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Underwater Intervention 2013

Underwater Intervention 2013, taking place at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, from January 15 to 17, encompasses the commercial diving and ROV industries. Jointly owned and sponsored by the Association of Diving Contractors International and the ROV Committee of the Marine Technology Society since the early 1990s, this year's conference has expanded to cover markets including manned submersibles, instruments and sensors, sonar and acoustics, ocean engineering, marine salvage and shipwrecks, and AUV and UUV technology.

Underwater Intervention 2013 will be attended by oil and gas industry professionals, senior decision makers from underwater operators, underwater operations services and equipment suppliers, ocean engineering and construction companies, commercial diving and ROV contractors, underwater operations consultants, and engineers, project managers and purchasing agents.

Underwater Intervention 2012, also held in New Orleans, covered more than 25,500 square feet of exhibit space and hosted 2,400 attendees from 35 countries. Last year's technical program offered 110 presentations.

Technical Program
Underwater Intervention 2013 will add two subjects to its technical program: deepwater projects and decommissioning, and AUVs.

The conference program topics will discuss commercial diving, manned submersibles, instruments and sensors, marine education, decommissioning, ocean exploration and research technology, deepwater field development, marine archaeology, AUVs, and work-class, small and micro-ROVs.

Examples from this year's program include developments for saturation diving, underwater aluminum welding, extending the small AUV mission envelope, advances in subsea imagery, blowout preventer intervention, and underwater oil detection and recovery.

Conference Speakers
The annual awards dinner will be held on the first night of the conference with Randall Abadie, civil engineering and diving supervisor for Shell Exploration and Production Co. (Houston, Texas) in New Orleans, as the keynote speaker.

Earlier in the day, oceanographer and marine policy specialist Don Walsh will keynote a general session at the International Lounge.

Exhibition Floor
At press time, the conference had sold 22,000 square feet of exhibit space.

Underwater Intervention is offering two new opportunities on the exhibition floor, both of which are available for a fee. The first is a standard dive tank for demonstrations, courtesy of EPIC Divers and Marine (Belle Chasse, Louisiana). The second is a market showcase where companies can invite attendees to a sales presentation in a partitioned area with a worktable, theater-style seating for 25 people, a projector and a screen.

Conference registration is available at www.underwaterintervention.com. Early registration discounts and society member discounts apply until January 9, after which at-the-door prices will apply.

Editor's Note
Copies of this issue will be available at Underwater Intervention at the Sea Technology stand. For editorial or advertising questions, see Amos Bussmann.

Exhibitors List
The following list of exhibitors was updated as of press time:
  • AC Plus Marine Inc.
  • ABTEL Universal Technology Inc.
  • Airdyne Lafayette Inc.
  • Airgas Inc.
  • AK Industries
  • Alpha Rentals LLC
  • American Diving Supply
  • American Inshore Divers Corp.
  • AMRON International Inc.
  • Ansell Protective Solutions AB
  • Aqua Lung America
  • Aqua-Tech Services LLC
  • Aqua-Air Industries Inc.
  • Aqueos Corp.
  • Arc Controls Inc.
  • AXSUB/Innovation Maritime
  • Bauer Compressors Inc.
  • Bay-Tech Equipment Rentals Inc.
  • BIRNS Inc.
  • BF Systémes SAS
  • Broco Inc.
  • Cal Dive International Inc.
  • CaviDyne LLC
  • Chet Morrison Contractors
  • Clinton Instrument Co.
  • Cochrane Technologies Inc.
  • Commercial Diving Supply
  • CompAir ' Gardner Denver
  • Corrosion Control International
  • Cortland Company Inc.
  • CS Unitec Inc.
  • Cygnus Instruments Inc.
  • DeepSea Power & Light Inc.
  • Deepwater Corrosion Services
  • Delta Wave Communications Inc.
  • Denso North America
  • Dive Lab Inc.
  • Divers Supply Inc.
  • Divex Ltd.
  • Diving Unlimited International
  • D.O.E. Inc.
  • Dynacon Inc.
  • EdgeTech
  • EPIC Divers and Marine
  • Falmat Inc.
  • Fisk Marine Insurance International LLC
  • Five Star Marine Inc.
  • Flange Skillets International Inc.
  • Forum Energy Technologies
  • Fox Industries Inc.
  • Fugro Chance Inc.
  • Geospace Offshore
  • Germanischer Lloyd USA Inc.
  • Global Diving & Salvage Inc.
  • Global Dynamix Inc.
  • Gulf Engine & Equipment Inc.
  • Hawboldt Industries Ltd.
  • Historical Diving Society
  • Hy-Lok USA
  • IHC Hytech
  • Imagenex Technology Corp.
  • Innerspace Corp.
  • International Special Risks Inc.
  • Interspiro
  • Inuktun Services Ltd.
  • IST Diving System Corp.
  • IUC Group Inc.
  • JW Fishers Mfg. Inc.
  • Jack Vilas & Associates Inc.
  • John W. Fisk Co.
  • Kongsberg Underwater Technology Inc.
  • L-3 Klein Associates Inc.
  • LinkQuest Inc.
  • Lubrication Technology Inc.
  • LYYN Inc.
  • MacArtney Inc.
  • Marine Magnetics Corp.
  • Marine Sonic Technology Ltd.
  • Marine Technology Reporter
  • Marine Technology Society
  • MATE Center
  • Moog Inc./Focal Technologies Corp.
  • Morgan City Rentals
  • Nuvair
  • Ocean News &s Technology
  • Ocean Technology Systems
  • Oceaneering International Inc.
  • OceanServer Technology Inc.
  • Oceanwide Outland Technology Inc.
  • PAC Stainless Ltd.
  • Patriot3 Inc., Maritime Division
  • Pegasus Thruster Inc.
  • Polymer Corp.
  • Pommec BV
  • Praxair Inc.
  • Proserv Americas
  • Redfish Rental Inc.
  • Remote Ocean Systems
  • ROVSCO Inc.
  • Saab Seaeye Ltd.
  • SBG Systems
  • Seabed Services LLC (SBS)
  • SEA CON Brantner & Associates Inc.
  • Sea Technology magazine
  • SeaBotix Inc.
  • Seamar Divers International LLC
  • Seamor Marine Ltd.
  • SeaTrepid Louisiana LLC
  • Seatronics Ltd.
  • SeeByte Ltd.
  • Shark Marine Technologies Inc.
  • Sound Metrics Corp.
  • South Bay Cable Corp.
  • SouthWest Electronic Energy Corp.
  • Southwest Research Institute
  • Steffen Inc.
  • Stranco-Linus
  • Subsalve USA
  • Subsea Technologies Inc.
  • Teledyne Benthos Inc.
  • Tetis Group
  • The Pipeline Development Co. (PLIDCO)
  • Trelleborg Offshore
  • Triton Diving Services LLC
  • ULO Systems LLC (USA)/Aqua-Form
  • Umbilicals International
  • Unique Group LLC
  • VideoRay LLC
  • Wachs Subsea
  • Webtool (Allspeeds Ltd.)

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