San Diego Section

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Upcoming Events

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We need your RSVP by the WEDNESDAY before our regular monthly meetings, IF AT ALL POSSIBLE!  (Happy to have any last minute guests, though, as always – Check, cash or credit card.) THANKS SO MUCH!

Monthly MTS Speaker Series

NOVEMBER 16, 2017


George H. Scripps Memorial Marine Biological Laboratory

(Old Scripps Building)

8622 Kennel Way, La Jolla, CA 93037

Building 8630, Conference Room

6-8 PM

With Advance Scripps Pier Tours Starting at 3:30 pm


The Old Scripps Building is a National Historic Landmark. Learn More

Updated! Speaker: Josh Wells, CEO, Planck Aerosystems. Topic: Josh will present a talk on the technical shortcomings of commercially-available drone products in the maritime environment, and an overview of the work Planck has done to overcome those challenges in our products. Planck Aero is a drone intelligence company, based in San Diego, enabling  drones to operate from moving vehicles detecting, identifying and tracking automatically objects on land and water. More info at:

Other Upcoming Events

December 13, 2017 – MTS-San Diego Holiday Dinner at the Bali Hai

HOLIDAY DINNER – 2017 (Click Here)

December 15, 2017-January 15, 2018 – APPLICATIONS OPEN for the 20th annual MTS Summer Internship program!  Click Here for information and to see prior experiences

January 25, 2018  – Monthly Speaker Series, TBA

The San Diego Chapter of the Marine Technology Society (MTS) is a not-for profit organization who is seeking your assistance in our on-going mission to sponsor our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) internship program throughout San Diego’s high schools, across all demographics, in conjunction with the local Maritime Technology industry.



Recent Past Events

OCTOBER 26, 2017 – Monthly Speaker Series: SDSU MECHATRONICS  Team presented their latest ROV.  See Details here
September 28, 2017 – MTS-San Diego Monthly Meeting Series

Speakers: Brian Alvara and  Victor Ciccarelli of 3R’s Robotics. Topic: Real-time virtual reality with 360degree 3D Virtual Reality Camera Systems.

August 24, 2017 – MTS-San Diego Monthly Meeting Series

Speaker: Gwen Nero, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Director of Corporate Affiliates, Business Development, Industry Outreach, and Innovation. Topic: New SIO Public Outreach Programs and vision for industry collaboration.


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