The Future Subsea Digital Toolbox

Aker Solutions, Aberdeen International Business Park, Dyce Drive, Aberdeen. AB21 0BR

31 October, 2019



The Future Subsea Digital Toolbox

The modern challenges of the subsea landscape include deep and challenging terrain, environmental concerns, fluctuating cost models and an ever-increasing drive for safer operations and working conditions. These challenges are increasing the shift towards adopting digital techniques for subsea operations with the goal of improving efficiency and reducing human impact. Once considered to be ‘future technology’, numerous innovations are becoming moreover prevalent across the subsea landscape such as: artificial intelligence, robotics, machine learning, cloud computing and the digital twin.

Land based, digital technologies have transformed day-to-day human engagement, with advanced technologies being integrated to provide seamless digital solutions. How can a range of surface and subsea technologies be integrated and networked to provide a Digital Toolbox for the benefit of the subsea landscape? How can the workforce keep pace with advances in technology to maximise benefit?

Therefore, the topic of this seminar: ‘The Future Subsea Digital Toolbox’ aims at defining how individual technologies can be integrated to solve current and future problems of the subsea environment.

Event presentations available below

As a jointly hosted event, The Society for Underwater Technology, The Hydrographic Society in Scotland and the International Marine Contractors Association invite you to our popular annual seminar.

Date: Thursday 31st October 2019

Location: Aker Solutions, Aberdeen International Business Park, Dyce Drive, Aberdeen AB21 0BR

Early Bird rate £79 (until Oct 13th)

Delegate rate £99

Note: there will be no provision for payment on the door.

Sponsorship opportunities:

£350 – Includes pop-up in the exhibition space, logos on all event literature and a single-entry ticket.

Optional meeting room space for break out / technical demonstrations is also available for an additional charge for the full day. Further details upon enquiry.

Event Program

08:00-08:45  Registration opens. Coffee and breakfast served

08:45-09:00   Chairs Welcome and Keynote speaker, Andrew Connelly (Product Line Manager, Imenco)  2019 Event Chairs; Steve Hall (Chief Executive, SUT) & Damien Ling (Geomatics Advisor, Chevron)

09:00-10:40  Session 1 – Subsea Robotics

Key note Speech- Ed parsons. Geospatial Technologist. Google

IKM Subsea: ROV industry now at a transition point. into a more digital, remote and electric approach
Oceaneering: Taking autonomy to new depths: Lessons learned and future applications of next-generation subsea vehicles
L3 Harris: Taking autonomy to new depths: Lessons learned and future applications of next generation subsea vehicles

Panel Q&A/ Discussion

10:40-11:00 Coffee break & Exhibition

11:00-12:20 Session 2 – Subsea Communications / Integrated Sensors

Sonardyne: Choosing the right marine autonomous system to gather your data (click for presentation)
Blue Logic: The development of subsea resident vehicles
Haynes & Boone CDG. LLP: Here comes the future: Autonomous & remotely controlled offshore systems (click for presentation)
Panel Q&A/ Discussion

12:20-13:20 Lunch served & Exhibition

13:20-13:40 Elevator Pitches (Hydromea, Blue Gentoo, The Data Lab & Rosen) (click for presentations)

13:40-15:00 Session 3 – Digital Integrity Management 

2H Offshore: Digital Innovation in Subsea Integrity Management
BMT: Hybrid approach to Riser Monitoring System on BMT Deep
AkerBP: Subsea Health network
Panel Q&A/ Discussion

15:00-15:20 Coffee break and Exhibition

15:20-16:20 Session 4 – Smart Deliverables & Future Trends (click for EIVA presentation)

Qwilka: Beyond visualisations: realising the full value of subsea data (click for presentation)
16:20-16:30 Summary & closing remarks from Chairs

For further information please contact 

Jacqui Adams at or Andy Dare at