OES Electronic Newsletter Volume 6, Number 19

President's Message

21 December 2009 Hope you have a very happy holiday period and a great New Year! We find the Oceanic Engineering Society extremely active and in good financial condition at the end of 2009. We have had very successful OCEANS Conferences in Bremen, Germany and in Biloxi, along with our first major Symposium in China. We worked with our new Chapter in India to be a Technical Co-Sponsor for SYMPOL in November and we now have a new Chapter in Norway. In 2010 we will have our OCEANS Conferences in Sydney in May and be back once again in Seattle in September. Along the way we will be visiting Argentina and Latvia for Symposiums and returning once again to Brest, France in June. Our always very successful workshop on ocean current technology will be in Monterrey, CA in March. Our membership has increased in 2009 due to all the hard work of our Membership Committee.

In 2010 we will be concentrating on student activities, including organizing our Gold members and awarding scholarships to deserving students. We are also very pleased to be a co-sponsor with other Societies in our Division for the "Forum on Integrated and Sustainable Transportation Systems in Vienna, Austria in 2011."

Our Journal of Oceanic Engineering continues to be a masterpiece under our Editor, Christian de Moustier and James Gant as our new Editor of the Newsletter is doing an outstanding job. Our goal is to serve our members and to help them in their professional development through our products and conferences. I am extremely pleased with the work done by our volunteers in the Society, including those serving on our ADCOM, our EXCOM and on our Technical Committees. After an extremely busy year, now is the time to relax and enjoy the holidays and my thanks to all of you for your support of the OCEANIC ENGINEERING SOCIETY.

Jerry C. Carroll
President, IEEE/OES

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