Events – MTS-San Diego


Here’s What’s New At MTS-San Diego:

Recent Events

Applications for 2017 Summer Internships Closed!

2017 Holiday Dinner @ Bali Hai Restaurant

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!

January 28, 2017

The volunteer screening committee will review applications for the  MTS-SD  2017 Summer Internship Program. MTS Members are invited to participate in the review of applications.

If you work in a sponsor company, you will get a first look at applicants and an opportunity to select student candidates from the profiles that best fit your business.

Leave us a message at to get more details and meeting place information.

February 14-17, 2017

Oceanology International North America 2017 

San Diego Convention Center

Oceanology International is known as a long running conference in England and more recently in China.  The organizers of Oceanology International have launched a North American edition of the exhibition and conference for the ocean science and marine technology community.  The biennial Oceanology International North America (OINA) will be held for the first time in San Diego, California on 14-16 February 2017 at the San Diego Convention Center.

The launch of OI North America will connect 150+ exhibitors with over 2,000 industry professionals, all united by their use of ocean technology.  This free-to-attend exhibition and paid conference program will provide networking opportunities for suppliers, contractors and end-users from various industries Including Ocean Research, Marine Science and Aquaculture, Ocean Energy and Maritime Security to establish relationships and secure business with key international experts and buyers in the North American market.

The conference includes:

Keynote Sessions – Invited keynote panelists will come together as different end-users of ocean information to explore emerging technology requirements.

  • Technical Tracks – A series of five technical tracks will explore the latest developments in and applications for ocean science and technology.
  • Catch the Next Wave – Focusing on next generation robotics and what the marine industry can learn from the aerospace, medical and automotive industries.
  • Trade and Innovation theater – Located on the exhibition floor, the Trade and Innovation Theater will host programs on international trade support and mechanisms, routes to investment and introductions to innovative technology and applications.
  • MyEvent – A unique online planning and networking tool to plan and organize your event experience. Before you arrive – create your profile, build your event schedule and connect with visitors and exhibitors so you don’t miss a thing.
  • OceanSocial – Reach out to exhibitors and other visitors at networking events. This event will give you the opportunity to make new connections and build new business.

For registration and more information go to

March 16, 2017

 MTS-San Diego Monthly Meeting Series @ Giovanni’s Italian Restaurant, 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego

Topic: Chinese Exploration of Ocean Trenches

Speaker: Kevin Hardy, Founder, Global Ocean Design, San Diego, CA

Abstract: The Shanghai Ocean University, located in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), is leading the aggressive development of a sustainable means to access the deepest ocean trenches on a predicable, if not routine, basis. Prof. Weicheng Cui, anointed “Hero of the Deep Sea” by the Chinese government for his development of the 7km rated Jiaolong submersible, manages the project.  His unique funding model includes private and city investment, with the goal of technology transfer to a  close-coupled ocean-centered, high tech industrial park.  Four unique surface support vessels are being developed to carry the HOV Rainbow Fish to its dive sites, two large monohulls, typical of gyre scale oceanographic research ships, and two exotic vessels, a tri-hull catamaran, and an icebreaker.

This talk will describe the hadal landers and ARVs, Autonomous Remotely-controlled Vehicles, what we in the west refer to as HROVs. Shallower diving submersibles from Graham Hawkes are also planned.  The twin MIRs may reluctantly be moved from Russia to China, which can support the submersibles.

The talk will show a number of creative approaches the Chinese are bringing to solve the many problem associated with such a massive undertaking.

Speaker bio: Kevin Hardy founded Global Ocean Design after retiring from a career at Scripps Institution of Oceanography that spanned 40-years. Along with his wife, Michelle, Kevin was an invited lecturer to the Shanghai Ocean University, and the adjacent Lingang  High Tech Business Park, in early August 2016.

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2 thoughts on “Events – MTS-San Diego”

  1. Hi there! I just had a couple questions about your summer internships program and I didn’t know how else to contact you other than here. Do I have to be interested or have lots of in-depth knowledge in Marine biology in order to be a part of this program? I’m mainly interested in engineering and using the scientific technology for real world applications

    1. Hi Taran,
      Not at all. MTS is oriented to all technology and applied science in the marine environment. All scientific disciplines have a space in MTS, although I have to say engineering, electronics, mechanics and computers applications have large presence in our corporate members that sponsor the program. Bio sciences have a place with our internship spots at Scripps Institute of Oceanography and NOAA Fisheries labs in San Diego.
      Hope this answers your question.
      José M.

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