Unmanned Vehicles and Vessels Showcase - Part 1

  • Date 16 Mar 2016
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Unmanned Vehicles and Vessels Showcase - Part 1

16 Mar 2016, 10:00 - 12:10

South Gallery, Room 7 & 8

*Copies of presentations available in the 'Documents' tab below*

Organised with the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT)

This is the first day of the Unmanned Vehicles and Vessels Showcase, focusing on technology and instrumentation.  This conference will continue on Thursday with a focus on the future of AUV operations, applications for AUVs, swarm robotics and surface vehicles.

Blessed with a very strong set of papers submitted, it has proved very hard to select those to be presented, even with the expansion of the programme by an extra half day.  The papers cover a look into the future of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), their applications and, very interestingly, the increase in their cost-effectiveness by deploying them in swarms.    Also included are autonomous surface vessels (ASVs) and a detailed look at some of the developments in technology that these and the AUVs can utilise to further increase their usefulness.  Apart from looking into the future with the reports of new developments, results from trials and operations are also reported.  This promises to be a very interesting and informative day and a half and one not to be missed by anyone with an interest in the future of  autonomous vehicles at sea.

Chaired by Bob Allwood, Chief Executive, SUT and Ian Gallett, Business Development Executive, SUT


Technology and Instrumentation

10:00-10:05 | Welcome and Opening Remarks, Bob Allwood, Chief Executive, SUT and Ian Gallett, Business Development Executive, SUT

10:05-10:30 | Technical Innovations to Domed Scanning Sonar Improve Performance in Deepwater Operations, Daryl Morse, International Sales Manager - Underwater Vehicle Instruments, Kongsberg Mesotech Ltd

10:30-10:55 | Extremely Rugged, but Thin, Buoyant Optical Cables, Stephen O'Riorden, Director of Business Development, Linden Photonics Inc

10:55-11:20 | A New Approach to Acoustic Velocity Logs for Underwater Navigation, David Shea, Vice President Engineering, Kraken Sonar Systems Inc & Angus Lugsdin, Business Development Manager, Tritech International Ltd

11:20-11:45 | Remotely Controlled Subsea Drill, Rodrigue Akkari, Director, Applied Concepts in Data Acquisition

11:45-12:10 | 3D Areas with Strong Relief with Hovering Capable AUVs, Dr Pere Ridao, Director of the Computer Vision and Robotics Research Institute, University of Girona

This conference programme is CPD approved by IMarEST. Attendees are eligible for a CPD certificate, post event.

Presentations subject to change


  • Ian Gallett


    Business Development Executive

    The Society for Underwater Technology (SUT)

    Ian Gallett now has the part time role of Business Development Executive for the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT).  Before going part time he...

  • Bob Allwood


    Chief Executive

    Society for Underwater Technology (SUT)

    Dr Bob Allwood graduated from the University of Reading, UK, with a 1st class honours degree in physics and obtained his PhD from Heriot-Watt...

  • Rodrigue Akkari



    Applied Concepts in Data Acquisition

    Rodrigue has over 10 years’ experience in the design and development of monitoring and control systems. He has worked on various customised solutions...

  • Angus Lugsdin


    Business Development Manager

    Tritech International Ltd

    Angus is responsible for generating and maintaining business opportunities for Tritech and joined the company in January 2011. Angus works on a...

  • Daryl Morse


    International Sales Manager - Underwater Vehicle Instruments

    Kongsberg Mesotech Ltd

    Daryl has been at Kongsberg Mesotech Ltd since 2010. He has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of British...

  • Stephen O'Riorden


    Director of Business Development

    Linden Photonics, Inc

    Stephen O’Riorden graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a BS & MS in Physics, and began his career in optics designing optical systems,...

  • Pere Ridao


    Director of the Computer Vision and Robotics Research Institute

    University of Girona

    Pere received a PhD in computer engineering from the University of Girona, Spain, in 2001. Since 1997, he has participated in 17 research projects (7...

  • David Shea


    Vice President Engineering

    Kraken Sonar Systems Inc

    David has extensive experience managing integration of commercial sonar systems with a variety of AUVs. He was the engineering manager at Marine...


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