Pacific Northwest Marine Technology Showcase

Posted by OCVA / April 11, 2014

The Oregon Section of the Marine Technology Society cordially invites you to our first ever Marine Technology Showcase

WHEN: April 11th, 4-7pm

WHERE: Best Western Plus Agate Beach Inn

WHO: This event is open to the public and free of cost.  Those with a vested interest in Marine Technology and the furthering of this economic sector within the Pacific Northwest are encouraged to attend.

WHY: The Pacific Northwest boasts an impressive number of marine research institutions and commercial enterprises including: leading research universities, major ports, state and federal research facilities, interest groups with a strong connection to the marine environment, and a concentration of marine sector innovators.  The Marine Technology Showcase being held April 11 in Newport will display the region’s notable contributions to marine technology and provide a forum for dialogue between the producers, promoters, and consumers of marine technology.

The showcase is being sponsored by the Oregon Section of the Marine Technology Society (MTS), comprised of marine science professionals from throughout the state. “The Marine Technology Society is a leader in convening and demonstrating new technologies around the world. We are pleased to provide this first ever opportunity for sharing these technologies with a broad Oregon audience.” explained Jeremy Childress, chair of MTS Oregon and Manager/Designer at The Sexton Corporation, a manufacturer of custom underwater products in Salem. The Marine Technology Showcase will take place April 11 from 4 to 7 pm at the Agate Beach Best Western in Newport, OR and provide opportunities for 30 plus companies and organizations, as well as students from the Pacific Northwest, to showcase their contributions to marine science and technology.

COME FOR THE WEEKEND:  We’d also like to suggest checking out Hatfield’s Marine Science Day on April 12th.

EXHIBIT: Conference sponsorships and exhibiting opportunities are currently available.  Contact Amy Clark ( for more information.  A list of confirmed exhibitors will be available soon.

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