Aberdeen Christmas Lectures to Schools

29 November, 2018


Oceans of Opportunity

The Underwater World of Science and Technology

Thursday 29 November 2018
Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre (AECC) Aberdeen
Reasonable transport costs will be refunded. Register early to secure your place.

Morning session 1000 – 1200 Afternoon sessions 1300 -1500

Did you know?
The oceans cover over 70% of our planet. We are all dependent on them for food, transport and vital resources. They affect our weather and even our future as a species. Yet most of us are unaware of the cutting-edge developments in underwater technology, or the science it is based on, largely because it is hidden from view.

SUT looks forward to welcoming schools to this exciting annual event aimed at P7 school children to learn more about the career opportunities that our oceans have to offer. Each session will include a structured mix of audio-visual presentations by leading industry experts from a range of underwater science and technology backgrounds.

Seashore to Sea Floor – presented by Macduff Marine Aquarium
Have you ever dipped your toes into the North Sea? It may be cold, but these waters are filled with amazing sea beasties, from tiny swimming plants to large toothy predators. Seashore to Sea floor will take you on a journey from the tidal shores, through the fringing kelp forests and down to the dark sea floor to discover the incredible life that hides beneath the waves.

Energy transition – presented by Equinor
Introduction to energy industry and Equinor. How is oil formed?  Where is it stored? How do we get it out the ground? What do we use it for?  A dilemma, oil and gas resources running out, what is next?

Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV’s) – presented by ROVOP & school pupils who participated in the ROV MATE competition
– What ROV’s are – Why they exist – What they are used for – What jobs there are in the ROV industry






Thank you to Apache for sponsoring the Christmas Advent calendars.


The event is free to attend but places must be booked in advance by contacting: SUT Events, Enterprise Centre, Exploration Drive,
Bridge of Don Aberdeen AB23 8GX
01224 823 637 events@sut.org