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Subsea Vehicles: UUVs

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??www.seadiscovery.com Vol. 57 No. 1 ISSN 1559-7415USPS# 023-276118 East 25th Street, New York, NY 10010 tel: (212) 477-6700; fax: (212) 254-6271Marine Technology Reporter ISSN 1559-7415 is published monthly except for February, August, and December by New Wave Media, 118 E. 25th St., New York, NY 10010-2915. Periodicals Postage at New York, NY and additional mailing ofÞ ces. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Marine Technology Re- porter, 850 Montauk Hwy., #867, Bayport, NY 11705 Postmaster send notiÞ cation (Form 3579) regarding undeliverable magazines to Marine Technology Reporter, 850 Montauk Hwy., #867, Bayport, NY 11705 Publishers are not responsible for the safekeeping or return of editorial material. © 2014 New Wave Media. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the prior written permission of the publishers. Subscription: To subscribe please visit www.seadiscovery.com/subscribe MemberEditorial www.seadiscovery.com NEW YORK118 E. 25th St., New York, NY 10010 Tel: (212) 477-6700; Fax: (212) 254-6271 FLORIDA215 NW 3rd St., Boynton Beach, FL 33435Tel: (561) 732-4368; Fax: (561) 732-6984 PUBLISHER John C. [email protected] Publisher & EditorGregory R. Trauthwein [email protected] Editor Eric [email protected] Editors Capt. Edward Lundquist, USN (Ret.) Claudio PaschoaProduction ManagerIrina Tabakina [email protected] & Graphic DesignNicole Ventimiglia [email protected] & Event Coordinator Michelle Howard [email protected], Public Relations Mark [email protected], Information Technology Services Vladimir [email protected] Kathleen [email protected] Vice President, Sales and MarketingRob [email protected]: (561) 732-4368  Fax: (561) 732-6984 Advertising Sales Manager Lucia M. [email protected]: (212) 477-6700  Fax: (212) 254-6271 Mike [email protected]: (561) 733-2477  Fax: (561) 732-9670 JapanKatsuhiro Ishii  [email protected] dream.comTel: +81 3 5691 3335  Fax: + 81 3 5691 3336 Gregory R. Trauthwein Associate Publisher & Editor Email: [email protected] Next month the subsea community gathers in force in London for Oceanol- ogy International 2014, the world?s largest and arguably the most in uen-tial exhibition for this industry in the world. As this is MTR?s traditional ?UUV? edition, our collective editorial minds were already consumed exploring latest developments in the AUV, ROV, glider and ASV sectors, when along comes the ?OI 2014? preview from event director James Coleman . Professor Ralph Rayner, OI 2014s conference chair, not only neatly tied the ribbon on this edition, he also provided perfect fodder for this page as he is quoted: Perhaps the most signi cant technological change we?re seeing is the move from using conventional ships to unmanned vehicles. We?re seeing the emergence of many new unmanned vehicles and platforms made possible by novel new materials, novel power sources, and advances in computing. The growing use of UUVs is also driving developments in sensors. It?s driving the development of lower power sensors that will operate for longer durations with much higher degrees of reliability than has perhaps been required in the past. With the increasing use of autonomous vehicles comes the need for better underwa- ter communications, and better underwater positioning. As we move towards exploit- ing resources in ever more dif cult parts of the ocean, in deeper water and in harsher environments these technologies come into their own in making this possible. So there you have it, in the proverbial nutshell. The use of UUVs advances at a brisk pace, in tandem with and driving development across nearly every other sector. This, coupled with vibrant and fast growing offshore energy and maritime markets, particularly in the United States, bodes well for a strong 2014 and beyond. Download our AppiPhone & AndroidJanuary/February 2014 6 MTRMTR #1 (1-17).indd 6MTR #1 (1-17).indd 61/27/2014 10:54:47 AM1/27/2014 10:54:47 AM

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