Riches Beneath the Surface: A Brief Reflection upon Our Long Struggle to Plumb the Inventory of the Sea
07 September, 2011
Riches Beneath the Surface: A Brief
Reflection upon Our Long Struggle to
Plumb the Inventory of the Sea
7 September 2011 SUT Houston Branch Networking Event, Bull and Bear Tavern, Houston, USA
Dr John H Lienhard, of the University of Houston, presented ‘Riches Beneath the Surface: A Brief Reflection upon Our Long Struggle to Plumb the Inventory of the Sea’ for the Society for Underwater Technology Houston Branch during the learning luncheon held on Wednesday, 7 September 2011. Dr Linehard was invited to speak to the SUT by the Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics Committee (OSIG), and the committee was honoured that he accepted the opportunity to present at the learning luncheon.
Dr Lienhard, as host of the National Public Radio (NPR) show, The Engines of Our Ingenuity, tells the story of how our culture is formed by human creativity. The programme uses the record of history to reveal the way art, technology and ideas have shaped society. Written and hosted by Dr Lienhard and other contributors from the University of Houston, this programme is heard nationally each day on NPR and is produced by KUHF-FM Houston.
Dr Linehard’s presentation reviewed the technical achievements that have been mastered and the challenges ahead for the offshore industry. He offered an intriguing perspective on change, technology and the global economy – all topics near to his heart. Dr Lienhard’s incredible powers of analysis make for a great perspective on how technology impacts our daily lives as well as the professions of those working in the offshore industry.
The luncheon was very well recognised and included an attendance of 78 oil and gas professionals. The SUT would like to thank Dr Lienhard for his support and fascinating presentation.