Special Session 4.1 (SS4.1): Wednesday September 20, 2017 13:45 – 15:15

Interagency Working Group on Facilities and Infrastructure (IWG-FI) Session: NOAA Fleet Modernization and Ship Building Needs for the Future Ocean Research – PART I

Name of Convener/Organizer: Charles Alexander, NOAA Federal

Keynote Speaker:   RADM Michael McAllister

Email Contact of Organizer: charles.alexander@nullnoaa.gov

MTS in collaboration with the Oceanic Engineering Society of IEEE, will host the inaugural forum of the Interagency Working Group on Facilities and Infrastructure (IWG-FI), Importance of Conducting Research at Sea on Ships & Preserving the Federal Oceanographic Fleet, on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, as part of the OCEANS ’17 Conference, at the Dena’ina Convention Center in Anchorage, Alaska. The forum to include a keynote address, interactive ship telepresence, and town hall panel, will discuss the societal importance of ensuring the capacity of the federal oceanographic fleet is preserved, so as not to diminish the capacity to conduct scientific research at sea.

The full color flyer is available at IWG-FI (Interagency Working Group on Facilities and Infrastructure’s) Inaugural Forum.

A biography o of the keynote speaker, RADM McAllister is at  RADM Michael McAllister,

PLEASE RSVP AT    MTSevents@nullmtsociety.org   Let them know you want to be there.