Sea Technology

JAN 2018

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Page 11 of 52 January 2018 | ST 11 Review&Forecast Sea Technology: Evolving, Expanding To Serve Industry Better in 2018 By Rick Martin Vice President Compass Publications Inc. F or nearly six decades, Sea Technology has served as the undisputed world leader in providing vital informa- tion for the marine business, science and engineering communities. We recognize that with that leadership comes the responsibility to keep pace, to change and evolve and to find ways to better serve the ever-changing needs of our readers and advertisers. So as the curtain rises on a new year, we are excited to share with you several developments at Sea Technology that will allow us to expand our mission and maintain our dedication to continued leadership. First, we call your attention to this month's cover, with its bold new look and a well-deserved spotlight on a ris- ing member of the new guard of ocean leaders setting direction for the 21st century. Our statement: The future is now. Then, inside this issue, you will find Sea Technology's exclusive Annual Review and Forecast, featuring con- tributions from leading experts in science, government and industry outlining a wide range of challenges and opportunities for the year ahead. Included is a preview of emerging technologies that may be instrumental in shaping the course of industry in the months and years to come. Not available elsewhere, ST's Review and Forecast is carefully compiled by our editors to bring you the infor- mation and insight you need to prepare and stay ahead of the curve in 2018. Watch Sea Technology in 2018 for even more time- ly, topical coverage of the people and products making a difference in our industry. This, of course, will be in addition to our ongoing mission of providing the best in technical information in every issue covering the design, engineering and application of equipment and services in the global ocean community. While we continue to refine and improve our print publications, we are also significantly expanding our digital presence. Growing steadily since its launch last winter, we call your attention to the Sea Technology daily blog. The blog is a spin-off of our print product, but has its own direction, overlapping with what the print magazine typically covers, while taking a look at more cutting-edge technology, a few general interest items here and there, and even an occasional dip into pop culture. (See our in- terview with the director of the critically acclaimed doc-

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