Oceans ‘10 Wrap Up

Friday, September 24, 2010

The Marine Technology Society (MTS) and the Oceanic Engineering Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE/OES), two organizations focused on the marine industry, welcomed more than 1,800 attendees from around the world to the Oceans ‘10 MTS/IEEE Conference & Exhibition, Sept. 20-23, 2010, Seattle, Wash., USA.

At the major international forum for scientists, engineers and those with key related interests, participants contributed presentations and learned about the latest research results, ideas, developments and applications in oceanic engineering and marine technology. During the four-day event, educational highlights included more than 300 technical sessions, which focused on topics including renewable energy, coastal hazards and enabling technologies for ecological studies of aquatic organisms, including the session that discussed the gulf oil spill, “Ocean Observation and Environmental Monitoring in the Gulf of Mexico.”

“We are pleased that attendees realized great success and positive experiences through the Organizing Committee’s dedicated conference planning,” said Ted Brockett, Conference Co-Chair, Oceans ‘10 MTS/IEEE Seattle Local Organizing Committee. “With a large and lively exhibition, cutting-edge technical sessions and outstanding plenary speakers, this year’s event was stronger than ever.”

Oceans ’10 MTS/IEEE plenary speakers included Nii Allotey Odunton, Secretary-General, International Seabed Authority; Liu Feng, Deputy Director-General, China Ocean Mineral Resources R&D Association; and Yoshio Isozaki, Director-General, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology.

Attendees benefited from an exhibition including 159 exhibitors from the U.S., Canada, Netherlands, South Africa, UK (England and Scotland), Norway and Russia, showcasing leading-edge technologies, products and services.

Each year, MTS and IEEE/OES present awards to extraordinary individuals, companies or groups. This year’s MTS award recipients include:

•    2010 Fellows: Karin Lynn, Julius Rockwell
•    Compass Distinguished Achievement Award: Julius Rockwell
•    Compass International Award: Simon Allen
•    Compass Industrial Award: Schilling Robotics
•    Lockheed Martin Award for Ocean Science and Engineering: Chuck Richards
•    Ocean News & Technology Young Professional Award: Stephen Faleye, Marcel Montrose

This year’s IEEE/OES award recipients include:

•    Distinguished Service Award: Thomas Freud Wiener
•    Distinguished Technical Achievement Award: Tamaki Ura
•    President’s Awards: Dr. Rene Garello, Dr. Christian de Moustier, Stephen M Holt, Dr. Christoph Waldman

Oceanic engineering and marine technology professionals are looking forward to OCEANS ’11 MTS/IEEE, which will take place Sept. 19-22, 2011 on Hawaii’s Kona Coast.

www.oceansconference.org

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