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Offshore Survey 2019 Launches Technology Packed Programme

By [email protected] - 16th February 2019 - 12:22

Offshore Survey, which takes place alongside Ocean Business at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton UK, from 10-11 April 2019, has just launched an exciting programme that looks to the future of the offshore industry. The programme highlights technologies that could potentially transform the sector, as well as addressing current issues and providing feedback on major industry projects.

Chair of the conference, Gordon Johnston, explains, "This year we have a great line up of papers covering Autonomous and Unmanned Vehicles, Imaging, Data and Future Perspectives, amongst others. Two days of inspiring, intriguing and thought provoking sessions that offer an insight into the innovative technologies coming through, case studies and reality checks as well as some insight into the future potential of offshore surveys."

The conference will deliver 35 top quality presentations from industry leaders and emerging technology companies, as well as world renowned academic and industry organisations.

For those looking for a taste of what the future holds, there will be a fascinating session on 'Future Industry Perspective'. From handling data to remote management of technology, these presentations will share knowledge to help plan the technologies of the future. Within this session, one of the biggest international projects of the moment, 'The Nippon Foundation GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project', which aims to map the seabed globally by 2030, will be sharing information about progress to date, how new and emerging technology is being utilised, and how the right mapping campaigns are in place to gather missing data.

With autonomous and unmanned vehicles being such a crucial part of offshore work right now, two sessions are being dedicated to the topic. These will include seven presentations over the two days of the conference from international organisations including: Omniaccess (Spain), Kietta (France), XOCEAN (Ireland), Subsea7 (UK), Sonardyne International (UK), Nortek (UK), and L3 ASV (UK).

More general issues of interest to the offshore industry will be addressed, such as the global problem of plastic waste. Gordana Jakovljevic from the University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovnia, will be presenting information in the 'Satellite Products' session about a project involved in the mapping of ocean plastic and formulating ways to monitor and prevent pollution using remote sensing data and algorithms.

Other sessions will cover 'Coastal and Environment', 'Imagery and Visualisation', 'Education and Competencies', 'Data and Digitalisation', with presentations that give a unique mix of technology and business.

Offshore Survey runs alongside Ocean Business, a high calibre three-day exhibition of technology and services, this means that delegates can explore the exhibition and enjoy combined social and networking events, including welcome drinks the night before the Ocean Business show opens and a wine trail on the opening day of the show. Attendance to the Ocean Business show is free to attend. There is a fee to attend the Offshore Survey conference.

For full details about Offshore Survey 2019 or to register online, please visit:

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