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Tom Mulligan - UK

A common refrain at maritime conferences and media globally is the need to at Blue Tech Week in San Diego, a

Lisa Overing - Florida

Claudio Paschoa - Brazil monitor and in some respects mimic the ‘airline model,’ which is admirable with high-quality ‘Blue Economy’ event

Peter Pospiech - Germany

William Stoichevski - Scandinavia its commonality of systems and well-orchestrated logistics chain. put on by The Maritime Alliance. She

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Nicole Ventimiglia [email protected] mans, the question begs: what can we learn from the recent Boeing 737 MAX airline this edition to discuss Aker Solution’s

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The notion of autonomy in the maritime sector is endlessly fascinating, sure to pro- speci? cally her view on the promising vide fertile editorial fodder for years to come. While there is general agreement that future of ? oating offshore wind units.

Subscription the technology aspect of autonomy has arrived, there are still many critical hurdles Our interview with Onsum starts on

Kathleen Hickey [email protected] ahead, including: regulatory agreement among international players; proper insur- page 25.

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On the technical side, I was fortunate to meet Astrid Skarheim Onsum last year [email protected]

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