Call for Abstracts Open for Cost Efficiencies Event

The Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) and The Hydrographic Society in Scotland (THSiS) are calling for abstracts for its annual joint half day seminar on June 15 at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC).

The topic for the seminar is ‘Cost Efficiencies - more bang for your buck’, and has been chosen to provide a forum to look at innovative equipment, methodologies and business models which can help address the needs of industry in a time of reduced oil prices and the associated drive for cutting costs.

8-2HydrographicSocietylogoAbstracts for a 20 minute presentation are now being accepted for consideration, which should be approximately 150 words. Topics to be discussed include:

• Procurement & Supply Chain Management (PSCM) - New or different approaches to contracting
• Equipment and software - innovative equipment, software or sensors which can provide cost benefits to the final customer
• Methodologies - new methodologies, whether business or operational which will provide efficiencies

Bob Allwood, CEO of SUT said: “The seminar is aiming to challenge and educate the attendees on different and innovative approaches to business in the present environment. This event provides an excellent opportunity to hear directly from companies about their current challenges and needs and discover how they are adopting techniques to get more ‘bang for their buck’.”

Abstracts should be submitted to by Wednesday, April 13. All submissions will be acknowledged, and speakers advised if their abstract has been accepted.

Sponsorship booths at the seminar are available for £300. Sponsoring companies will receive a free delegate pass and their company logo will be included on promotional material. For more information contact

SUT is also looking for abstracts for its technical conference to be held in November to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The Future of Underwater Technology will be held on November 15-17th 2016 at ExCel in London and will showcase global underwater engineering and ocean science technologies, products, and practices.

The event will place a spotlight on the next generation of subsea engineering and marine science innovations that will support global industries in the quest to go deeper and operate in increasingly challenging underwater environments.

The call for papers is now open at, providing a platform for companies and individuals to submit abstracts in a range of categories. The deadline for submissions is May 9.