NOAA Chairs Two Panels on Diving
and ROVs at Underwater Intervention 2003
NOAA's Undersea Research Program - NURP
This story entered on 6rd Feb, 2003 12:14:15 PM PST
The Underwater Intervention 2003 (UI 2003) conference
and exposition will be held February 10-12, 2003 in New Orleans,
LA. At this conference there will be two separate panels being led
by NOAA. They are:
1. "Advancements in Wet Diving for Science"
Co-Chaired by: Barbara Moore, Director
NOAA's Undersea Research Program
and Ross Saxon, Executive Director
Association of Diving Contractors International
2. "Use of ROVs for Science Based Exploration"
Chaired by: Captain Craig McLean, Director
Office of Ocean Exploration
The emphasis for both of these panels will be discussing
NOAA's future diving and ROV requirements, specifically where the
future science operations need to be going, and the constraints
to reaching those future goals. Representatives from NOAA, U.S.
Navy, universities, research institutions, the commercial diving
industry, and the ROV industry will be presenting at UI 2003.
Discussions will explore reasonable NOAA underwater
diving and ROV goals and objectives that can be met through uniting
science and industry, providing market research for industry, and
expanding communication through person to person discussions with
industry leaders who can partner, advise, and guide NOAA in underwater
Name: Gene Smith
Tel: (301) 713-2427