on the Cover Pictured on this month's cover is a drilling derrick at dawn. The hunt for valuable minerals is expanding rapidly under the world's oceans. (Photo Credit: Neptune Minerals) the Authors Maggie Linskey Merrill is the founding editor and publisher of Marine Technology Reporter. She has 20 years experience communicating marine science, technology, environmental and engineering news and information. She has held positions at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, HA Perry Foundation and Sea Data Corporation. (Story on page 22) Ken Du Vall has served as President and COO of Lighthouse R & D Enterprises (www.lighthousehouston.com) since January 2005. He came from Cal Dive International to assist in the development of international operations. From 1991 - 2002, Du Vall was operations manager for Oceaneering International. His background at OI concentrated on international vessel and project management with an emphasis on international project development and business relations. From 1989 - 1991 he was a marine scientist/engineer at Texas A & M University in support of the Ocean Drilling Program, an international consortium of universities for ocean research. Prior to 1989, Du Vall worked for the National Marine Fisheries Service, NMFS, in Alaska and a participant in the Tropical Oceans Global Atmospheres (TOGA) project. Du Vall graduated from the University of Washington, with a degree in Oceanography. (Story on page 34) www.seadiscovery.com NEW YORK 118 E. 25th St., New York, NY 10010 Tel: (212) 477-6700; Fax: (212) 254-6271 FLORIDA 215 NW 3rd St., Boynton Beach, FL 33435 Tel: (561) 732-4368; Fax: (561) 732-6984 PUBLISHER John C. O'Malley · email@example.com Associate Publisher & Editor Gregory R. Trauthwein · firstname.lastname@example.org Editorial Director Maggie Merrill · email@example.com Production Manager John Guzman · firstname.lastname@example.org Asst. Production Manager Irina Tabakina · email@example.com Manager, Information Services Tina Veselov · firstname.lastname@example.org Manager, Accounting Services Esther Rothenberger · email@example.com Manager, Public Relations Mark O'Malley · firstname.lastname@example.org Manager, Information Technology Services Vladimir Bibik · email@example.com CIRCULATION Kathleen Hickey · firstname.lastname@example.org also in this Edition 4 6 14 17 21 42 45 54 57 58 64 Editorial Online @ www.seadiscovery.com Offshore News Science News Navy News Salvage & Commercial Diving Directory People & Companies Products Product & Professional Services Directory Jobs Advertiser's Index ADVERTISING Vice President, Sales and Marketing Rob Howard email@example.com Tel: (561) 732-4368 Fax: (561) 732-6984 Advertising Sales Manager Lucia M. Annunziata firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: (212) 477-6700 Fax: (212) 254-6271 International Sales Manager Tony Stein email@example.com 12, Braehead, Bo'ness, West Lothian EH51 OBZ, Scotland, U.K. Tel: +44 (0) 1506 822240 Fax: +44 (0) 1506 828085 www.seadiscovery.com Marine Technology Reporter 3
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