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Marine Technology Reporter • Volume 49 Number 2

Q&A 18 Dr. Andrew Clark

MTR’s Maggie Merrill spent some time with Dr. Andrew Clark — Industry Liaison for the National Office for Integrated and Sustained Ocean Observing (Ocean.US) and the

Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) — to discuss IOOS and the need for addi- tional industry input. — by Maggie L. Merrill

Region Report 20 An Ocean of Excellence

There is a flourishing marine and ocean technology sector that is making waves in St.

John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.


When NOAA's new ship of exploration, the E/V Okeanos Explorer, begins it first mis- sion in late 2007, it will introduce a new exploratory paradigm based upon "tele-pres- ence" technology. — by Dr. Robert Ballard, Dr. Steve Hammond, and Dr. Larry Mayer

AUV ROV UUV 34 Young Guns

As plans are set for the 9th Annual International Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

Competition, a roster of some of the brightest minds gets set to compete. — by Maggie L. Merrill

Oi06 49 New Tech on Tap in London

As Oceanology International 2006 gets set for London’s ExCel center later this month,

MTR reviews new products and services from exhibiting companies.

In the Background: The Ice Tank in St. John's is the world's longest refrigerated indoor pool. NRC researchers use it to study the design of vessels and structures that operate in ice-covered waters. See story on page 20. 2 MTR March 2006

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