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Interview: TMA's Michael Jones on BlueTech Week

Reporter interviews Michael Jones, the ubiquitous leader of The Maritime Alliance and the architect of the Blue Tech Week in San Diego. The theme for the 10th Annual Blue Tech Week is “UN Sustainable Development Goals – Industry Solutions”.For MTR readers not familiar with BlueTech Week, please give a synopsis in a sentence or two.The Maritime Alliance (TMA) creates a Blue Voice via unique events, information sharing, national & international outreach, networking, research, and workforce development. The 10th annual BlueTech Week (BTW) scheduled for November 5-9, 2018

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A BlueTech Future

We love the ocean, but do we ever think about how much concrete value it adds to society?It was only when I saw Greg Murphy, the executive director of The Maritime Alliance (TMA), speak at the San Diego Global Investment Forum that I grasped how fundamental ocean- and water-focused technology, or “BlueTech”, is to the current economic health of the San Diego area, and how important BlueTech will be to this region’s future prosperity. TMA is a nonprofit industry association and organizer of the nation’s largest BlueTech cluster that is connected internationally through the BlueTech

The Maritime Alliance Seeks Executive Director

The Maritime Alliance in San Diego is search for an executive director, a full-time salaried position with a compensation range from $75,000 to $100,000.The executive director would help manage operations of a leading BlueTech cluster organization and oversee day-to-day programs. The TMA Mission Statement is “Promoting Sustainable, Science-Based Ocean & Water Industries”. The ideal candidate understands the need to balance conservation and economic development and has a passion for working with academia/education, industry and government/policy makers (the Triple Helix) to promote a

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A System of Systems Approach to Mine Countermeasures

zero,” Melvin said.“The 32 minute exercise was an amazing display of using autonomous vehicles for mine detection and clearance in a small harbor while keeping the warfighter out of harm’s way.”Marine Technology Reporter was on hand to witness a similar exercise at the 2017 BlueTech week in San Diego

Number 1 on MTR's list of "Top10 Ocean Influencers" is Yohei Sasakawa, chairman, Nippon Foundation. (Copyright: Nippon Foundation.)

MTR’s “Top 10” Ocean Influencers

. 10Michael Jones, The Maritime AllianceNumber 10 is Michael Jones, President of The Maritime Alliance. )Photo: TMA)You would be hard-pressed to find many in the subsea sector that have not run across, to or through Michael Jones, President of The Maritime Alliance which is now recognized as a leading BlueTech Cluster in the U.S. Jones was a driving force that caused the U.S. Department of Commerce to focus on BlueTech, and why the U.S. Commercial Service decide to form a global marine technology team.  While Jones is “Number 10” in our subsea influential leaders ranking, you would search

The Planck UAS returns to the WAM-V (Photo: Eric Haun)

Unmanned Vehicles In, On and Above the Water

As part of the annual BlueTech Week in San Diego, attendees were given an opportunity to see several unmanned vehicle technologies in action.   The main event was put on by a team consisting of Marine Advanced Research, Inc.; Planck Aerosystems, Inc.; and Teledyne Marine, Inc. (all with bases in California). Together, the team demonstrated multi-interoperability among five different unmanned systems on the water, in the air and subsea. A Z-Boat 1800RP unmanned surface vehicle (USV) from Teledyne Oceanscience used Odom MB2 multibeam sonar technology to search for and inspect targets of interest

Pål Narve Somdalen delivers the morning keynote speech at the BlueTech Summit & Tech Expo in San Diego on November 8, 2017 (Photo: Eric Haun)

BlueTech Week: International Smart Collaboration in Focus

Delivering the keynote address to a packed room during the BlueTech Summit & Tech Expo in San Diego on November 8, Pål Narve Somdalen, Counselor for Trade and Industrial Affairs, Royal Norwegian Embassy, Washington D.C., discussed Norway’s role within the maritime, marine, energy and technology sectors, and touched upon areas for collaboration with partners in the U.S. and around the globe.   Now in its ninth running, the annual BlueTech Week encompasses seven events from November 6-10, and this year centers on the theme “smart ocean, smart water.” As Somdalen

The event in San Diego has grown from two events over two days to seven events over five days of BlueTech Week 2017 with a theme of “Smart Ocean, Smart Water.” (Photo: The Maritime Alliance)

What's New at BlueTech Week?

BlueTech Week 2017 aims to bring together industry, academia and government in sunny southern California. Now in its ninth year, the annual event has grown to encompass seven events in five days, scheduled for November 6-10, 2017. MTR caught up with Michael Jones, president of The Maritime Alliance (TMA), to discuss ‘what’s new’ at this year’s event.   How has BlueTech Week evolved over the years, and in what ways has it stayed the same? The basic concepts are the same – to “Promote BlueTech & Blue Jobs”, foster collaboration and international

Joe Turner and Exocetus' Coastal Glider (Photo: Eric Haun)

US Blue Tech Companies to Watch in 2017

States, and we're looking forward to helping them grow their business through increased exports and partnerships abroad.”   Each participating company is provided a complimentary one-year membership with The Maritime Alliance (if not already a member) and the opportunity to participate in BlueTech Week held November 6-10, 2017 in San Diego, including the annual BlueTech PitchFest.   The ability to enter foreign markets is buoyed by the ITA and the U.S. Commercial Service, which has regional offices around the world to help U.S. businesses. The timing of this initiative also coincides

Global BlueTech Clusters Form Alliance

Several BlueTech clusters from around the world have come together to launch a global BlueTech Cluster Alliance (BTCA) to foster innovation and economic development in the maritime domain.   The seven Charter Members represent leading BlueTech clusters in seven countries – Canada, France, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, UK and U.S. – and will constitute the Steering Committee. In addition, Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique has signed as the first Regular Member of BTCA.   The clusters will leverage differences in their structures, funding sources and areas of focus to promote

OINA 2017 - Blue Robotics will showcase its high performance, affordable underwater drone, the BlueROV2 at OINA 2017

OINA 2017 to Feature New ‘BlueTech’

With the inaugural Oceanology International North America (OINA 2017) conference and exhibition fast approaching, exhibitors are preparing to unveil a host of new technology developments to the ocean science community. Taking place February 14-16 at the San Diego Convention Center in association with The Maritime Alliance, exhibition space at OINA 2017 is already over 90 percent booked. Teledyne Marine (booth #D20) will be out in force at OINA 2017 in San Diego CA. In addition to its full line of instruments, imaging, vehicles and interconnect products, the company will promote the newest product

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