Benefits of Individual Membership

  • Forum for networking and communication between members, branch membership, events and specialist groups
  • Technical publications such as: Underwater Technology, the members’ quarterly journal comprising technical papers and reports covering the wide range of marine science and technology interests; more than 40 volumes of conference proceedings in the series Advances in underwater technology, ocean science and offshore engineering
  • Programme of events including an extensive schedule of conferences, seminars, evening meetings, visits to places of technical interest and training courses
  • Substantial discount off all publications, events and advertising
  • Specialist groups covering: diving and submersibles, scientific diving, underwater robotics, subsea engineering, offshore site investigation, environmental forces and physical oceanography, ocean resources, government liaison, education and training and salvage and decommissioning
  • Subsea Engineering Register of specialists
  • Student sponsorship through the Educational Support Fund scholarship grants
  • Careers information in a pack of fact sheets – Oceans of Opportunity.


Individual Membership requirements

Full Member

Full membership offers all benefits and voting rights. Applicants should either:


  • be aged over 21 years
  • show a professional interest or experience in the field of underwater technology
  • be a graduate of a recognised university or hold a diploma from a recognised engineering institution or a qualification of comparable status in a relevant branch of science or technology


  • hold a post of responsibility in the field of underwater technology for not less than three years.

Fellow (elected only)

Fellows must be elected by SUT Council and should:

  • be aged over 33 years
  • be a member of SUT for at least 2 years
  • be engaged for at least 3 years in a senior position of responsibility in a branch of underwater technology
  • be identified with the long–term interests of the Society and the achievement of its objectives.

Student Member

Student membership offers the same benefits as Associate membership at a special rate. Applicants should:

  • be aged over 17 years
  • be intending to be engaged in the field of underwater technology or in a field of engineering, industry, science or teaching connected directly or indirectly with underwater technology
  • be able to provide confirmation of undergoing full–time education.

To join SUT

If you need help, please e–mail the Membership Secretary for more information,

Corporate Membership

Details of Corporate Membership are available from J Hinton, the Membership Secretary.