UT2 – Issue 3, 2022

The latest 2022 issue of UT2 (Underwater Technology) magazine is now available! Jam-packed with all the latest subsea industry news, interesting technological developments for subsea, offshore and geotechnics engineering, plus innovative solutions to harness renewable energy. Check out the range of interesting articles in this issue which includes:

  • SEAPIX-R 3D Volume Sonar
  • Saildrone Voyager uncrewed surface vehicles (USVs)
  • Del Mar Oceanographic (DMO’s) novel Wirewalker vertical profiling system
  • EdgeTech Buried Object Scanning Sonar (EBOSS) sediment-penetrating 3D synthetic aperture sonar (SAS)
  • SeaTwirl’s wind turbines
  • Seawind’s twin-bladed turbine
  • How Herrenknecht OFD (Offshore Foundation Drilling) modified its tools to drill through monopiles and down into the bedrock to achieve a suitable foundation
  • The latest products showcased at Oceanology International 2022 (London)
  • plus a lot more…

To read UT2 – Issue 3, 2022 – click here

MRE International Webinar Series 2022

A collaborative event organised by INORE and SUT YES! Committee

  • A platform for University Students/Researchers and Industry Professionals alike to showcase their work in the Offshore and Marine Renewable Energy field
  • Takes place every 1 to 2 months
  • Two 15 min presentations
  • 5 min Q&A each
  • 40 min casual networking
  • Click here to register your interest in presenting at the webinar

Contact: Raphaël Alwan (raphael.alwan@adelaide.edu.au) or 
Elena Gerginov (elena.gerginov@woodplc.com)

Webinar Series: Information
The MRE International Webinar Series 2022 has been created to provide a platform for University Students/Researchers and Industry Professionals alike to showcase their work in the Offshore and Marine Renewable Energy field. By providing this free webinar, INORE and SUT YES! hope to educate young professionals and encourage further research and work in this rapidly evolving industry.

A webinar will be held every one to two months and each webinar will consist of two 15 minutes presentations, each with 5 minutes of Q&A time. After the presentations, the floor will be open for 40 minutes for casual networking, allowing attendees to build a network with people of similar backgrounds, hopefully leading to further collaboration!

People are invited to register their interest, and submit an abstract to participate as speakers in the event. The talk can be on any topic surrounding marine renewable energies. Registration and participation in the webinar will be free of charge, and further information will be communicated at a later stage.

Who is INORE?

INORE was founded in 2006 as an international network of graduate students and early career professionals working in offshore renewable energy across social, environmental, and technical fields. The mission of INORE is to support the development and enable the success of our members, and we achieve this by providing collaborative research scholarships, connecting our members both in-person and virtually, and planning events that provide opportunities to develop new technical skills, network, and collaborate. For further information please refer to this link.

Who is SUT YES!?
SUT YES! represents the Young Engineers and Scientists chapter of the Society of Underwater Technology Perth branch. The mission of YES! is to create awareness of the subsea/underwater industry, and provide networking opportunities to build relationships amongst young engineers and scientists as well as education groups such as universities. As the industry landscape evolves, SUT and YES! are excited to collaborate with other organizations and broaden our reach within offshore renewable energy. For further information please refer to this link.

Insights from Marine Renewable Energy Scholarship Winner Jack Crawford

Congratulations to Marine Renewable Energy Scholarship Winner Jack Crawford, proudly sponsored by Aurora Offshore Engineering.

Jack is a third-year student at the Australian Maritime College. Studying OceanEngineering combines his love for the ocean and enthusiasm for problem solving. Through his studies he has developed a passion for marine renewable energy and the hydrodynamics of offshore structures. 
 
Jack’s final year thesis will focus on the performance of a hybrid wind and wave energy converter array. The project will be in relation to an Australia-China Joint Research Centre of Offshore Wind and Wave Energy grant that seeks to minimise the LCOE of wave energy converters. 

 Learn more about his studies and how this scholarship will assist with his future career in the video below.

Insights from Paula Cartwright Digital Automation in Engineering Scholarship Winner

Congratulations to Paula Cartwright who was awarded the Digital Automation in Engineering Scholarship, proudly Sponsored by Subsea Engineering Associates.

Paula is a PhD Scholar at The University of Western Australia’s Oceans Institute.

She has a passion for applying new technologies to enhance the understanding of underwater environments. Paula’s post-graduate research is based in the Exmouth Gulf region where she is combining multiple technologies including satellite imagery, remotely operated video (ROV) and machine learning techniques to quantify the contribution of large-scale oceanic processes, such as ENSO, to marine habitat functioning in this ecologically significant region.

Paula aspires to bring together multiple scientific disciplines and technological advancements to achieve research outcomes beyond what would otherwise be possible. Her ‘big picture’ is communicating these outcomes to managers and decision makers for the benefit of our marine resources.

 Learn more about her studies and how this scholarship will assist with her future career in the video below.

SUT Chris Lawlor Scholarship Winner!

Congratulations Tahlia Bassett.

Tahlia is the recipient of the SUT Chis Lawlor Scholarship. Tahlia graduated from Curtin University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science (Coastal and Marine Science) and First Class Honours. She is currently undertaking post graduate studies. Learn more about her studies and how this scholarship will assist with her future career in the video below.

Perth Branch Fellowship

Congratulations to Steve Duffield, who was announced as a SUT Perth Branch Fellow on Friday 26th November 2021 at our 17th Annual Dinner.

A Fellowship is awarded through a nomination process to those who have achieved a high reputation in the field of underwater technology, have been engaged for at least three years in a senior position of responsibility in a branch of underwater technology and have identified themselves with the long-term interests of the Society and the achievement of its objectives.

Steve Duffield has been involved in SUT for several years. He became chair in 2021 and has recently been re-elected as Chair for 2022. He has had significant involvement in the SUT OSIGp committee and the Autonomous Under Water Technology Conference. 

Thank you Steve for all that you have done for Perth SUT.

Perth Branch Fellowship

Congratulations to Rex Hubbard, who was awarded an SUT Perth Branch Fellowship on Friday 26th November 2021 at our 17th Annual Dinner.

A Fellowship is awarded through a nomination process to those who have achieved a high reputation in the field of underwater technology, have been engaged for at least three years in a senior position of responsibility in a branch of underwater technology and have identified themselves with the long-term interests of the Society and the achievement of its objectives.

Rex joined the SUT Perth Branch as a committee member in 2016. He served as Vice Chair  in 2017 & 2018 and  was the Branch Chair in 2019 & 2020. He has been an instrumental leader, particularly through the challenges that Covid19 presented in 2020, and his guidance to the staff, committee and sub-committees during this time was invaluable.

Thank you Rex for all that you have done for Perth SUT.