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OES Electronic Newsletter Volume 7, Number 12


  • IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society Awards
  • New IEEE Fellows
  • IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society Election Results
  • OCEANS 2010 MTS/IEEE Seattle - Student Poster Program Winners
  • 10th Current, Waves and Turbulence Measurement Workshop (CWTM) Call for Papers - due this Friday, Oct 15th
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, deadlines start Nov. 15th
  • ONR Young Investigator Program seeks applicants, deadline Dec. 22
  • International Seabed Authority and Tongji University (Shanghai, China) Scholarship Programme

    IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society Awards

    During the IEEE OCEANIC ENGINEERING SOCIETY's award luncheon during OCEANS ' 2010 MTS/IEEE Seattle the following awards were bestowed:

    The Distinguished Service Award was presented to Dr. Thomas Freud Wiener for his leadership and strategic vision. Dr Weiner served in the US Navy as the skipper of the USS Jack and has been a leader in the Society for many years.

    The Distinguished Technical Achievement Award was presented to Professor Tamaki Ura of the University of Tokyo who has been a leader in the development of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles and related sensor technologies. Dr. Ura has organized numerous symposia on underwater technology in Asia.

    New IEEE Fellows

    The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the Board of Directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest.

    Dr Ross Chapman of the University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada was honored for achieving the grade of IEEE Fellow "For Contributions to Geoacoustic Characterization of Ocean Bottom Features".

    Dr. John Fenwick Vesecky of the University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA was honored for achieving the grade of IEEE Fellow "For Contributions to Remote Sensing and Technology".

    IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society Election Results

    Mt. Jerry C. Carroll of Picayune, MS was elected President of OES for 2011 and 2012, along with Dr. Albert (Sandy) J. Williams III of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute as Vice President for Technical Activities; Dr. Archie (Todd ) Morrison III of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute as Vice President for Conference Operations and Dr. Christian de Moustier of San Diego as Secretary.

    The following were elected to the OES Administrative Committee for the term from 2011 through 2013:

  • Mr. Robert T Bannon, PA
  • Ms Pamela J Hurst, Newport, RI
  • Mr. James M Gant, Torrance, CA
  • Dr. Rene Garello, Brest, France
  • Dr. Jean-Pierre Hermand, Brussels, Belgium
  • Mr. Edward Gough, Jr., Waveland, MS

    OES has had a very successful year as an international organization with conferences in Asia, North America, South America and Europe.

    OCEANS 2010 MTS/IEEE Seattle - Student Poster Program Winners

  • 1st Place - Michael Shives - University of Victoria, Canada
  • 2nd Place -
    o Mathew Harrison - University of Southampton, UK
    o Nicole Nichols - University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • 3rd Place
    o Nasir Ahsan - Australian Center for Field Robotics, Sydney
    o Sarah Howse - Memorial University of Newfoundland
    o Ruth Mullins - Texas A&M University

    10th Current, Waves and Turbulence Measurement Workshop (CWTM) call for papers

    To be held March 20-23, 2011, at The Monterey Plaza Hotel, Monterey, California
    Deadlines: Abstracts due on October 15, 2010, early exhibits January 17, 2011 and early registration February 11, 2011
    Web site: http://www.cwtmc2011.org/

    ONR Young Investigator Program seeks applicants

    "The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is interested in receiving proposals for its Young Investigator Program (YIP). ONR's Young Investigator Program (YIP) seeks to identify and support academic scientists and engineers who are in their first or second full-time tenure-track or tenure-track-equivalent academic appointment and for FY2011,have begun their first appointment on or after 01 November 2005,. and who show exceptional promise for doing creative research. The objectives of this program are to attract outstanding faculty members of Institutions of Higher Education (hereafter also called "universities") to the Department of the Navy's research program, to support their research, and to encourage their teaching and research careers." Details at:
    http://www.onr.navy.mil/~/media/Files/Funding-Announcements/BAA/10-025.ashx

    NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program


    "The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF's mission. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research. The ranks of NSF Fellows include individuals who have made transformative breakthroughs in science and engineering research and have become leaders in their chosen careers and Nobel laureates. Each Fellowship consists of three years of support usable over a five- year period. For each year of support, NSF provides a stipend of $30,000 to the Fellow and a cost-of-education allowance of $10,500 to the degree-granting institution." Deadlines, depending on field of study, start Nov. 15th. Details at:
    http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10604/nsf10604.htm

    International Seabed Authority and Tongji University (Shanghai, China) Scholarship Programme


    "In a bid to further strengthen the existing cooperation with the International Seabed Authority, China has granted funding to support between 3 - 5 candidates from developing countries in the field of marine sciences to pursue Masters or Doctorate degrees in Marine Science at the Tongji University in Shanghai, China. Applications will remain open for a period of six months from 10 May 2010 and must be submitted through the Authority." Details at: http://www.isa.org.jm/en/scientific/scholarships

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    Send content for and comments regarding this newsletter to the editor: Marinna Martini, mmartini@ieee.org