The Singapore Branch has emerged intact from the downturn of recent years, continues to attract new members and to hold daytime and evening events. The Branch held three evening technical meetings during the year, usually with three speakers plus networking time after the presentations and Q&A session. These events were quite successful, with a typical attendance of around 50-60 people, most recently in October.
The branch welcomed Anthony Gleeson of Sonardyne as the new chair and elected a new committee in August 2018 after the previous Chair resigned. We plan to hold a social event at the end of the year.
Singapore members also take part in the wider activities of the Society, including taking part in the technical sessions of Oceanology China and providing input to our committees and special interest groups. Members have a good relationship with our Perth Branch, and are well placed to help SUT grow in China. We also enjoy a good working relationship with our friends in IMarEST in Singapore.
Our next regular AGM will be held in January 2019.