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Editorial.......................................................7 Soundings ...................................................9 Capital Report ...........................................45 International..............................................50 Ocean Business.........................................47 Navy Currents ...........................................54 Product Development ...............................52 Offshore Oil & Ocean Engineering............55 Environmental Monitoring.........................59 Marine Resources......................................61 Marine Electronics.....................................62 Ocean Research ........................................57 Soapbox ....................................................69 Books ........................................................64 Meetings ...................................................66 Contracts...................................................65 People .......................................................67 ST Looks Back ...........................................68 Professional Services Directory..................70 Advertiser Index ........................................74 COVER—Scientists at Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute found that a deepwater marine sponge collected off Fort Lauderdale's coast contains leiodermatolide, a natural product that has the ability to inhibit the growth of cancer cells, as well as block cancer cells from dividing, using extremely low concentrations of the compound. NEXT MONTH—International Submarine Races review ... Seabed mapping with Kongsberg's HISAS for decommissioning projects ... Ceramic bearings for design, fabrication and testing of autonomous systems for student marine robotics competi- tions ... Dexos manipulator control system enhances pilots' capabilities to perform intervention tasks ... High-accuracy 3D mapping of subsea structures ... Developing a seamless workflow for acquisition, processing, visualization and sharing of hydrographic-based data ... Conference preview: Offshore Energy 2017. Another Great Reason to Go Green! Meet the newest members of Teledyne Benthos' growing R-Series Acoustic Release family: For full details visit: www.teledynemarine.com/ releaseit Value-Priced Deck Unit and R500 Shallow Water Release. www.teledynemarine.com AUGUST 2017, Volume 58, No. 8 Visit our website at www.sea-technology.com for online versions of feature articles and news departments. The editorial staff can be contacted at oceanbiz@sea-technology.com. 10 LOW-COST DRILLING FOR DEEP-SEA MINERALS EXPLORATION Dr. Fredrik Søreide, Dr. Martin Ludvigsen (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) and Mike Williamson (Williamson & Associates Inc.) introduce a remotely operated coring system with a simple setup. 15 THE RIGHT MEASUREMENT TECH CAN BOOST CHILEAN BUSINESS Christian Haag (Mariscope Ingenieria SPA) makes a case for how Doppler technology's ability to measure waves and currents can increase efficiency of ports and aquaculture. 19 OCEANS'17 MTS/IEEE ANCHORAGE — Conference Preview 23 AQUACULTURE DESIGN FOR HEALTHIER FISH Dr. Jihoon Lee (Chonnam National University), Dr. Bokyu Hwang (Kunsan National University) and Dr. Mooyoul Choe (Ocean Sys-Tech Co. Ltd.) detail the development of a copper-alloy-net fish cage that improves the welfare of fish. 27 SEG HOUSTON 2017 — Conference Preview 29 CURRENT AND ICE MEASUREMENTS IN COOK INLET ASL Environmental Sciences and Alaska LNG discuss monitoring of an extreme environment for an LNG project in Alaska. 33 WAVE, TIDAL ENERGY DEVELOPMENTS IN CHINA Changlei Ma, Dengwen Xia and Jianjun Shi (State Oceanic Administration) outline how China is playing up renewable energy as a power source. 37 SEVERE WEATHER ALERTING TECHNOLOGY FOR BUSINESS OPERATIONS Max Borges and Filomena Martini (Earth Networks) explain how accurate forecasting can help protect assets. 41 THE IMPORTANCE OF AN EFFECTIVE OIL ANALYSIS PROGRAM Dr. Bernard C. Roell, Jr. (RSC Bio Solutions) discusses best practices for evaluating marine lubricants.

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