Buoy Workshop

14th Buoy Workshop - September 19-22, 2022

You are cordially invited to join us for the 14th MTS Buoy Workshop sponsored by the Marine Technology Society (MTS) to present and share your buoy-related work and projects to all attendees. This event is endorsed by the UN Decade for Ocean Science.

Since the 1960s, these workshops have covered the technology of oceanographic, weather, and other buoy systems. Originally based on the suggestion and support by the Office of Naval Research, buoy workshops have been organized and supported every two years since 1996 to foster communication and exchange between designers, assemblers, operators, and users of buoy systems.

This year's Workshop will be hosted by The University of North Carolina Wilmington's Coastal Ocean Research and Monitoring Program (CORMP), in Wilmington, North Carolina. We will open with an Ice-Breaker on Monday night, September 19. The Speaker Program begins at 8 am on Tuesday, September 20, and ends Thursday afternoon (5ish), September 22.  Wednesday afternoon will be dedicated for site tours of our host facilities that are engaged in active buoy work.  Following the tours, the Attendee’s Gala dinner will be held starting at 6:30 pm.




Advancements in Buoy Technology to Support Ocean Observations, Maritime Safety, and Environmental Characterization is a special issue of the MTS Journal dedicated to technology sharing and learning in the highly specialized field of buoy systems. The issue will showcase commentaries, scientific notes, and technical papers from buoy technology leaders from around the world, including topics presented at the MTS Buoy Workshop in September 2022.

Keynote Speaker Announced - Dr. Ken Halanych

Dr. Ken Halanych joined UNCW as Executive Director of the Center for Marine Science last October. Previously, Halanych was with Auburn University (AU), where he was the Stewart Schneller Endowed Chair and Alumni Professor of Biology. He also serves as the Curator of Invertebrates at the AU Museum of Natural History and served on the Research Board of the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and is Editor-in-Chief of Biological Bulletin. Prior to joining AU, he worked at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Falmouth, MA. Halanych holds a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University, where he was honored as the 2002 Distinguished Alumni Lecturer."


About Our Workshop Partner

University of North Carolina Wilmington Coastal Ocean Research and Monitoring Program

The University of North Carolina Wilmington's Coastal Ocean Research and Monitoring Program (CORMP), established in 2000, operates nine mooring stations in North Carolina and South Carolina. Data and information collected is used to:
  • Increase maritime safety
  • Improve better forecasting of coastal hazards
  • Support ecosystem based management and living marine resources
  • Understand local coastal climate patterns through CORMP's long-term data set
As a member of the Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA), CORMP collaborates with SECOORA and their members to address NOAA's Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS ®) national priorities. 


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