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Message from the CEO: December 2023

Anchoring Gratitude: Reflecting on 2023 and Charting Our Course for 2024

As we approach the end of 2023, the MTS team is looking forward to spending time with loved ones and reenergizing by doing the things that mean the most to us, with the people who mean the most to us. We wish the same for all of you, even in the midst of a season full of hustle and bustle. 

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A Man With a Lifetimes of Achievement - Don Walsh

 

Captain Don Walsh, USN (Ret), PhD, was 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. While there was significantly more to his life, the remarkable Trieste story is still told as one of the greatest oceanographic achievements. "The Trieste experience was a life-changing event," Don said. "One that opened many doors and firmly established my lifelong attitude about opportunity - to seize it when and wherever it was encountered." 

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Diving into the World of Marine Technology: TechSym 2023 at IIT Madras

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Message from the President - November 2023

MTS REFLECTS ON A YEAR OF INNOVATION AND GROWTH IN 2023

As we approach the end of another eventful year, I am thrilled to take a moment to celebrate the remarkable growth and successes that have shaped MTS in 2023. One of the most significant accomplishments has been the successful integration of the MATE ROV Competition into our diverse lineup of programs. This strategic move has not only expanded our outreach but has also fostered a new dimension of innovation and learning within the field of marine technology. It also expands our community deep into the next generation of technical professionals. We are now shaping future generations of marine technologists while supporting those already in the field.

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Message from the CEO: October 2023

Charting the Course for MTS: A Year of Growth, Innovation, and Community Engagement

Fall is a busy time rich with engagement throughout the MTS community and this year was no exception. Our headquarters team had the chance to connect and visit with members at OCEANS 2023 Gulf Coast, Lakebed 2030, the Dynamic Positioning Committee Conference, and the 31st Annual Oceaneering/MTS Symposium. These in-person events, and others like them throughout the year, provide an unrivaled opportunity to deepen connection, share conversation, and build the relationships that strengthen our marine technology community.

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September 2023 - Message from the President

Charting a Course for Success: Reflections on OCEANS Gulf Coast and the Path Forward for MTS

Late September brought a very busy week at MTS/IEEE  OCEANS Gulf Coast. I am thrilled to share that it was a highlight of the year for our Society. OCEANS is an embodiment of MTS’s mission, bringing together the marine technology community, including developers and users, in a vibrant exchange of ideas and expertise.

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The Marine Technology Society Launches Ocean Enterprise Initiative with $3.9 Million Early Investment from NOAA

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
9.25.2023

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The Marine Technology Society (MTS) Receives NSF Award to Develop the Ocean Technical Workforce

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
9.18.2023

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The Marine Technology Society Celebrates Excellence: Unveiling the 2023 Award Recipients

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 8, 2023

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The votes are in!

Thank you to all members who took the time to vote for the 2023 MTS Board of Directors Election. Our membership has selected Steve Hall to serve a three-year term as our VP of Communications and Publications. Congratulations, Steve, and welcome to our Board! We look forward to the valuable contributions you will make in this role. Your leadership will undoubtably guide us toward new heights of excellence.

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2023 School Project Expo - MTS India Section

The SRM Institute of Science and Technology, in collaboration with the MTS India Section, ASCE India Section Southern Region, MTS SRM Student Section, and ASCE SRM Student Chapter, successfully hosted the School Project Expo 2023. This event served as a platform for young minds in grades 6-12 from various parts of Tamil Nadu to showcase their innovative projects. Taking place on August 4, 2023, at Faraday Hall, the expo aimed to celebrate students' skills, knowledge, and accomplishments across diverse fields. 

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MTS Member Spotlight: AlphaGeo UK

[ MTS Member Spotlight: AlphaGeo UK ]

Tell us about your organization and how you connected with MTS.
AlphaGeo is a re-selling organization for businesses in the surveying industry, encompassing both land and hydrographic sectors. Our offerings include drones/UAVs, underwater drones/ROVs, various payloads, and survey equipment along with software solutions. We proudly serve as the official UK supplier for international companies such as Lily and Greenpeace in Germany. Our affiliation with MTS enables us to stay informed about the latest advancements in marine technology, connect with fellow industry leaders, and foster our reputation within the field. Our participation in the MTS pavilion at Ocean Business 2023 was a rewarding experience, and we eagerly anticipate more networking opportunities as active members of MTS.

What part of your MTS membership has your organization found the most valuable?
We had a great time participating in Ocean Business 23 and have already registered for the 2025 show! At the event, we were joined by two key suppliers, Tersus and Hydro-Tech, who showcased their cutting-edge products in the marine technology sector. Ocean Business provided us with the opportunity to engage with fantastic companies, like-minded individuals, and highlight our expertise and knowledge in the industry. We're eagerly looking forward to the amazing experience once again in 2025!



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MTS Supports United Nations Intergovernmental Oceanographic Committee Assembly

MTS along with the Global Ocean Observing System and NOAA hosted a side event titled “Shaping the Ocean Enterprise to Deliver Essential Societal, Economic, and Environmental Benefits.”  This event was part of a series of activities to continue to promote the importance of ocean observing and how industry can partner more effectively with government, through the MTS/GOOS/NOAA Dialogues with Industry.

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2024 MTS Buoy Workshop – Building on the Past and Reaching for the Future

Participants will learn about the history, developments and advancements in buoy and mooring technology to address the needs of a changing world.

The Marine Technology Society (MTS) is thrilled to announce plans for the 2024 MTS Buoy Workshop on May 20-23, 2024, at the 7 Cedars Casino in Sequim, Washington! This bi-annual workshop provides a valuable opportunity for professionals and researchers in the marine technology and oceanographic fields to come together, exchange knowledge, and discuss advancements in buoy technology.

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2023 Captain Don Walsh Award for Ocean Exploration 2023 Winner Announced

Dr. Peter Girguis

Dr Peter Girguis, Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University and Adjunct Oceanographer at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, described by his peers as ‘the epitome of a deep-sea explorer’ and ‘a man for all ocean seasons”, has been announced the winner of the 2023 Captain Don Walsh Award for Ocean Exploration by the Marine Technology Society (MTS) and the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT).

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MTS CEO among ocean experts appointed to federal Ocean Research Advisory Panel

On August 1, 2023, 18 ocean experts began their appointment as members of the Ocean Research Advisory Panel (ORAP). The 18 ORAP members include representatives from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, ocean industries, state, tribal, territorial or local governments, and academia. Among the 18 individuals chosen is Chris Ostrander, Marine Technology Society (MTS) Chief Executive Officer. 

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Message from the President July 2023

MTS and MATE II - It's Official! 

We are thrilled to announce the integration of MATE Inspiration for Innovation (MATE II) and its signature program, the MATE ROV Competition, into the society's lineup of program offerings. This integration will foster connection and bridge the gap between today's professionals and future innovators in marine technology.

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Welcome new members - July 2023

MTS welcomes new members in July 

Join us in welcoming four new organizational members to the Marine Technology Society! Jumping on board is the Black Girls Dive Foundation, The Centre for Ocean Applied Sustainable Technologies (COAST), and InterOcean Systems, LLC

About Black Girls Dive Foundation
Black Girls Dive Foundation (BGDF) establishes space and opportunity to empower young ladies to explore their STEM identity through marine science and conservation, and SCUBA diving. BGDF is a designated 501c(3), volunteer-based, educational non-profit organization that was founded in 2017 in Maryland. Currently, there are local chapters operating in Maryland - Baltimore County and Baltimore City; Trenton, New Jersey, and Atlanta, Georgia. 


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MTS and MATE II officially come together to inspire the next generation of ocean leaders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 11, 2023

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Winners from 2023 MATE ROV World Championship

Winners from the 2023 MATE ROV World Championship 

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