Call for papers for subsea inspection seminar

27 June 2017

The Hydrographic Society in Scotland, The Society for Underwater Technology and The International Marine Contractors Association are holding the latest of their popular annual joint seminars on 1st November 2017 in Aberdeen.    

Much like other industries the offshore sector has experienced a tremendous rate of development in technological capability which has enhanced the efficiency of operations. These include a significant decline in the cost of data-processing and storage, miniaturisation of subsea sensors, increased computing capacity, quick, reliable, wireless communications, increased utilisation of subsea robotics and sophisticated data analytics and artificial intelligence. However, within a cost-constrained environment stakeholders must drive development towards a value based solution.

Therefore, the theme of this seminar, The Leading Edge of Value-Based Subsea Inspection, aims at identifying these innovative methods and sensors that are focused on providing solutions to the challenges of subsea inspection and surveillance.

Abstracts, which will be of interest to members of all three organisations, are now being accepted for consideration. These should be approx. 150 words and be for a 20-minute presentation. The seminar aims to challenge and educate the attendees on innovative technologies for value-based subsea inspection and monitoring.

To this end, abstracts should be submitted to the sub-committee covering such areas as:

Abstracts should be submitted to by 18th August 2017

All submissions will be acknowledged, and speakers advised whether their abstract has been accepted by end September 2017.

Sponsorship opportunities also exist with space for pop-up booths being available for £300.

Sponsoring companies will receive a free delegate pass and their company logo will be included on promotional material.

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