February 2021 | Edition 2


Volume 64 Number 2

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Gregory R. Trauthwein

Associate Publisher & Editor

Welcome to the new eMagazine format of Marine Technology Reporter, this the first of three eMagazine only editions coming to you in 2021, each one dedicated to a single subject, in this case Oceanography.

This global pandemic unfortunately continues to dominate the day-to-day of our personal and business lives, but as always there is a silver lining. My strong personal preference will be to get back on the road and the water, to visit with our clients, colleagues and friends in conferences and exhibitions, in your offices and on site at your projects to discuss the people, the technologies and the techniques that are driving this subsea business forward fast. But having been in this business for nearly 30 years, I know that when ‘plan A’ fails, there is always a ‘plan B’ ... or in the case of the last 12 months a ‘plan C, D, F & G’!

While I sorely miss the in-person connections, our team has fast-tracked the ability to connect with you globally via video interviews on the platform of your choice. In the last 12 months I’ve been on sailboats and balconies, inside basements and bedrooms, kitchens, living rooms and all points in between. I’ve had interviews interrupted by crying babies, barking dogs and nosy neighbors. But none of that matters, because we continue to connect, communicate and learn. Case in point are three of the features in this edition, each with video interview components that highlight and round-out the features you can read.

Please feel free to drop me a note with your opinion on the new format, and as always let me know about the projects you’re working on today for a feature in our pages, print and electronic, tomorrow.


February 2021