Marine Technology Society Journal (MTSJ)

The Marine Technology Society Journal is the flagship publication of the Marine Technology Society. It publishes the highest caliber, peer-reviewed papers, six times a year, on subjects of interest to the society: marine technology, ocean science, marine policy, and education. The Marine Technology Society has published the MTS Journal under its current title since 1969.

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Non-MTS Members can access the MTSJ archived issues 13 months and older.

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Current Edition

MTS Releases May/June Special Issue of the Journal as Open Access to All to Increase Awareness of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 

May/June 2021 MTS Journal, Volume 55, Number 3: Introduction to The United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021–2030) and the Seabed 2030 Initiative

From the guest editors' introduction:

This special issue of the MTSJ is the first in a multi-volume series that will span the next 10 years of the UN Ocean Decade, and is being offered as an open-access issue to increase awareness of the Ocean Decade.

Dr. Vladimr Ryabinin, Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO, kicks off this issue with an overview of the Ocean Decade, followed by commentaries from three of the Ocean Decade’s partnering organizations and the roles these organizations will play: Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS), International Hydrographic Organization (IHO), and the Marine Technology Society (MTS). Next up is a discussion of one of the most ambitious initiatives in oceanographic history, The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project, which aims to map 100% of the ocean floor by 2030.

The next commentary discusses technological innovations in mapping that will help support the Seabed 2030 Project and the goals of the Ocean Decade. Two submissions from our MTS India Section members follow an Ocean Decade objective to focus on initiatives and ocean technologies by ocean scientists and technologists in India: one discusses technological trends and the significance of essential ocean variables collected by moored observatories; and the other describes a Web-GIS and mobile-based application to enhance safety to the fishing community. 

The remainder of this issue comprises 43 "Ocean-Shot" posters: ambitious, transformational research concepts that draw inspiration and expertise from multiple disciplines and fundamentally advance ocean science for sustainable development.

We hope you enjoy the issue, and that it motivates you to learn more about and become involved with the UN Ocean Decade.


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Manuscript Submission

The Marine Technology Society Journal publishes the following categories of submissions:

  • Technical/Scientific Paper
  • Technical/Scientific Note
  • Commentary
  • Book Reviews

For comments, suggestions, or requests, please send email to Amy Morgante, Managing Editor.

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The Marine Technology Society has recently transitioned to online-only Journal access. The current Volume is available to MTS members and subscribers only. Prior years are available Open Access via Ingenta. Learn more about MTS Journal Subscriptions.

Members: An online subscription to the MTS Journal is a benefit of individual membership in the Marine Technology Society. Individual print copies can be purchased individually via MTS. You may also purchase a 1-year subscription to the MTS Journal, which includes six (6) issues. MTS members may opt to add a print subscription to their membership during their join/renewal period. Printed copies are priced at $40 per issue plus shipping charges. Shipping fees and times vary based on location. 

Institutions:  The MTS Journal is available to institutional subscribers in online format. Digital subscriptions (including archived online Journal issues) are priced at US$488.

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The MTS Journal (Print ISSN 0025-3324) is published six times a year by the Marine Technology Society.

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