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In Person gy issues. The State of Rhode Island and the entire Southeast- ern New England region have the engineering and research assets needed to make this happen. Bill Staby, CEO of Resolute Marine Energy invited everyone to participate in the rigorous, but needed process of setting standards for the industry. As one of the members of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group for the International Electrotechni- cal Commission, Technical Committee- 114, Staby joins more than 50 colleagues from around the world in analyzing and vetting the standards that will be used to guide the emergence and growth of marine energy systems globally. Setting Sights on Oceans 2013The topic of marine renewable energy is sure to be on the agenda at Oceans2013, September 23-26, 2013 in San Diego. Collaborating with two international societies, the Marine Technology Society and the IEEE/Oceanic Engineering Soci- ety will enable a needed cross fertilization of ocean disciplines needed to further support the emergence of ocean energy de- velopment. Connecting the knowledge base of both societies including; ocean structures, materials science, oceanographic science, marine biology, bathymetric surveying, hydrodynam- ics, environmental analysis, moorings and tension members, just to name a few, with the principles of electrical generation will be a powerful combination. Also of great value to the academic community are the peer reviewed publishing oppor- tunities offered by both societies. ?OCEANS conferences in San Diego have always been in- novative,? said conference chair Robert Wernli. ?We look for- ward to continuing that tradition as we join forces with New England MREC and its partners in San Diego this September to solidify the conference?s MRE track and expand it beyond its heretofore introductory status.? New England MREC and its partners will enhance the vis- ibility of the ocean renewable energy agenda at OCEANS. ?We will coordinate and engage with industry, academic and government labs to ensure there are high quality papers presented at OCEANS 2013 MTS/IEEE San Diego. Our net- work will help expand the OCEANS meeting?s reach into the emerging ocean renewable energy industry,? said John Miller, New England MREC Executive Director. ?With the theme, ?An Ocean in Common,? OCEANS2013 has opened its doors to many new co-participating Societies, now including AGU, ASA, SNAME, and many others. We welcome the inclusion of the Marine Renewable Energy Cen- ter?s Technical Conference and hope the association will con- tinue in years to come. George McBride, ofÞ cial Þ eld trip driver, ex- plains his new approach to instream power. 32 MTRMarch 2013 MTR #2 (18-33).indd 32MTR #2 (18-33).indd 323/5/2013 4:11:10 PM3/5/2013 4:11:10 PM

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