Join the Marine Technology Society and partners the Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program and Florida Atlantic University’s (FAU) Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute for a 2-day TechSurge that will focus on technology and system design challenges and opportunities to help guide the development of comprehensive coastal monitoring systems for Florida’s estuaries and nearshore coastal waters.

Guidance and outcomes from this meeting will directly influence Indian River Lagoon monitoring network planning and may feed into the United Nations Ocean Decade Implementation Plan (2021-2030).

The event is scheduled for April 1-2, 2020 at FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Fort Pierce, Florida. Registration is now open. Learn more here.

Call for Abstracts

Submit your ideas for presentations that apply marine technology for coastal monitoring and water quality solutions. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Technology innovations for remediation of nutrients and pollutants and habitat restoration coastal and water cleanup and restoration
  • Transformative 21st century emerging technologies for ocean and coastal management
  • Remote sensing from space and airborne systems
  • Unmanned vehicles for automated monitoring
  • Novel fisheries management
  • Low size, weight and power sensors for long-term deployment
  • Data management and big-data analytics for decision making

MTS is also seeking abstracts from authors that wish to develop full manuscripts, technical reports or commentaries to include in a special issue of the Marine Technology Society Journal to be finalized after the event.

Please email abstracts to – DEADLINE January 15, 2020. Direct questions to MTS conference co-chairs, John Flynn,, or Donna Kocak,

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