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Archived Webinars

Opportunities in Spain: Blue Tech and the Canary Islands

(July 28, 2021)

Speakers: 

  • Zdenka Willis - Marine Technology Society
  • Maryanne Burke - Global Marine Technology Team Leader
  • Linda Caruso - CS Spain
  • Dacil Dominguez - Managing Director at PROEXCA
  • Javier Hidalgo - Delegate at PROEXCA
  • Javier Perez - Blue Tech Specialist at PROEXCA
  • Andy Ziegwied - Vice President of Ocean Data at Saildrone Inc
  • Carlos Barrera - PLOCAN
  • Elba Bueno Cabrera - Manager of the Maritime Cluster of the Canary Islands
  • Andres Alonso-Martirena Tornos - Qualitas Artificial Intelligence and Science SA

Moderator:

  • Jim Hanlon - Marine Technology Society
  • Angela Turrin - CS Madrid
  • Delia Valdiva - CA LA

Engaging with the Blue Economy: Tourism-Recreation

(July 14, 2021)

Speakers: 

  • Chris Maxey - Founder of The Island School
  • Danica Reinicke - Smartfin

Moderator:

  • Dain Dunston

Engaging with the Blue Economy - Offshore Energy

(June 2, 2021)

Speakers:

  • Jeff Andreini
  • Elias Greenbaum

Moderator:

  • Dain Dunston

Engaging with the Blue Economy - Bioenergy
(May 5, 2021)

Speakers: 

  • Martin Koehring
  • Brian Wilcox
  • Cindy Wilcox

Moderator:

  • Dain Dunston

Discussion of policies and practices to promote a more diverse, equitable, inclusive and just marine technology workforce
(April 21, 2021)

Speakers:

  • Kenneth M. Bailey (He, Him, His), v/r Kenny
  • Lonnie Gonsalves Ph.D.
  • Camila Ramos Vilches
  • Angela Christie

Moderator:

  • Liesl Hotaling

Engaging with the Blue Economy: Mobile Power Generation
(April 7, 2021)

Speakers:

  • Carrie Schmaus
  • Robert Cavagnaro
  • Yi Chao

Engaging with the Blue Economy Kickoff

(March 3, 2021)
Blue Economy, Global and US Perspectives:

  • Claire Jolly
  • Monica Grasso

Panel of Experts:

  • Michael Olson – Wind Energy
  • Lynette Cardoch – Coastal Infrastructure
  • Roger Strevens – Decarbonization of Shipping
  • Erika Feller – Marine Living Resources
  • Barbara Ryan – Geospatial Data

From Collecting Samples for Water Quality Analysis to Calibrating HF Radar Antennas and Saving Lives: The Marine Applications of Unmanned Aerial Systems, Part III

(February 24, 2021)
Presentation: Eduardo Romero, Research Specialist, the Marine Science Institute at the University of California Santa Barbara; Teresa Updyke, Project Scientist, Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography at Old Dominion University; and Dr. Hugh Roarty, Research Project Manager; Center for Ocean Observing Leadership at Rutgers University 

An Offshore Energy Perspective on Managing HSE During the Age of COVID

(December 11, 2020)
Presentation: Robert Sheninger

From Managing River Silt to Coordinating Communication Amongst Platforms and Energizing Industry-Education Partnerships: The Marine Applications of Unmanned Aerial Systems, Part II

(December 9, 2020)
Presentation: Joshua Baghdady, Clint A. Coleman, Zackary Nicklin

Powering the Blue Economy™ Ocean Observing Prize Q&A Session

(December 2, 2020)
Presentation: Ben Maurer, Jenny Wiegele, Carl Gouldman, Michelle Harris, Save Hume, Molly Grear, Rob Cavagnaro, Carrie Schmaus

The Ocean Enterprise Study: Changes Within the Last Five Years

(November 18, 2020)
Presentation: Carl Gouldman, Charles Colgan, Ralph Rayner

Scientific Exploration of the Indian Ocean: Nekton & Teledyne Marine Requiring a Long Calibration Lifetime

(November 11, 2020)
Presentation: Oliver Steeds, Simon Barchard, Lucy Woodall

Accelerometers: Latest Advances for High-Accuracy Positioning and Guidance Applications Requiring a Long Calibration Lifetime

(November 4, 2020)
Presentation: Max Goodman, Sean Murphy, Mike Grimmer

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM): Update on Federal Offshore Renewable Activities & Future Outlook

(October 30, 2020)
Presentation: Annette Moore

Offshore Diversity and Technology

(October 27, 2020)
Presentation: Fernando Hernandez, Vice Chair MTS Houston Section

Umbilicals: Brownfield Problems and Solutions

(October 16, 2020)
Presentation: Frank Svejda, Technical Sales Manager, Deep Down Inc.

Challenging Convention: In-line Inspection of Unpiggable Subsea Systems

(October 2, 2020)
Presentation: Colum Holtam, Principal Engineer, Quest Integrity

The Marine Applications of Unmanned Systems

(September 23, 2020) 
Presentation (in order of presentation): Jill Zande, President/Executive Director at MATE Inspiration and Innovation (MATE II); Dr. Gary Wick, Acting Deputy director, NOAA UAS Program; Hydrometeorology Observations and Processes Team, NOAA Physical Sciences Laboratory (PSL); Aaron Bottke, Founder and Director of Research & Design, Hybrid Robotics, Inc.; Ryan Mater, Founder and Operations Manager, Hybrid Robotics, Inc.; Dr. Iain Kerr, CEO, Ocean Alliance

Price of Oil: Global and Local Impacts to the Offshore Industry

(September 18, 2020)
Presentation: Mark Rosanno, CEO of C6 Capital Holdings

MTS Technology Forum – Technology Trends and Challenges

(September 17, 2020)
Presentation (in order of presentation): Jake Sobin, MTS DC Section Chair and Kongsberg Maritime; Zdenka Willis, President, Marine Technology Society and CEO of Veraison Consulting; Philip Beierl, Senior Vice President, Oceaneering ADTECH; Lisa Blodgett, Sector Head, Force Projection Sector, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory; Tim Gallaudet, Ph.D., Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.), Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Deputy Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); RADM William J. Houston, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Director, Undersea Warfare Division (N97); Dr. Peter deMenocal, Incoming President and Director, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

Halo Battery Storage: A Gateway for Subsea Asset Life Extension 

(September 4, 2020)
Presentation: Paul Slorach, Business Development Director, EC-OG

An Independent’s Perspective on 2020 Deepwater 

(August 21, 2020)
Presentation: Joe Leimkuhler, Chief Operating Officer, Beacon Offshore Energy

Challenger Deep Dive: From the Heights to the Depths 

(August 19, 2020)
Presentation: Dr. Kathryn Sullivan

Modern Hydrographic Workflow 

(August 11, 2020)
Presentation: Evan Martzial, QPS

Field Development Planning in Mexico: A Safe Path for an Oil Price Reduction Scenario after COVID-19 

(August 7, 2020)
Presentation: Dr. Efrain Rodriguez Sanchez, Senior Project Manager, Instituto Mexicano del Petróleo

Teledyne CARIS: Leveraging AI Technology On The Cloud For The Future of Ocean Mapping 

(August 5, 2020)
Presentation: Burns Foster (Teledyne CARIS), Tami Francksen (Teledyne CARIS), and Maryam Jameela (York University)

Sidescan Data – Making the Perfect Mosaic in SonarWiz 

(July 29, 2020)
Presentation: Harold Orlinsky, Chesapeake Technology, Inc.

Life Extension Considerations for Steel Catenary Risers Versus Top Tensioned Risers 

(July 24, 2020)
Presentation: Dyhan Deka, Senior Engineering Specialist, 2H Offshore Inc.

HYPACK Playback with Multibeam Auto Processing 

(July 15, 2020)
Presentation: Caryn Zacharias, HYPACK Technical Support

Optime Subsea: Novel Technologies for the Gulf of Mexico 

(July 10, 2020)
Presentation: Thor Arne Lovland, Co-founder and CCO of Optime Subsea

Facts to Consider: Material Selection for Long Term Marine Applications 

(July 8, 2020)
Presentation: Dr. R. Venkatesan, Scientist G & Programme Director, Ocean Observation Systems, National Institute of Ocean Technology – Chennai, Ministry of Earth Sciences, India

Offshore Offshore Hydrate Deposition Detection & Characterization for effective remediation before and after Shut-Ins 

(June 26, 2020)
Presentation: Jim Bramlett, North America Commercial Manager, Tracerco

LakeBed 2030 

(June 24, 2020)
Presentation: Tim Kearns, Chief Information Officer, Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS); Brandon Krumwiede, Great Lakes Regional Geospatial Coordinator, CSS employee as part of Lynker/CSS Team on contract to NOAA Office for Coastal Management; Jocelyn Sherwood, Geospatial Analyst, Great Lakes Ecosystem Management, Environment, and Climate Change Canada

Technology and Opportunities in the Marine Industry 

(June 16, 2020)
Presentation:
Vince Capone, Principal of Black Laser Learning, Inc.

Virtual Conference: Industry Role in Seabed 2030 

(June 11, 2020)
Presentation (in order of presentation):
Jake Sobin, MTS DC Section Chair, Kongsberg Maritime; Capt. Craig McLean, Assistant Administrator for NOAA’s Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), Acting NOAA Chief Scientist, and Head of US Delegation to the IOC; Mathias Jonas, Secretary-General IHO; Vladimir Ryabinin, Executive Secretary of IOC-UNESCO, Assistant Director General of UNESCO; Jamie McMichael Phillips, Seabed 2030 Project Director; Shepard M. Smith, NOAA, Director, Office of the Coast Survey; Jyotika Virmani, Executive Director, Schmidt Ocean Institute; Rick Spinrad, MTS Immediate Past President; David Millar, Government Accounts Director, Americas- Fugro; Bjorn Jalving, Senior Vice President Technology Sensors & Robotics, Kongsberg Maritime; Mike Read, President Teledyne Marine

Underwater Mateable Connector History: The Agony and Euphoria of Their Development 

(June 3, 2020)
Presentation:
James L. Cairns, Ph.D., Owner, Abyssal Systems; Executive Director, Cairns Foundation, Inc.; Founder, inventor, Ocean Design, Inc.

Applications of Bioluminescence in Marine Technology 

(May 27, 2020)
Presentation:
Edie Widder CEO, President, and Senior Scientist at the Ocean Research and Conservation Association (ORCA)

Industry Role in SeaBed 2030 – Innovative Technology, Platforms, Operations, and a Broad Coalition Will be Needed to Map the Global Seabed by 2030 and Update the Public General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) 

(May 20, 2020)
Presentations:
Dr. Vladimir Ryabinin, Executive Secretary, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO; Assistant Director General, UNESCO
Jamie McMichael-Phillips, Project Director, Seabed 2030
Rear Admiral Shepard M. Smith, Director, NOAA Coast Survey

Supporting Students in the Age of COVID-19 

(May 13, 2020)
Presentations:
Marlene Kaplan, Deputy Director of STEM Education, White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP)
Kris Ohleth Senior Manager, Stakeholder Engagement, Ørsted US Offshore Wind
Greg Rocheleau, CEO, Makai Ocean Engineering

The Triton 36,000/2: Building the World’s Most Extreme Ocean Exploration Tool 

(March 9, 2020)
Presentation: Patrick Lahey, President and Co-founder of Triton Submarines

Automatic Identification System Presentation 

(June 5, 2019)
Presentations: Jeff Anderson of Harris Corporation