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Oceanographic Instrumentation: Measurement, Process & Analysis

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John C. O’Malley pressed to ? nd anyone who truly enjoys this cyclical ‘shaking of the trees,’ there could be a long-term silver lining for the subsea sector, particularly for companies and technologies moving forward faster on autonomy, as it is times like these that tend to produce some of

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Gregory R. Trauthwein the more profound innovations in terms of ef? ciency and cost-effective operations.

To that end, our “View from the Top” interview is with Dan Hook, managing director of ASV. ASV is a company that has grown steadily and strong from a two-person start-up

Web Editor to a sector leader in the business of delivering state-of-the-art autonomous surface ves-

Eric Haun sels. Read Hook’s insights on the pace and direction of the industry as a whole, starting on page 10. Autonomy is also covered more broadly by contributing writer John Haynes, who

Contributing Editors starting on page 46 contends that the age of unmanned surface vessels has evolved ‘from

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For those visiting Oceanology International 2016 in London and in need of a ? nal ‘tech

Production Manager ? x,’ we offer our preview starting on page 70 of new technology scheduled for unveiling

Irina Vasilets and display March 15-17 at the Excel in London.

Switching from technology to markets, the centerpiece of this edition is our conversa-

Production & Graphic Design tion with Zdenka Willis, Director, U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS). In

Nicole Ventimiglia mid-February 2016 NOAA of? cially released its report which aims to give shape and size to the U.S. Ocean Enterprise, a collective entity estimated to be in excess of $7 billion

Manager, Public Relations annually. Simultaneous with the report release MTR was afforded the opportunity to ques-

Mark O’Malley tion Willis for her take on this initial survey and her perspective of its impact on the U.S. market. Details on the report and her insights start on page 42.

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