Perth – Autonomous Underwater Technology Conference (AUT 2017)

18 October, 2017


The AHS/SUT Autonomous Underwater Technology (AUT) Conference is celebrating its tenth occurrence. The conference has brought to the industry, actionable, usable information on the advances in AUT technology and applications along with gaining an insight to where the technology is developing. Technological advancements have translated to increases in AUT utilisation, reliability and the function across the oil and gas, renewable energy, environmental, research and defence industries, to name a few.

After 9 prior events, this conference continues to be one of the most important networking, gold standard opportunities in this field, allowing contact between pipeline engineers, subsea asset managers, geophysicists, environmental scientists, hydrographic surveyors, defence organisations, oil & gas field development specialists, government bodies, equipment manufacturers, academic & research bodies, oceanographers, survey companies and port & security operators.

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Autonomous Technology: Opportunities & Challenges for the Oil & Gas IndustryMike Bowler, Woodside Energy Ltd

Establishing a Cost Effective Approach for Wide Area Detailed Seabed Mapping – A Case Study of a Multiple AUV ApplicationJan Ingulfsen, Swire Seabed

The Collaboration Integration of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles into Military and Security OperationsRyan Carmichael, Royal Australian Navy

Fusion – A Step Change in Military Autonomous TechnologyRich Rickett, Seatools Pty Ltd

Combined Autonomous Surface Vehicle and Underwater Vehicle Operations – lessons from MASSMOSteve Hall, Society for Underwater Technology 

The Regulatory Approach to Marine Autonomous SystemsGrant Judson, Australian Maritime Safety Authority 

The Expanding Operational Relevance of Autonomous Surface VesselsCory Brooks, Western Advance

Western Trends in Autonomous Underwater Technology – Opportunities in AustraliaPaul Hornsby, Royal Australian Navy

Eelume, A Subsea Resident Swimming Robot for IMRChe Keong Lee, Kongsberg Maritime

Acoustic and Optical Communication Networks Enabling New Emerging Concepts for AUT OperationsAnthony Gleeson, Sonardyne International 

Enabling Automated Subsea Inspection and Monitoring Through a Universal AUT Interface SystemPaul Georgeson, A60N

AUT Mission Simulation for Training, Planning, Analysis and DevelopmentPeter King, Australian Maritime College

Using Autonomous Underwater Gliders for Geotechnical Exploration SurveysRoss Dinsdale, Blue Ocean Monitoring

Orange is the new Yellow – From Legacy ROV Inspection Surveys to More Efficient and Cost-Effective HUGIN AUT SolutionGiovanni De Vita, DOF Subsea

Exploration Under Ice with New Polar AUVPeter King, Australian Maritime College


To express interested in out 2019 AUT Conference contact Jennifer Maninin