Harumi Sugimatsu and Robert Wernli
Welcome to the March 2019 issue of the Beacon as we prepare for the next OCEANS conference in Marseille. The latest changes to all our committees and volunteers can be found on the inside of the front and back covers. Again, we’d like to thank all of the contributors to our quarterly newsletter. As you can see by the content, this is your newsletter, and we try to cover all aspects of the society activities from our workshops, symposia and conferences to what our individual members, chapters and committees are up to. And, don’t forget, all issues of the Beacon are available on the OES website.
Of particular interest in this issue are the reports on our latest events—the SAUVC2019 in Singapore, the UT ’19 symposium in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, the CWTMA workshop in San Diego, California and the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, Texas and upcoming ANOF 2019 in Helsinki, Finland and the upcoming OceanObs’19 in Honolulu, Hawaii. In addition, the international outreach by OES via the many robotic events is highlighted in the articles from Singapore, Japan and Europe.
Our student outreach is highlighted in the reports of activities by our student chapters at the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Zagreb, Croatia. Also, don’t miss the article on Women in Engineering (WIE) activities in the IEEE Delhi, India, section.
There is plenty going on in our chapters as reported in the articles from Singapore, Argentina and Providence.
We also take pride in our members. Be sure to see the latest articles on Member Highlights, Members in Print, “Who’s Who in the OES” and a behind-the-scenes look at what our Junior Past President is up to.
Of particular interest in this issue is the information on our latest AdCom candidates. We think you’ll agree that the international slate of candidates is very impressive. Please look them over and vote when you receive your electronic ballot.
There is a wealth of other information and articles in this issue that we hope you enjoy. And, as always, we’ll close by inviting you to participate in your society. Submit articles and material for the Beacon. Or . . . volunteer for other society activities as a participant or an elected officer. It’s your society and it is here to help you reach your professional goals. Enjoy.