MATE MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL ROV COMPETITION INFORMATION
Hosted by: NAUTICUS
Saturday, April 25, 2020
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Old Dominion University Recreation and Wellness Center 4700 Powhatan Avenue Norfolk, Virginia 23529
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OCEANS’14 MTS/IEEE St Johns Newfoundland http://oceans14mtsieeestjohns.org/
OCEANS’13 MTS/IEEE San Diego
OCEANS’12 MTS/IEEE Hampton Roads
MTS Hampton Roads Section History
One of the newer society sections, MTS Hampton Roads was formed in 2005 after Dr. Larry Atkinson, Ray Toll, and Mark Bushnell agreed with MTS Headquarters to start a section that could capitalize on the recognized potential of the Hampton Roads region, with its large concentration and variety of maritime interests. Initial membership of 15 has since grown to more than 50, representing NOAA, Navy, Coast Guard, academic, shipping, and maritime business-related activities.
Section focus expanded significantly beyond local networking after 2007, when it agreed to host the OCEANS’12 conference, as well as a “warm-up” TECH SURGE workshop on Ocean Observing in June 2010. Both events proved very successful – OCEANS’12 was recognized by the city of Virginia Beach as one of the best attended international conferences of the year with more than 2000 attendees and 171 exhibitors representing 35 countries participating. For the future, the section looks forward to engaging in meaningful topics of interest to the Hampton Roads area, such as sea level rise and marine renewable energy; to partnering with the local maritime museums and other regional organizations involved in this work; and to growing student participation and membership through expanded university involvement.