Perth – 5th Submarine Science, Technology & Engineering Conference

18 November, 2019 - 21 November, 2019


The Committee of the Submarine Institute of Australia (SIA) will convene the 5th Submarine Science, Technology and Engineering Conference (SubSTEC5) in Fremantle, WA from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 November 2019 in collaboration with the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST). The SIA is seeking participation from government and Defence agencies, academia, maritime and sub-sea industry and research organisations and their representatives.

The Design and Construction Partnership between the Commonwealth of Australia, Naval Group and Lockheed Martin Australia, for Australia’s forthcoming Attack class submarines is now well under way and the current Collins class submarines will undergo a major life-of-type extension (LOTE) to ensure there is no reduction in Australia’s submarine capability over the next fifteen years until the first of the Attack class enters service in the RAN.

The SIA considers that the development of Australian offshore oil, gas and subsea engineering industries is also of vital strategic concern to the nation and welcomes presentations to SubSTEC5 in these disciplines for the first time. SubSTEC5 will therefore enable special focus on trans-national considerations of emerging, disruptive and forecast technology developments, research, development, test and evaluation in the Subsea and Offshore environment.

The theme for this Conference is: Innovation and Investment in the Subsea Environment

The SIA is inviting papers for formal peer-reviewed publication and oral presentations of 25 minutes in length. For further information and deadlines please view the flyer

** We have been advised that the deadline of 31 May for submissions has been extended to mid June – please email SIA directly for further information.