The Association of Marine Technicians recently launched a redesigned Web site.
The site now accepts online payments for new members and renewals for active members, as well as a new format for the "Tech Info Exchange" forum that allows industry experts to interact with each other and offer input on technical problems. Instant messaging will be available to members posting on any of the online forums.
The site will also automatically interface with the association's accounting system.
"This will help with our accounting functions tremendously," said Joe De Marco, AMT president, in a statement. "Soon we will incorporate online registration for our annual trade show and convention, and the National Marine Service Expo, as well as our field training programs."
Statistical information on visitors will also be tracked to help the group understand who visits the site and to more accurately meet the needs of members.