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MTR 100: The 11th Annual Listing of 100 Leading Subsea Companies

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Ifavorite because of the amount of work it takes. Unequivocally I can say that the th

PUBLISHER 11 installment of the MTR100 is my favorite. Why? Because Eric Haun, web editor of

John C. O’Malley is steadily increasing his work load in the industry and in our pages, and this year Eric took the point and the machete in hacking through the jungle of MTR100 applicants.

Associate Publisher & Editor

Gregory R. Trauthwein

Again, 2016 was a record year of applicants for the MTR100. While I try to maintain good editorial judgment always, I would be lying if I didn’t admit an af? nity for the young ‘up and comers,’ those innovative spirits that are new and unknown. Will they still serve

Web Editor this market a decade from now? Will they be scooped up by some corporate conglomer-

Eric Haun ate? Will they be working down the block from me on Wall Street? I have no clue. But I do

Contributing Writers know that companies like Blue Robotics (page 10); and individual and companies partici-

Kira Coley, United Kingdom pating in the “X-Prize” contests (page 38); and the next generation of industry leaders cur-

Capt. Edward Lundquist, USN (Ret.)

Claudio Paschoa, Brazil rently growing in some of the world’s ? nest institutions and institutes (page 46) add daily

William Stoichevski, Norway to the excitement and innovation that we present in our pages.

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Perhaps the toughest job I had this edition was ? nal selection of the cover, and again, that

Irina Vasilets was easy. First and foremost thanks to The Alfred Wegener Institute (page 48) and photog- rapher Stefan Hendricks for the stunning image. When I write about working in the ocean,

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I often refer to the ocean environment as “the harshest environment to work in on the

Nicole Ventimiglia planet.” The cover of this edition takes “harshest” to the next level – and without a doubt this picture is worth more than a thousand words – as the Bremerhaven, Germany based

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AWI is renowned for its active presence in both polar regions. To me, the image that graces

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Mark O’Malley our front page is the best testament and ‘hat’s off’ I could give to the people and technolo- gies working in this industry every day.


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