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14th MTS Buoy Workshop
April 13-16, 2020
Wilmington, North Carolina

Mark your calendars and join us for the 14th Buoy Technology Workshop, this year, held in conjunction with the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Coastal Ocean Research and Monitoring Program (CORMP). The event brings together the coastal and ocean data gathering community for site tours, networking, education, site tours, and a look at the industry advances.

View the 2018 conference website for more information about this can’t-miss event for the buoy-technology community.

We are now accepting abstracts for 2020. Download the Call for Speakers.

Event Schedule

April 13 – 1:00pm to 5:00pm – ProteusDS Training Workshop (Cape Fear Community College)
More information on ProteusDS and Register for FREE here
April 13 – 6:30pm to 9:00pm – Icebreaker Reception (Cape Fear Community College)
April 14 – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm – Speaker Presentations

April 15 – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm – Speaker Presentations
April 15 – 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm – Gala Dinner (Hotel Ballast Wilmington)
April 16 – 8:00 am to 12:00 pm – Speaker Presentations
April 16 – 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm – Afternoon Site Tours at UNCW Center for Marine Science, CFCC Marine Technologies Facilities, and More…

About Our Workshop Partner

The University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Coastal Ocean Research and Monitoring Program (CORMP), established in 2000, operates nine mooring stations in North Carolina and South Carolina. Data and information collected is used to:

  • Increase maritime safety
  • Improve better forecasting of coastal hazards
  • Support ecosystem-based management and living marine resources
  • Understand local coastal climate patterns through CORMP’s long-term data set.

As a member of the Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA), CORMP collaborates with SECOORA and their members to address NOAA’s Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS ®) national priorities.

About the Venue

Wilmington’s Favorite Waterfront Hotel – Hotel Ballast

Hotel Ballast Wilmington
301 N Water St
Wilmington, NC 28401

Bringing modern Southern hospitality to life through the lens of Wilmington’s past and present, Hotel Ballast is a fresh take on a beloved riverfront gem. The city’s rich maritime history is felt throughout, balanced by new guest experiences, including dining at the riverfront Board and Barrel Coastal Kitchen, lingering over locally roasted coffee at Buffalo Bayou, and savoring stunning waterfront and skyline views from 272 newly upgraded guest rooms and suites.

Conference Chairs

Rick Cole
RDSEA International, Inc.

Don Peters
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Exhibit & Sponsorship Information

Click here for information about becoming a sponsor, or contact Judy White, jrizoli@whoi.edu, for information about exhibiting or sponsorship.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

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