Justin Manley, director of scientific and commercial business at Liquid Robotics, took over the duties of vice president of government and public affairs at the Marine Technology Society (MTS) effective January 1. He replaces Karen Kohanowich, director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrationâ€™s (NOAAâ€™s) Undersea Research Program. Manleyâ€™s duties with MTS include pursuing opportunities for the society to develop and maintain positive and productive relationships with news media, governmental entities, the military services and other relevant organizations with an interest in marine affairs and technology.
Manley has worked with marine technology since 1990, including as a principal in the development of autonomous marine robots at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and as a marine technology consultant to the federal government, notably NOAAâ€™s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research. He earned degrees (S.M. and S.B. Ocean Engineering, S.B. History) at MIT.