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    Underwater Intervention 2001 issues call for papers

    News // April 7, 2000
    The Underwater Intervention Committee is currently accepting abstracts for technical papers to be presented at the upcoming UI 2001 event, to be held January 15-17, 2001 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida. It is anticipated that the contentof the technical programme will be diverse technologically, with participating authors from all points of the globe.

    The UI 2000 conference hosted an array of papers that examined the best technologies and practices of today, and looked at prospective industry trends and markets worldwide. The coming conference is expected to carry this diversity to the next level, providing the blueprint for a bold future in the underwater industry.

    "Underwater Intervention has become an international melting pot of technologies from related industries," said Jerry Gauthier, conference Co-Chairman.

    "Whether a company operates globally or not, this international conference provides a forum for development of relationships and an understanding of mutual concerns that provides a competitive edge in the marketplace."

    Technical presentation topics at UI 2001 will include combined ROV, diver, and submersible operations; submarine cable installation and maintenance; platform, pipeline, and production system installation and maintenance; commercialisation of AUVs; inshore diving and ROV utilisation; contaminated diving; bridge inspections; search and salvage; safety, certification, and insurance; and industry trends.

    Authors interested in submitting papers should contact Technical Chairman Howie Doyle at 281-440-0278, fax 281-440-4867, or email a 100 word abstract directly to

    For the ninth consecutive year Underwater Intervention is co-sponsored by the Association of Diving Contractors International, Inc. and the ROV Committee of the Marine Technology Society.

    For registration information visit the official web site at, or call 800-316-2188.

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