Teledyne Marine announce that the group has successfully hosted its first combined users’ conference, the Teledyne Marine Technology Workshop (TMTW), October 4-7, 2015 in San Diego, Calif. More than 240 customers from around the globe attended this event, which detailed the utilization of Teledyne Marine products and technologies in challenging environments ranging from the shallowest streams to the deepest recesses of the ocean.
Nineteen of the 23 Teledyne Marine organizations took part in the workshop, which entailed four concurrent morning tracks detailing customer applications ranging from water resources, coastal engineering and oceanographic research to hydrography, defense and offshore energy. The event also included eight concurrent afternoon tracks dedicated to Teledyne Marine product and software training, case studies, and new product launches; as well as on water and dockside product demonstrations. Demonstrations ranged from the latest in ROV and diver technology to ADCPs, surface vehicles and imaging, including the newly released SeaBat T50-P multibeam echosounder from RESON, and the Active Flying Lead family (AFL) from ODI.
In addition to the Teledyne Marine companies, 19 other manufacturers and suppliers from across the industry participated in the inaugural event, sharing relevant products and services as official TMTW event exhibitors / sponsors.
The workshop was kicked off by two powerhouse keynote speakers. Dr. Robert Mehrabian, Chairman, President and CEO of Teledyne Technologies provided insight into Teledyne Technologies strategy within the marine market space, and announced the restructure of the Teledyne Marine companies as a one stop solution provider. The second keynote speaker was Zdenka Saba Willis, director of NOAA's U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Program. As Willis describes in her first-person account of TMTW 2015, her "message to the group was threefold: ocean observing matters to everybody, talk about the sector in terms of economic value, and encourage us to bring our voices together to be heard."
Mike Read, the newly appointed president of Teledyne Marine recounts, “The Teledyne Marine Technology Workshop was a fantastic opportunity not only to showcase the vast array of products and technologies offered by our companies, but for our collective customers to network and share their ideas and experiences with us and with each other. Having this focused time with our customers in this relaxed environment was invaluable, which is why we sent a significant number of Teledyne Marine team members from around the globe to participate in this event. We’re committed to understanding and growing with our customers’ changing needs. We want to be the partners they call upon to solve their toughest challenges.”
Participating Teledyne Marine product brands included: Teledyne AGG, ATLAS Hydrographic, Benthos, BlueView, Bowtech, CDL, DGO, Gavia, Impulse, Odom Hydrographic, Oceanscience, ODI, PDM, RD Instruments, RESON, SeaBotix, Storm Cable, TSS and Webb Research
Teledyne Marine said planning is already underway for the group’s next joint workshop.