Posted: Monday, 02 March 2015

The CMTS has issued the summary report of the biennial Marine Transportation System (MTS) research conference, “Innovative Technologies for a Resilient Marine Transportation System,” held with the Transportation Research Board on June 24-26, 2014.

The purpose of the conference was to work toward a more resilient MTS through the identification of current innovative technologies, gaps in knowledge, or future technology needs; to determine current and future disturbances to the MTS; and to uncover opportunities for collaboration. This report is a research and development call to action to help guide near-term MTS research by assimilating broad ideas that were presented during the conference keynote and plenary panels and introducing the innovative emerging technologies that are being developed by academia, the federal government, and private industry.

Innovative Technologies for a Resilient Marine Transportation System
The CMTS is a Federal interagency coordinating committee directed by Congress and charter to improve the coordination of and make recommendations with regard to Federal policies that impact the MTS.