The 14th Biennial MTS Buoy Workshop, 2022, Wilmington, NC, UNCW is Host.
After a nearly 3-year delay due to the pandemic, the MTS 14th Biennial Buoy Workshop is officially down in the books after being on hiatus due to the pandemic. Approximately 140 buoy enthusiasts convened in Wilmington, North Carolina September 19-22 to network with other buoy and marine professionals and participate in two-and-a-half days of engaging technical presentations and panel discussions on all-things “buoy.” Local workshop support was graciously provided by Dr. Lynn Leonard of University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW), Jennifer Dorton of IOOS-SECOORA, and Jason Rogers and students at Cape Fear Community College. The workshop opened with a mooring design seminar on ProteusDS given by Ryan Nicoll of DSA Ocean. Following the seminar, early arrivers met at Cape Fear Community College for an icebreaker reception and workshop registration. The two-and-a-half-day technical program kicked-off Tuesday morning with opening remarks from workshop co-chairs, Rick Cole of RDSEA International, Inc. and Don Peters of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and Dr. Stuart Borrett, Associate Provost for Research and Innovation at UNCW. MTS is appreciative to local hosts, UNCW, for their hospitality and engaging tour of the UNCW Center for Marine Science, Coastal Ocean Research and Monitoring Program (CORMP). Thank you for sharing your expertise and capabilities with the MTS community. We are already excited about the 2024 meeting, soon to be announced.