Developments in ROV technology will come under the seminar spotlight at Oceanology International (OI08) on 12 March, when the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) holds its second ROV seminar at the event being held at London's ExCeL.
The half-day programme, with speakers from Acergy, the National Centre for Ocean Forecasting, Subsea 7 and Marine Institute Newfoundland, covers robotic convergence, motion forecasting for ROV work; ROV DP: where are we and where are we going?; ROV operator training needs and ends with a panel discussion and networking drinks reception.
"We are delighted to have the opportunity to run a second ROV seminar at OI," says IMCA's chief executive, Hugh Williams. "The first, held in 2006 was extremely well attended, and we are looking forward to a similarly successful and stimulating event this year."
The seminar, which starts at 14.30 with coffee, is free to attend and open to all, for planning reasons attendees are asked to pre-register either online at http://www.imca-int.com/events/ or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Encouraging students to attend OI08
IMCA has another important role at OI08. Working with the show organisers Reed Exhibitions, IMarEST and SUT, they are sponsoring transport and an informative student lunch aimed at encouraging university students, eager to find out more about employment in the ocean science and technology industries, to attend the major exhibition and conference on Thursday 13 March.
The international trade association representing over 430 offshore, marine and underwater engineering companies in 50 countries has taken an extremely proactive role in promoting the careers open in the offshore industry. "For this reason we are encouraging students with a wide range of engineering and science backgrounds, not just those following ocean science programmes, to visit OI08 to find out more about the fascinating career prospects open to them," explains Hugh Williams. "The event is a perfect showcase for students to see the actual technologies they might be involved with if they join the offshore industry and to discuss with industry professionals where opportunities lie, and what might be in store for the right recruits."
Further information on the student programme at the world's largest marine science event is available from Kirsten Conlon, Tel 0208 439 8870, Fax 0208 439 8897 or email Kirsten.email@example.com.