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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO ASSESS MTS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
by wade on May 13, 2013
Its that time of year again! Time to review the amazing talents, ambitions and educational plans of the newest members of the Marine Technology Society. Scholarship applications have been collected and sorted. Now the Education Committee needs your assistance. These scholarship applications need to be assessed by experienced members to help us Committee decide twho the worthy recipients of the annual MTS Scholarships will be this year. Read more.
SATELLITE-BASED BATHYMETRIC MAPPING IN IRELAND
by wade on May 3, 2013
01/05/2013: UK-based Proteus has been awarded a major contract by the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) to deliver complete bathymetric surveys of five Irish bays. In addition to operational mapping, Proteus will use satellite data to create a seabed classification map and perform water quality monitoring on one of the bays for proof-of-concept purposes.
"CROWD-SOURCED" BATHYMETRY PATENT GRANTED
by wade on April 18, 2013
15/04/2013: The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent for the ARGUS (Autonomous Remote Global Underwater Surveillance) system. The patent (U.S. Patent Number 8417451 B2) has been awarded to John and William Hersey, inventors of the surveying system. John Hersey currently leads research and technology at SURVICE. Read more.
OPPORTUNITY TO APPLY FOR MTS SCHOLARSHIPS TO CLOSE SOON
by wade on April 3, 2013
Eight scholarships for 2013/2014 valued in total at $22,000 are still up for grabs for undergraduate and graduate students studying in the marine science, marine engineering and/or marine technology field. But the time to apply is growing short. Applications must be postmarked no later than April 15, 2013. The Scholarships include the following: Read more.
GERMAN RESEARCH DIRECTOR CHARTS FUTURE OF UNDERSEA MINING
by wade on April 1, 2013
The Globe and Mail: Wednesday, Mar. 27 2013, 6:28 AM EDT: The ocean floor is littered with hidden treasure including gold and other valuable metals that are in high demand on world markets. This is the undersea realm that most excites Peter Herzig, an economic geologist who supports responsible development of marine resources and who heads GEOMAR, one of the world’s largest centres for ocean research, based in Kiel, Germany. Read more.