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Southampton hosts Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) course for the offshore industry

Published: 12 December 2019
Society for Underwater Technology

The University of Southampton hosted the 2-day introductory course on geophysics and geotechnics for SUT’s special interest group OSIG. The course, that took place this month, was revamped for 2019 with new hands-on sessions coordinated by SMMI’s Justin Dix (Ocean and Earth Science) and David White (Engineering), with Andrew Benson (Atkins) and invaluable help from colleagues at NOC, BP and NGI. The course was attended by industry representatives from consultants, contractors and operators across the renewables and oil and gas sectors.


Day 1 of the program was held at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton with the morning focussing on lectures given by industry experts and the afternoon spent on computer sessions using bathymetric, high resolution seismic and digital geotechnical data to tackle and range of seabed engineering problems.

Society for Underwater Technology (SUT)

Day 2 took place at the newly opened National Infrastructure Laboratory on the Boldrewood Innovation Campus, once again with lectures during the morning and the afternoon activities, spread across the geomechanics and centrifuge laboratories, that included core logging, soil testing, seabed mapping, centrifuge modelling and VR shipwreck tours.

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