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Ocean Observation: Gliders, Buoys & Sub-Surface Networks

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Editor’s Note

Observing All

All American Marine ast month 1,500 from the global ocean and subsea

NEW YORK communities gathered in Honolulu, Hawaii, for 118 E. 25th St., New York, NY 10010 just the third OceanObs conference held in 20

Tel: (212) 477-6700; Fax: (212) 254-6271 years. The meeting, held once every decade, at-

FLORIDA 215 NW 3rd St., Boynton Beach, FL 33435

Ltracts leaders from around the world to discuss

Tel: (561) 732-4368; Fax: (561) 732-6984 progress, planning, implementation and application of the broad topic of ocean observation. Initiated in 1999 in France

PUBLISHER with an attendance of 300, the 2019 edition boasted an attendance growth of 5x, including

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MTR contributor Justin Manley, for in-depth discussion on progress made and the path ahead. I won’t spoil Justin’s good work, rather I simply invite you to turn to page 34 for his observations, no pun intended, on this critical area of research and action.

Associate Publisher & Editor

Gregory R. Trauthwein

As anyone within earshot of any media source knows, the bid for the 2020 U.S. presiden- cy is well underway. Before the discussion goes any further, to be clear this is not a politi- cal column or pitch, as editorially we do not have a ‘horse in the race.’ However, with the

Contributing Writers

Justin Manley, U.S. 24/7 coverage and soundbites from the 10 leading candidates on the Democratic side of the

Elaine Maslin, Aberdeen

Tom Mulligan, Ireland ledger, I thought a focused view on these candidate’s position on Offshore Wind could be

Claudio Paschoa, Brazil instructive and interesting, if for no other reason, my own edi? cation. I posed the challenge

William Stoichevski, Oslo to Tom Ewing, a veteran government reporter who contributes regularly on the maritime side of our ledger, as Tom is quite adept at taking a deep dive into all matters government;

Production Manager

Irina Vasilets even more adept at wading through mountains of information to ? nd the theoretical needle in the haystack. His report starts on page 10.

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Finally, as the cover suggests, Research Vessel technology is front and center this month.

Nicole Ventimiglia

While much focus and attention, justi? ably, is centered on unmanned autonomous sys- tems, the research vessel remains a staple in the study of our world’s waterways. We start

Corporate Staff on page 40 with an insightful feature on NATO’s RV Alliance from navy correspondent

Manager, Marketing

Mark O’Malley

Edward Lundquist. We ? nish, starting on page 54, with one-page feature shorts on some innovative new vessels and technologies which are designed to help you do you jobs more

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