Oceans of Opportunity The Underwater World of Science and Technology

Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre (AECC) Aberdeen

30 November, 2017


Shire Schools – morning session 1000 – 1200
City Schools – afternoon sessions 1300 -1500
Private Schools – 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 Aberdeen City, Shire & Private Schools to this exciting annual event aimed at P7 school children to learn more about the careers 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 fi lled with amazing sea beasties, from tiny swimming plants to large toothy predators. Seashore to Sea fl oor 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 Statoil
Fundamental changes are happening in our industry. More energy will be needed every year to support growing populations worldwide. At the same time, greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced. Exciting challenges lie ahead! In the UK, Statoil is embracing the energy transition with activities in oil, gas and offshore wind. Hear more about how new technologies, digitalisation and some bright minds will be needed more than ever to shape the future of energy.

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


The event is free to attend but places must be booked in advance by contacting:
Jacqui Adams
Enterprise Centre,
Exploration Drive
Bridge of Don Aberdeen
AB23 8GX
01224 823 637
email: [email protected]