SUT Launches Virtual Subsea Awareness Course

The Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) has launched a foundation level virtual Subsea Awareness Course (SAC) based on its highly successful face-to-face five-day course which has seen over a thousand delegates during more than 20 years.

As Cheryl Burgess, Chief Executive of SUT explained:

“Like the face-to-face course the 5-session virtual SAC is aimed at new entrants who are already technically qualified but just entering the offshore energy industry and/or the subsea sector; technically qualified experienced personnel undergoing a technology transfer and conversion process into the subsea sector; and non-technical personnel from legal or finance sectors who regularly deal with the subsea sector and are eager to find out more.”

Week 1 of the first virtual SAC will run on the mornings of Tuesday 6th, Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th April; and will be followed by two sessions on 13th and 14th April. The syllabus for the five 3-hour sessions embraces subsea production equipment and systems; flow assurance; pipelines and risers; construction and installation; metocean; renewables and future technology trends; and operation, maintenance, and decommissioning. Future virtual 5-session SACs will be held at regular intervals.

Looking back at responses to the face-to-face course Cheryl Burgess explained:

“The face-to-face SAC has been attended by delegates from across the UK and from further afield including Angola, Azerbaijan, Egypt and Norway from oil and gas operating companies, from major contractors and organisations from throughout the supply chain. The SAC has attracted accolades in plenty – the following being very typical:

  • A great course from which to gain a thorough understanding of the existing technologies that can help solve current problems
  • Extremely helpful and definitely recommended for people of all disciplines
  • The presenters were excellent, and the course material was at a very professional level
  • Great course and great instructors
  • Well organised and the presenters made learning about subsea enjoyable
  • This course increased subsea vision and understanding
  • It helped me improve and consolidate my existing knowledge

“We are confident that the virtual course, available globally presented by industry leading figures, fills the void resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The virtual course will be presented by specialists from across the sector from operators, contractors, and technology system suppliers, many of whom are recognised Technical Authorities (TA). The course fee for SUT members is £715 and £845 for non-members (excluding VAT where chargeable). It is CPD approved. Registration for the virtual SAC is at https://www.sut.org/virtual-subsea-awareness-course/

Two other SUT virtual SACs are currently under development, one for the offshore wind industry and the second for the insurance industry. Both will be launched

SUT’s Houston and Perth (Australia) branches also run SAC face-to-face courses dates and details are available on the SUT’s website at www.sut.org.

Countdown on for New SUT Underwater Robotics Award Nominations

With less than three weeks before the deadline for nominations for the new Gwyn Griffiths Underwater Robotics Award announced at The Society for Underwater Technology’s (SUT’s) AGM the countdown is on in earnest. Closing date for nominations is 14 February 2021.

Cheryl Burgess, the SUT’S Chief Executive explained:

“The SUT’s International Panel on Underwater Robotics announced the creation of the Gwyn Griffiths Underwater Robotics Award (GGURA) at our AGM in mid-December. We are eager to have nominations from around the globe.

“The award will recognise people in the early to mid-stages of their career (and under 40 years old) who have made outstanding contributions to their field in underwater robotics. The range is wide, for the award may be for industry/commercial, research and/or creative activity in underwater robotics. The winner will receive £500, a certificate an engraved award and recognition throughout the SUT’s global membership.”

Nominations or applications for a GGURA must consist of the following documents.

  • A letter of nomination or application that describes how the candidate meets the criteria.
  • The letter should be no more than 2-pages in length. Supporter(s) of the nomination/ application may add their signature to this letter or supply an email that indicates their support for the candidate.
  • A 100-word citation or appraisal of the candidate’s research describing their contributions in a way easily understandable to those outside the discipline.
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • All applications/nominations to be received by emily.boddy@sut.org by 14 February 2021.

Announcing the Award, Neil Bose, Chair of the SUT Panel on Underwater Robotics said:

“Members of the Panel on Underwater Robotics were excited by Professor Gwyn Griffiths’ generosity in supporting this award and were especially enthusiastic that it should be an early to mid-career award to encourage the up-and-coming generation of underwater robotics workers in their careers.”

With Gwyn Griffiths MBE, a Past President of the SUT adding:

“As a vibrant, forward-looking learned Society the SUT is at the forefront of encouraging and facilitating international cooperation in Underwater Robotics. From my own career I know that peer-recognition of achievements through an international Award can make a substantial and lasting difference. These have been times for reflection, and by enabling this new Underwater Robotics Award I am delighted to support the innovators of today and tomorrow.”

Further information is at www.sut.org/gwyn-griffiths-underwater-robotics-award-ggura/

All applications/nominations to be received by 14 February 2021.

To submit a nomination or an application contact emily.boddy@sut.org.

New Underwater Robotics Award Announced at SUT’s AGM

Gwyn Griffiths MBE

The new Gwyn Griffiths Underwater Robotics Award was one of the announcements made at The Society for Underwater Technology’s (SUT’s) Annual General Meeting by the new President of Council, Judith Patten MBE.

“SUT’s International Panel on Underwater Robotics is honoured to announce the creation of the Gwyn Griffiths Underwater Robotics Award (GGURA). The award recognises people in the early to mid-stages of their career (and under 40 years old) who have made outstanding contributions to their field in underwater robotics. The award may be for industry/commercial, research and/or creative activity in underwater robotics,” she explained.

The winner will receive £500, a certificate and an engraved award.

Neil Bose, Chair of the Panel on Underwater Robotics stated:

“Members of the Panel on Underwater Robotics were excited by Professor Gwyn Griffiths’ generosity in supporting this award and were especially enthusiastic that it should be an early to mid-career award to encourage the up-and-coming generation of underwater robotics workers in their careers.”

Gwyn Griffiths MBE, a Past President of the SUT added:

“As a vibrant, forward-looking learned Society the SUT is at the forefront of encouraging and facilitating international cooperation in Underwater Robotics. From my own career I know that peer-recognition of achievements through an international Award can make a substantial and lasting difference. These have been times for reflection, and by enabling this new Underwater Robotics Award I am delighted to support the innovators of today and tomorrow.”

Nominations or applications for a GGURA must consist of the following documents.

  • A letter of nomination or application that describes how the candidate meets the criteria. Further information can be found by clicking here.
  • The letter should be no more than two pages in length. Supporter(s) of the nomination/ application may add their signature to this letter or supply an email that indicates their support for the candidate
  • A 100-word citation or appraisal of the candidate’s research describing their contributions in a way easily understandable to those outside the discipline
  • A curriculum vitae

All applications/nominations to be received by 14 February 2021

Other awards and announcements made at the AGM

Dr John Partridge of Sonardyne was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the SUT in recognition of his engineering vision and his commitment to supporting the future of the underwater science and technology community. {Note to Editors: the full citation is attached to this release].

Simon Cheeseman, Sector Lead, Wave & Tidal Energy, at the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult was this year’s winner of the Lennard Senior Prize, awarded by SUT’s Marine Renewable Energies Committee (MREC) with its Chairman, Professor John Sharp making the presentation.

Six Members were elected Fellows of the SUT:

  • Gareth Wood – Services to OSIG (Offshore Site Investigation & Geotechnics special interest group)
  • Tim Carrington – Services to OSIG
  • Andrew Benson – Services to OSIG
  • Miguel Pacheco Andrade – Services to OSIG
  • Andrew Hunt – Service to sustainable offshore energy & safety in diving
  • Vahid Walker – Service to North East Branch & support of early career members.

The registration of the first three SUT Chartered Marine Technologists – Tom Bennetts CMarTech and John Houlder CMarTEch both of Sonardyne, and André Rose CMarTech of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) – was also celebrated.

Finding the Empire Windrush and its iconic anchor

Attendees enjoyed an interesting insight into the life, work and future plans of shipwreck hunter, David Mearns introduced by Immediate Past President, Professor Ralph Rayner. Providing funding is secured David will (giving of his time on a pro bono basis) lead the search for the Empire Windrush, which lies up to 3,000m down at the bottom of the Mediterranean, some 23 nautical miles off the coast of Algeria. The aim is to recover the Empire Windrush’s iconic anchor and bring it back to the UK as an alternative monument to acknowledge the contribution of the Windrush Generation and migration in Britain.

Portions of the meeting including David’s presentation will appear on the SUT’s website shortly at www.sut.org.

CEO Steve Hall – Final Update December 2020

Dear members and friends of SUT, this will be my last update as CEO as I stand down after the SUT Annual General Meeting on 14th December.  

There’ll be a short interlude until 1st January when Dr Cheryl Burgess joins as the new CEO, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role that I’m sure will help the Society emerge from the very strange times we’ve all been through in 2020 and into a stronger place, ready to face the challenges of energy transition, the UN Decade of Ocean Science for sustainable development, and much more.  

I’ll continue to be associated with SUT as the new Chair of the International Committee, as Dr David Kirkley stands down after many years of superb service to our growing international community. I’ll also be working with the Defence Special Interest Group on the drafting of a fascinating new white paper on the legal status of armed autonomous underwater vehicles – something that SUT can contribute to policy development in a rapidly changing field. My new day job as CEO at the Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum, which includes Marine Energy Wales and other key projects in the portfolio, will undoubtedly also keep me in contact with many SUT members. Thank you all for your help, support and friendship these last four years.  

A special thanks too for our UK-based staff, Jane, Jacqui, and Emily who’ve all made it possible to run SUT efficiently. Very few organisations with global reach are run with such a small team. Their colleagues employed in Perth and Houston have offered superb support, so I thank Patsy, Araceli, Tricia & Fiona for their efforts too, and the staff who unfortunately we had to let go of during the crisis of 2020 – Cheryl & Lisa in UK, and Jennifer in Perth.  

This week we held our 2020 AGM, ‘virtually’. AGM time is usually where members first encounter the new members of Council. Thanks to all of you who voted in this year’s Council elections, it’s the first time that we’ve used an online voting system and we certainly received a greater number of votes than we’ve seen in previous years. Richard Luff and Iain Knight were re-elected for second terms on Council, and I’m delighted to welcome Nick Swift and Dr M A Atmanand to Council. Nick Chairs our Defence SIG and brings a new dimension of expertise to Council, and Dr Atmanand is an esteemed scientist, former Head of the National Institute of Ocean Technology in Chennai, India. He is a member of the editorial advisory board for our Journal and plays a key part in the UN Global Ocean Decade for Sustainable Development, so like Nick a new kind of talent into Council that will really help grow our Society.  

I’m especially pleased to announce that our very own President-Elect is our dear friend Judith Patten. She was SUT’s first female Fellow and has served our ocean technology community as a champion, a communicator, a facilitator, and advocate for more years than would be polite for me to say. I interviewed Judith for episode 17 of our SUT Underwater Technology Podcast and it’s well worth listening to if you don’t already know her https://www.buzzsprout.com/1000288/4490666 ]    

Thankfully as a Society we continue attract new members, and I’m very pleased to welcome the following organisations to SUT Corporate Membership:

  • OMV Petrom
  • Guernsey Electric
  • Hydrofix
  • Covenant University, Nigeria
  • Strathclyde University, Scotland

Thanks to everyone who’s been encouraging new organisations to join us, and sharing the good word about what SUT can do for you.  

That’s it from me for now, if I don’t get a chance to speak again may I wish you all good health, good business, and a very Happy Christmas and New Year for all who celebrate.

New SUT Chief Executive Appointed

Dr Cheryl Burgess who joins the SUT in January 2021 as Chief Executive

The Society for Underwater Technology is delighted to announce that Dr Cheryl Burgess will join the SUT as Chief Executive in January 2021, bringing over three decades’ experience in the energy industry including oil & gas (both offshore and onshore); renewables; and utilities. She takes over from Steve Hall who has held the post for the past four years.

Prof Ralph Rayner, President of the SUT said: “We look forward to welcoming Cheryl in January; and in the meantime would like to thank Steve Hall for his sterling service to the SUT and its members and to wish him well for the future.”

The former Director General of the Pipeline Industries Guild, Cheryl Burgess’ extensive international expertise from her years with UK Trade & Investment and the Society of British Gas Industries will bring benefit to the SUT’s international Branches and interests. A strong advocate for organisations she has represented, she is also committed to engaging students, graduates and young professionals in the industries the SUT represents.

“I am very excited to be joining the SUT team,” said Cheryl. “The SUT has wonderful history and is uniquely positioned to capitalise on its Special Interest Groups and Global Branches as we all look to the future of underwater technologies.” Further information at www.sut.org, contact via info@sut.org

Caption: Dr Cheryl Burgess who joins the SUT in January as Chief Executive

Join SUT and MTS to honor our Chartered Marine Technologists

In 2020, the Society for Underwater Technology and the Marine Technology entered into a pilot program to offer the Chartered Marine Technologist (CMarTech) credential. CMarTech is registered by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science, and Technology (IMarEST), which has a Royal Charter from the United Kingdom, to award suitably qualified and experienced applicants the title of Chartered Marine Technologists. In an effort to provide members with an opportunity to advance their professional profile through credentialing, SUT and MTS piloted the program to make the CMarTech credential available through the cooperation of both Societies.
 
Chartered Marine Technologists are professionals, who harness, exploit, manage, use or apply marine technology in the pursuit of wealth creation and/or the provision of services in the marine sector. They are characterised by their ability to deal with complex issues, both systematically and creatively and can make sound judgments in the absence of complete data to develop solutions to problems and communicate their conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
 
SUT and MTS are proud to announce that at the completion of the pilot program, six (6) applicants were successfully registered as Chartered Marine Technologists. 
 
 

We invite both the SUT and MTS membership to join us for a special joint award ceremony on Wednesday, 9 December 2020 at 1:30pm EST to honor and commemorate our first class of Chartered Marine Technologists. To join us click here and enter password “MTS”.

SUT and MTS would like to extend our gratitude to all who have worked so hard to launch this program, including our Registrars, Richard Spinrad, CMarSci, and Ralph Rayner, CMarSci; and our Assessors, Justin Manley, Vitad Pradith, Hans van Sumeren, Paul Jubinski, Stephen Hall, Colin Grant, and David Saul.


 Ralph Rayner, SUT President

Zdenka Willis, MTS President                     

Steve Hall CEO November 2020 Update

Dear SUT Members, it’s hard to believe we’re already in November – despite all the COVID weirdness of 2020, the year has gone by quickly. We’ve still been able to keep in touch with our membership through online events, webinars, and the weekly podcasts (we’ve had our 6000th Podcast download as I’m writing this, plus streamed content) and the SUT moves towards the end of the year in better shape than we might have expected when so much came crashing to a halt back in March and April.

It’s election time for SUT Council and you’ll soon be receiving ballots for the candidates this year, please do vote, we’re making it simple yet secure with an online ballot system, so that we have our new Council in place before our Annual General Meeting on 14th December.
With so many travel & meeting restrictions still in place in the UK we’ve decided to hold the AGM online, it will take place 1400hrs UTC 14/12/20 – earlier than usual so that our Australian members can take part if they wish to, and also a time that our North American members can have a not-too-early start to join us as well.
Details of how to tune in to the AGM will be placed on the SUT Events web page and repeated in a mailing to members in good time – we hope to have an excellent speaker as well, but can’t share the name just yet as awaiting confirmation.

This AGM also marks my last duty as CEO of SUT and comes almost exactly 4 years to the day since I was offered the job. I hadn’t intended to leave you all so early, but the rare opportunity to serve the marine science, renewable energy, tourism, planning, and advocacy community in my local South West Wales region became available and I’ll be starting on 15th December as CEO of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum, a community interest company that hosts among other things Marine Energy Wales, the Selkie Programme, Coastal Communities Acting Together and a number of other projects that support sustainable ocean and coast.

I’ll be supporting the development of offshore floating wind, marine renewable energy prototype testing services, environmental projects such as seagrass planting and school activities so will still be active in areas of interest to SUT, and have been asked to succeed Dr. David Kirkley as Chair of our International Committee. I’ll also continue to serve on the Defence Special Interest Group & CMarTech panel, and will assist my successor as he or she settles-in – more news on who that will be as soon as we know.
Thank you all for your support and friendship, I’ll say a more formal thank-you nearer the end date.

Online activities continue and are getting good attendance, last week we joined the Hydrographic Society of Scotland and IMCA for a paid joint event that attracted over 100 delegates. Our fortnightly public webinars attract a good level of interest, with most of them being placed on our SUT Media YouTube channel afterward.

The next step is to get our training courses back on track with an online presence, and the members of our training committee are busy getting a series of revised courses ready for launch in the near future. Look out for announcements on Subsea Awareness Courses, a new offshore wind course, and short courses aimed at the London insurers and legal sector very soon.

The weekly podcast goes from strength to strength, and I’m pleased to report that Council Member Andrew Connolly has stepped forward to keep the series running after I’ve left SUT. Emily Boddy will edit episodes, and we’re now inviting companies or individuals to sponsor episodes if they would like to. Speak to Emily for pricing and availability. On 17th December we’re broadcasting an episode built around Questions from our listeners so get in touch if there’s anything you’d like to ask, or if you’d like to hear additional information from any of our previous speakers.

As a “Christmas and New Year Special” I was honoured to speak to underwater exploration legend Captain Don Walsh a few days ago, the first human, with Jacques Piccard, to dive the Challenger Deep to 10916m back in 1960 onboard the bathyscaphe Trieste. Don is a very sprightly 89 years old and we spoke online about his rich and varied career in underwater technology for almost three hours – I’m going to edit it into two feature-length podcast episodes that will get broadcast over Christmas and the New Year, it will be very worth listening to, a real nugget of living history. More detail nearer the dates.

Another piece of news to share is that we’ve completed the interviews for the first cohort of SUT Chartered Marine Technologists, from the pilot scheme we’ve been running jointly with the Marine Technology Society and the support of the licensing body, the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology. We should be in a position to make a public announcement about who the first three CMarTech members are very soon and to start rolling out an operational version of the scheme in the New Year, subject to agreement of terms with IMarEST. I’ll be speaking to our SUT Plus members about Chartership on Friday 13th November, details on the events page if you’d like to listen in.

Finally, I’d like to send my thanks to Rex Hubbard who stands down as Chair of our Perth Branch at their AGM this month. He’s done a great job steering Perth through difficult times and has been a source of high-quality advice to me and SUT Council throughout his term. It’s through the dedication of volunteers like Rex that the SUT is able to function as a global Learned Society, and I thank him and all of you who help SUT despite your busy schedules for your effort and dedication.
I’ll be back with more news before I move on, in the meantime stay safe, stay healthy.
Steve

The SUT are looking for a new CEO

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We are looking for a person with excellent leadership and inter-personal skills and preferably someone who has extensive experience in directing/managing SME businesses/organisations to manage the affairs of the SUT .

You would act as the Society’s principal point of contact with the world outside of the Society and promote or enhance the Society’s standing with the public, government, other organisations, and the industries with which the Society and its members are involved. Knowledge of the ocean, marine and subsea arena is useful but not essential. 

A high-level qualification in science, technology, or business is preferred and the successful candidate will have an extensive working knowledge of international activities. Business development is  key part of the role to ensure the financial stability of the organisation. 

There is a small UK based secretariat to manage, we are moving to a home-based working arrangement although we anticipate semi-regular FtF meetings in the UK SE Region.  Some international travel is expected in the future. 

If you are interested in applying for this new exciting opportunity, please click here to apply or contact David Brookes, SUT Hon Sec.

Marine Environmental Science

by Mick Cook

One of several voluntary roles I fulfill is that of Council Member/Treasurer of the Society for Underwater Technology. The SUT, founded in 1966 in the UK, is now a world-leading ‘Learned Society’ specialising in the promulgation, education and training of marine science, technology and engineering. It is now truly global and supports a range of Special Interest Groups (SIG) that focus on specific activities in disciplines such as Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics (OSIG) and Marine Renewables.

I have been a member of the OSIG SIG for more years than I care to remember and chaired the SIG for some 10+ years. It has grown to be the world’s foremost group concerned with such matters. OSIG SIGs meet quarterly to discuss issues of interest and are very active in conducting training, seminars, workshops etc.

As the seas and oceans of the world become increasingly used as a resource for a host of activities, more and more attention is paid to the environmental impacts of such use. So much so that SUT is planning on setting up an SIG specifically for Marine Environmental Science.

If you are interested in participating in this new SIG please contact me at mick@mickcook.com 

New Joint SUT-MTS Captain Don Walsh Award for Ocean Exploration awarded to Dr Edie Widder

Joint SUT/MTS Press release 1500hrs BST Tuesday 22nd September:

WASHINGTON, DC, US AND LONDON, UK — The Marine Technology Society and The Society for Underwater Technology are proud to announce that Dr. Edie Widder is the inaugural recipient of the Captain Don Walsh Award for Ocean Exploration. Dr. Widder is an MTS member, MacArthur Fellow, a deep-sea explorer, and conservationist who combines expertise in oceanographic research and technological innovation with a commitment to reversing the worldwide trend of marine ecosystem degradation. 

Awarded jointly by the Marine Technology Society and the Society for Underwater Technology, this esteemed award is named after American oceanographer, explorer, retired naval officer, and marine policy specialist Captain Don Walsh. Walsh and co-pilot Jacques Piccard were aboard the bathyscaph Trieste when it made its daunting record descent on January 23, 1960 into the deepest point of the world’s oceans – the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench. The award recognizes outstanding, sustained, international contribution to the development, application, and propagation of marine technology toward the advancement of ocean exploration.

“Don Walsh is one of my superheroes – right up there with Marie Curie, Jacques Cousteau, and my mother – so to be the recipient of this first ever Don Walsh Award for Ocean Exploration is a huge deal,” said Dr. Widder. “I’m incredibly grateful to MTS and SUT for this honor and for all that they do to promote the development of tools for exploring the least explored regions of our ocean planet.”

A specialist in bioluminescence (the light chemically produced by many ocean organisms), Dr. Widder has been a leader in helping to design and invent new submersible instrumentation, and equipment to enable unobtrusive deep-sea observations. Working with engineers, she has conceived of and built several unique devices that enable humans to see beneath the waves in new ways, including HIDEX, a bathyphotometer which is the U.S. Navy standard for measuring bioluminescence in the ocean; important information for keeping submarines hidden from above. Dr. Widder also built LoLAR, an ultrasensitive deep-sea light meter that measures light in the deep ocean, both dim down-welling sunlight and bioluminescence – both important determinants of animal distribution patterns. She helped found the Ocean Research & Conservation Association in 2005 – an organization dedicated to the study and protection of marine ecosystems, and the species they sustain through development of innovative technologies, science-based conservation action, and public education. In the summer of 2012 Dr. Widder, along with several other scientists, filmed the giant squid in its natural habitat for the first time ever. The historic footage aired on Curiosity on the Discovery Channel in January of 2013. Her innovative work earned her the 2018 Explorers Club Citation of Merit; she became one of just six women to earn this honor.

“MTS couldn’t be prouder to bestow the inaugural Captain Don Walsh Award For Ocean Exploration upon Dr. Edie Widder,” said Marine Technology President Zdenka Willis. “From helping to devise cutting-edge marine technologies to logging hundreds of hours exploring the depths aboard deep sea submersibles to sharing her discoveries with her peers and the global community alike, Dr. Widder is well deserving of an award named for one of the foremost pioneers in our field. We are honored to count her as a colleague and cannot wait to see where her expertise takes her next.”

“As well as recognizing outstanding individual achievement, a key objective of the Captain Don Walsh Award is to spotlight role models who will inspire early career marine technologists, scientists and engineers” said Society for Underwater Technology President Ralph Rayner.  “Edie Widder is a perfect exemplar of what young members of our community can aspire to.  She and Don Walsh provide an inspiration to us all.”

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The Marine Technology Society (MTS) promotes awareness, understanding, and the advancement and application of marine technology. Incorporated in 1963, the international society brings together businesses, institutions, professionals, academics, and students who are ocean engineers, technologists, policy makers, and educators. The Society publishes a peer-reviewed journal — The Marine Technology Society Journal. It has three technical divisions and 31 Professional Committees (technical interest groups). The society hosts several conferences yearly. And, it supports 13 Sections, which focus on events and programs unique to their geographic areas, enhancing networking among local colleagues, businesses, universities and government/military offices.

The Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) is a multidisciplinary learned society that brings together organisations and individuals with a common interest in underwater technology, ocean science and offshore engineering. SUT was founded in 1966 and has members from more than 40 countries, & branches in 10, including engineers, scientists, other professionals, and students working in these areas. In recent decades many of our members have come from the offshore hydrocarbon sector, today we also see growing numbers of members from offshore renewables, marine autonomous systems, and the policy, law and insurance sectors who support offshore activities of many kinds.

For further information contact:

MTS Contact:
Joshua Speiser
, +1 (202) 827 7176, joshua.speiser@mtsociety.org

SUT Contact:

Steve Hall, +44 7947 911992, Stephen.Hall@sut.org