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Editorial ith this edition, we bring to a close what is undoubtedly one of the longest and more Credit: Autonaut bizarre years in the 54 that I have ridden this third rock from the sun. I ? nd it hard

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Despite the volume and duration of noise generated this year, innovation in the subsea

Associate Publisher & Editor space continues at pace across multiple sectors as you – our readers in print and at marine-

Gregory R. Trauthwein – sit at the epicenter of some of the world’s most pressing problems.

I had the opportunity to visit with Steve Hall, CEO of the Society for Underwater Tech-

Contributing Writers nology (SUT) on a Zoom call for a recent video interview. As many of you know, Steve’s

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Elaine Maslin, Aberdeen tenure at SUT is coming to an end shortly as he moves on to the top spot at Pembrokeshire

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Coastal Forum at the end of 2020. The end product video interview (found here: bit.

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William Stoichevski, Oslo ly/3kZSnbm) is the antithesis of what you might expect from a media video clip today, as it is anything but short & sweet, running nearly an hour long. I cut this interview down

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Irina Vasilets own foibles! When you have some time though, I highly recommend that you log on and listen, as Steve provides incredible depth and insight to the pace and trajectory of subsea

Production & Graphic Design markets and technologies. We captured the essence of the interview in our Q&A with Steve

Nicole Ventimiglia starting on page 25.

As we head to 2021 and beyond, the MTR team will be there with you to discuss and

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