Marianne Molchan is president of Molchan Marine Sciences LLC, a consulting business dedicated to promoting a safe and secure marine environment. Specialties include ship and underwater port security, marine technology development and navigation safety. Marianne is a retired Naval Commander, certified NOAA and Navy Hardhat Diver and former NOAA Corp Deck Officer who spent a decade performing hydrography, oceanography and installing tide/tsunami gauges primarily in Alaskan and Pacific Island waters. Marianne has a clear understanding and interest in the value of hydrography and the technological and software advances that are changing the hydrographic data paradigm.