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MAY 2013

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The University of Georgia became the 15th academic institution to be designated a Sea Grant College. (Photo Credit: Flickr/Josh Hallett) • Dr. Robert Cohen - Compass Distinguished Achievement Award • Vetco Inc. - Compass Industrial Award • Dr. Kenji Okamura - Compass International Award The National Ocean Industries Association Safety in Seas Award was given to Zapata Offshore Corp. for its Rig Safety and Training Representative Program. 1981 American hostages were released on January 20 after being held for 444 days at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran. Sea Technology Editor Larry L. Booda reported for the May issue on the frst U.S. oceanographic instruments delegation trade mission to China, led by C. Amos Bussmann, to explore China's emerging ocean market. The U.S. Navy's new SH-60B Seahawk helicopter successfully completed the frst in a series of open sea trials. RAdm. Ross Williams, oceanographer of the U.S. Navy, was succeeded by RAdm. John B. "Brad" Mooney after Williams retired. • Dr. Athelstan F. Spilhaus - Compass Distinguished Achievement Award • Raytheon Co. Submarine Signal Division - Compass Industrial Award • Dr. Jacques Piccard - Compass International Award The U.S. Department of Commerce and NOAA took the frst step to implement national seabed mining legislation. (Photo Credit: NOAA) The National Ocean Industries Association Safety in Seas Award was given to The Offshore Co. for its Serving Offshore Safety Program. 1982 Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau embarked on a one-year study of the Amazon. (Photo Credit: NASA) Dr. Joseph MacInnis spoke with Sea Technology of the frustration of trying to explore and photograph the H.M.S. Breadalbane, which sank in 1853 in the Canadian Arctic. (Photo Credit: NOAA) • Jack W. Boller - Compass Distinguished Achievement Award • Harbor Branch Foundation - Compass Industrial Award • COMEX - Compass International Award The U.S. space shuttle Columbia landed on July 4 at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center to complete its fourth test fight. The National Ocean Industries Association Safety in Seas Award was given to Shell Oil Co. for outstanding achievement in operating safety in exploration and production activities. www.sea-technology.com May 2013 / st 55

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