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Read this page in Pdf, Flash or Html5 edition of March 2012 Marine Technology Magazine NEW YORK118 E. 25th St., New York, NY 10010 Tel: (212) 477-6700; Fax: (212) 254-6271 FLORIDA215 NW 3rd St., Boynton Beach, FL 33435Tel: (561) 732-4368; Fax: (561) 732-6984 PUBLISHERJohn C. O'Malleyjomalley@ marinelink.comAssociate Publisher & EditorGregory R. Trauthwein trauthwein@ marinelink.comContributing EditorsCapt. Edward Lundquist, USN (Ret.)  Clare McIntyre Rhonda Moniz  Claudio Paschoa  Andrew SaferProduction ManagerIrina Tabakina tabakina@ marinelink.comProduction InternNicole Ventimiglia nicole@ marinelink.comSales Administration & Office Manager Rhoda Morganmorgan@ marinelink.comSales & Event Coordinator Michelle Howard mhoward@ marinelink.comManager, Accounting Services Rhoda Morgan morgan@ marinelink.comManager, Public Relations Mark O?Malleymomalley@ marinelink.comManager, Marketing Jocelyn Redfernjredfern@ marinelink.comManager, Information Technology Services Vladimir Bibikbibik@ marinelink.comCIRCULATION Kathleen Hickeymtrcirc@ marinelink.comADVERTISING Vice President, Sales and MarketingRob Howardhoward@ marinelink.comTel: (561) 732-4368  Fax: (561) 732-6984 Advertising Sales ManagerLucia M. Annunziataannunziata@ marinelink.comTel: (212) 477-6700  Fax: (212) 254-6271 Mike Kozlowskikozlowski@ marinelink.comTel: (561) 733-2477  Fax: (561) 732-9670 JapanKatsuhiro Ishii  amskatsu@ dream.comTel: +81 3 5691 3335  Fax: + 81 3 5691 3336 In September 2011 Marine Technology Reporter was invited by three levels of Canadian government to ?tag along? on a European trade mission which was visiting primarily the areas in and around Halifax, NS and St. Johns, NL. The purpose of MTR?s participation was to extend our knowledge and con- tacts for information in this region, which is rich with maritime and subsea history. The week was an enlightening one indeed, and through a collaborative effort of myself and St. Johns-based correspondent Andrew Safer, we present to you in this edition a full 32-page section dedicated to exploring the myriad of fibersthat strongly connect the commercial, scientific, education and government communities to produce what is arguably one of the more prolific and focused subsea technology clusters in the world.For those of you who have not had the opportunity to explore the region yourself, per- haps use this as a launching point to discover how the region and it private companies and public institutions may be of use to your own endeavors. St. Johns is a tightly knit commu- nity that I?ve had the pleasure to visit on several occasions; the common bond being the evolution of technology, system and process to support a community that makes its liveli- hood from the sea, one of the most unique and harsh ocean locales on the planet. The Halifax region was energized late last year with a $25B, 30-year Canadian Navy con- tract awarded to its Irving Shipbuilding, a contract which will have long, deep ramifica- tions for generations to come. The visit to Halifax was a particular pleasure, and while the list of incredible contacts was too long to mention here, there are two that truly stand out. Dr. Kenneth Lee is an acknowledged global expert on the use of chemical dispersants in the treatment of oil spills, and our story ?The Spill Stopper? starting on page 58 explores his team?s endeavors to help Mother Nature heal itself in the event of disaster. It would seem foolhardy to have a conversation about Nova Scotia without discussing the unique Bay of Fundy, and the Fundy Ocean Research Energy Center for Energy ? FORCE ? serves as a hub to bring government, scientific and commercial forces to bear in the quest to prove ocean renewable energy concepts and systems on what could be calledthe world?s toughest proving ground. Our inter- view with Doug Keefe, Executive Director, FORCE, starts on page 47. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the prior written permission of the pub- lishers.Marine Technology Reporter ISSN1559-7415is published monthlyexcept for February, August, and December by New Wave Media, 118 E. 25th St., New York, NY 10010- 2915. Periodicals Postage at NewYork, NY and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to MARINE TECHNOLOGYREPORTER, 118 E. 25th St., NewYork, NY 10010-2915. Postmaster send notification (Form3579) regarding undeliverable magazines to MarineTechnology Reporter, 118 East 25th Street, New York, NY 10010. Publishers are not responsible for the safekeeping or return of editorial material. ©2011 New Wave Media.118 East 25th Street, New York, NY 10010 tel: (212) 477-6700; fax: (212) 254-6271Vol. 55 No. 2 ISSN 1559-7415USPS# MemberGregory R. Trauthwein  trauthwein@  tel: 212-477-6700 Subscription: To subscribe please visit editorial6MTRMarch 2012 (Image courtesy Bluefin)MTR#2 (1-17):MTR Layouts 2/23/2012 1:37 PM Page 6

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