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Tel: (561) 732-4368; Fax: (561) 732-6984 ith the volume of copy that passes my desk across ? ve print titles, nine


John C. O’Malley websites and a dozen eNewsletters, I must admit that sometimes I feel like [email protected] a hamster on the wheel … running at top speed but going nowhere. Then

Wa story gets dropped on my desk from the likes of Kevin Hardy, a long-

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Gregory R. Trauthwein time colleague who is familiar to many of you, that makes me literally stop, breath and [email protected] think. This month we pro? le in full Professor Cui Weicheng, Shanghai Ocean University,

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Director Hadal Science and Technology Research Center (HAST) and co-founder, Rain-

Eric Haun bow? sh Ocean Technology Company. Professor Cui Weichang, who you might remember [email protected] was pro? led in short in the July/August edition of MTR as “Number Four” in our Top 10

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Ocean In? uencers pro? les is a fascinating character in many regards. His story starts on

Gabby DelGatto [email protected] page 10 and extends to page 20, so I won’t blow the plot in this space, but his story is one

Contributing Writers on innovation, both in science, technology and global business, and is a worthy read.

Capt. Edward Lundquist, USN (Ret.)

As we prepare for yet another busy travel season, starting this month with Oceans in

Elaine Maslin, Aberdeen

Tom Mulligan, Ireland

Charleston and extending to Blue Tech Week in November in San Diego (see preview on

Claudio Paschoa, Brazil page 46), then back again to San Diego in February 2019 for Oceanology International

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Americas – with plenty of stops in between – this ‘Ocean Observation’ edition is a great

Irina Vasilets [email protected] one to re? ect on the rapidity of technology maturation in this sector. The collective strides in autonomy, connectivity technology – and perhaps equally important the acceptance and

Production & Graphic Design deployment of these technologies – is progressing at a staggering pace both below and

Nicole Ventimiglia [email protected] above the water. This is displayed in practical terms courtesy of Elaine Maslin’s feature this month, Hunting Hydrocarbons starting on page 38, which discusses how subsea glid-

Corporate Staff ers are taking to the oceans for a wider array of hunts with greater accuracy.

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