The name of this organization shall be the
B. Purpose, Objectives and
Scope of Activities
The purpose of the Section is to promote broader
understanding among the Society’s members and the general public
regarding marine and ocean technologies. The Section’s membership
consists of engineers, scientists, lawyers, economists, students and
members of related professions.
Facilitate a broader understanding of the relevance of marine
technology to wider global issues by enhancing the dissemination of marine
Promote and improve marine technology and related educational
Advance the development of the tools and procedures required to explore, study, and further the responsible and sustainable use of the oceans.
The territory of the section shall be the entire country of Japan
B. Classes of Membership
B. Executive Committee
The Executive Committee shall
appoint a Nominating Committee consisting of one Committee and two Section
members not later than September of election
year. Not more than one member of the Executive Committee may be a member
of the Nominating Committee.
The Nominating Committee shall
nominate one or more persons for each elective position for which a
vacancy occurs and shall make a report at a regular meeting of the
Section. The incumbent of any elective position may be renominated.
Nominations from the floor or by petition are in order, following the
report of the Committee. No nominee’s name shall be placed on the ballot
unless he/she has stated his/her willingness to serve if elected.
The election shall be by mailed or
electronic ballots. Ballots shall be mailed to all Section members within
ten days following the regular meeting at which nominations were
presented. The ballots shall state the date and place they are to be
opened and counted. Election results shall be certified to the Executive
Secretary of the Society by December 1.
of Officers and Executive Committee
The Executive Committee shall be
the governing body of the Section and, as such, shall have full power to
conduct, manage and direct the business and affairs of the Section in
accordance with the Bylaws and Rules and Regulations of the Society and
Specific duties of the officers are
summarized as follows:
E.1 Chairperson - The
Chairperson is responsible to the Executive Committee and shall preside at
all meetings of the Section and Executive Council. Except as otherwise
provided in these Bylaws. The Chairperson shall appoint all Standing and
Special Committees of the Section.
E.2 Immediate Past
Chairperson - The immediate past Chairperson shall serve on the
Executive Council and shall preside over the Board of Advisors.
- The Vice-Chairperson shall be responsible to the Chairperson and shall
exercise such authority as may be delegated by the Chairperson. The
Vice-Chairperson shall also serve as the Chairperson of the Program
Committee. Upon completion of his/her normal term of office, he/she shall
succeed to the office of Chairperson.
E.4 Secretary - The
Section Secretary shall maintain the official records, including
membership roster of the Section, and shall supervise the procedures for
election of officers.
E.5 Treasurer –
The Treasurer shall be responsible for collection and disbursement of all
Section funds and shall have custody of all Section funds on deposit in
banks. He/she shall be responsible for financial reporting to the
Executive Committee at such frequency and in such format as the Committee
The Executive Committee shall
establish committees as necessary for the proper operation of the Section.
Section shall hold regular meetings at places and times designated by the
The Section may hold special
meetings at the call of the Executive Committee Chairperson or at the
written request of fifteen members of the Section. The notices of special
meetings shall state the exact nature of the business to be considered and
no other business shall be transacted at such meetings.
Due notice of all meetings shall be
sent to each member and affiliate of the Section. A quorum for transaction
of business at a Section meeting shall consist of ten or 10% of the
members of the Section, whichever is larger. No business shall be
transacted in the absence of a quorum.
The Executive Committee shall meet
upon due notice to its members at the call of the Chairperson or at the
request of a majority of the members of the Committee. In the absence of a
quorum, which shall be a majority of the members of the Executive
Committee, called meetings of the Executive Committee shall adjourn to a
No Section dues shall be assessed
to members. Voluntary solicitations for funds from members can be made
under rules prescribed by the Membership and Sections Committee, or the
Secretary-Treasurer of the Society.
amendment to these Bylaws shall first be submitted in writing to the
Executive Committee. If it is approved by a majority of the Executive
Committee, the Secretary shall furnish all members of the Section with
copies of the proposed amendment at the time when notice of the next
meeting of the Section is given.
At the second meeting of the
Section after notice of the proposed amendment is given, the amendment
shall be approved if it receives an affirmative vote by two-thirds of the
Any proposed amendment not approved
by the Executive Committee within 60 days from the time it is submitted
thereto may be brought to a vote of the membership in the aforementioned
manner by a petition signed by not less than fifteen members of the
Amendments to these Bylaws, after
approval by the Section, shall be submitted to the Membership and Sections
Committee of the Society via the Vice-President of Section Affairs. The
amendment shall not be adopted or become effective until it is approved by
the Membership and Sections Committee.
DISSOLUTION OF SECTION
Upon dissolution of the Section, any assets of the Section remaining
thereafter shall revert to the MTS parent society.