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60 st / July 2017 www.sea-technology.com July Issue 25 Years Ago 1992. Robert J. Shephard, acting dep- uty director of the NOAA Sea Grant Program since 1989, retired. He joined Sea Grant in 1975 following 20 years in industry. ... A low-cost way to clean up a Valdez-site oil slick in three days was described by a National Science Foundation-funded chemist at the American Chemical Society's 203rd national meeting in San Francisco. ... Guildline Calibrations Services of Or- lando, Florida, celebrated its 35th year in measurement science. The commer- cial electrical standards laboratory was providing the lowest uncertainties out- side of a National Standards Laboratory for many years, a spokesman said. 15 Years Ago 2002. Xenex began offering Furuno radar transceivers along with its Navi- gence marine navigation and surveil- lance systems and IntegRadar software development packages. ... A report from the National Academies' National Research Council found nearly 85 per- cent of the 29 million gallons of petro- leum that enter North American ocean waters each year as a result of human activities comes from land-based run- off, polluted rivers, airplanes and small boats and jet skis, while less than 8 percent comes from tanker or pipeline spills. ... LinkQuest Inc. deployed its UWM4000 high-speed acoustic mo- dems on a DP vessel in the North Sea; supposedly the first time in history that a high-speed modem achieved long- term communication on a dynamically positioned drill vessel. 10 Years Ago 2007. The U.S. Minerals Management Service activated a website with ex- tensive hurricane information and re- sources. ... Scientists found hundreds of new marine creatures in the deep sea around Antarctica, providing new insights into the evolution of ocean life. ... Canada's Victoria Experimental Net- work Under the Sea (VENUS) under- went a complex installation process to be ready for deployment in September. The network of instruments and cam- eras is connected to the Internet, pro- viding constant seafloor data. ST st looks back ARGENTINA • AUSTRALIA • AUSTRIA • AZERBAIJAN • BANGLADESH • BELGIUM • BELIZE BERMUDA • BOTSWANA • BRAZIL • BRITISH WEST INDIES • BRUNEI • BULGARIA • CANADA CANARY ISLANDS • CENTRAL AFRICAN REP. • CHANNEL ISLANDS • CHILE • CHINA • COLOMBIA COOK ISLANDS • COSTA RICA • CROATIA • CUBA • CYPRUS • CZECH REPUBLIC • DENMARK DOMINICAN REPUBLIC • ECUADOR • EGYPT • ENGLAND • ESTONIA • FAEROE ISLANDS • FIJI FINLAND • FRANCE • GERMANY • GHANA • GREECE • HONDURAS • HONG KONG • ICELAND INDIA • INDONESIA • IRAN • IRELAND • ISRAEL • ITALY • JAMAICA • JAPAN • JORDAN KAZAKHSTAN • KENYA • KOREA • KUWAIT • LAOS • LATVIA • LITHUANIA • MACEDONIA MALAYSIA • MALDIVES • MALTA • MAURITIUS • MEXICO • MONACO • MOROCCO NORTHERN IRELAND • NAMIBIA • NETHERLANDS • NEW CALEDONIA • NEW ZEALAND NICARAGUA • NIGER • NIGERIA • NORWAY • OMAN • PAKISTAN • PERU • PHILIPPINES • POLAND PORTUGAL • QATAR • REPUBLIC OF CHINA • REPUBLIC OF KOREA • REPUBLIC OF PANAMA ROMANIA • RUSSIA • SAUDI ARABIA • SCOTLAND • SERBIA • SINGAPORE • SLOVENIA SOLOMON ISLANDS • SOUTH AFRICA • SPAIN • SRI LANKA • SWEDEN • SWITZERLAND • TAIWAN THAILAND • TONGA • TRINIDAD & TOBAGO • TUNISIA • TURKEY • TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS UKRAINE • UNITED ARAB EMIRATES • UNITED STATES • URUGUAY VENEZUELA • VIETNAM • WALES • WEST INDIES Compass Publications, Inc. • 1600 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1010, Arlington, VA 22209-2510 seatechads@sea-technology.com • T 703.524.3136 • F 703.841.0852 www.sea-technology.com Are you doing business in these countries? For more than 53 years, Sea Technology has delivered advertising messages to readers globally. Are you doing business in these countries? For more than 53 years, Sea Technology has delivered advertising messages to readers globally. SEA TECHNOLOGY SERVICES THE WORLD SEA TECHNOLOGY SERVICES THE WORLD

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