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Ocean Observation: Gliders, Buoys & Sub-Surface Networks
Preview 10th Annual Blue Tech Week “UN Sustainable Development Goals – Industry Solutions”
MTR interviews Michael Jones, the ubiquitous leader of The Maritime Alliance and the architect of the Blue Tech Week in San Diego.
By Greg Trauthwein
For MTR readers not familiar with
BlueTech Week, please give a synop- sis in a sentence or two.
The Maritime Alliance (TMA) creates a
Blue Voice via unique events, informa- tion sharing, national & international outreach, networking, research, and workforce development. The 10th an- nual BlueTech Week (BTW) scheduled for Nov. 5-9, 2018 in San Diego is a se- ries of 7 networking events over 5 days that brings together representatives of the
Triple Helix – academia/education; in- dustry; and policy makers – from around the world.
BlueTech Week has certainly evolved over the years. What’s new for the 2018 event?
Every year we have a different theme for
BTW. This year it is “UN Sustainable
Development Goals & Industry Solu- tions.” We continue to grow, add new industry tracks, and attract attendees, clusters and companies from more coun- tries. From BTW2016 we moved to a new venue for BTW2017, which we out- grew in one year, so we will be in a new, larger venue for BTW2018! Information is available at www.bluetechweek.org.
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