OES Chapter: Seattle, Washington


Welcome to the Seattle Chapter, Oceanic Engineering Society


Touring the Lula submarine

We hold joint meetings with the Seattle Marine Technology and Hydrographic Societies

3rd Thursdays of each month

6 PM Social & Dinner, 7 PM Meeting and Presentation

Rm 408, Ocean Sciences Bldg, @ UW


Also welcoming the FIRST OES Student Chapter at Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA  - Congratulations!



Michael Einhorn, Einhorn Engineering: “The Design, Construction and Fielding of a Vertical Towed Array & Handling System; An Engineering Journey from Lake Washington to the Barents Sea”


Chris Meinig, Director of Engineering, PMEL on “Conducting Carbon Research Using Autonomous Vehicles, an iPad, and Coffee. Is it better than being on a Research Cruise for 5 months?”


Capt. Doug Russell, Directror of Marine Operations at UW Oceanography, speaking on the design of the replacement for the R/V Barnes


Tour of Markey Machinery, in South Seattle


(April) wasDr. Miles Logsdon“Active Learning: The New UW Undergraduate Ocean Technology Program” (read OE)


Last meeting (May): Martin Garthwaite, on a novel propulsion system for small boats



Next meeting: October 29, 2015 - 1500 hrs  - Sorry, limited to 20, there is a waiting list now.


Speaker:  John Davis/Markey Machinery & Ken FitzGerald/Glosten


Topic: Tour of the NEW, just launched R/V Neil Armstrong (to go to WHOI)


Location:   in Anacortes, WA at the shipyard (Dakota Creek)


$20 Members, $25 non-members,  $10 for students pay your own for Dinner ,



In Other News:

First, our local ROV teams did quite well at the 2014 MATE International Competition in Alpena, Michigan last weekend. In the Explorer Class, the SeaTech 4H team took 5th overall, followed by the UW ROV team in 12th, Linn Benton Comm College in 16th, and BCIT in 27th. UW team member Juliana Pesavento took home an MVP award for her work in their Engineering Evaluation, and the Linn Benton team won top score for their Engineering Evaluation, as well as an award for being most helpful to other teams (gROVer Award). In the Ranger Class, our AMNO & CO team took 6th place overall and garnered several special awards for piloting skills (Martin Bowen Memorial Award), and for their excellence in engineering applications (Marty Klein Award). In addition to our competition teams success, we had 11 judges from the Pacific Northwest there to support the event including MTS members Debbi Kill, John Downing, Rick Rupan, and myself. Thanks to all the section members who have supported this program over the years - I believe our time and money are being well spent. Our next ROV-related event will be a workshop for new mentors/teachers/coaches on the weekend of Sept 13-14. Please check our website to sign up - http://pacificnorthwest.marinetech2.org.   And, if your calendar goes that far out, we will host our 10th Annual Regional Challenge on May 9th, 2015 - hope to see you there!
Second, one of our regional ROV teams is looking for some help getting to an event in eastern Europe next month. Atlantis ROV Team is a homegrown South Whidbey underwater robotics club that has done well at our Regional event and went to Internationals last year. They've been invited to compete and teach at the Black Sea International ROV Competition in Romania, August 13-20. They're facing some unexpected expenses associated with this trip (shipping, etc.) and would love a few more donations to help get them there and back. You can donate at their website:http://www.atlantisrovteam.com  or email them to find out about other options - team@atlantisrovteam.com. For the latest info on the team, check out their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/AtlantisRovTeam.



Our members come from the following institutions:

Applied Physics Lab, University of Washington

Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Keyport



also see: https://www.mtsociety.org/communities/sections/pugetsound.aspx

Contact Skip Denny (current Chair)  skip.denny@ieee.org

or John Hager (current Sec'y/Treas) solar@telebyte.com

for more info 


Website “Under Construction” - updated 20 October 2015


Check back later.  Thanks!