Acknowledgements TrendsWatch is made possible by the collective wisdom of many people inside and outside the museum field who contribute their time and creativity to CFM’s work. An important but by no means complete list of people who have helped assemble and hone this report includes: Michelle DelCarlo, Spark!Lab National Network Coordinator, Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution Colleen Dillenschneider, Chief Market Engagement Officer at IMPACTS Research & Development Nik Honeysett, Head of Administration, J. Paul Getty Museum Philip M. Katz, Director of Projects, Council of Independent Colleges Steve Keller, President and Managing Partner, Architect’s Security Group, Inc. Eric S. Hintz, Historian, Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution Peter Linett, Chairman and Chief Idea Officer, Slover Linett Strategies Cover: SeaOrbiter. Copyright: Creations Jacques Rougerie / SeaOrbiter “SeaOrbiter” is the vision of architect Jacques Rougerie, who describes the vessel as the “Starship USS Enterprise of the Sea.” One hundred ninety feet from top to bottom and 500 tons, the ship is a mobile underwater habitat designed to house 18 crew on 12 levels, as well as a diving drone capable of descending to 6,000 meters to map the sea floor. It is intended for long-term habitation and exploration of the ocean at all levels, the first of a planned fleet of self-powered, sustainable vessels—one in each of the world’s oceans. 58
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