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Oceanographic Instrumentation: Measurement, Process & Analysis

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Editor’s Note ach edition of MTR affords us the opportunity to examine more closely not just the new and emerging technology being developed globally, but also the real

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Contributing writer Elaine Maslin, as is her custom, goes

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Tel: (561) 732-4368; Fax: (561) 732-6984 and removing offshore energy structures that have been in place for decades is fraught with a number of logistical, technical, ? nancial and environmental

PUBLISHER issues all balled into one. Her ? rst feature, “Cold Comfort for Future Decommissioning”

John C. O’Malley starts on page 20 and focuses on the environmental bit, speci? cally examining the chal- lenges of removing a structure that has become ‘home’ to so much marine life, a particu- larly slippery slope when the marine life if endangered and protected. Her second report

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Gregory R. Trauthwein starting on page 26 looks at the business of decommissioning, and in a word, business will be booming for the coming generation. Looking at the UK North Sea alone it is estimated that in the coming decade, more than $20 billion is forecast to be spend on decommission-

Contributing Writers

Justin Manley, U.S. ing offshore oil and gas facilities. For anyone still searching for ‘good news’ and revenue

Elaine Maslin, Aberdeen offshore, look into decommissioning.

Tom Mulligan, Ireland

Claudio Paschoa, Brazil

But this edition is not only about breaking things down, it’s about building them up, and

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Oceaneering – under the guise of Martin McDonald, SVP, ROVs – has built the larg- est ROV presence in the world with a ? eet of 275 work class ROVs, 60 observation class

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ROVs and 2,400 full time personnel. The numbers are impressive, as is our full ‘one on one’ with McDonald, a nine-page feature starting on page 43.

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Finally, many of you will be packing up and heading over to Southampton for Ocean

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Business 2019 in early April. If you’ve not attended the event, it is highly recommended that you consider adding it to your travel plan, as it is a high-level gathering of executives,

Corporate Staff technology, conference and in-water demos. We pro? le some of the new technology you

Manager, Marketing can see in Southampton starting on page 70, and if you plan to attend, we invite you to stop

Mark O’Malley by the MTR stand A25 for a chat about a technology or a project that you represent.


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