Robert Reves-Sohn is an Associate Scientist in the Geology and Geophysics Department at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He decided to pursue a career in geophysics when, as a grad student at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, he read the instruction sheet on “How to Prepare a Perfectly Putrid Poster” for his first American Geophysical Union meeting back in 1992. The official instructions suggested that the presenter eschew logical arrangement of the material, use illegible fonts, and, most importantly, “consume copious quantities of beer” before presenting the poster. He immediately realized he had found the peer group he had been looking for. His interest in AUVs is a natural outgrowth of his innate tendencies as a technophile, although the notion of using AUVs to get under the Arctic ice pack came to him while playing with a Sesame Street submarine and giving his (then) newborn (now 8-year-old) daughter a bath.