Perth – AUT 2019 Conference

23 October, 2019


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The Perth branches of the Australasian Hydrographic Society and the SUT are excited to invite you to participate in this forever popular one-day conference… coming together for the 11th time in the series. This event has become one of the most important networking opportunities in this field, allowing you to meet with industry leaders, academics and researchers in this innovative section of subsea development. Technology advances and recent case studies of AUT equipment will be presented, providing continued professional development.

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A1 AUT – “Opening our Eyes”

1. Commodore Chris Smith & Commander Paul Hornsby, Royal Australian Navy – Keynote Address: Sail, Steam….Autonomy? AUT’s & 21st century

2. Richard Mills, Kongsberg Maritime – Building on the X-Prize: Collaborative Unmanned Survey Capabilities

3. Mark Evans & Alex Mosnier, RHUM – Optimising Hull, Mooring and Riser ROV/UAV Inspections – An Industry Position

A2 AUT – “Bites”

4. Gilles Gardner, i-Tech 7 – Dawn of the Drone: A new method for delivering IRM services subsea

5. Geoffrey Lawes, iXblue – Long-Term Robust AUV Control using a Gyro-compassing Inertial
Navigation System

6. Richard Mills, Kongsberg Maritime – HUGIN Superior: Increased Survey Productivity

A3 AUT – “Survey Operations & Subsea Inspection”

7. David Donohue, iXblue Pty Ltd – Drix, the mapping tool of the future

8. Craig Donald, ISES & Ray Smith, DOF Subsea – AUV Pipeline Inspection: now with OFG iCP

9. Leiv Erling Grytten, FORCE Technology Norway – FiGS® – Contactless CP on AUV

10. Lex Veerhuis, Fugro – A Cloud-Based Solution to AUV Pipeline Inspection

B1 AUT – “Power & Communications”

11. Darren Burrowes, Blue Zone Group – Subsea Power Enabling New Autonomous Technology Applications

12. Morgan McDermont, Advanced Navigation –Bi-directional wireless power transmission for underwater robotics and sensing

13. Dowon Kim, Curtin University – An Inductively-coupled Wireless Power Transfer Application for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

B2 AUT – “Bites”

14. Rachel Koch, Blue Ocean Monitoring – The use of highly economic, lighter class AUV’s for shallow water infrastructure surveys

15. Aaron Leather & Hema Gunasagaran, Oceaneering – The Freedom ROV – An Autonomous Underwater Vehicle with Remote Piloting Using 4G Satellite Technology

16. Daniel Kruimel, Teledyne – Process Automation for Autonomous Survey Operations

B3 AUT – “Realising the Opportunities”

17. Gilles Gardner, i-Tech 7 – Enabling Autonomous Inspection Technologies to Transform IRM Operations

18. Christine Devine, Fugro – Using Simultaneous Operations of AUV and Seabed Sampling to Optimize Marine Mineral Exploration Programs

19. William J. Kirkwood, MBARI – Shearwater – A Homogenous Platform for Ocean Applications

20. Steve Duffield, Guardian Geomatics – Unmanned Surface Vessels: A recent example of the Force Multiplier effect

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To express interest in our 2021 AUT Conference contact Jennifer Maninin