MTS TechSurge Conference: Florida Estuary and Coastal Monitoring – Looking Ahead to 2030

April 1-2, 2020
FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Fort Pierce, Florida

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

In addition, 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).

What is a TechSurge?

Marine Technology Society TechSurges are conferences or workshops organized by MTS Sections or Technical Committees to address specific challenges that can be addressed with marine technologies. The meetings often publish papers in the Marine Technology Society Journal. We are seeking to publish papers from the Florida Estuary and Coastal Monitoring TechSurge in an upcoming issue of the Journal.

Who Should Attend?

Industry, government, academia and the general public involved or interested in using technology to monitor and solve water quality issues in our lagoons, estuaries, and oceans.

Call for Abstracts

We invite members of the community to submit 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

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

Please email abstracts to mtsevents@mtsociety.org – DEADLINE February 21, 2020. Direct questions to MTS conference co-chairs, John Flynn, john.flynn@flynn-tech.com, or Donna Kocak, Donna.Kocak@L3Harris.com

Cost

Non-MTS Member – $200
MTS Members – $125
Students Non-Member $50
Student MTS Members – $25
Note – Individual Memberships in MTS is $75 a year/Student Membership is $25. Learn more and join today to receive discounted membership on this event and many more benefits.

Conference Venue

Florida Atlantic University – Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Fort Pierce, Florida

Schedule

April 1, 2020
7:00 am – 8:00 am – Tabletop/Exhibitor-Sponsor Set up
8:00 am – 9:00 am – Registration/Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – 10:00 am – Welcome Remarks and Keynote
10:00 am – 10:30 am – Networking Break
10:30 am – 12:00 pm – Sessions (4-20 minute session including questions)
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Lunch
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Sessions (6-20 minute sessions including questions)
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Networking Break
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm – Sessions and Wrap-up
5:00pm – 7:00 pm – Reception

April 2, 2020
8:00 am – 9:00 am – Registration/Continental Breakfast/Poster Session
9:00 am – 10:00 am – Welcome Remarks and Keynote
10:00 am – 10:30 am – Networking Break/Poster Session
10:30 am – 12:00 pm – Sessions (4-20 minute session including questions)
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Lunch
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Sessions (6-20 minute sessions including questions)
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Networking Break/Poster Session
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm – Sessions and Wrap-up

Conference Co-Chairs

Marine Technology Society
John Flynn, john.flynn@flynn-tech.com
Donna Kocak, Donna.Kocak@L3Harris.com

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution/FAU
Jim Sullivan, Ph.D., jsullivan@fau.edu

Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program
Duane De Freese, Ph.D. ddefreese@irlcouncil.org

Exhibit & Partnership Opportunities

Platinum Sponsorship – $5,000
Recognition as an event partner, onsite recognition/remarks, top placement recognition in all print and digital correspondence, tabletop exhibit, and two free registrations

Gold Sponsorship – $2,500
Top placement recognition in all print and digital correspondence, tabletop exhibit, and two free registrations

Silver Sponsorship – $1,500
Includes sponsorship of networking break, inclusion on event signage, placement recognition in all print and digital media, tabletop exhibit, and one free registration

Bronze Sponsorship – $500
Includes sponsorship, inclusion on event signage, visibility in all print and digital media, tabletop exhibit

Tabletop Exhibition Fee – $100
1 – 6-foot table and 2 chairs

Contact mtsevents@mtsociety.org with questions about exhibiting or sponsorships. You can select exhibit and sponsorship packages through the reservation process.

TechSurge Partners

Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program


Florida Atlantic University Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute