The AHS/SUT Autonomous Underwater Technology (AUT) Conference is celebrating its tenth occurrence. The conference has brought to the industry, actionable information on the advances in AUT technology and applications along with gaining an insight to where the technology is developing. Technological advancements have translated to increases in AUT utilisation, reliability and the function across the oil and gas, renewable energy, environmental, research and defence industries, to name a few.
The Australasian region has experienced a significant increase in underwater oil and gas infrastructure associated with LNG field development. This increase in subsea infrastructure coupled with AUT’s becoming more mainstream has created downstream applications in additional to the more traditional upstream applications such as exploration and export pipeline route development. These include environmental monitoring, pipeline and infrastructure inspections and data harvesting.
To acknowledge these changes this year the AHS/SUT conference organising committee aims to demonstrate these new applications and different technologies along with supporting the ongoing experiences of the traditional acquisition of underwater data.
After 9 prior events, this conference continues to be one of the most important gold standard networking opportunities in this field, allowing contact between pipeline engineers, subsea asset managers, geophysicists, environmental scientists, hydrographic surveyors, defence organisations, oil & gas field development specialists, government bodies, equipment manufacturers, academic & research bodies, oceanographers, survey companies and port & security operators.
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