 
We look forward to forums to review and discuss how marine technology can assist communities during periods of natural disaster. We extend our hopes and wishes for the safety and well being of all living and working in these areas impacted by these events.
 
You may contact Rich Lawson directly at rich.lawson @mtsociety.org or Jerry Boatman at jerry.boatman@Qinetiq-NA.com.
 
Respectfully,
 
MTS President

MTS Executive Director

6/27/2011 - Register NOW for OCEANS'11!

But MTS members can still take advantage of a registration discount. Be sure to register using your MTS membership number to qualify. If you're not a member, consider joining MTS today. You'll receive a full year of benefits, plus qualify for a significant discount on your OCEANS'11 registration. Visit www.oceans11mtsieeekona.org  for registration and additional information.

6/23/2011 - Registration Opens for DP Conference

Registration for the 2011 DP Conference  on October 11-12, 2011, is open and limited to 300 people. Don't miss this great opportunity to connect with DP operators and interested persons and help to celebrate 50 years of dynamic positioning. The Advance Program promises an exciting conference, and don't miss the optional one-day workshop the day before the official conference start. The workshop is limited to 50 people.

6/10/2011 - July 1 Is Deadline for Student Poster Comp.

Students, don't miss this opportunity to show off your research! July 1 is the deadline to submit abstracts for the Student Poster competition at the Oceans in Action TechSurge Workshop schedued for August 22-23 in Biloxi, Miss. Click here for details.

6/7/2011 - Puget Sound Section Sets BBQ Date

The annual BBQ and Summer Social is the final event of the winter-spring season for the Puget Sounds Section. Don't miss this chance to schmooze with your friends from 6-9 p.m. on June 23 aboard the RV Golden Dolphin. RSVP to Carol Coomes (306-526-5622) by June 20. Space is limited!

6/3/2011 - Next Houston Lunch Is June 23

The next MTS Houston luncheon is June 23 and will feature a presentation by Dennis McLaughlin, senior vice president at Kosmos Energy, on the challenges of the Jubilee project offshore Ghana. Reservations must be made by 5 p.m. June 21.

6/2/2011 - Homeland Security Is Topic of New Journal

"Maritime Domain Awareness and Resilience Applications for Homeland Security" is the topic of the newest issue of the MTS Journal. MTS members can read it free online. Nonmembers can purchase individual articles. Purchase individual paper copies in the Store.

6/1/2011 - Oceans In Action TechSurge Workshop - Registration is Still Open!

Register now for the Oceans in Action TechSurge Workshop August 22-23 in Biloxi, MS. Check out the list of speakers.

5/26/2011 - MTS Currents Is Online in Full Color

A special article on the history of dynamic positioning by DP Committee Chair Howard Shatto is featured in the most recent issue of the Marine Technology Society newsletter Currents, now online in full color. Plus, get the round-up on the TechSurge Workshop on Ocean Pollution and the new twists at the Ropes Technology Workshop—all online now!

5/20/2011 - Registration Opens for OTC Brasil

Registration for the Offshore Technology Conference-Brasil is open. The inaugural conference is October 4-6, 2011, in Rio de Janeiro. A preliminary program is available. As a founding member of OTC, MTS is also a sponsor of OTC Brasil.

5/9/2011 - Houston Section Lunch Set for May 26

The Houston and Puget Sound Sections have meetings coming this month. The next MTS Houston Section luncheon is Thursday May 26 and will feature a presentation on the outlook for the 2011 hurricane season by Chris Hebert, senior meteorologist with ImpactWeather. RSVP by May 24.

5/9/2011 - MTS Adds Two New Student Sections

MTS is pleased to welcome two new Student Sections—Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and the U.S. Naval Academy. The counselor of the Texas A&M section is Dr. Lea-Der Chen in the Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Technology department. The Naval Academy counselors are Capt. Joseph T. Archano (USN Ret.) and Cmdr. David J. Robillard, both in the Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering.

5/9/2011 - DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS!

May 16 is the deadline to nominate a colleague to be named a Fellow of the Marine Technology Society. It's also the deadline to nominate yourself, a colleague, company, organization or MTS group for one of the prestigious MTS Awards. Questions? Contact Mike Hall, (410) 884-5330.

5/4/2011 - Ropes Committee Funds New Scholarship

The MTS Ropes and Tension Members Professional Committee and the Offshore Technology Research Center are using a large portion of proceeds from the 9th Ropes Technology Workshop to create the OTRC/MTS Ropes and Tension Members Committee Scholarship for MTS student members who are junior or senior undergraduate ocean engineering majors with experience working on a research project or significant participation in other research projects that involve physical testing in a laboratory.

4/29/2011 - MTS Board Approves Strategic Plan

The MTS Board of Directors has published an update to its Strategic Plan, which formally maps the society's future. Created under the direction of Past President Liz Corbin, the plan is a "living document" that "provide the background for all major decisions" of the Board.

4/29/2011 - Lisa Medeiros Named New VP of Sections

Lisa Medeiros has been appointed the MTS vice president of section affairs. Medeiros is VP and senior manager for MTS member company OceanWorks International.

4/29/2011 - Houston Section Honors Two Students

MTS student members Cynthia Vittone and Duncan Brotzman were recently honored with the Houston Section's MTS Outstanding Ocean Engineering Student Awards. The two are pursuing degrees at Texas A&M University-College Station.

4/27/2011 - Oceans in Action Registration Set for June

Get ready to register! Registration for the Oceans in Action workshop scheduled for August 22-23 will open on June 1. Keep an eye on the Web page and don't miss this opportunity to connect with your colleagues in the Gulf Coast.

4/27/2011 - JUDGES NEEDED! Volunteer Today!

Don't let the MTS Long Beach Student Section go it alone! The section needs help in judging the MATE Southern California Fly-Off, which is scheduled for Long Beach College on May 7. Last year, a dozen teams competed—this year the number is 32! Contact Scott Fraser (562-938-4505) now to volunteer to be a Station Judge (all day commitment), Poster Judge (morning) or Technical Judge (three-quarters of a day), or to volunteer in some other capacity.

4/26/2011 - OCEANS'11 Deadline Extended!

The abstract deadline for the  OCEANS'11 MTS/IEEE Kona Conference has been extended to May 6, 2011. While hundreds of excellent abstracts have been received, the conference committee has extended the deadline to accommodate last-minute submissions and authors impacted by circumstances in Japan and the uncertainty of the U.S. Federal budget negotiations.There will be no further deadline extensions. View the Call for Papers.

4/26/2011 - Shipwreck Conference Set for June 6-7

Don't miss the conference Wrecks of the World II: Evaluating and Addressing Potential Underwater Threats, June 6-7 in Linthicum Heights, Md. (Washington, D.C., area).

4/13/2011 - Scholarship Deadline Is Friday!

All materials you submit for an MTS Scholarship must be postmarked no later than Friday, April 15. Apply for MTS Scholarships by completing the application form online.

4/13/2011 - DP Conference Deadline Is Friday!

Friday, April 15, is the deadline to submit papers to the 2011 DP Conference in Houston, Texas, on October 11-12.

3/23/2011 - Students! Get a $1,000 Stipend for OCEANS!

The MTS Ropes and Tension Members Committee offers a $1,000 stipend to students who prepare and present a relevant technical paperon fiber ropes, wire ropes, chains, cables, hoses, anchors or other tension members, and on systems that use these at the OCEANS'11 MTS/IEEE Conference. Get the details.

3/16/2011 - DC Section Invites Ocean Community

Join the Washington, D.C., Section for its next Breakfast meeting at the Sheraton Crystal City Hotel on March 31 at 7:30 a.m. Guest Speaker Dr. Tom Curtain will discuss his role as chief scientist at the NATO Undersea Research Centre in La Spezia, Italy.

3/11/2011 - MTS Sends Condolences to Japan

MTS is saddened and concerned to learn of the catastrophic events in Japan and the rest of the Pacific. On behalf of the Board of Directors, staff, and the entire MTS community, our thoughts and prayers are with our colleagues and the people of Japan.

3/1/2011 - OTC Brasil Meets Demand for More Space

OTC Brasil is expanding its exhibition space because of strong company interest. The expansion brings the total space to more than 14,450 square meters. Already more than 210 companies representing 17 countries have signed on, including long-time OTC exhibitors. Don't miss this great opportunity to connect in Brazil!

2/22/2011 - OCEANS'11 Issues Call for Abstracts

OCEANS'11 MTS/IEEE Kona has issued a Call for Abstracts. The lead conference of the Marine Technology Society will be September 19–22, 2011, in Kona, Hawaii. Don't miss this opportunity to tell your colleagues about your work in beautiful Hawaii! The deadline for abstracts is April 22.

2/10/2011 - Underwater Munitions - Call for Papers

Interested in underwater munitions? Consider submitting a paper to the special issue of the MTS Journal on "Legacy Underwater Munitions: Assessment, Evaluation of Impacts and Potential Response Technologies."

2/4/2011 - Marine Sturctues Committee to Meet at UI

An informal meeting of the Offshore Structures Professional Committee will be held on February 22 at the Underwater Intervention Conference in New Orleans, La., after paper presentations on Marine Structures that morning. For more information, contact the committee chair, Peter Marshall.

2/2/2011 - Puget Sound Section Dinner Set for Feb. 17

Senior geophysicist Richard Funk is the featured speaker at the February 17 Puget Sound Section dinner meeting. Funk will summarize recent underwater MEC/UXO surveys. Get the details and RSVP by February 14.

2/1/2011 - Ocean Exploration Committee Gets Chair

Guillermo Söhnlein, co-founder and CEO of OceanGate, has been elected the new chair of the MTS Ocean Exploration Professional Committee.

1/28/2011 - Ropes Workshop Releases Final Schedule

The final schedule for the 9th International Rope Technology Workshop, March 22-24 at Texas A&M University-College Station, is now available. Check out the variety of presentations, and don't miss the cocktail reception on March 21 at 5 p.m., the evening before the workshop begins. Register now!

1/24/2011 - New DP Guidance Doc - Read About It in the Latest Edition of MTS Currents Newsletter

A new set of guidelines for operation of dynamic positioning (DP) vessels is the feature story in the latest MTS Currents. Read it online. Past issue of Currents are also available online.

1/21/2011 - Awards, Fellows Nominations Open

Nominate yourself or a colleague for a prestigious MTS Award! Or honor a colleague by nominating him or her for the honor of Fellow of the Marine Technology Society. Nominations are now being accepted through May 16.

1/18/2011 - Next Houston Lunch on Energy Geopolitics

The next MTS Houston Section luncheon will be held on January 27 and will feature a presentation by Dr. Michael J. Economides, professor at the Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston. Dr. Economides will be discussing Energy Geopolitics. Registrations accepted until 5 p.m. January 25.

1/18/2011 - D.C. Section Breakfast Series Thursday

The Washington, D.C. Section invites the ocean community and guests to the section's Breakfast Series at the Sheraton Crystal City Hotel on January 20 at 7:30 a.m. Rear Admiral Robert F. Duncan, USCG Ret., will share his personal recollections based on some of his personal operational notes regarding the critical role of emergency communications, governance and policy in times of extreme natural disaster's particularly in the coastal regions and near-shore maritime environment. For additional information, contact section Chair Brent Evers.

1/18/2011 - OTC Registration, Housing Open

Online registration and housing for the Offshore Technology Conference May 2-5 are now available.

12/22/2010 - U.S. Dept. of Labor Needs Your Help

MTS has been asked by the U.S. Department of Labor to assist in identifying marine engineers who may be asked to complete brief, objective questionnaires about the tasks, work context, and knowledge requirements of their occupation. Click here for details on what the department is looking for and how you can participate.

12/20/2010 - Ropes Workshop Registration Is Open

Register now for the 9th International Rope Technology Workshop (IRTW),  March 22–24 at Texas A&M University-College Station. The IRTW is a joint conference of the MTS Ropes and Tension Members Committee and OIPEEC (International Organization for Study of the Endurance of Ropes). Twenty-five talks will be presented during the three-day conference. Check out the preliminary list. Some of the talks will be accompanied by papers published by OIPEEC. Others will not be available as publications after the workshop/conference. Don't miss this great opportunity to learn and network!

12/17/2010 - DP Guidelines Get Publishing Date

February is the date dynamic positioning professionals will be able to pick up a printed copy of the Dynamic Positioning Guidelines, compiled and written by the MTS DP Professional Committee. The January/February issue of the MTS Journal will include the guidelines. An online version is available for download now from the DP Committee website.

12/15/2010 - Special IOOS MTS Journal is Online

MTS members can now access the November/December issue of the MTS Journal, titled "United States Integrated Ocean Observing System: Our Eyes on Our Oceans, Coasts and Great Lakes." Online access to the MTS Journal is a benefit of membership in the Marine Technology Society. Non-members can access article abstracts and purchase papers. This is the first volume of a two-volume issue dedicated to U.S. IOOS. MTS is offering a special discount for purchase of the double issue in print, just $30 for both. This discount applies to both members and non-members. To reserve your copy, call (410) 884-5330 during U.S. East Coast office hours.

12/2/2010 - Textbook Gives Scoop on Building ROVs

Students, educators and other aspiring inventors will find Underwater Robotics: Science, Design & Fabrication an exciting resource for designing and building underwater vehicles. Introductions by Drew Michel and Don Walsh. View the Table of Contents and visit the MTS Store for more details.

11/30/2010 - The Full-Color Currents Is Online

The latest issue of Currents is available online in full color. Get the news on the MTS elections, who won the Outstanding Paper Awards, what MTS sections are up to and much more. This issue boasts the second Marine Law and Policy Q&A. Don't miss it! Click the cover or select the "Publications" link in the orange band above.

11/29/2010 - MTS UMV Committee Issues Call for Papers

The MTS Unmanned Maritime Vehicles Committee has issued a call for papers for its track at Underwater Intervention 2011, February 22-24, 2011, in New Orleans, La. The deadline to submit papers is December 15. Contact UMV Chair Rafael Mandujano if you are interested in developing a paper.

11/19/2010 - Student Interns Wanted!

Student interns in the Puget Sound area are needed to help with the Pacific Northwest Regional ROV Challenge. This is a funded internship sponsored by the MTS Puget Sound Section.

11/12/2010 - Guinea Offshore Well at Next Houston Lunch

The next MTS Houston Section luncheon on December 2 will feature Tor Gavem, Hess Corporation,  on the Akom North G-19 Single Subsea Tie-Back Well Offshore Equatorial Guinea. Register by November 30.

11/10/2010 - Deepwater Field Development Committee Seeks Abstracts for UI 2011 Conference

The Deepwater Field Development Committee is developing a session or track at the Underwater Intervention 2011 Confrence February 22-24, 2011, in New Orleans. Interested? Contact Chair Benton Baugh, (713) 937-4494. The deadline to submit an abstract to the conference is December 15.

11/3/2010 - Address Correction for Ropes Workshop

The deadline for the Call for Abstracts for the 9th International Ropes Technology Workshop has been extended to December 1. The earlier Call for Abstracts contained an erroneous e-mail address. If you submitted an abstract to that address, it might not have been received. Please resubmit your abstract to MTS-Ropes@ATT.net. Suggestions? Want to help organize the workshop? Call John Flory, (973) 267-0871, or Evan Zimmerman, (832)252-7100, ext. 16.

10/29/2010 - What's Happening in Maritime Security?

Don't miss the special issue of the MTS Journal on Maritime Security. "Maritime Domain Awareness and Resilience Applications for Homeland Security" will be published May/June 2011. The deadline to submit manuscripts is January 12, 2011.

10/26/2010 - Save on Two-Volume IOOS Journal Issue

A two-volume issue of the MTS Journal titled "U.S. IOOS®: Our Eyes on Our Oceans, Coasts and Great Lakes" is available at a discount. Call (410) 884-5330 or download the order form.