Oceans in Action workshop shows off latest in marine technology

GULFPORT, Miss. (WLOX) - Collaboration and innovation are happening now on the Gulf Coast as federal, state, local and private organizations get a look at the latest marine technology out there.

The Mississippi Enterprise for Technology and The Marine Technology Societys Oceans in Action workshop is underway this week. The three-day workshop is a regional marine technology event focuses on emerging technologies, presentations, meetings, and exhibits of the latest technology. Live demonstrations will also take place at USMs Marine Research Center.

Dozens showed up Monday to learn and build connections for the future.

We have got some fabulous speakers lined up. Not just for today but for the next couple of days. And this has really been top notch. We have seen some high quality talks, said Ocean in Action Chairmen Laurie Jugan.

Jugan believes the workshop to be huge in allowing individuals as well as groups share new ideas and technology for the better of all. While Monday and Tuesday are filled with programs and educational sessions, much of the new technology that is making a difference out at sea will be demonstrated Wednesday at the Advanced Naval Technique Exercise.

I cant tell you how excited I am about what is going to occur on Wednesday because we are going to show all the different vignettes we have accomplished throughout the year," said Technical Director for Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command William Burnett. "Where we take industry and we take our operators,we ....

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