SUT/MASTS Workshop

Salvage, Decommissioning and Wreck Removal

08 October, 2020 - 09 October, 2020


Online Event from: 8 October (13:30) – 9 October (12:45),2020

Influence, educate and unlock opportunities: Informing global sustainability challenges

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Join us at this eighth Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) and Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland (MASTS) Salvage, Decom and Wreck Removal Workshop. This year we are bringing together a range of international expertise across the ‘Triple Helix’ of industry, science and government, to build a shared understanding of the ecosystem impact of anthropogenic activity, particularly in the Arctic and Greater North Sea OSPAR area. Focus will be on shipping (including offshore vessels), oil and gas, and wind and wave energy, as actors within the same space. Engineers, scientists, salvors, operators, regulators, NGOs, insurers, lawyers, and other users of the sea will consider sustainability taking a holistic lifetime approach.

Topics include:

  • Consistent Decision-Making
    Building on the recommendations of the UK Foresight Future of the Sea Report (2018), the specific issue of fragmentation across government and regulatory bodies will be addressed. Currently, there are different limitations and acceptance criteria for industries operating in the same locale. OSPAR’s role/responsibility in remedying this will be explored.
  • Climate Change and Sustainability Challenges
    Climate change will have an impact on the natural environment, potentially increasing risk to all sectors, including decom. and wreck removal. How do we quantify and mitigate these impacts and risks, and how do we understand our contribution to climate change? The latest academic knowledge, research, and sector experience will evaluate these pressing matters.
  • Simulation, Visualisation & Geo-Spatial Data
    Reliable data that is contextually nested within time and space is essential for good decision-making. A demonstration of the advances in the remote acquisition of centrimetrically accurate, geo-located data will be shown live, with audience participation to demonstrate the power of imported digital twins and simulation in determining optimal ‘Solutions Choice’.
  • Impact of Explosives
    A new impact assessment model will be unveiled, and the pros and cons of cutting options discussed, with particular focus on Unexploded Ordnance (UXOs) and ecosystem impact.

Please visit for information and registration.

CPD certificates of attendance will be available from the SUT.

For information contact: Karen Seath 07872 109103

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