The Oceans’ 17 Conference have confirmed that it will returns to Aberdeen next year. Subsea UK have also announced that it plans to support the event.
Subsea UK is the industry body that helps regulate and represent the subsea sector. The organisation are now the Gold Patron of the Oceans’ 17 event. In the United Kingdom the subsea sector is worth a staggering nine billion pounds.
The Oceans’ 17 event will bring key markets and key companies together in order to protect the world’s oceans. The event wants to improve the way companies and industries operate in order to stop companies exploiting the oceans.
Oceans’ 17 is considered to be the best international events for the marine community and is vital for industries to come together and talk about the current issues in the world. Next year, the conference will cover a range of topics including new technology, ocean science and engineering. Before the conference kicks off, Oceans’ 17 will also release tutorials and lectures. These will come from guest speakers that are renowned across the world in their fields.
The event was launched by the Marine Technology Society and the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society. Next year it will be held at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre and will run from the nineteenth of June to the twenty second of June 2017.
The event is expected to generate around two and a half million pounds which is great for Aberdeen’s economy. The event in 2017 is expecting to welcome more than six hundred people from across the globe. They also expect to host around sixty companies that will be showcasing both products and services that will benefit the marine industry.
The event was previously held in Aberdeen in 2007, ten years previous. The next conference will bring key figures from the marine engineering sector to discuss the changes seen in the industry over the past ten years.
Subsea UK have decided to work with the conference to show their support in sustaining and protecting the world’s oceans. The Chief Executive of Subsea UK, Neil Gordon has explained that they want to see companies develop new technology, new ideas and find better ways to work. He explained how important it was for the industry to operate and work with the oceans better.
Neil Gordon also shared why Oceans’ 17 was such an important event. He explained that it was a brilliant networking opportunity for thought leaders, the businesses with the latest technology and academics. He believes that by developing relationships, the marine industry can work better together across the globe.
Three of the key individuals organising the event are Neil Gordon from Subsea UK, Professor Sir Ian Diamond from the University of Aberdeen and Professor Ferdinand von Prondzynski from Robert Gordon University.
Co-Chair of the Oceans’ 17 event, Professor John Watson said: “It’s great to have such a prestigious body as Subsea UK confirm that it will act as principal patron for this event. Subsea UK’s participation will ensure that the conference continues to be seen by academics and company representatives involved in global subsea research and engineering as a key event for their industry.”