Latest developments and techniques in seabed and marine surveys for the offshore energy industry will be the focus of an event in Norwich next month.
A line-up of 12 experts will address the symposium, Innovations in Surveying the Marine Environment, at Norwich City Football Club on June 9 from 13:00 to 19:00.
Places are still available at the first event of the IMarEST & East of England Energy Group’s Marine Special Interest Group, being staged in conjunction with the Hydrographic Society East Anglia Region.
“We are delighted to be working with EEEGR and the Hydrographic Society on this event. This is an incredibly important topic and accurate surveying benefits, and is crucial for, all offshore activities” Dr Bev MacKenzie, IMarEST Technical & Policy Director.
Leaders from the oil & gas, offshore wind and nuclear industries will join specialists in all types of surveying in the marine environment, including ecological, hydrographic and pre-engineering surveys, to discuss how technical and operational innovations are providing more accurate datasets and improving efficiencies.
Speakers at the half-day session will be from ScottishPower Renewables, Ordtek, Gardline, Innovatum, James Fisher Subsea, Subsea7/i-tech, EdgeTech, Maritime and Coastguard Agency, EDF Energy and CEFAS.
Richard Salisbury, senior consultant Fugro GeoConsulting Ltd and chair of the Marine SIG and joint symposium chair with Jon Rees, principal oceanographer of CEFAS, said the symposium would focus on the importance of positioning and seafloor surveys in the marine energy industries.
"Everything done offshore depends on it being done in the right place. Surveys are very important and the environment is changing all the time.”
The University of East Anglia, Lowestoft College and CEFAS are members of the Marine Special Interest Group so there will be an academic focus to the event as well as business.
For full speaker programme and to book, visit http://www.eeegr.com/events/innovations-in-surveying-the-marine-environment-1526.html