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Watch MTS Brief Capitol Hill, Attend Block Island Update

An interactive panel discussion covering the five areas most commonly identified with ocean technology was held 22 October 2015 in Washington, D.C. It was sponsored by the House Ocean Caucus and is avail-able for viewing online.


Topics covered included Robotic / Unmanned Underwater Vehicles -Ocean Observing -Offshore renewable energy -Offshore oil/gas innovation -STEM Education.

Panel discussion members included : Moderator: Justin Manley Just Innovation LLC Board of Directors; Marine Technology Society Oil/Gas Innovation: Kent Satterlee III Shell Exploration & Production Compa-ny Offshore Energy: Maggie Merrill Marine Marketing Services Ocean Observing: Neil Trenaman Xylem Analytic STEM Education: Jill Zande MATE Center Robotics/UUV: Chris Beaverson Unmanned Maritime Vehicles Analyst XPRIZE Competition: Jyotika Virmani XPRIZE Foundation

To watch the briefing, click here.

Update on the Block Island Wind Farm: Meeting December 8

The Marine Technology Society has announced a meeting on 8 December 2015, during which Chris van Beek, President Deepwater Wind & Paul Murphy, VP of Operations and Engineering Deepwater Wind will provide an update on the status of the 5 turbine offshore wind farm being installed off the coast of Block Island and discuss challenges and opportunities for all phases going forward. Of particular interest to the marine technology sector is the intersection of expertise in offshore oil operations and the use of many technologies and capabilities located here in New England. Insight will be presented on the utilization of offshore oil and gas technologies and the development of a New England supply chain for offshore wind farms.

Organized by: Marine Technology Society New England Section & Hosted by: University of Rhode Island Department of Ocean Engineering

For more information or to RSVP, contact Maggie Merrill, Marine Marketing Services; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (617- 306-2764)

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