Marine Environmental Science

by Mick Cook

One of several voluntary roles I fulfill is that of Council Member/Treasurer of the Society for Underwater Technology. The SUT, founded in 1966 in the UK, is now a world-leading ‘Learned Society’ specialising in the promulgation, education and training of marine science, technology and engineering. It is now truly global and supports a range of Special Interest Groups (SIG) that focus on specific activities in disciplines such as Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics (OSIG) and Marine Renewables.

I have been a member of the OSIG SIG for more years than I care to remember and chaired the SIG for some 10+ years. It has grown to be the world’s foremost group concerned with such matters. OSIG SIGs meet quarterly to discuss issues of interest and are very active in conducting training, seminars, workshops etc.

As the seas and oceans of the world become increasingly used as a resource for a host of activities, more and more attention is paid to the environmental impacts of such use. So much so that SUT is planning on setting up an SIG specifically for Marine Environmental Science.

If you are interested in participating in this new SIG please contact me at [email protected]