Dr Bob Allwood, Chief Executive, Society Underwater Technology (SUT)
Ian Gallet, BD Exec, Society Underwater Technology (SUT)
This highly popular conference, with standing room only in 2012, is staged in co-operation with SUT and will feature current analysis of the AUV and ROV market and technology presentations from the industry.
Professor Michael Bruno, Dean, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
Justin Crump, CEO, Sibylline Risk and Security Consultancy, UK
Meeting the ever-increasing need for intrusion detection, surveillance and tracking posed by threats to both naval and commercial facilities has become core to global security strategies. This conference will examine new and
emerging technologies to support: underwater security; threat assessment and decision-making; intelligence and data handling; people and process; sensor integration and information fusion; and examples of government/private sector/academic partnerships.
Alan Moore OBE, Chairman, Ventus 2VCT plc, and Director, Director of Offshore Renewable Catapult
Phil Durrant, Managing Director, Gardline Environmental and Co-Chair, Marine Industries Liaison Group
The conference will focus on technology to safely survey, install, monitor and maintain marine/offshore renewable installations, the challenges of Rounds 2 and 3 of offshore wind developments, skills shortages and training.
This conference will focus on the latest techniques and technologies for deep water positioning and underwater metrology.
Zdenka Willis, Director, NOAA Integrated Ocean Observation
Dr David Mills, Programme Director, Marine Observatories, CEFAS
The Ocean Observing Track will focus on how national and regional ocean observing efforts are contributing to GOOS (Global Ocean Observing Systems) and GEO (Group on Earth Observations) and how they are delivering benefits to different sectors of society. The demand to observe the ocean is growing and therefore the demand for new technologies is also increasing.
Topics of particular interest are:
• Observing Systems and how they are being used by society for making decisions
• New technologies spanning the chemical, physical and biological
• How the demand for ocean services is leading to a growing blue technology/marine technology sector
Andy Hill, Marine Geohazard Technical Authority, BP Exploration
Toby Powell, Principal Geotechnical Engineer, Subsea 7
This conference will focus on offshore site investigation, foundation behaviour and associated areas of geophysics, geology, geotechnics and the offshore environment.
This programme will address the challenges and technologies utilised in operating in extreme environments, especially deep water.
Andy Bowen, Director of National Deep Submergence Facility, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA
Simon Partridge, Engineering Director, Sonardyne International, UK
Real world applications of subsea wireless communications and their practical limitations and considerations – covering the range of subsea wireless communication methods: acoustical, optical and RF.