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On the Cover

TechnipFMC’s Gemini ROV. Photo from TechnipFMC. 8 Thruster Tech Capturing performance date for unmanned vehicle design.

By Donald MacPherson 22 The Coral Warrior Professor Raquel S. Peixoto and her team @ KAUST focus on saving coral.

By Greg Trauthwein 26 Time for Renewal Expanded autonomy & new drivers help de? ne the next- 22 generation of work class ROVs.


By Elaine Maslin 32 Lighting the Path LIDAR helps to illuminate the future of oceans.

By Celia Konowe 36 $20B by 2050

All eyes on are on marine minerals mining offshore Norway.

By Elaine Maslin 50

U.S. Navy Insights 26

Navy extends service life for Global-class research ships, but says farewell to FLIP.

By Edward Lundquist 32 4 Editor’s Note 6 Authors 12 Markets: Work Class ROVs 14 Markets: ROV Services 18 Pro? le: Melanie Olsen, AIMS 42 USV Tech: Meet EMILY 46 Markets: Subsea Telecoms 52 Tech Feature: Beacons 54 Tech Files 60 Who’s News?

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