MAST Maritime Advanced Systems

Thanks for attending MAST Expo 2019!

Read about how over 400 participants consisting of local businesses, entrepreneurs, port customers, students, and community leaders came together to launch the next iteration of MAST here

MAST Expo Sponsors

BRONZE: Acoubit • Aerial Alchemy • Apollo • Bonafi • Constant Bearing
Cyberdynamicx • ECOncrete • iCode Mobile Solutions • Morphwear
Navicom Dynamics • Paqtech • Platypus • reRubber • SacTec Solar
Seatrec • SLD Laser • SmartCone • SWARM Engineering

MAST Expo 2019 Agenda


  • Emcee: Christina Birdsey, Port of Hueneme
  • Opening and Registration
  • Technology Demonstrations


  • Welcome and Overview of MAST - Christina Birdsey, Port of Hueneme
  • MAST Orientation for Students - Cam Spencer, Port of Hueneme


  • Opening Remarks 
    Jess Herrera, Port Commission President, Port of Hueneme
    Kristin Decas, CEO & Port Director


  • SLD Laser Demonstration


  • VC Innovates SeaGlide Competition Showcase in the Tank
    Student-created underwater vessels will run in the Port’s above-ground water tank.


  • MAST Panel — Opportunities for Innovation
    Port of Hueneme, Naval Base Ventura County, Economic Development Collaborative, and Matter Labs have been working together to evolve a new entrepreneurial workspace to spur technology and innovation in the county and maritime domain. We’ll discuss what’s new, how our MAST Lab is growing, and how students, businesses, makers and individuals can get involved.
    Moderator: Ann Carpenter
    Panelists: Bruce Stenslie - EDC, Alan Jaeger - Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division (NSWC PHD), Christina Birdsey - Port of Hueneme, Erick Went - Matter Labs


  • Ventura County Manufacturing Segment Update
    Bruce Stenslie, Economic Development Collaborative


  • Luncheon


  • Keynote Speaker - Opportunity Zones and Innovation
    Fiona Ma, California State Treasurer
    Introduced by Commissioner Jason Hodge, Oxnard Harbor District


  • VC Innovates SeaGlide Awards Ceremony
    Introduced by President Jess Herrera
  • Open House, Exhibits, and Technical Demonstrations


  • BMW – The Road Ahead
    Speaker: Al Cardona, Facility Manager, BMW Vehicle Distribution Center
    Innovation is speeding up in the vehicle industry. Take a glimpse into the future of automotive technology.


  • Reception/Remarks
    Brian Miller, Chief of Staff for Kelly Long, Ventura County Board of Supervisors
    Supervisor John Zaragoza, Ventura County Board of Supervisors

    Recognition: Technology/Innovation Accolades

    Lifetime Achievement Award for Environmental Innovation: Mike Villegas, Ventura County Air Pollution Control District
    Leadership in Community Based Technology Award: Cónsul Roberto Rodríguez Hernández, Consulate of Mexico in Oxnard
    Presented by Commissioner Mary Anne Rooney, Oxnard Harbor District

Schedule subject to change. Questions? Contact us

Online registration is now closed. Want to attend MAST? Come to 333 Ponoma Street, Port Hueneme, CA 93041 on April 10, 2019 and we'll register you.

MAST Vision and Mission


To foster ideas, innovation and leading edge technologies for the advancement of ports and the maritime environment.


We join a network of leading academic, research, test & evaluation, and in-service engineering centers to further expand the nation’s ability to provide solutions to relevant challenges in the maritime domain. By leveraging the unique geographic, operational and environmental assets located at the Port of Hueneme, MAST invites entrepreneurs with an optimized solution a surrounding for sustained research, experimentation and test programs.