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February 19, 2019

Oi ‘Voices’: Jeff Smith, Riptide

Jeff Smith, President, Riptide Autonomous Solutions

Jeff Smith, President, Riptide Autonomous Solutions

In its January/February edition, Marine Technology Reporter published a supplement celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Oceanology International, the subsea industry's largest global conference & exhibition. We asked industry leaders to weigh in on the value of Oi, and here we feature Jeff Smith, President, Riptide Autonomous Solutions:

“Riptide is a relatively young Autonomous Undersea Vehicle (AUV) company and, as such, has participated in only one Oceanology International. Our experience was beyond all expectations. We met many potential customers from various countries worldwide and found that the results completely justified the effort to participate. As a result, Riptide will be at all Oceanology International conferences in the future.”

To read the Oi 50th Supplement, visit:

To vist Oi Americas in San Diego, opening February 25, visit:
To register for OiA ‘19, visit

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