May 2007 Marine Technology Reporter · Volume 50 · Number 4 contents Opinion 22 What's Going On? Steve Bohlen, president of Joint Oceanographic Institutions, analyzes the challenges ahead for the subsea industry. Offshore 26 Wired & Ready BP and Tyco Telecommunications are breaking new ground with a plan to wire seven GOM Rigs with high-capacity telecommunications technology, the first instance of this long haul tech in the offshore O&G environment. -- by Greg Trauthwein Subsea Defense 32 UNDERWATER INTRUDER ALERT! Military, commerce and science team to devise next-generation systems to identify and thwart underwater threats. -- by Maggie L. Merrill Subsea Defense 36 If it ain't Boeing, I'm not Going! While this common aviation catch-phrase does not directly translate the the subsea environemnt, Boeing has made dramatic strides in the development of existing operational unmanned systems as mobile networked notes. Oh, Canada! 36 Innovative Tech in Harsh Environs Canada leads the way in the development of innovative marine and subsea technology to withstands the world's harshes aquatic environments. -- by Marcia Porter Pictured in the background is an offshore rig, much like the one which will be wired for communications by Tyco Telecommunications for BP in the Gulf of Mexico -- reportedly the first use of long haul subsea telecommunications technology in the offshore industry. See story on page 26. 2 MTR May 2007
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