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SEATECHNOLOGY ® The Worldwide Information Leader for Marine Business, Science & Engineering MAY 2013, Volume 54, No. 5 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 US GOVERNMENT FISCAL YEAR 2014 BUDGET Sea Technology's annual review of the president's budget takes a look at funding for various ocean-related agencies. 17 MARINE SPATIAL DATA IN THE CLOUD Timothy Kearns (OneOcean Corp.) explains how the ClipCard aids management of massive volumes of data. 23 TRACKING RECOVERY FROM DEEPWATER HORIZON Dr. Ian MacDonald (Florida State University) recounts how the MILET (modular instrument lander and equipment toolsled) was used for environmental monitoring in the Gulf of Mexico. 31 COMPARING ENCAPSULATION METHODS OF PIEZOELECTRIC TRANSDUCERS Adam Lipper and Joe Borden (Teledyne Benthos) demonstrate the advantages of oil-flled boot transducers in deepwater performance. 37 OCEAN OBSERVATION WITH COORDINATED ROBOTIC PLATFORMS Nuno A. Cruz, Bruno M. Ferreira and Aníbal C. Matos (INESC TEC) discuss coordination algorithms that maintain vehicle formation in the water. 41 AUVs SURVEY THE CANADIAN ARCTIC Dr. James McFarlane and Raymond F. Murphy (ISE Ltd.) lay out the evolution of ISE's AUVs for conducting under-ice missions in the Arctic. 45 UNDERSEA DEFENCE TECHNOLOGY — Conference Preview 49 COMMERCIAL MARINE EXPO — Conference Preview 51 ENERGYOCEAN INTERNATIONAL 2013 — Conference Preview 53 ST50 TIME LINE: 1979 - 1982 As Sea Technology magazine celebrates its 50th year, we look back on major events in the oceanographic industry and the world. 57 that Deliver Acoustic Communication, Positioning & Networking FIND YOUR ASSETS • Ultra Short Base Line (USBL) Positioning • Long Base Line (LBL) Positioning GET YOUR DATA • Modems OCEANS'13 MTS/IEEE BERGEN — Conference Preview For more information on these news items, visit our website at www.sea-technology.com. Editorial.......................................................7 Soundings ...................................................9 Capital Report ...........................................59 International ..............................................61 Navy Currents ...........................................64 Ocean Business .........................................65 Product Development ...............................68 Offshore Oil & Ocean Engineering ............70 Ocean Research ........................................72 Marine Electronics.....................................74 SYSTEMS Marine Resources ......................................75 Marine Renewables ...................................77 Environmental Monitoring .........................78 Contracts ...................................................79 Meetings ...................................................80 People .......................................................81 ST Looks Back ...........................................82 Professional Services Directory..................83 Soapbox ....................................................85 Advertiser Index ........................................86 — Reliable telemetry to 6km range — Advanced Data Logger Capabilities — Integrated or Remote Transducer Options — Enhanced Options Available RELY ON COVER— An illustration of the growing volume of ocean data. (Credit: OneOcean Corp.) NEXT MONTH— Word War II D-Day harbor sonar images ... Underway CTD deployment ... Latest HyBIS application to deploy ocean bottom seismometers to collect data from sites of methane gas and seafoor gas vents in Arctic Ocean ... Generating real-time uncertainty, signal-to-noise ratio and quality metadata per sounding ... The technology behind the frst video recordings of live giant squid offshore Ogasawara Islands. ©Copyright 2013 by Compass Publications, Inc. Sea Technology (ISSN 0093-3651) is published monthly by Compass Publications, Inc., Suite 1010, 1600 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22209; (703) 524-3136; FAX (703) 841-0852. All rights reserved. Neither this publication nor any part of it may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior permission of Compass Publications Inc. 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