April Newsletter | Marine Technology Society
Eddies is a free, public digest featuring marine tech industry news and opportunities.

During this time when the world is grappling with COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus disease, MTS staff is working remotely but the organization is 100% operational. We will keep MTS members notified as the situation unfolds. Please contact us at news@mtsociety.org if you have any questions.
Schmidt Offers Online Educational Content for Students

Schmidt Ocean Institute’s compilation of online educational videos and educational resources, drawn from the world’s leading universities and science organizations, are designed to help students gain an understanding of the ocean, its role in the world, and the latest technology that is facilitating marine exploration.

Life Below Seafloor May Inspire New Search for Life on Mars
Posted by: Science Daily

Newly discovered single-celled creatures living deep beneath the seafloor have given researchers clues about how they might find life on Mars. These bacteria were discovered living in tiny cracks inside volcanic rocks after researchers persisted over a decade of trial and error to find a new way to examine the rocks.

Milestone Journey for Saildrone USVs
Posted by: Saildrone.com
On March 6, 2020, two Saildrone unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) completed the first autonomous passage of the Strait of Gibraltar. The 31-nautical mile (58-kilometer) passage between Europe and Africa is one of the busiest waterways in the world.

Using Sponges to Wipe Out Cancer
Posted by: EurekAlert!

The natural product manzamine A, derived from Indo-Pacific marine sponges, exhibits anti-cancer properties in a preclinical study, report researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina.

JFD Develops Ventilator System to Battle Covid-19
Posted by: ON&T

JFD, a world leader in breathing apparatus, life support equipment and hyperbaric medical equipment to support life-critical applications and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has announced that it will bring to market a new patient ventilator system to support global health systems in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic.

Teledyne Marine Launches New Online Learning Portal
Posted by: Teledyne Marine

Teledyne Marine has announced the launch of LINK, their new online learning and collaboration center. LINK will allow visitors to explore, learn, share and connect from a single, online location. This portal will host an evolving series of live and recorded webinars including customer case studies, interviews, product launches, and training, as well as a growing series of podcasts, articles, and more.

60,000-Year-Old Underwater Forest May Help Pioneer New Medicines
Posted by: CNN

For millennia, the ancient forest remained undisturbed, according to NOAA, which published an article about the forest last week. But in 2004, Hurricane Ivan hit the Gulf Coast, sweeping up the seabed and sediment that kept the forest entombed. Since then, the site, which now lies 60 feet underwater off Alabama's coast in Mobile Bay has been visited by a few scientists and filmmakers.

MTS Award Applications and Fellowship Nominations Are Open!
MTS awards honor professionals, committees, regional sections, or student sections in a number of categories. We also bestow the prestigious Marine Technology Society Fellow designation upon deserving professionals.
Below are links to apply for our awards, including the inaugural Captain Don Walsh Award for Ocean Exploration as well as the form for MTS Fellow nominations. The deadline for all submissions is Monday, May 31, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (EST).

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