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Schmidt Ocean Institute

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Tel: (561) 732-4368; Fax: (561) 732-6984 s we enter the dog days of summer, I am pleased to offer to you the 2019


MTR100, the 14 annual reporting on 100 leaders, innovators and technologies

John C. O’Malley serving the subsea industry. Generally, you would expect the more times that

Ayou do something it becomes easier, but that certainly is not the case in regards

Associate Publisher & Editor to the MTR100. This year we saw a record number of applications from around the globe,

Gregory R. Trauthwein and paring the ? nal list to 100 was no small task. Again, this year we offer a feature focus on ? ve prominent leaders, led in 2019 by our cover subject and chosen “Number One”

Contributing Writers

Wendy Schmidt and the Schmidt Ocean Institute

Justin Manley, U.S.

Elaine Maslin, Aberdeen

As many of you already know, Mrs. Schmidt is part of an interesting movement of phil-

Tom Mulligan, Ireland anthropic oceanic investment. Philanthropy in this space is certainly now new, but Wendy

Claudio Paschoa, Brazil

William Stoichevski, Oslo and her husband Eric Schmidt have kicked this to a new plateau, led by Schmidt Ocean

Institute’s mobile research platform Falkor, the only international philanthropically-funded

Production Manager seagoing facility dedicated to year-round open ocean research, exploration, technology

Irina Vasilets development and public outreach. By the end of 2019, Schmidt Ocean Institute’s research vessel Falkor will have completed 64 expeditions and sailed a distance more than nine

Production & Graphic Design times around the world. Read more about the Schmidt commitment to all matters ocean,

Nicole Ventimiglia starting on page 6.

As always, I welcome your comments and constructive criticism on this year’s MTR100.

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More importantly, I welcome your insights and requests for editorial coverage on new

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Mark O’Malley subsea business and technologies, now and throughout the year.


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