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Underwater Intervention 2014

Underwater Intervention 2014 will be held February 11 to 13 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. The conference and exhibition is a nonprofit event put on by the Association of Diving Contractors International and the ROV Committee of the Marine Technology Society.

Underwater Intervention's sponsoring organizations are nonprofit, membership-supported, professional organizations. Proceeds from the annual conference go back to member-driven programs that support education and training, provide scholarships and support safety initiatives throughout the underwater operations industries.

Until the early 1990s, the Association of Diving Contractors International and the ROV Committee of the Marine Technology Society hosted separate conferences: ROV Intervention and the Diving Symposium. The increased common ground between the commercial diving and ROV industries created an atmosphere ripe for a merger of the two conferences.

In 1993, the first Underwater Intervention conference and exhibition was hosted in San Diego, California. Now, 22 years later, Underwater Intervention has grown to encompass more industries in addition to commercial diving and ROVs, including manned submersibles, instruments and sensors, sonar and acoustics, ocean engineering, marine salvage and shipwrecks, AUV and UUV Technology, deepwater field development, decommissioning of structures and marine education.

Last January, Underwater Intervention was held in New Orleans and covered more than 26,000 square feet of exhibit space. It hosted more than 2,500 attendees from more than 39 countries, and the technical program offered 150 presentations from industry leaders throughout the world.

Underwater Intervention caters to oil and gas industry professionals, senior decision makers from international and regional underwater operators, underwater operations service and equipment suppliers, ocean engineering and construction companies, commercial diving and ROV contractors, underwater operations consultants, engineers, project managers and purchasing agents.

Technical Program Topics
More technical program subject offerings have been added for Underwater Intervention 2014 to satisfy the needs of various underwater industries, such as training/retention issues and regulatory changes.

Topics for the upcoming conference include commercial diving, work-class ROVs, small and micro-ROVs, manned submersibles, instruments and sensors, marine education/academia, decommissioning, ocean exploration and research technology, deepwater field development and marine archaeology.

2014 Highlights
The awards dinner will take place Tuesday, February 11, at the Hampton Inn & Suites located across the street from the Morial Convention Center. Special guest Lew Dennis of Chevron Corp. (San Ramon, California) will be the keynote speaker.

Special features for Underwater Intervention 2014 include a demonstration tank, sponsored by EPIC Divers & Marine (Belle Chasse, Louisiana), a market showcase for additional product demonstrations, and an industry author booth that highlights recent books, which will have authors present for book signings.

There will also be a U.S. Gulf Coast Diving Safety Work Group, a hyperbaric medical refresher workshop and safety environmental management system workshop.

Conference registration is open and online at www.underwaterintervention.com. Early registration discounts and society member discounts apply through January 8, 2014.

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:
  • ABTEL Universal Technology Inc.
  • AC Plus Marine
  • Airdyne Lafayette Inc.
  • Airgas Inc.
  • AK Industries
  • Alpha Rentals LLC
  • American Diving Supply
  • AMRON International Inc.
  • Ansell Protective Solutions AB
  • Aqua-Air Industries Inc.
  • Aqua Lung America
  • Aqua-Tech Services LLC
  • Aqueos Corp.
  • Arc Controls Inc.
  • Atlantic Diving Equipment
  • AXSUB Inc.
  • Bauer Compressors Inc.
  • Bay-Tech Industries Inc.
  • BIRNS Inc.
  • Bisso Marine
  • Broco Inc.
  • Cal Dive International Inc.
  • Casco Antiguo Latinoamerica
  • Cathx Ocean Ltd.
  • CaviDyne LLC
  • Chet Morrison Contractors
  • Cochran Undersea Technology
  • Commercial Dive Supply
  • CompAir - Gardner Denver
  • Cortland Company Inc.
  • C-Tecnics
  • Cygnus Instruments Ltd.
  • Deep Trekker
  • DeepSea Power & Light Inc.
  • Deepwater Corrosion Services Inc.
  • Deltawave
  • Denso North America
  • Digital Edge Subsea Ltd.
  • Dive Lab Inc.
  • Divers Supply Inc.
  • Divex Ltd.
  • Diving Unlimited International
  • Dynacon Inc.
  • EdgeTech
  • EPIC Diving & Marine
  • Falmat Inc.
  • Fisk Marine Insurance International
  • Five Star Marine Inc.
  • Fluke Networks
  • Fugro Chance Inc.
  • Germanischer Lloyd (USA) Inc.
  • GF-Industrial/Latalco
  • Global Diving & Salvage Inc.
  • Global Dynamix Inc.
  • Greensea Systems Inc.
  • GRI Simulations Inc.
  • Gulf Engine & Equipment Inc.
  • Hawboldt Industries Ltd.
  • IHC Hytech BV
  • InnerSpace Systems Corp.
  • Insite Technology
  • International Ocean Systems
  • International Special Risks Marine Insurance
  • Interspiro
  • Inuktun US LLC
  • J W Fishers Mtg. Inc.
  • Jack Vilas & Associates
  • Javeler Marine Services LLC
  • John W. Fisk Co.
  • Kirby Morgan Dive Systems Inc.
  • Kongsberg Maritime Ltd.
  • Light & Motion
  • LinkQuest Inc.
  • MacArtney Inc.
  • Mactech Offshore
  • Marine Magnetics Corp.
  • Marine Sonic Technology Ltd.
  • Marine Technology Reporter
  • Marine Technology Society
  • Marine Advanced Technology Education Center
  • Moog
  • Morgan City Rentals
  • National Hyperbaric Centre
  • NCS SubSea
  • Nuvair
  • Ocean News & Technology
  • OceanServer Technology Inc.
  • Ocean Technology Systems
  • Oceaneering International Inc.
  • Oceanwide Safety at Sea
  • Outland Technology Inc.
  • PAC Stainless Ltd.
  • Patriot3 Inc.
  • Pegasus Thruster Inc.
  • Penn State Applied Research Laboratory
  • Pipe Line Development Company (PLIDCO)
  • Polymer Corp.
  • Pommec BV
  • Praxair Inc.
  • Proserv
  • Redfish Rental Inc.
  • Remote Ocean Systems
  • ROVSCO Inc.
  • S.A.T. Systems Ltd.
  • Saab North America
  • SeaBotix Inc.
  • SEA CON Brantner & Associates Inc.
  • Sea Technology Magazine
  • Seamar Divers International
  • SeaTrepid International LLC
  • Seatronics Ltd.
  • SeeByte Ltd.
  • Shark Marine Technologies Inc.
  • Simpson Strong-Tie Co. Inc.
  • Sound Metrics Corp.
  • Southwest Research Institute
  • Steffen Inc.
  • Submersible Systems Inc.
  • Subsalve USA
  • Subsea Technologies Ltd.
  • Survey Equipment Services Inc.
  • Synthetex LLC
  • Teledyne Blueview Technologies Inc.
  • Teledyne Impulse
  • Teledyne Marine Systems
  • Tetis Group
  • Trelleborg Offshore
  • Triton Diving Services LLC
  • Umbilicals International
  • Unique Maritime Group
  • Variators WEBTOOL Ltd.
  • Venturetec
  • VideoRay LLC
  • Wachs Subsea
  • Wood Group Integrity Management Inc.
  • Xeos Technologies Inc.

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