Teledyne Marine’s newly expanded users workshop kicked off Monday in San Diego, signaling the start of three days of collaborative industry discussion, learning and exploration addressing the “user experience” in regards to an extensive lineup of marine products, applications and technologies.
The Teledyne Marine Technology Workshop (TMTW), which builds upon Teledyne RDI’s ADCPs in Action (AiA) Users Conferences and Teledyne Marine Acoustic Imaging’s Underwater Technology Seminars (UTS), ultimately offers attendees a chance to experience the expanding and far-reaching components that make up Teledyne Marine, as customers and Teledyne staff members collectively address a diverse range of topics.
As highlighted in the event’s first keynote speech, delivered by Dr. Robert Mehrabian; Chairman, CEO and President of Teledyne Technologies; Teledyne Marine’s new “one team” approach encompasses the group’s effort to provide a broader “sea of solutions”, from sensors to vehicles to analytical tools and technologies. Over the last 10 years, the group has spent some $2.1 billion on acquisitions, incrementally expanding its offering to customers and end users.
Throughout the TMTW, those same customers and end users are given a chance to discuss and learn from industry experts via training sessions, on-water demonstrations, networking opportunities and various speaker tracks, including offshore energy; oceanographic research and hydrography; civil engineering, river and stream monitoring; and security and defense.
From the surface to the seafloor, these sub-sectors make up a dynamic and absolutely vital industry, as pointed out by Zdenka Willis, Director of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Program, who in Monday morning’s second keynote discussed why ocean observation is important to everyone, every day.
In all, the event gathered some 240 registrants and 120 Teledyne staff members, each calling upon a “sea of solutions” to play his or her part in the expansive ocean observation space.