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April 2013 Issue

25 Years Ago 1988. An organizing meeting held in Tokyo, Japan, and attended by 67 people saw Dr. Don Walsh present the formal MTS charter to Dr. Kenji Okamura, the first head of the new Japan division. ... OSEL Ulvertech announced its first export order for the firmís HRTS (high-resolution targeting sonar) for a U.S. Navy program underway at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. ... Inmarsat awarded a $122,000 contract to the U.K. firm of STC Technology Ltd. for a study into methods of providing satellite navigation services using the Inmarsat satellite communications system.

15 Years Ago 1998. Dr. Athelstan F. Spilhaus, father of the National Sea Grant College Program, inventor of the bathythermograph that helped defeat the German U-boat threat during World War II and a modern-day Michelangelo, passed away at 87. ... Bright tube worms from the bottom of the ocean had survived for more than a month in a lab at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Until then, the giant hydrothermal vent tube worms had never lived for more than a few days away from their natural habitat. ... C & C Technologies Inc. and LCT Inc. formed a joint venture to acquire extensive gravity, magnetic and multibeam bathymetric data in the deep Gulf of Mexico.

10 Years Ago 2003. An organizing meeting held in Tokyo, Japan, and attended by 67 people saw Dr. Don Walsh present the formal MTS charter to Dr. Kenji Okamura, the first head of the new Japan division. ... OSEL Ulvertech announced its first export order for the firmís HRTS (high-resolution targeting sonar) for a U.S. Navy program underway at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. ... Inmarsat awarded a $122,000 contract to the U.K. firm of STC Technology Ltd. for a study into methods of providing satellite navigation services using the Inmarsat satellite communications system.


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