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January 2018 Issue

ANNUAL REVIEW & FORECAST

FEATURING;
GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
CONGRESS
NGO LEADERS


COVER
Greg Murphy is the executive director of The Maritime Alliance (TMA), the nonprofit industry association and organizer of the largest BlueTech Cluster in the United States, with more than 85 member organizations. Based in San Diego, California, it helped launch the global BlueTech Cluster Alliance with nine clusters from seven countries, and it actively promotes BlueTech and Blue Jobs regionally and internationally. See editorial on p. 7. (Cover photo by Ron Estevez, courtesy of The Maritime Alliance)

 


FEATURE ARTICLES


SEA TECHNOLOGY: EVOLVING, EXPANDING TO SERVE INDUSTRY BETTER IN 2018
By Rick Martin, Vice President, Compass Publications Inc.

INVESTING IN FUNDAMENTAL WAVE ENERGY R&D: 2017 SUCCESS STORIES
By Alejandro Moreno, Director, Water Power Technologies Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

THE OCEAN OBSERVATION AND EXPLORATION IMPERATIVE
By Craig McLean, Assistant Administrator for Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Acting Chief Scientist, NOAA

STAYING COMMITTED TO BASIC SCIENCE: DISCOVERY IN A TIME OF CHANGE AND UNCERTAINTY
By Jessica F. McGrath, Policy Advisor and Dr. Richard W. Murray, Director, Division of Ocean Sciences, U.S. National Science Foundation

A VISION FOR A SAFE AND SECURE ARCTIC
By Admiral Paul F. Zukunft, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard

MAKING BIPARTISAN PROGRESS FOR THE OCEANS, ONE STEP AT A TIME
By Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Co-Chair, U.S. Senate Oceans Caucus

PARTNERSHIPS WILL ENCOURAGE NOVEL TECH DEVELOPMENT, INNOVATION
By Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas), Ranking Member, U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology

A CHANGING TIDE IN CONGRESS
By Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-Calif.), Member, Bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, U.S. Congressional Oceans Caucus, U.S. House Armed Services Committee

A NEW ERA OF COASTAL SERVICES
By Sandro Carniel, Senior Scientist, Davide Bonaldo, Research Scientist, Institute of Marine Science - National Research Council, ISMAR-CNR, Italy and Agustín Sánchez-Arcilla, Director, Laboratori d’Enginyeria Maritima, Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya, Spain

WORKING TOGETHER FOR IMPROVED CLIMATE AND OCEAN RESEARCH
By Dr. Jose Santos, Executive Director, International CLIVAR Project Office

EMPOWERING NATO’S TECHNOLOGICAL EDGE IN THE NAVAL DOMAIN
By Dr. Thomas H. Killion, NATO Chief Scientist and Nico Pos, Strategic Science and Technology Plans, NATO Science and Technology Organization

EMERGING BLUE TECH IMPROVES EFFICIENCIES, UNLOCKS OPPORTUNITY
By Richard Lawson, CEO, IOSTIA and Colleen Hahn, President and CEO, Gryphon Media Strategies, Chairman, IOSTIA Committee on Emerging Technology

EXPLORATION AND DISCOVERY OF CUBA’S DEEP MESOPHOTIC CORAL REEFS
By John Reed, Dr. Shirley Pomponi and Dr. Dennis Hanisak, Research Professors, Principal Investigators, Cooperative Institute for Ocean Exploration, Research and Technology, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Florida Atlantic University

OCEAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY = SECURITY FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW
By Jon White, President and CEO, The Consortium for Ocean Leadership

THE OFFSHORE ENERGY INDUSTRY MAY HAVE FOUND ITS TRUMP CARD
By Randall Luthi, President, The National Ocean Industries Association

SAFEGUARDING OUR NATIONAL ECONOMIC SECURITY: INVESTING IN THE INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE REQUIRED FOR A THRIVING MARINE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
By Lillian Borrone, Former Chair, Eno Center of Transportation, Member, Joint Ocean Commission Initiative Leadership, Council

OCEAN ACIDIFICATION, WARMING WATERS ENDANGER GLOBAL FISHERIES
By Brian La Shier, Policy Associate, Environmental and Energy Study Institute

FISHERIES & AQUACULTURE: LANDINGS SLIP WHILE FARMED PRODUCTION SHOWS MODEST INCREASE
By Rick Martin, Publisher, Commercial Fisheries News and Fish Farming News

FIRING LINE REPORT
By Aileen Torres-Bennett, Managing Editor, Sea Technology magazine

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